|Topic:||Analysis and topology on locally symmetric spaces|
|Affiliation:||Stanford University; Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics|
|Date:||Monday, October 9|
|Time/Room:||2:00pm - 3:00pm/S-101|
Locally symmetric spaces are a class of Riemannian manifolds which play a special role in number theory. In this talk, I will introduce these spaces through example, and show some of their unusual properties from the point of view of both analysis and topology. I will conclude by discussing their (still very mysterious) relationship with algebraic geometry.