Tel-Aviv University
School of Mathematical Sciences

Department Colloquium

Monday, May 10, 2010

Schreiber 006, 12:15

Erez Lapid

Hebrew University

Spectral asymptotics for arithmetic quotients

Abstract: The asymptotic analysis of the spectrum of the Laplacian (and other elliptic operators) on compact Riemannian manifolds is a classical theme which goes back to Weyl and on which many results are known. The non-compact case is more subtle. I will describe old and recent results for certain locally symmetric spaces. The main tool is the Arthur-Selberg trace formula. My own contribution is joint work with Tobias Finis and Werner Muller.

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