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12:00 pm Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Special Colloquium: Motives and the inverse Galois problemby Zhiwei Yun (MIT) in HBH 427- We will use geometric Langlands theory to solve two problems simultaneously. One is Serre's question that whether there exist motives over Q with motivic Galois groups of type E_8 or G_2; the other is whether there are Galois extensions of Q with Galois groups E_8(p) or G_2(p) (the finite simple groups of Lie type). The answers to both questions are YES. No knowledge of motives or Langlands will be assumed.
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