Title: On applying the Deligne-Kazhdan philosophy to classical groups
Speaker: Sandeep Varma TIFR, Mumbai
Date: 29 January 2015
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Hall I, Department of Mathematics

I will report on work in progress with Radhika Ganapathy. One wishes to study irreducible smooth' complex representations of symplectic and (split) orthogonal groups over local function fields, i.e., fields of the form F_q((t)). The theory of close local fields’ proposes to do this by studying the representation theory of these groups over (varying) finite extensions of Q_p. We will discuss an approach to using this philosophy to study the local Langlands correspondence for these groups.


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