Spherical varieties and the Langlands program

Yiannis Sakellaridis (Rutgers)

Spherical varieties have been studied for several decades by Brion, Knop, Luna, Vust and others in the context of invariant theory and algebraic geometry. In this talk I will explain how their theory and structure translate to statements and conjectures in representation theory and number theory.

Tuesday, October 21st, at 4:00pm in HBH 227

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