Mod p Points on Shimura Varieties

Joint IAS-PU Number Theory Seminar
Topic:Mod p Points on Shimura Varieties
Speaker:Mark Kisin
Affiliation:Harvard University
Date:Thursday, March 8
Time/Room:4:30pm - 5:30pm/Fine Hall -- 214

A conjecture of Langlands-Rapoport predicts the structure of the mod p points on a Shimura variety. The conjecture forms part of Langlands' program to understand the zeta function of a Shimura variety in terms of automorphic L-functions. I will report on progress towards the conjecture in the case of Shimura varieties attached to non-exceptional groups.