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Analytic theory of GL(3) automorphic forms and applications

November 17 to November 21, 2008
at the

American Institute of Mathematics,
Palo Alto, California

organized by

Henryk Iwaniec,
Philippe Michel,
and K. Soundararajan

## Original Announcement

This workshop has the goal of providing
a description of *GL*_{3} automorphic forms and their L-functions
amenable to analytic number theorists and to explain the various approaches available to perform harmonic analysis on these spaces.
A second objective will be to discuss the extension of some of the important tools existing in the *GL*_{2} theory to the *GL*_{3} context:
a typical example is Kuznetzov's formula. A third objective will
be to list some important problems known for *GL*_{2} and to identify
the main obstructions to the extension of these to *GL*_{3}: typical
problems are non-vanishing problems for central values of L-functions
and subconvexity problem. To achieve these goals we plan to bring
together analytic number theorists and specialists from the theory of automorphic
forms and related fields who are interested in analytic questions.
In addition to introductory lectures, the workshop will be centered around various "practical activities" conducted by different,
possibly non-disjoint teams of people: the goal will be to study some specific problem of interest, possibly including

- Develop usable tools to perform averages in families of
*GL*_{3} automorphic forms and in families *GL*_{3} L-functions in the various possible aspects: the goal will be to make as explicit as possible the spectral decomposition of the space of automorphic forms. A possibility would be to develop a workable form of the analog of the Kuznetzov formula in the *GL*_{3} context.
- Investigate the behaviour of the automorphic forms as one of the parameters attached to them vary.
- Prove non-vanishing results for
*GL*_{3}-L-functions in various aspects hopefully by using the mollification method; that should not be intrinsically difficult, the goal would be to get people used to the combinatorics underlying the Hecke algebra for *GL*_{3}.
- Try to understand the difficulty underlying more serious problems like the subconvexity problem in its various aspects.

## Material from the workshop

A list of participants.
The workshop schedule.

A report on the workshop activities.