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Lattices in general totally disconnected locally compact groups

Besides automorphism groups of trees and buildings, I was wondering if the lattices in general totally disconnected locally compact groups have been studied in the literature? I appreciate if you ...
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1answer
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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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Is every distribution a linear combination of Dirac deltas?

My question is whether Dirac-type distributions over an Abelian group define a basis of the Schwartz-Bruhat space $\mathcal{S}(G)^\times$ of tempered distributions on $G$, so that any distribution ...
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Which cocompact subgroups of $G$ do contain a cocompact normal subgroup of $G$?

Let $G$ be a locally compact group and let $H$ be a cocompact (or more generally, a cofinite) subgroup of $G$. Is there any criterion to determine whether $H$ contains a cocompact normal subgroup of ...
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What are the best settings for the large scale geometry of locally compact groups?

My current research involves locally compact groups and from time to time I am tempted to check whether certain notions and statements of geometric group theory of finitely generated groups are still ...
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Finite index subgroups of locally compact groups

Let $G$ be a locally compact (Hausdorff) group and let $H$ be a finite index subgroup of $G$. Can we say that $H$ has to be a closed subgroup of $G$? If it is not correct, do you know any ...
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What information about a locally compact group $G$ is encoded in $C_r^\ast(G)$ which is not in $L^1(G)$?

Let $G$ be a locally compact group and let $ C_r^\ast(G) $ denote its reduced group $C^\ast$-algebra. Many features of a $G$ can be realized from $L^1(G)$ or $C_r^\ast(G)$. For example, $G$ is ...
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“geometric” description of the algebra of central functions on a Lie group

I am looking for a a description of the algebra of continuous central functions on a group, say a compact simple Lie group $G$, as the algebra of all continuous functions on a "nice" compact Hausdorff ...
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Fourier analysis on crystallographic groups

It seems pretty clear a priori that Fourier analysis on a discrete cocompact group of motions of $\mathbb{E}^n$ should be quite tractable (since, by Bieberbach, such groups are almost $\mathbb{Z}^n,$ ...
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When does a LCA group not contain a (closed) infinite cyclic subgroup?

If $G$ is an LCA (locally compact abelian) group, is there any 'nice' sufficient (or preferably necessary and sufficient) criteria for when $G$ does not contain a closed (and hence discrete in the ...
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Inducing from cocompact subgroups

Consider a locally compact group $G$ and a cocompact subgroup $H$, is it known that the induction of an irreducible representation $\pi$ of $H$ to $G$ decomposes discretely into a direct sum of ...
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Hearing the 17 planar symmetry groups

Though I'm sure it's really hard to work out for myself, does anyone know a reference for the spectra of the Laplacian on the 17 flat compact orbifolds that underlie the 17 planar symmetry groups. ...