An Introduction to the Trace Formula
Student No.:50
Time:8:00-9:50 am every Mon. and Thu.
Instructor:Chao Li  [University of Toronto]
Place:Conference Room 1, Floor 1, Jin Chun Yuan West Building
Starting Date:2012-3-26
Ending Date:2012-5-21

Course description:

The Arthur-Selberg trace formula is a powerful tool to deal with the Langlands program and many other problems in harmonic analysis. In the first part of the course, we will introduce Arthur’s local trace formula. And in the second part, we will give an introduction to the global trace formula. To make the course easier, we will use some simple and explicit examples to explain the theory.



Basic structure theory about Lie groups or Algebraic groups; basic representation theory of groups; Knowledge about automorphic representation will be helpful.


Reference for the course:

1. James Arthur, A local trace formula, 1991.

2. James Arthur, An introduction to the trace formula (part I), 2005,