Introduction to the Arthur-Selberg trace formula and related techniques

Wen-Wei Li

Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Beijing

I will try to present the basic ideas and techniques for the Arthur-Selberg trace formula, which is an indispensable tool in Langlands program. If time permits, I will also talk about the geometric perspectives on the trace formula.

Time: Wed Aug 31 15:30-17:00 and Thu Sept. 1, 15:30-17:00

place: Niavaran Building

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