The geometric Satake correspondence

Speaker:Thomas Haines (University of Maryland)
Schedule:9:50-11:25 am, Sat., Oct. 7, 2023; Mon. & Wed., Oct. 9-Oct. 25, 2023
Venue:Lecture Hall C548, Tsinghua University Shuangqing Complex Building A(清华大学双清综合楼A座C548报告厅); Zoom Meeting ID: 4552601552 Passcode: YMSC


The geometric Satake correspondence has played a central role in the geometric Langlands program. It is indispensable for the construction of global Langlands correspondences over globa function fields (by Vincent Lafforgue) and for the geometrization of the local Langlands correspondence over local fields (by Laurent Fargues and Peter Scholze). It is a categorical lifting of the classical Satake isomorphism for groups over locally compact nonarchimedean local fields.  

Although there are now versions of the geometric Satake correspondence over mixed characteristic local fields, and there are now even motivic and diamond versions, in this course we will concentrate on the original fields of definition, the Laurent series fields over an algebraically closed field, and we work only with suitable $\ell$-adic coefficients. We will extend the standard treatments for split groups to cover quasi-split groups defined over power series rings. The goal is to give a streamlined and mostly self-contained treatment of the geometric Satake correspondence in this level of generality.  The results we present were originally proved by Xinwen Zhu and Timo Richarz, but we hope to take a more direct path, not relying on nearby cycles to link the ramified geometric Satake correspondence to the unramified case, but rather proving the general case all at once, effectively treating quasi-split groups following the approach Timo Richarz used for split groups in his dissertation (with appropriate modifications and a few corrections).


Some knowledge of abstract algebraic geometry and the fundamental results on algebraic groups over local fields will be assumed. Notions such as perverse sheaves and Tannakian duality will be quickly reviewed as necessary.


The main references will be papers of Timo Richarz and Xinwen Zhu, but we will depart from these sources at some key points.

Target Audience: Graduate students

Teaching Language: English