A Converse Theorem for SL_2

Joint IAS/PU Number Theory Seminar
Topic:A Converse Theorem for SL_2
Speaker:Vinayak Vatsal
Affiliation:University of British Columbia
Date:Thursday, October 4
Time/Room:4:30pm - 5:30pm/Fine Hall 214

We'll prove a converse theorem for forms forms on SL_2. While the theorem is easy to prove once it has been formulated, the number-theoretic considerations leading to its formulation nevertheless pose some interesting and apparently unsolved questions.