School of Mathematical Sciences
Monday, May 10, 2010
Schreiber 006, 12:15
Spectral asymptotics for arithmetic quotients
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.
Coffee will be served at 12:00 before the lecture
at Schreiber building 006