|Born||August 19, 1947 (age 69)
|Alma mater||Yale University|
|Doctoral advisor||Robert Langlands|
|Doctoral students||Dmitry Rubanovich|
|Known for||Coconjecturing the fundamental lemma|
Diana Frost Shelstad (born August 19, 1947) is a mathematician known for her work in automorphic forms. She is a professor at Rutgers–Newark. She earned her doctorate at Yale University in 1974 studying real reductive algebraic groups.
Shelstad has been a key player in the development of the theory of endoscopy which is part of Langlands program. She co-conjectured the fundamental lemma with Robert Langlands in 1984. After over 20 years, this conjecture was solved by Ngô Bảo Châu in 2009, thus opening up a wealth of consequences.
On August 4, 2008, Shelstad spoke at the Banff International Research Station. The talk was recorded and may be viewed at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/banff-international-research/id307566214.
Awards and honors
- Shelstad, D. Characters and inner forms of a quasi-split group over $R$. Compositio Mathematica, 39 (1979), no. 1, 11–45.
- Langlands, R.; Shelstad, D. On principal values on p-adic manifolds. Lie group representations, II (College Park, Md., 1982/1983), 250–279, Lecture Notes in Math., 1041, Springer, Berlin, 1984.
- Kottwitz, R. and D. Shelstad Foundations of Twisted Endoscopy, Asterisque, vol. 255, 1999
- Shelstad, D. On geometric transfer in real twisted endoscopy. Annals of Math. 176 (2012), no. 3, 1919-1985.
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-07-18.