Links between Galois representations and modular forms have been one of the cornerstones of research in Arithmetic Geometry for over fifty years. In 1972, J-P. Serre suggested that all two dimensional, odd, irreducible representations of the Galois group of the field of rationals over a finite field must arise from some modular form. This is now referred to as Serre's conjecture.

The workshop is aimed at introducing the techniques associated with Galois representations and modular forms. The eventual goal is to understand the proof of Serre's conjecture, which was recently completed by Chandrashekhar Khare and Jean-Pierre Wintenberger. The first week of lectures will be introductory in nature.

Interested graduate students and researchers are invited to apply online to participate in the workshop. Limited financial support is available to the participants.

Last date for applications: June 30, 2007

Organising Committee

V. Balaji (CMI, Chennai)
R. Balasubramanian (IMSc, Chennai)
C.S. Dalawat (HRI, Allahabad)
E. Ghate (TIFR, Mumbai)
R. Sujatha (TIFR, Mumbai)

Contact Information

E-mail  :  galois AT cmi ac in
Postal Address  :  Workshop on Arithmetic Geometry
Chennai Mathematical Institute
H1, SIPCOT IT Park, Padur PO
Siruseri, 603 103, India.
Phone  :  +91 44 2747 0226-0229, +91 44 3298 3441-3442
Fax  :  +91 44 2747 0225