# Tagged Questions

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### Irreducibility of Galois representations attached to unitary groups

If $G$ is a unitary group in $n$ variables over $\mathbb Q$, attached to an hermitian form for an imaginary quadratic extension $E/\mathbb Q$ and if we suppose that the hermitian form is definite over ...

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### Algebraic construction of the modular representation of $\mathrm{SL}_2(\hat{\mathbf Z})$

The answer to this question is probably to be found in the theory of automorphic forms, but (I don't know much about it and consequently) after some tries, I did not catch it. Thus I'd be grateful if ...

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### Phillips-Sarnak conjecture in higher dimension

The Phillips-Sarnak conjecture states that for a generic Fuchsian lattice the space of Maass cusp forms is finite-dimensional. Generic here means in particular non-uniform, non-arithmetic, no special ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### What is the support of the Whittaker function of a new vector on GL(2)?

Let $W$ be the normalized Whittaker function associated to a new vector in an irreducible generic representation $\pi$ of $G=GL_2(k)$, where $k$ is a $p$-adic field. Let $c$ be the conductor of $\pi$, ...

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### Half integral weight Hecke operators

I would like to find a source giving the exact formula for the product of two Hecke operators $T_{\kappa}(n^2)$ and $T_\kappa(m^2)$ of half integral weight. That is, $\kappa \in \frac 12 \mathbb{Z} - ...

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### Pseudo coefficients and orbital integrals

I am looking for a reference/idea, how this passage from Labesse's Snowbird Lecture "Introduction to endoscopy" pg.5 can be explained:
"We shall denote by $f_\pi$ a pseudo-coefficient for $\pi$, ...

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### Questions about the Bernstein center of a $p$-adic reductive group

Dear all,
The "Bernstein center" of a $p$-adic reductive group appears frequently in the literature of automorphic forms, often without a precise definition. For example, in page 233 of ...

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### Growth of smallest closed geodesic in congruence subgroups?

Let $\Gamma$ be one of the classical congruence subgroups $\Gamma_0(N)$, $\Gamma_1(N)$ and $\Gamma(N)$ of $SL(2, \mathbb{Z})$.
How does the lower bound for the length of primitive geodesics on ...

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### What is the non-motivic motivation behind automorphic representations?

In one of my last questions:
What is the "reason" for modularity results?
it was pointed out to me that "the notion of automorphic representation developed independently of any concern with ...

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### How is representation theory used in modular/automorphic forms?

There is certainly an abundance of advanced books on Galois representations and automorphic forms. What I'm wondering is more simple: What is the basic connection between modular forms and ...

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### Rallis inner product formula for U(2,2) and U(3)

Victor Tan has a couple of papers on a regularized Siegel-Weil formula for U(2,2) and U(3). The papers I'm talking about are:
"A Regularized Siegel-Weil Formula on U(2,2) and U(3)", Duke, 1998.
"An ...