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About Blattner`s generating function in the holomorphic case

If $(\pi_\lambda, H_\lambda)$ is a holomorphic discrete series with Harish-Chandra parameter $\lambda$, it is known that $H_\lambda$ decomposes as K-module as $V_\Lambda \otimes S(p^+)$ where ...
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Character of continuous series representation of GL(2)

It is wellknown that the character of an irreducible, unitary representation of $GL(n,\mathbb{C})$ uniquely determines the isomorphism classes. I fail to construct a function for $GL(2, \mathbb{C})$, ...
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Isometric representation semisimple?

The first lemma on p.35 of these notes states that unitary representations are semisimple. Could the same be said of isometries if the space doesn't have an inner product? This topic notes that the ...
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An example of group with specific properties of its action on a discrete set

I am looking for an example of a discrete group $G$ which satisfies the following conditions: $G$ acts on a set $X$ transitively and has amenable stabilizers. There are finite subsets of ...
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Fell topology in terms of distributions

Question: Can the Fell topology be expressed in terms of the distributions of the the tracial states of a unitary representations, that, is $\pi_j \rightarrow \pi$ if and only if $tr\; \pi_j ...
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Is the kernel of the Bohr compactification minimally almost periodic provided that it is cocompact?

Let $G$ be a locally compact (second countable) group and let $$ G_0 = \cap \{ \ker\pi : \pi \text{ is a continuous finite-dimensional unitary representation of } G \}. $$ This is the kernel of the ...
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Representing SU(3) with 3 ropes in 3 dimensions

The short question is: how exactly is SU(3) realized with ropes? The long question: There is this idea that deformations of a configuration of three infinitely long, flexible ropes that cross each ...
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when do norm-continuous unitary representations separate points of a group?

Recently I found in the web a discussion on the following question: ...
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How to translate the representation theory of semisimple to reductive groups?

I am aware of the following question: Definitions of Reductive and Semisimple Groups So let me phrase a precise question: Is there a standard technique by which one can translate the ...
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Topology on the Unitary Dual

Suppose I have a locally compact topological group G. The unitary dual of G is the set of equivalence classes of irreducible unitary representations of G. Now, it seems to me that the sensible way of ...
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Steinberg reps of reductive groups over local fields vs finite fields

Let $G$ be a reductive group over a non-archimedean field $F$ with reisdue field $f$. Edit: The statements only make sense modulo tensoring by one-dimensional representations. Are the unitary, ...
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Unbounded representations of groups

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and $G$ be a finitely generated group. Let $\pi:G\rightarrow GL(H)$ be a representation. A map $c:G\rightarrow H$ is called cocycle if $c(gh)=π(g)c(h)+c(g)$ for all $g,h$ ...
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Trace Class Functions on locally compact groups

Let $G$ be a locally compact subgroup, $\mu$ a Haar-measure. For $f \in L^1(G)$, and for $\pi$ a unitary, topology irreducible, representation of $G$ on an Hilbert space $H_\pi$, it is customary to ...
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Faithful representation of the projective unitary group with the lowest dimension?

What is the lowest dimension of a faithful ordinary representation (as compared with projective representation) of the projective unitary group $\rm{PU}(d)$? Is it $d^2-1$?
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comprehensive presentation of the unitary dual of $SO_0(n,1)$

The unitary dual (unitary irreducible represenations) is determined for every connected noncompact semisimple Lie group of real rank one. I would like to have a reference for the particular case ...
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Regarding Cayley Graphs of Property (T) Groups

A well-known application of Kazhdan's Property (T) is the construction of expander graphs. Background on this is discussed, for example, in this post on Terry Tao's blog. Essentially, Cayley graphs of ...
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Positive definite functions on G from Hilbert space vectors?

Let $G$ be a countable discrete group. Given a vector $\xi \in l^{2}(G)$, is there any way to naturally construct a positive definite function on $G$ using $\xi$? This question is rather vague and ...
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Unitary representations of Quantum Groups

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a finite-dimensional complex simple Lie algebra and let $U_q(\mathfrak{g})$ be some incarnation of the quantized universal enveloping algebra of $\mathfrak{g}$; here I am ...
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Finite-dimensional faithful representations of compact groups

Is it true that a compact group always has a faithful, finite-dimensional unitary representation? If not, are there any reasonably simple counter-examples? I've done some research and know that every ...
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Do unitary bijections act invariantly on irreducible representations?

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a $C^*$ algebra. Let $(\pi, \mathcal{H})$ be a faithful, irreducible, unitary, Hilbert space representation of $\mathcal{A}$; i.e., ...
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Decomposing an arbitrary unitary representation of a connected nilpotent Lie group in terms of its irreps

For a locally compact (Hausdorff) abelian group $G$ we have following theorem (see e.g. Folland): "For every (strongly continuous) unitary representation $(\pi,\mathcal{H_{\pi}})$ of $G$, there ...
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Representations of Lorentz group

Questions: What is the connection between representation theory of complex semisimple Lie groups and representations of (maybe "proper") Lorentz groups? Why should one read Bargmann's paper on ...
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Plancherel formula for special linear group

I am looking for a comprehensible material covering Plancherel formula for $SL(n,\mathbb{R})$ and $SL(n,\mathbb{C})$. Of course, I wouldn't mind reading an explanation for general semisimple Lie ...
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decomposition into irreducible unitary representations: references for explicit formulas?

I'm looking for references of the decomposition of $L^2(\Gamma\backslash G)$, where $G$ is a connected Lie group, and $\Gamma\subset G$ a discrete lattice; for simplicity one may assume that $G$ is ...
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Unitary representations of SL(2, R)

I've heard that irreducible unitary representations of noncompact forms of simple Lie groups, the first example of such a group G being ...
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Induction and Coinduction of Representations

I'd like to understand the general framework of induction and coinduction of representations. If G is a finite group and H a subgroup, I know that there is a restriction functor from representations ...
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Is every finite group a group of “symmetries”?

I was trying to explain finite groups to a non-mathematician, and was falling back on the "they're like symmetries of polyhedra" line. Which made me realize that I didn't know if this was actually ...
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What is the “right” hermitian structure on tensor products of quantum group representations?

This is pretty specific, but there are some experts around. So, in Chari & Pressley, it's explained that in the standard *-structure, every irreducible, finite-dimensional representation of a ...