School of Mathematics

Topological and arithmetic intersection numbers attached to real quadratic cycles

Henri Darmon
McGill University
November 8, 2017

Abstract:  I will discuss a recent conjecture formulated in an ongoing project with Jan Vonk relating the intersection numbers of one-dimensional topological cycles on certain Shimura curves to the arithmetic intersections of associated real multiplication points on the Drinfeld p-adic upper half-plane.  Numerical experiments carried out with Vonk and James Rickards supporting the conjecture will be described.

An Euler system for genus 2 Siegel modular forms

David Loeffler
University of Warwick
November 8, 2017

Abstract:  Euler systems are compatible families of cohomology classes for a global Galois represenation, which plan an important role in studying Selmer groups.  I will outline the construction of a new Euler system, for the Galois representation associated to a cohomological cuspidal automorphic representation on the symplectic group GSp(4).  This is joint work with Chris Skinner and Sarah Zerbes. 

A derived Hecke algebra in the context of the mod $p$ Langlands program

Rachel Ollivier
University of British Columbia
November 8, 2017

Abstract: Given a p-adic reductive group G and its (pro-p) Iwahori-Hecke algebra H, we are interested in the link between the category of smooth representations of G and the category of H-modules. When the field of coefficients has characteristic zero this link is well understood by work of Bernstein and Borel.

Time quasi-periodic gravity water waves in finite depth

Massimiliano Berti
International School for Advanced Studies
November 8, 2017
We prove the existence and the linear stability of Cantor families of small amplitude time quasi-periodic standing water waves solutions, namely periodic and even in the space variable $x$, of a bi-dimensional ocean with finite depth under the action of pure gravity. Such a result holds for all the values of the depth parameter in a set of asymptotically full measure. This is a small divisor problem.

Modularity lifting theorems for non-regular symplectic representations

George Boxer
University of Chicago
November 7, 2017

Abstract:  We prove an ordinary modularity lifting theorem for certain non-regular 4-dimensional symplectic representations over totally real fields.  The argument uses both higher Hida theory and the Calegari-Geraghty version of the Taylor-Wiles method.  We also present some applications of these theorems to abelian surfaces.  (Joint work with F. Calegari, T. Gee, and V. Pilloni.)