Student Seminar on Beyond Endoscopy (Spring 2018)


Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm on Mondays
Location: 622 Mathematics
Lunch: Meet at 11:30 am in the Mathematics Building Lobby

This semester Chao Li, Yihang Zhu and I are organizing a learning seminar on beyond endoscopy. The seminar abstract is as follows:

We will start with the classical analytic theory of L-functions given by Tate's thesis and Godement–Jacquet theory. Then we will survey the ideas of Braverman, Kazhdan, Ngô, et al. to generalize these theories to reductive groups, and the relation between these ideas and Langlands' ideas about beyond-endoscopy. We will then study the recent paper of Bouthier–Ngô–Sakellaridis that applies ideas from algebraic geometry to approach this problem.

Please email me if you would like to join the mailing list for this seminar.


This list will be expanded soon.


The schedule is tentative and subject to change as the seminar moves along.

  Date  Speaker  Topic  References 
Lecture 1  February 5  Sam Mundy  Tate's thesis, I   
Lecture 2  February 12  Sam Mundy  Tate's thesis, II   
Lecture 3  February 19  Sam Mundy  Godement–Jacquet theory  [GH] 
Lecture 4  February 26       
Lecture 5  March 5       
No talk  March 12    Spring Recess   
Lecture 6  March 19       
Lecture 7  March 26       
Lecture 8  April 2       
Lecture 9  April 9       
Lecture 10  April 16       
Lecture 11  April 23       
Lecture 12  April 30       
Lecture 13  May 7       

Last updated: February 16, 2018.

Back to my homepage