L-packets (11w5100)


(University of Calgary)

Colette Moeglin (Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu)

Vinayak Vatsal (University of British Columbia)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "L-packets" workshop from June 26th to July 1st, 2011.

Since the proof of Fermat's last theorem by Andrew Wiles and Richard Taylor, for which they proved an important case of the Shimura-Taniyama-Weil conjecture, the link between automorphic forms and number theory has been a crucial component of many modern results, such as the proof of the Sato-Tate conjecture by Michael Harris and Richard Taylor. L-packets represent a sort of fine-structure to the theory of automorphic representations and play a crucial role in this link. While the depths of these links have not yet been plumbed, it is quite clear already that there is much to be gained by further study of L-packets, which is the goal of this BIRS workshop.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).