Introduction to Shimura varieties

Richard Shadrach (Rice)

As this talk is of an introductory nature, only some algebraic geometry will be assumed. We will begin with an overview of modular curves and how Shimura varieties generalize their construction. We will then give some examples of Shimura varieties and end by indicating some aspects of their role in the Langlands program.

Tuesday, October 28th, at 4:00pm in HBH 227

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