Geometrization of smooth characters (12frg163)

Arriving in Banff, Alberta Sunday, May 6 and departing Sunday May 13, 2012


(Louisiana State University)

(University of Calgary)

(University of British Columbia)

Hadi Salmasian (Université d'Ottawa)


The "Geometrization of smooth characters" workshop will be hosted at The Banff International Research Station.

One of the cornerstones of Langlands conjectures, the local Langlands Correspondence, though known for general linear groups and a handful of low-rank groups, remains an open problem. This Research Team is a collection of geometrically-minded representation theorists who are developing new techniques for representation theory by adapting the theory of character sheaves to the study of admissible representations, with a view to the local Langlands Correspondence.

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 US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologí255a (CONACYT).