I was in Singapore for a month on a conference about Beyond Endoscopy and I had football drought and while Altug was explaining his papers I thought about this cartoon.


Mondays 17:00 – 19:00

For the room or zoom (depending on what’s going on) contact me.

We begin on September 13 and go on until the end of term.


We will study the idea of Beyond Endoscopy [1], as proposed by Langlands in his original paper on the subject, and as was carried out by Altug in his first paper [2] of the three on the topic. The idea is to use this paper as a backbone to follow a sequence of otherwise maybe random topics and how they are needed for this to work and what might be needed for other situations in which the tools are not immediately available.

Bibliography and References:

The basic bibliography are the following two articles:

1. Langlands, Beyond Endoscopy, Shalika volume, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004Link
2. Ali Altug, Beyond endoscopy via the trace formula: 1. Poisson summation and isolation of special representations, Compositio Mathematica, 151 (10), 1791-1820, 2015Link

The references will be changing as we move forwards in the seminar.


Logbook and notes:

September 13
September 20
September 27
October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8
November 15
November 22
November 29
December 6
December 13