Jan 20, 2022

Quantization and Duality for Hyperspherical Varieties

ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY & NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR

Date: January 20, 2022 | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Speaker: David D Ben-Zvi, University of Texas
Location: https://mathseminars.org/seminar/AGNTISTA
Language: English

I will present joint work with Yiannis Sakellaridis and Akshay Venkatesh, in which we apply a perspective from topological field theory to the relative Langlands program. The main geometric objects are hyperspherical varieties for a reductive group, a nonabelian counterpart of hypertoric varieties which include the cotangent bundles of spherical varieties. To a hyperspherical variety one can assign two quantization problems, automorphic and spectral, both resulting in structures borrowed from QFT. The automorphic quantization (or A-side) organizes objects such as periods, Plancherel measure, theta series and relative trace formula, while the spectral quantization (or B-side) organizes L-functions and Langlands parameters. Our conjectures organize the relative Langlands program as a duality operation on hyperspherical varieties, which exchanges automorphic and spectral quantizations (and may be seen as Langlands duality for boundary conditions in 4d TFT, a refined form of symplectic duality / 3d mirror symmetry).

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Date:
January 20, 2022
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Speaker:
David D Ben-Zvi, University of Texas

Location:
https://mathseminars.org/seminar/AGNTISTA

Language:
English

Contact:

Birgit Oosthuizen-Noczil

Email:
birgit.oosthuizen-noczil@ist.ac.at

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