International Centre for Theoretical Sciences Seminars

Automorphic forms and Galois representations (1/3)

by Prof. Chandrashekhar Khare (University of California Los Angeles)

Monday, November 3, 2014 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at TIFR, Colaba Campus ( AG-66 )
Description Lecture 1: Modular forms and Galois representations

Abstract: This will be a broad overview of the connection between Galois groups and modular forms, and reciprocity laws in this context  which link the two. One such law is Serre's modularity conjecture which has the particular consequence that there is a unique, irreducible, odd motive of rank 2 over the rationals, of weight 12 and with good reduction everywhere. It  arises from the Ramanujan Delta-function.

11.00 Tea/Coffee
11.30 Srinivasa Ramanujan Lecture