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RTG Seminar on Number Theory

Date:  Monday, September 20, 2021
Location:  4088 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Title:  Rigid inner forms over function fields

Abstract:   Endoscopy is the study of how the Langlands correspondence behaves with respect to functoriality, and is thus critical to understanding the Langlands conjectures. A transfer factor, roughly speaking, is a function that helps one interpolate between different spaces and is a crucial ingredient for endoscopy. In order to define transfer factors for a general reductive group G over a p-adic field, Kaletha constructed a new canonically-defined cohomology set associated to G. The talk will first discuss the function-field analogue of this construction, focusing primarily on its new challenges. We then turn to the construction of a new cohomology set associated to a reductive group over a global function field, and show how it can be used to connect the aforementioned local transfer factors to an adelic transfer factor, and, time-permitting, new conjectures that this approach enables.


Speaker:  Peter Dillery
Institution:  University of Michigan

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