SMRI Algebra and Geometry Online, 26 February: Monica Nevins – Characters and types: The personality of a representation of a p-adic group

SMRI Algebra and Geometry Online Seminar
Characters and types: The personality of a representation of a p-adic group, revealed by branching to its compact open subgroups
Monica Nevins (University of Ottawa)
Friday, 26 February 2021, 10:00–11:30 AEDT (Sydney)
Other time zones: PST, Thurs 15:00; EST, Thurs 18:00; GMT London, Thurs 23:00; CET, Fri 00:00; CST Beijing, Fri 7:00

The theory of complex representations of p-adic groups can feel very technical and unwelcoming, but its central role in the conjectural local Langlands correspondence has pushed us to pursue its understanding.

In this talk, I will aim to share the spirit of, and open questions in, the representation theory of G, through the lens of restricting these representations to maximal compact open subgroups.

Our point of departure: the Bruhat-Tits building of G, a 50-year-old combinatorial and geometric object that continues to reveal secrets about the structure and representation theory of G today.

Please register to attend.
The seminar will be held online via Zoom. You will be sent a confirmation email with connection details.

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