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What's the status of Arthur's announced classification for GSp(4)?

In "Automorphic representations of GSp(4)" (2004) (see http://www.math.toronto.edu/arthur/), James Arthur announces a classification of discrete automorphic representations of GSp(4). There are no ...
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Generalization of Watson's triple product

In Watson's thesis (page 51) we can find his beautiful triple product formula. My question is that does there exist a generalization of this formula? By generalization, I mean: If $\phi_n$'s are ...
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Why Whittaker functions are useful?

Whittaker functions appears in Langlands program. Recently, it is shown that some Whittaker functions can be obtained by integrating a function related to decoration over a geometric crystal in ...
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Gelfand pair and double coset decomposition

Let $F$ be a non-Archimedean local field with ring of integers $O$, $\pi$ be a uniformizer. Let $\tilde{G}$ be a connected algebraic group over $F$ and splits over $F$, fix a split maximal torus ...
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On the local theta correspondence between U(1) and U(2)

Let $E/F$ be a quadratic extension of number fields and $V,W$ hermitian and skew-hermitian vector spaces of dimension 1,2 respectively. Let $v$ be a place of $F$ and $\chi$ be a fixed character of ...
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Does the global theta lift performed twice yield the identity when it doesn't vanish?

Let $E/F$ be a quadratic extension of number fields and $V,W$ are hermitian and skew hermitian vector space over $E$ whose dimension is $n,m$ respectively. Let $\pi$ be a irreducible tempered ...
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Bounding global matrix coefficient for PGL_2

I'm trying to find a reference that gives a bound for the adelic matrix coefficient for $\text{PGL}_2$ using the bound towards Ramanujan conjecture. More specifically: Let $G=\text{PGL}_2$. Let $F$ ...
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Order of some $L$-function at $s=0$

Sorry, I asked this two days ago, but this time I modified it to be easily read and added more specific explanation. I hope to get your illuminating comment on whether my approach is right. I am ...
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175 views

The effect of base change on the L-function of GL(2)?

Let $F$ be a local field (whose residue field is $q$) and $E$ its quadratic extension. Let $\pi$ be a irreducible principal series representation $\pi(\chi_1, \chi_2)$ of $GL_F(2)$ especially where ...
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An application of Strong Approximation

I am trying to read a paper in which the authors claim that a certain map between vector spaces is injective, and this follows from the strong approximation theorem. I do not understand how the ...
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Can the isometry group of the set of zeros of an L-function $F$ be used to make $F$ automorphic?

I'm still trying to understand the notion of automorphic (L-)function. Due to my lack of knowledge of the subject, this question may appear pretty vague and therefore may not be suitable for MO. I ...
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Using Eichler-Selberg trace formula to compute dimension of modular forms?

Is it possible to use Eichler-Selberg trace formula to compute the dimension of modular forms of weight $k$ for $SL(2,\mathbb Z)$? This was computed by classical methods such as Riemann-Roch.
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degree of an isobaric sum

I'm trying to understand a few things about automorphic L-functions. In page 5 of http://arxiv.org/pdf/1401.0390.pdf, the author mentions the isobaric sum decomposition ...
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194 views

Local component of global irreducible representation of GL_2(A_F)

In studying automourphic representation, I want to know whether my understanding is on the right way. Let $\pi$ be a irreducible cuspidal representation of $GL_2(A_F)$. Then $\pi_v$, the local ...
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Are quantities involved in Generalized Ramanujan Conjecture eigenvalues of some unitary operator?

If I'm not mistaken, every automorphic L-function $L(s,\pi)$ verifies $\displaystyle{L(s,\pi)=\prod_{p}L_{p}(s,\pi_{p})}$ where ...
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Definition of Hecke operators

I am confused about the definition of Hecke operators. It will be great if someone provides some references. Shimura's 'Arithmetic Theory of Automorphic forms' says: Let $\Gamma$ be acting in the ...
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On size of Hecke algebras.

