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“P-adic groups: what and why?”

“P-adic groups: what and why?”

Jeffrey Adler (American University)

Joint Modern Algebra lab and Chebyshev lab Colloquium

Thursday 7 June 17:15 room 14 (14-th line V.I., 29)

After a review of Pontryagin duality, I will give an introduction to p-adic numbers, emphasizing their role in number theory, and will conclude with a description of part of the Langlands Program, which brings together number theory and harmonic analysis.