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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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Why doesn't functoriality immediately imply the modularity theorem?

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}$ be an elliptic curve. By the modularity theorem, the prime indexed coefficients of its $L$-function agree with those of a weight $2$ cusp eigenform $f$ with integer coefficients. ...
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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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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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Automorphic representations attached to abelian varieties

Let $A$ be an abelian variety defined over $\mathbb{Q}$, of dimension $d$. It is widely expected that there is an automorphic representation $\pi_A$ of $GL(2d)/\mathbb{Q}$ whose L-function agrees ...
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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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Is the space of global Whittaker functions complete?

Let $f$ be a complex valued function of $GL_n(\mathbb{A})$, where $\mathbb{A}$ is the adeles of some number field. Assume $f(ug)=\psi(u)f(g)$ for any $u$ in the standard maximal unipotent subgroup ...
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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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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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On Langlands Pairing and transfer factors

In the paper "On the definition of transfer factors" Langlands and Shelstad define a certain number of factors $\Delta_{I}$, $\Delta_{II}$,$\Delta_{III,1}$,$\Delta_{III,2}$, which are roots of unity. ...
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Restriction of representations from $SO_{2n}$ to $SO_{2n-1}$ and $K$-fixed vectors

Let $F$ be a $p$-adic field, $G=SO_{2n}(F)$ the split special orthogonal group and $H=SO_{2n-1}(F)$, taken as a subgroup of $G$. Assume that we have an irreducible, admissible representation $\pi$ of ...
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Generating function related to 2-residues of partitions

Question Express the following power series in two commuting variables $x,y$ as an infinite product, or a short sum of infinite products: $$ ...
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base change and Langlands' combinatorial exercise

Hi, Is it correct that Langlands' combinatorial exercise (as he terms it in his paper "Shimura varieties and the Selberg trace formula") is to establish base change identities between orbital ...
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spectral decomposition for elliptic surfaces?

I'm looking for explicit formulae for the spectral decomposition of $L^2(S)$, where $S$ is an elliptic surface (of complex dimension 2). To be precise, the elliptic surface I'm looking at is the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Base-Change and Automorphic-Induction for $GL_1$

Dear all, I try to understand the base-change and automorphic-induction in the theory of automorphic forms, for the simplest case: $GL_1$. Both are implied by Langlands conjectures Base-Change Let ...
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Non-vanishing of twists of L functions for GL(4)

Hello, This is a question in the spirit of Nonvanishing of central L-values of quadratic twists? and the application I have in mind is to p-adic L-functions a la Ash-Ginzburg. The question is ...
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Conceptual reason behind Shimura lifts

Shimura lifts are correspondence between integer weight and half-integral weight automorphic forms. Half integral weight things are associated to representation of a double cover of $G ...
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Integral conjugacy vs. Rational conjugacy

Let $G$ be an algebraic group over a field $F$. Let $g\in G(F)$, and write $C(g)$ for the centralizer of $g$ in $G$. Conjugacy over $F$ is of course not necessarily the same thing as conjugacy over an ...
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On the L-function of unique subrepresentation of induced representation.

In studying the L-functions of induced representation, it is not easily come up with me the papers or books dealing the L-function of irreducible subrepresentation of induced representation, while the ...
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What is different about the Residual Spectrum

In the context of spectral decomposition of functions in $L^2(\Gamma \backslash \mathfrak{h})$, or Selberg trace formula, we come across three different types of spectrum. First off there is the ...
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Tamagawa number for functional fields

Let $G$ be a split semi-simple simply connected group over a global field $F$ and let $\omega$ be a top-degree differential form on $G$ without zeroes (defined over $F$). It is well known that ...
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Corvallis 1979 proceedings

These proceedings have long been freely available on the AMS website, but now it seems we can't even find them anymore (e.g. http://www.ams.org/publications/online-books/pspum331-index and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Non vanishing and cuspidality of the theta lift of trivial representation.

Hi! Let E/F be a quadratic number field extension. Then we make some hermitian and skew hermition vector spaces and define unitary group on it.(namely U(1) and U(3)) Then, I am wondering whether the ...
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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 ...
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on the fundamental lemma

I consider the fundamental lemma for the spherical Hecke algebra. Let $G$ a connected reductive quasisplit group on $F$, a local field of equal characteristic $p$. and $H$ an endoscopic group. Can ...
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On the Weil representation of U(1) and U(3).

Let $E/F$ quadratic extention number fields. Let $V$ be the $m$-dimension hermition vector space over $E$. Let $W$ be the $2n$-dimension skew hermitian vector space over $E$ and $Y_n + Y_n^*=W$ be ...
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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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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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support of Bessel distributions and a question about notations in Shalika's multiplicity one paper

Let's consider $G_n=GL(n,F)$ where $F$ is a p-adic field.$\pi$ a generic irreducible representation of $G_n$, $\hat{\pi}$ its contragredient with Whittaker model $\mathcal{W}(\psi^{-1})$. If $f\in ...
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Global theta liftings with seesaw reductive dual pairs

Hello, I have the following problem : Let $(G,G')$ and $(H,H')$ be a pair of dual reductive pairs in a symplectic space $Sp(W)$ (in a global setting) forming a seesaw pair (with $H \subset G$ and $G' ...
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stablization of cuspidal terms

Kottwitz, building on the work of Langlands and Shelstad, gave a stabilization of the elliptic terms on the geometric side of the trace formula. This stabilization depended on the endoscopic transfer ...
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Local Langlands conjecture for GL(2)

Let $F_v$ be a local field. Let $\sigma_v$ be a two-dimensional representation of $Gal(\overline{F}_v:F_v) \rtimes W_{F_v}$. Now, there exists an infinite-dimensional representation $\pi_v$ of ...
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On the explicit formula of the height function occuring on the doubled Weil representation.

Hi! I am wondering the exact formula of height function of $GL(n)$ which occurs in the doubling Weil representation. To be more precise, let me introduce the basic setting for this. Let $F$ be the ...