## Cheng Chen : Progresses of the local Gan-Gross-Prasad conjecture

- Number Theory ( 28 Views )The classical branching rules describe the spectrum of an irreducible complex representation of a compact Lie group to its subgroup. The local Gan–Gross–Prasad conjecture generalizes the branching problem to classical groups over local fields of characteristic zero. After the pioneering work of Waldspurger, there has been significant progress on the conjecture using various approaches. In my talk, I will introduce a relatively uniform approach to prove the conjecture, including joint work with Z. Luo and joint work with R. Chen and J. Zou.

## John Voight : Computing with Hilbert modular surfaces

- Number Theory ( 30 Views )Hilbert modular surfaces are 2-dimensional analogues of modular curves, parametrizing polarized abelian surfaces with endomorphism and level structure. Modular curves are stratified by genus, and canonical equations for modular curves are obtained from the graded ring of modular forms. Similar to how curves are stratified by genus, surfaces are organized by their numerical invariants; the Enriques-Kodaira classification organizes smooth surfaces by Kodaira dimension, Hodge numbers, and Chern numbers. In this talk, we explain how to compute these invariants and equations for certain Hilbert modular surfaces. This is joint work with Eran Assaf, Angie Babei, Ben Breen, Sara Chari, Edgar Costa, Juanita Duque-Rosero, Alex Horawa, Jean Kieffer, Avi Kulkarni, Grant Molnar, Abhijit S. Mudigonda, Michael Musty, Sam Schiavone, Shikhin Sethi, and Samuel Tripp.