MEMBERS SEMINAR | |

Topic: | Shimura Varieties and the Bernstein Center |

Speaker: | Tom Haines |

Affiliation: | University of Maryland; von Neumann Fellow, School of Mathematics |

Date: | Monday, December 6 |

Time/Room: | 2:00pm - 3:00pm/S-101 |

Video Link: | https://video.ias.edu/members/haines |

The local Langlands conjecture (LLC) seeks to parametrize irreducible smooth representations of a p-adic group G in terms of Weil-Deligne parameters. Bernstein's theory describes the category of smooth representations of G in terms of points on a (disconnected) complex algebraic variety; the ring of regular functions is called the Bernstein center of G . I will review these theories and explain how the LLC enables one to define many interesting functions in the "stable" Bernstein center of G . I will explain how these functions play a role as test functions in the Langlands-Kottwitz approach to the study of Shimura varieties modulo p.