Skip to main content
Browse by:

Until further notice, in-person public events have been canceled. Event listings include how to access online content.
Please check before coming to campus.

Chern classes of automorphic vector bundles

Duke University Math Department
Icon calendar
Friday, March 29, 2019
Icon time
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Icon speaker
Michael Harris (Columbia University)
Icon series
Number Theory Seminar

Holomorphic modular forms on the Shimura variety S(G) attached to the reductive group G can be interpreted naturally as sections of automorphic vector bundles: locally free sheaves that can be defined analytically by exploiting the structure of a Shimura variety as a quotient of a symmetric space. The construction can also be made algebraic, and in this way one gets a canonical functor from the tensor category of representations of a certain Levi subgroup K of G to the tensor category of vector bundles on S(G), and thus a homomorphism from the representation ring of K to K_0(S(G)). When S(G) is compact we determine how the image of this homomorphism behaves under Chern characters to Deligne cohomology and continuous l-adic cohomology. When S(G) is non-compact and of abelian type, we use perfectoid geometry to define Chern classes in the l-adic cohomology of the minimal compactification of S(G); these are analogous to the topological cohomology classes defined by Goresky and Pardon, using differential geometry. (Joint work with Helene Esnault.)