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Real character modular forms: Fourier coefficient real?

Let $f$ be a modular form of level $N$ and real character $\chi$ of mod $N$ and weight $k$. Does the Fourier coefficient or hecke-eigenvalue of $f$ have to be real? What I knew is that if $N=1$ and ...
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What is the current status of representations of $GL_n(F)$ (and other algebraic groups)?

What is the current status of representations of $GL_n(F)$ (and other algebraic groups)? When $F$ is a local field, the representations of $GL_n(F)$ are classified by Bernstein and Zelevinsky in ...
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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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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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characters on unipotent group

Let $G=GL_{n}$ and $N$ the maximal unipotent subgroup, $\mathbb{A}$ the ring of adeles on a number field $F$. We fix a non trivial character $\psi:F\backslash\mathbb{A}\rightarrow \mathbb{C}^{*}$. We ...
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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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What is the logarithmic derivative of an (intertwining) operator?

The constant term of the Eisenstein series (for an adele group $GL_2$, say) contains an intertwining operator, often written as $M(s)$. In the form given in Gelbart-Jacquet's Corvallis paper, for ...
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reference help about a result on representation theory

I read the following theorem in a paper without a proof, which I don't understand well. Let $F$ be a global function field, and $v$ be a place of $F$, use $G_r$ to denote $GL_r$. Theorem: For any ...
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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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What can the theory of automorphic forms for $SL(n,\mathbb{Z})$ say about $SL(n,\mathbb{Z})$?

While reading "Automorphic Forms and L-functions for the Group $GL(n,R)$" by D. Goldfeld, I've got a feeling that linear groups over $\mathbb{R}$ and $\mathbb{Z}$ are considered only as technical ...
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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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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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Adelization of modular forms: What measure on $L^2(G_\mathbb{Q}Z_{\mathbb{R}}\backslash G_{\mathbb{A}})$?

Let $G_\mathbb{Q} = \text{GL}_2(\mathbb{Q})$ $\mathbb{A} = $ the adeles over $\mathbb{Q}$ $G_\mathbb{A} = \text{GL}_2(\mathbb{A})$ $Z_\mathbb{R} = \{(1,1,...,| \epsilon \cdot \text{id}) : \epsilon ...
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Siegel domains and cuspidal functions

Let $F$ be a number field and $\mathbb{A}$ the ring of adeles over $F$. We consider $P_{n}$ the mirabolic subroup of $GL_{n}$. Do we have a analog of Siegel subset for the quotient ...
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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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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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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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The status of automorphic induction

Background: Let $K/F$ be a degree $r$ extension of number fields. It is conjectured that an automorphic representation of GL$_n$ associated to $K$ induces an automorphic representation of GL$_{rn}$ ...
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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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cuspidal kernel function

Let $G$ be a reductive group over some number field $F$ and $\pi$ an irreducible cuspidal automorphic representation of $G(\mathbb{A}_F)$. Let $f$ be a compactly supported function on ...
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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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Pullback of automorphic forms

Suppose we have an automorphic form $f$ on $\Gamma\subset GL_n$ and certain homomorphism $\phi: GL_m\rightarrow GL_n$, then we know that the pullback of $f$ via $\phi$ is invariant under actions of ...
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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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parametrization of irreducible finite dimensional representation of Weil group

Let $F$ be a p-adic field, with p a prime denoting the residue field characteristic. Let $\mathcal{W}_F$ be the Weil group. In the local Langlands correspondence for $GL(n,F)$, it is important to know ...
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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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Sign of the functional equation of L function and Shimura lift

I would like to know what happens to the root number of a half integral weight automorphic form (holomorphic or not), i.e. the sign of the functional equation of its L-function when we apply the ...
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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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Do local L-functions/epsilon factors vary continuously with the Fell topology?

Edit due to the comment. Consider $G=GL(2)$ over a local field $F$. The Fell topology on the unitary dual of $G(F)$ is seperable. Given a sequence of irreducible unitary representations $(\pi_n)$ of ...