Jayce Getz, Princeton
Friday, Sept 12, 2008
Applications of the twisted relative trace formula to
unitary groups
The twisted relative trace formula was developed in order to apply
results on periods of automorphic forms on general linear groups to
the study of periods of automorphic forms on unitary groups. Periods
on unitary groups are often related to algebraic cycles on Shimura
varieties, so this provides an interesting link between automorphic
representation theory and arithmetic geometry. We will discuss some
illustrative examples.