Special parahorics and exotic good reduction
Wei Zhang (Columbia University)
MSRI: Simons Auditorium
I will report on joint work with M. Rapoport and B. Smithling, on an "arithmetic transfer conjecture" (ATC). Similar to the arithmetic fundamental lemma conjecture (for unramified unitary groups over a p-adic field), the transfer conjecture connects the derivative of a relative orbital integral to an intersection number on a formal moduli space of $p$-divisible groups associated to a special parahoric of a ramified unitary group. Miraculously, this formal moduli space has good reduction.