Functoriality and algebraic cycles

Periods of Quaternionic Shimura Varieties - Kartik Prasanna

Kartik Prasanna
University of Michigan
November 6, 2017

Abstract:  I will discuss the following question:  is Langlands functoriality given by algebraic cycles?  After a survey of some examples of interest, the talk will focus mostly on one case, namely that of inner forms GL(2) over a totally real field.  In this case, we can show that functoriality is given by something close to an absolute Hodge cycle; moreover, there is some hope of doing even better. (Joint work with Atsushi Ichino.)