Let $G$ be a subgroup in $SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$ and $S_k(G)$ be the space of cusp (automorphic?) forms invariant by any element of $G$ of weight $k$. Question 1: Generally for two arithmetic subgroups ...
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Name or references for minimal $N$ such that $\left(\frac{a}{b}\right)_n = \left(\frac{a}{b'}\right)_n$ whenever $b \equiv b' \bmod (N)$

Let $\left( \dfrac{a}{b} \right)_n$ denote the nth power residue symbol, a generalization of the Legendre symbol. I have recently seen it quoted that there is a minimal ideal $N$ (minimal by ideal ...
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Is the universal elliptic curve $\overline M_{1,2}$ a toric stack?

It is well-known that the compactification $\overline M_{1,1}$ of the moduli space of elliptic curves over $\mathbb C$ is a weighted projective line with weights $4$ and $6$. As far as I can tell, ...
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Adelic methods for classical modular forms

Many conjectures about properties of automorphic forms on $\mathrm{GL}(2)$ can be formulated in the basic language of classical modular forms (i.e. Hecke forms that are holomorphic on $\mathbb{H}$ or ...
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On a unitary automorphic representation

I sometimes come across this notion called "unitary automorphic representation". But I have never seen the precise definition. When they say $(\pi, V)$ is a unitary automorphic representation of a ...
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Is a unitary representation always semisimple?

I have been reading the online lecture notes by Fiona Murnaghan http://www.math.toronto.edu/murnaghan/courses/mat1197/notes.pdf The first lemma in p.35 says that every unitary representation of ...
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stationary phase method in analytic number theory

I hope someone can tell me something about the error term in the formula calculating the oscillatory integral like $\int_a^b g(x)e(f(x))d x$. Specially, the exact formula on page 114 of M. Huxley's ...
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What is a “cohomological type” automorphic representation?

Sorry for asking such a question. This is supposedly a well known definition for experts. However as an non-expert, I tried (very hard) google, Mathscinet etc, but still couldn't find a satisfactory ...
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Is $(G,K)$ a strong Gelfand pair?

Let $F$ be a $p$-adic field with ring of integers $\mathcal{O}$. When $G={\rm GL}_n$, it is a classical result that $(G(F),G(\mathcal{O}))$ is a Gelfand pair. Is it actually a strong Gelfand pair? I ...
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best record toward Selberg's eigenvalue conjecture?

What's the best record toward Selberg's eigenvalue conjecture: Maass forms on $\Gamma_o(N)$ has eigenvalue greater than 1/4?
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To which automorphic forms/rep's over a function field can we associate a Galois representation?

As far as I understand it, by the work of Lafforgue (cf. Laumon, "Cohom. of Drinfeld ... II", Thm 12.4.1) there is a Galois representation associated to an irreducible cuspidal automorphic ...
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Classical Lower Bound of L(1) assuming GRH

Let $L(s)$ be an automorophic $L$-function with conductor $C$ defined by Iwaniec and Sarnak. What's the classical lower bound of $L(1)$ assuming Riemann Hypothesis? And what's the reference? Is ...
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A frustrating cohomology class on the moduli of abelian surfaces

Here's a very frustrating question that I have been stuck on for some time. I believe that my question could fit in a general framework of what happens when you restrict $L^2$-cohomology classes on a ...
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Are supercuspidal reps of GL(2) uniquely determined by the rootnumber

Let $\pi, \pi'$ be a unitary, irreducible, supercuspidal representations of $GL_2(F)$. Does an equality of roots numbers $\epsilon(\pi, \psi, s) = \epsilon(\pi', \psi, s)$ for all $s \in \mathbb{C}$ ...
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Bessel function for $GL_3(\mathfrak{R})$?

In the $GL_2(\mathfrak{R})$ case, assume that $\pi$ is an irreducible unitary representation and $W_{\pi}(g)$ is the Whittaker functional associates with $\pi$. Then there is a Bessel function ...
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subconvexity problem for $GL(3) × GL(2)$ $L$-function without involving in symmetric lift

A question in study of subconvexity topic puzzles me for a long time, which mabe a stupid question for many experts. I really wish someone to help me out, and any advice will be highly appreciated. ...
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List of structure theorems for vector valued Siegel modular forms (esp. of genus 2)

What are Siegel modular forms? We start with defining their common domains $\mathbb{H}_g$ as the set of symmetric $g \times g$ matrices with positive definite imaginary parts. The symplectic group ...
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What is the Twisted Trace Formula?

