Requiem for a lion: Joseph A. Shalika
Johns Hopkins University

May 7 and 8, 2011


Professor Joseph A. Shalika (1941-2010)


Our friend and colleague, Joseph Shalika (Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins) passed away suddenly on September 18, 2010.

Professor Shalika received his B.A. (1961) and his Ph.D. (1966) from the Johns Hopkins University. He was on the faculty at Princeton University from 1966 to 1971, and at Johns Hopkins starting in 1971, serving as chair from 1979 until 1982.  Professor Shalika was one of the most influential figures in the modern theory of automorphic forms and representations. A native of Baltimore, he resided in his beloved city most of his life. He will be greatly missed by his friends.


In Memoriam: Joseph A. Shalika 1941-2010, by Freydoon Shahidi

(American Journal of Mathematics - Volume 132, Number 6, December 2010, pp. iii-iv)



James Cogdell (Ohio State)

Masaaki Furusawa (Osaka)

Herve Jacquet (Columbia)

Dinakar Ramakrishnan (Caltech)

Freydoon Shahidi (Purdue)

Ramin Takloo-Bighash (UIC)

Yuri Tschinkel (NYU)

Registration: Registration is not required but we encourage participants to inform the organizers of their intention to come to the meeting by sending an email to There will be a dinner on the evening of May 7 at Ikaros Restaurant which was a favorite of Joe's. If you think you will join us for dinner, it is important that you let us know so we can plan accordingly. More details to follow.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

9 :00 AM  

James Cogdell

On Shalika's work on integral representations of L-functions

10:15 AM

Herve Jacquet

A new look at the converse theorem (d'apres Lafforgue)

11:30 AM

Masaaki Furusawa

On the extension of the fundamental lemma for a certain relative trace formula to the full Hecke algebra

2:30 PM

Freydoon Shahidi

Local Langlands correspondence and exterior and symmetric square

root numbers for GL(n):An application of generalized Shalika germ ex-


3:30 PM

Coffee Break

4:00 PM

Yuri Tschinkel

Height zeta functions of compactifications of unipotent groups


Sunday, May 8, 2011

9:00 AM

Dinakar Ramakrishnan

A variation on Shalika's strong multiplicity one theorem for GL(n)

10:30 AM  


11:00 AM

Ramin Takloo-Bighash

The existence of Bessel functionals for GSp(4)


Organizers: Dinakar Ramakrishnan (Caltech), Freydoon Shahidi (Purdue), Ramin Takloo-Bighash (UIC), Yuri Tschinkel (NYU)

All talks will be held in room 205 of Krieger Hall of the Homewood campus. Campus maps and other visitor information are available here. A conveniently located hotel is the Doubletree Inn at the Colonnade which is on the north side of the campus. A more economical alternative is the Broadview, or The Hopkins Inn. Also see here for more options.