Thomas Nevins (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
The geometric Langlands program aims at a "spectral decomposition" of certain derived categories, in analogy with the spectral decomposition of function spaces provided by the Fourier transform. I'll explain such a geometrically-defined spectral decomposition of categories for a particular geometry that arises naturally in connection with integrable systems (more precisely, the quantum Calogero-Moser system) and representation theory (of Cherednik algebras). The category in this case comes from the moduli space of vector bundles on a curve equipped with a choice of ``mirabolic'' structure at a point. The spectral decomposition in this setting may be understood as a case of ``tamely ramified geometric Langlands.'' In the talk, I won't assume any prior familiarity with the geometric Langlands program, integrable systems, or Cherednik algebras.