Drinfeld Modules - MA841 - Fall
2017 |

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Course: MA841

Instructor: Jared Weinstein

Lectures: MWF 11:15 - 12:05 in CAS 221

Office Hour: TBA

*Drinfeld modules* were introduced by V. Drinfeld in 1974 as a function field (characteristic *p*)
analogue of elliptic curves. Many of the familiar structures appearing in the theory of
elliptic curves (Galois representations, modular forms, etc.) have analogues in the world of
Drinfeld modules. What's more, results are known to be true in the Drinfeld setting which are not yet known
in the characteristic 0 setting. The goal is to explain Drinfeld's work on the Langlands correspondence for GL(2) over a
function field.

Lecture notes on Drinfeld modules

Jared Weinstein | Department of Mathematics | Boston University |