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.