Working group on microlocal analysis and automorphic forms

Locally Symmetric Spaces Seminar
Topic:Working group on microlocal analysis and automorphic forms
Speaker:Akshay Venkatesh
Affiliation:Stanford University; Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics
Date:Tuesday, January 16
Time/Room:10:00am - 12:00pm/Physics Library, Bloomberg Hall 201

This will be an informal working group on aspects of microlocal analysis that are relevant to automorphic forms. We will try to study Archimedean zeta integrals (which are related to local L-functions) using tools from the geometric theory of spherical varieties, notably Knop's theory of invariant differential operators and its graded version, the study of the moment map. We will also try to discuss global aspects, i.e. microlocal analysis on locally symmetric spaces and relations with the analytic theory of L-functions.