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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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There is no lattice in PSL(2,R) which contains PSL(2,Z) properly?

How can I see that there is no lattice in $G=\mathrm{PSL}_2( \mathbb{R})$ which contains $\Gamma_1=\mathrm{PSL}_2( \mathbb{Z})$ properly, or equivalently, that $X_1 =\mathrm{PSL}_2(\mathbb{Z}) ...
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Explicit examples of algebraic Hecke characters with infinite image?

Jerry Shurman has a lovely set of notes explaining the classical definition of Hecke characters, the idelic definition of Hecke characters, their relationship, and the classification of algebraic ...
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Automorphic forms on GL(3)

We know that the classical Maass forms on GL(3) are depicted, for instance, in D.Goldfeld's book. I wonder that if there exists "holomorphic" automorphic forms on GL(3) as an analogue of GL(2) case. ...
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Sato-Tate measure for GL(3) Automorphic forms

As we have known, the Sato-Tate measure for GL(2) turned out to be the half circle measure $\frac{1}{2\pi} \sqrt{4-x^2}dx$ on [-2,2], which appears in various versions of equi-distribution problems ...
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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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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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Characterizing the real analytic Eisenstein series

Consider the classical real analytic Eisenstein series $$ E(z,s)=\left(\pi^{-s}\Gamma(s)\frac{1}{2}\right)\sum_{(m,n)\neq(0,0)}\frac{y^s}{|mz+n|^{2s}}, $$ where $z=x+iy$. We think of $E(z,s)$ as a ...
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modularity of algebraic varieties

Hello, Are there any examples of varieties which are not Shimura varieties or abelian varieties and whose L-functions have been shown to be a product of automorphic L-functions? Thanks. N
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Conductor of monomial forms with trivial nebentypus

Is it true that the conductor of a holomoprhic or a Maass cusp form with trivial nebentypus corresponding to a two-dimensional dihedral representation (over $\mathbb{Q}$ )is non-square-free?
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Restriction map between spaces of automorphic forms

Hello, Let $H \subset G$ be reductive groups defined over $\mathbb{Q}$. I consider the spaces of automorphic forms of $G$ and $H$. One has a restriction map from the space of automorphic forms of $G$ ...