Institute for Mathematical Sciences

On the Langlands Program: Endoscopy and Beyond

(17 Dec 2018 - 18 Jan 2019)

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This programme will focus on the study of the Langlands functoriality conjecture, including the endoscopy theory and the cases beyond endoscopy.

For the endoscopy case, Langlands functoriality is established by using the trace formula approach in general. Some special cases can also be established by the converse theorem-integral representation approach, and the automorphic integral transform approach.

Based on those successful cases, several new approaches are proposed. The key idea is to construct certain appropriate automorphic kernel functions and study them in various ways in order to establish functorial transfers for automorphic forms in the relative general setting.

These bring us the following four topics of the program:
  • Refined structures and properties for endoscopy theory: local and global.
  • Various types of trace formulas, generalized Fourier transforms and Poisson summation formulas, and applications.
  • Explicit constructions of certain Langlands functorial transfers via integral transformations.
  • Extension of the existing theory in the Langlands program to covering groups.
The goal of the program is to bring together experts researching in automorphic kernel functions to foster interaction, collaboration and the exchange of ideas on the new approaches. It aims to develop those approaches that will provide us further insights and progress, and lead to an eventual resolution of the Langlands functoriality conjectures.

  • Introductory Courses: 17 December 2018 - 4 January 2019
    • The Approach of Altug and Arthur Regarding Beyond Endoscopy
      Julia Gordon, University of British Columbia, and Ali Altuğ, Boston University, USA
    • Arthur Packets
      Hiraku Atobe, Kyoto University and Wee Teck Gan, National University of Singapore
    • The Stable Trace Formula, with Emphasis on SL(2)
      Abhishek Parab, Purdue University and Tasho Kaletha, University of Michigan
    • The Approach of Braverman-Kazhdan-Ngo to L-functions
      Zhilin (Ray) Luo, University of Minnesota and Lei Zhang, National University of Singapore
  • Research Conference: 7 - 11 January 2019
  • IMS Distinguished Visitor Lecture Series
    • Ngo Bao Chau, The University of Chicago, USA and Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics, Vietnam

  • Please note that our office will be closed on the following public holiday.
    - 1 Jan 2019, New Year's day.


Group photo will be uploaded at a later date.