Starts 27 Oct 2011 16:00

Ends 27 Oct 2011 20:00

Central European Time

On spectrum and arithmetic: analogies, speculations and some evidence.

Starts 27 Oct 2011 16:00

Ends 27 Oct 2011 20:00

Central European Time

ICTP

Leonardo da Vinci Building Luigi Stasi Seminar Room

Strada Costiera, 11
I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)

I will sketch some classical analogies between the spectrum of Laplace type operators associated to Riemannian manifolds and the arithmetic of varieties defined over number fields. I will speculate that the spectrum and arithmetic should mutually determine each other, provided we deal with 'canonical objects' on both sides. Finally I will give some evidence supporting such wild speculations. Towards the end, I will present some results on spectral analogues of the classical multiplicity one theorems for modular forms.

- A. Bergamo