Joint IAS/PU Number Theory

Extremal cases of Rapoport-Zink spaces

Michael Rapoport
Universität Bonn, University of Maryland
October 10, 2019

This talk is about qualitative properties of the underlying scheme of Rapoport-Zink formal moduli spaces of p-divisible groups, resp. Shtukas. We single out those cases when the dimension of this underlying scheme is zero, resp. those where the dimension is maximal possible. The model case for the first alternative is the Lubin-Tate moduli space, and the model case for the second alternative is the Drinfeld moduli space. We exhibit a complete list in both cases.

A stacky approach to crystalline (and prismatic) cohomology.

Vladimir Drinfeld
The University of Chicago; Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics
October 3, 2019

The stacky approach was originated by Bhatt and Lurie. (But the possible mistakes in my talk are mine.)

Let X be a scheme over F_p. Many years ago Grothendieck and Berthelot defined the notion of crystal on X; moreover, they defined the notion of crystalline cohomology of a crystal.

Taking the Hecke algebra to its limits

Raphael Steiner
Member, School of Mathematics
September 12, 2019
We parametrise elements in the full Hecke algebra in a way such that the parametrisation represents a generic automorphic form. By convolving, we then arrive at pre-trace formulas which are modular in three variables. From here, various identities for higher moments may be derived. We give applications to the sup-norm and fourth-norm of holomorphic Hecke eigenforms as well as Hecke-Maass forms on and furthermore outline future work on higher moments of periods and quantum variance. This is joint work with Ilya Khayutin.

Singularities in reductions of Shimura varieties

Thomas Haines
University of Maryland
May 2, 2019

The singularities in the reduction modulo $p$ of the modular
curve $Y_0(p)$ are visualized by the famous picture of two curves
meeting transversally at the supersingular points. It is a fundamental
question to understand the singularities which arise in the reductions
modulo $p$ of integral models of Shimura varieties. For PEL type
Shimura varieties with parahoric level structure at $p$, this question
has been studied since the 1990's. Due to the recent construction of

Singular moduli for real quadratic fields

Jan Vonk
Oxford University
April 4, 2019

The theory of complex multiplication describes finite abelian extensions of imaginary quadratic number fields using singular moduli, which are special values of modular functions at CM points. I will describe joint work with Henri Darmon in the setting of real quadratic fields, where we construct p-adic analogues of singular moduli through classes of rigid meromorphic cocycles. I will discuss p-adic counterparts for our proposed RM invariants of classical relations between singular moduli and analytic families of Eisenstein series.

Local aspects of Venkatesh's thesis.

Yiannis Sakellaridis
Rutgers University
March 14, 2019

The thesis of Akshay Venkatesh obtains a ``Beyond Endoscopy'' proof of stable functorial transfer from tori to ${\rm SL}(2)$, by means of the Kuznetsov formula. In this talk, I will show that there is a local statement that underlies this work; namely, there is a local transfer operator taking orbital measures for the Kuznetsov formula to test measures on the torus. The global comparison of trace formulas is then obtained as a Poisson summation formula for this transfer operator.

An Application of a Conjecture of Mazur-Tate to Supersingular Elliptic Curves

Emmanuel Lecouturier
Tsinghua University
February 14, 2019

In 1987, Barry Mazur and John Tate formulated refined conjectures of the "Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer type", and one of these conjectures was essentially proved in the prime conductor case by
Ehud de Shalit in 1995. One of the main objects in de Shalit's work is the so-called refined $\mathscr{L}$
invariant, which happens to be a Hecke operator. We apply some results of the theory of Mazur's
Eisenstein ideal to study in which power of the Eisenstein ideal $\mathscr{L}$ belongs. One corollary of our