I am studying the trace formula using "An Introduction to the Trace Formula" by James Arthur. I would like to understand the twisted trace formula, but unfortunately I never came across a good ...
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a generalization of a formula of Shimura

Let $\phi$ be a $GL(2)$ automorphic form with Fourier coefficients $a(n)$ and $a(1)=1$. Obviously we have $L(s,\phi)=\sum \frac{a(n)}{n^s}$. Shimura have the following formula $L(s, Ad\; ...
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Theta lift to 1-dimensional vector space.

Hi! My question is very simple and it is about the theta lift of unitary group in global situation. Let $E/F$ be a quadratic number fields and $V,W$ be an $n$-dimensional and $1$-dimensional ...
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No Exceptional Eigenvalues of Weight 1/2 Maass Forms on $\Gamma_0(4)$?

Some colleagues and I were wondering if there is a citation out there which shows there are no exceptional eigenvalues, $\lambda$, of classical weight 1/2 Maass forms on $\Gamma_0(4)$, which is to say ...
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Borel's Paris Lectures

I am trying to read Harish-Chandra's book on automorphic forms on Semisimple Lie groups, and he keeps referring to Borel's Paris lecture notes. Does anyone have an online version of these notes or ...
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central/critical/special values of L-functions terminology

I have a question about the terminology for special values of L-functions. Is the following a correct description of standard usage: Suppose L(s) is an L-function which satisfies a functional ...
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Off critical line zeros for half integer weight $L$-functions

Let $f(z) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty A(n)n^{\frac{k-1}{2}}e(nz)$ be a modular form of weight $k$ for a half integer $k$. Put $$L(s,f) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{A(n)}{n^s} $$ to be the $L$-function. Further ...
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New Geometric Methods in Number Theory and Automorphic Forms

The MSRI is organising a programme with the above title from Aug 11, 2014 to Dec 12, 2014. Here is a short description from their website : The branches of number theory most directly related ...
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Is Eisenstein series not identically zero

How does one prove that an Eisenstein series (adelically formulated as in the book of Moeglin-Waldspurger) is not identically zero? Namely how does one prove that the sum $\sum_{\gamma\in ...
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What is the difference between an automorphic form and a modular form?

This is more of a question about terminology than about math. The term "automorphic form" is clearly a generalization of the term "modular form." What is not clear is exactly which generalization it ...
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Volume of PGL(2,F) \ PGL(2, A)

Let $F$ be a global field. What is the measure of $PGL_2(F) \backslash PGL_2(\mathbb{A})$? This depends of course on the normalizations of the Haar measures on $PGL_2(F)$ and $PGL_2(\mathbb{A})$. ...
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Hecke eigenvalue at p and at p^k

I am interested in the relationship between the Hecke eigenvalue at $p$ and at $p^k$ for $k \geq 2$ in the unramified and ramified situation for modular/Maass forms. More precisely, I know from a ...
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Most understandable notes on Jacquet-Langlands?

I am particularly interested in the comparison of the trace formula part of Jacquet-Langlands. But I found the original text hard to read.
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The operator \boxtimes and \boxplus in automorphic representations

Given two automorphic representations $\pi_1, \pi_2$ of $GL_2(\mathbb A_Q)$ and $GL_3(\mathbb A_Q)$ respectively. Let $\pi_i =\otimes_v \pi_{i, v}$. Now, for each $v$, let $\pi_{1, v}\boxtimes ...
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A stupid question on automorphic l-function

This may be a silly question for experts in this area. But I am really suffering for not being able to compute local-L function of some automorphic representation. So, I post it hoping some ...
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Understanding the “idea” behind Langlands

Apologies in advance if this is a bit too simple to ask here, but I think I'm probably more likely to get an answer here than at stackexchange. I've been trying to learn the basics of the Langlands ...
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On the theta lift and its L-function

I am wondering how the relation is between of the automorphic L-function and its lift's. More precisely, Let $E/F$ be a quadratic extension of number fields. Let $W$ be a hermitian space over E of ...