Geometric and Modular Representation Theory Seminar

Introduction to Smith theory

Smith theory is a type of equivariant localization with respect to a cyclic group of prime order $p$, with coefficients in a field of the same characteristic $p$. It has been the source of various recent advances in modular representation theory and mod $p$ Langlands functoriality, some of which will be discussed later in the seminar. I will give an introduction to the basic formalism.

Date & Time

January 13, 2021 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm


Simonyi Hall 101 and Remote Access


Speaker Affiliation

Member, School of Mathematics