The fallĀ 2016 Ritt Lectures, by Prof. Zhiwei Yun, will take place December 15 & 16. Prof. Yun (Yale University), will deliver a two talk series titled:

“Geometry in orbital integrals and beyond”

Abstract: In the first lecture, I will give an overview of geometric

methods involved in computing important quantities in the theory of

automorphic forms, namely orbital integrals. I will mention

applications to various versions of the fundamental lemma. In the

second lecture, I will talk about my joint work with Wei Zhang on

generalizing the Gross-Zagier and Waldspurger formulae to higher

derivatives of L-functions for function fields, whose proof relies on

extending the geometric ideas mentioned in the first talk.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 5:30 pm in 312 Mathematics Hall

Friday, December 16, 2016 at 4:30 pm in 417 Mathematics Hall

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