School of Mathematics Colloquium

Some unpublished work of Harish-Chandra

by Prof. Ramesh Gangolli (University of Washington)

Thursday, December 6, 2018 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at AG-69
When Harish-Chandra died in 1983, he left behind a voluminous pile of
handwritten manuscripts on harmonic analysis on semisimple Lie groups over
real/complex and p-adic fields. The manuscripts were turned over to the
archives of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and are archived

Robert Langlands is the Trustee of the Harish- Chandra archive, and has
always been interested in finding a way of salvaging whatever might be
valuable in these manuscripts. Some years ago, at a conference in UCLA, he
asked if V. S. Varadarajan and I might look at some of these.

The results of our efforts have resulted in the publication of the Volume 5
(Posthumous) of the Collected works of Harish-Chandra by Springer Verlag.
My talk will be devoted to a bare outline of the results in this volume,
without much detail.