Analysis and topology on locally symmetric spaces

Members' Seminar
Topic:Analysis and topology on locally symmetric spaces
Speaker:Akshay Venkatesh
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.