Monthly Archives: March 2014

Robert Coleman

I was very sad to learn that, after a long illness with multiple sclerosis, Robert Coleman has just died. Robert’s influence on mathematics is certainly obvious to all of us in the field. Most of my personal interaction with him … Continue reading

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The Thick Diagonal

Suppose that is an imaginary quadratic field. Suppose that is a cuspidal automorphic form for of cohomological type, and let us suppose that it contributes to the cohomology group for some congruence subgroup of . Choose a prime which splits … Continue reading

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The congruence subgroup property for thin groups.

I finally had a chance to visit Yale, which (by various orderings) is the fanciest US university at which I had never given a talk (nor even visited). The town itself struck me, at first, as a cross between Oxford … Continue reading

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