An Isaac Newton Institute Event

Spitalfields Day

Automorphic Forms and the Langlands Programme

Wednesday 13 May 2009

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK

Organisers: Meinolf Geck, Alexander Kleshchev, Gerhard Röhrle

London Mathematical Society

in association with the Newton Institute programme entitled Algebraic Lie Theory

This Spitalfields Day is organised in connection with Professor Lafforgue's visit to the Newton Institute, as a Distinguished Rothschild Professor. The talks by internationally leading experts are centered around recent developments in the theory of automorphic forms, the Langlands Programme and related areas.

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10:30 - 11:00
Welcome and coffee
11:00 - 12:00
John Coates (University of Cambridge) L-functions and arithmetic
12:00 - 13:45
13:45 - 14:45
Kevin Buzzard (Imperial College, London) What is an algebraic automorphic form?
14:45 - 15:15
15:15 - 16:15
Michael Rapoport (Universität Bonn) Arithmetic cycles on moduli spaces of abelian varieties
16:30 - 17:30
Gerard Laumon (CNRS and Université Paris-Sud) Fundamental Lemma and Hitchin Fibration
17:30 18:30
Wine Reception at the Newton Institute

Anyone interested is welcome to attend; talks will be aimed at a general mathematical audience. Please let Tracey Andrew at the Institute know by 8 May 2009 if you intend to come: telephone (01223) 760992; fax: (01223) 330508; e-mail:

There are limited funds available to assist research students to attend, please apply by 8 May 2009 to Tracey Andrew by email or post at the Newton Institute, 20 Clarkson Road, Cambridge, CB3 0EH.

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