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Auxiliary to the Chancellor Lecture September 02, 2014 (09:30 AM PDT - 10:30 AM PDT)
Location: 740 Evans Hall
Speaker(s) Jared Weinstein (Boston University)

Background lectures by Jared Weinstein: These weekly meetings are for graduate students who wish to follow Peter Scholze's Math 274 course on p-adic geometry.  We will discuss  Drinfeld's "elliptic modules" -- this is a formalism which encompasses cyclotomic fields, elliptic curves, and Drinfeld modules, which appear in characteristic p.  In the last case, Drinfeld modules (and the related concept of "shtukas") led to a really striking achievement -- L. Lafforgues' proof of Langlands' conjectures for a function field. Algebraic geometry background will be provided as necessary.

More info: http://math.berkeley.edu/courses/fall-2014-math-274-001-lec

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