# 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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