Tian An Wong (UBC)
Abstract: In this talk, I will outline the basic ideas in Langlands’ Beyond Endoscopy proposal, and the role of summation formulas and the nontempered automorphic spectrum. I will discuss the various approaches of FrenkelLanglandsNgô, Altug, and Ngô to the geometric side of the trace formula, and propose an alternate approach beginning on the spectral side instead.
Location: MS 337 + https://zoom.us/j/171589529
Event Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019  11:00 to 12:30

Venue: Representation Theory Seminar at University of Alberta
https://sites.ualberta.ca/~kkoziol/sem/NTRT.html
Title: The geometry of Arthur packets
Abstract: This talk uses two examples to show how Arthur parameters determine a category of equivariant perverse sheaves and how the microlocal perspective on this category reveals the Arthur packet attached to the Arthur parameter. The full picture is explained in Arthur packets for padic groups by way of microlocal vanishing cycles, with examples, joint with Andrew Fiori, Ahmed Moussaoui, James Mracek and Bin Xu, to appear in Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society. The talk includes some remarks on an emerging categorical local Langlands correspondence.
Event Date: Friday, March 22, 2019  14:30 to 16:00

On the compactification of miniVogan varieties V and the restriction functor D_P(G/P) > D_H(V).
Clifton and Qing in Calgary, Geo in Radboud and Andrew in Lethbridge
Location: Zoom
Event Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019  07:00 to 09:00

Speakers: James Steele and André de Waal
We continue our study of the quiver category A_n and the four functors
J^* : A_n > A_0,
J_* : A_0 > A_n,
J_! : A_0 > A_n and
J_{!*} : A_0 > A_n.
The goal of the talk is to prove Propositions 3.3, 3.5 and 3.6 of Section 3.2 of Tom Braden's thesis.
Event Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019  09:00 to 10:00

Speaker: Qing Zhang
Qing and Clifton have now computed all ABVpackets for all unipotent Arthur parameters of the exceptional group G(2). The results are summarized in this talk.
Event Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019  09:00

Speaker: Geoff Vooys
In this talk we will introduce the Bernstein Decomposition and describe the Bernstein Centre of the category of smooth representations of the Frational points of a padic group G. We will then describe how to realize the Bernstein Centre as a ring of sections of a variety, and, time permitting, use this to explain the parametrization of the Bernstein Decomposition.
Event Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019  09:00 to 10:30

Nicole will update us on her progress toward calculating the microlocal vanishing cycles of the KashiwaraSaito singularity.
Event Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019  09:00 to 10:00

Clifton will make a small correction to the geometric multiplicity matrix for the admissible representations of G(2) with “subregular unipotent” infinitesimal parameter.
Qing will explain that he’s found all the admissible representations and standard modules of G(2) with “subregular unipotent” infinitesimal parameter and that the multiplicity matrix matches the geometric calculation. This concludes the proof of the KazhdanLusztig conjecture (as it appears in the Voganish book) for the subregular unipotent infinitesimal parameter of G(2).
Event Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019  09:00 to 10:30

Presentation at the MATRIX conference on Geometric and Categorical Representation Theory
Title: Toward a geometrisation of functions on the integral points of padic varieties
Abstract: In this talk we will see how to define a topology on the category of formal schemes over the padic integers whose fundamental group coincides with the {\'e}tale fundamental group of Fpschemes.
Speaker: Geoff Vooys
Event Date: Friday, December 21, 2018  10:30 to 11:30

Presentation at the MATRIX conference on Geometric and Categorical Representation Theory
Title: The geometry of local Arthur packets
Speaker: Clifton Cunningham
Abstract: This talk explains how an Arthur parameter determines a category of perverse sheaves and how the microlocal perspective on this category reveals an Arthur packet.
Event Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018  12:00 to 13:00
