Bellow Lecture Series

Title: What is the Langlands program about?
Speaker: Michael Harris
Speaker Info: Columbia University
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The Langlands program originally referred to a collection of conjectures proposed by Robert Langlands over 50 years ago to connect a wide range of mathematical concepts and structures, which has been highly influential ever since. The talk will describe some of the mathematical problems that can be solved with the help of the Langlands program, or that fit under its umbrella. Most of these problems arise in number theory, but the applications, as well as the methods, involve geometry, representation theory, and harmonic analysis; there will even be a glimpse of quantum physics. The talk will also try to give a sense of how the Langlands program is constantly expanding.
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Time: 04:00pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Ben Weinkove
Contact email: weinkove@math.northwestern.edu
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