Saturday January 13, 2001
University of Washington Seattle

(Contact Adrian Iovita iovita@math.washington.edu for exact location)

**Two talks from 11am to 4pm
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**11AM-12:30, Michael Spiess University of Nottingham, UK
will lecture on
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**"Logarithmic differential forms on p-adic symmetric spaces."
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** Abstract:**
P-adic symmetric spaces are certain infinite hyperplane
arrangements over p-adic fields. We describe explicitly their de Rham
cohomology in terms of logarithmic differential forms. As an application
one obtains a Hodge type decomposition of the de Rham cohomology of
algebraic varieties over p-adic fields which are quotients of p-adic
symmetric spaces.

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**2:30-4PM, Imin Chen Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
will lecture on
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**"On relations between induced representations for GL_2(Z/p^2) and
applications to modular curves"
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** Abstract:**
(joint with B. deSmit and M. Grabitz) We will exhibit a relation
between induced representations on GL_2(Z/p^2) and discuss possible
applications to studying mod(p^2) representations of elliptic curves.