Potential Automorphy

Topic:Potential Automorphy
Speaker:Richard Taylor
Affiliation:Harvard University; Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics
Date:Monday, October 4
Time/Room:2:00pm - 3:00pm/S-101
Video Link:https://video.ias.edu/members/taylor

I will introduce l-adic representations and what it means for them to be automorphic, talk about potential automorphy as an alternative to automorphy, explain what can currently be proved (but not how) and discuss what seem to me the important open problems. This should serve as an introduction to half the special year for non-number theorists. The other major theme will likely be the `p-adic Langlands program', which I will not address (but perhaps someone else will).