|Location:||740 Evans Hall|
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