Theoretical issues and applications of the Selberg, Arthur and relative trace formulas

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### What is the status of Arthur's book?

Arthur's long-awaited book project is now published (The endoscopic classification of representations: orthogonal and symplectic groups). However, in the book he takes some things for granted:
The ...

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### Is there a Grothendieck-Riemann-Roch type of theorem generalizing Grothendieck's Lefschetz trace formula

Grothendieck deduced that the L-function of a (constructible) $\ell$-adic sheaf on a variety over $\mathbf{F}_p$ is rational from the generalized trace formula.
My first question is based on the ...

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### Computation of low weight Siegel modular forms

We have these huge tables of elliptic curves, which were generated by computing modular forms of weight $2$ and level $\Gamma_0(N)$ as N increased.
For abelian surfaces over $\mathbb{Q}$ we have very ...

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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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### Is this a subcase of the fundamental lemma?

Let $F$ be a local field and $G= GL(n,F)$.
Assume that $\gamma$ is an element of $G$ and $G_\gamma$ is its centralizer.
The orbital integral is defined as
$$ O_\gamma^G( \phi) = ...

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### Carayol via the trace formula

Hi,
Is there a proof of the result that Carayol proves in "Sur les representations l-adiques..."
using the Langlands-Kottwitz method of comparing the Lefschetz trace formula and the Selberg trace ...

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### Trace formula for PSDOs

In Getzler's famous paper "Pseudodifferential Operators on Supermanifolds and the Atiyah-Singer Index Theorem", he states that for a (trace-class) pseudo-differential operator $P$ on a Riemannian ...

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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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### Regularity assumption in the simple trace formula

In the simple trace formula of Deligne Kazhdan one assumes that the test function is supported at the elliptic regular elements at one place and is a supercusp form at another place. Why can't one ...

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### Fundamental lemma: why is the transfer factor a power of q

Let $k$ be a finite field of sufficiently large characteristic, $F = k((t))$ and $\mathfrak{o} = k[[t]]$. Let $G$ be a reductive algebraic group defined over $\mathfrak{o}$. Roughly stated, for sake ...

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### Analytic continuation of intertwining operator

I was trying to understand the paper "Forms of GL(2) from the analytic point of view", by Gelbart and Jacquet.
On Page 226 in Remark (4.13) they mention that the kernel of the local intertwining ...

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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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### vanishing of spectral term in Arthur-Selberg trace formula for GL(2)?

Hi,
In the Arthur-Selberg trace formula for $G = GL(2)/\mathbf Q$ (as seen for example in
Gelbart's "Lectures on the Trace Formula"), the spectral side includes terms
like:
$$
\int_{-\infty}^\infty ...

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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 synthesis for central functions on locally compact groups

There is a large literature on harmonic analysis on locally compact group, that
I am just beginning to discover. However I have not seen so far anything that emphasizes the central functions on $G$. A ...

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### Arthur-Clozel Prop 3.1 for Function Fields?

The subject says it all. I would like to know if Proposition 3.1 in
Arthur-Clozel's book on the trace formula holds for local fields of positive
characteristic.
Thanks!
EDIT: Here is Prop 3.1 of ...

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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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### 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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### Orbital integral for matrix coefficients

I am currently aiming at estimating orbital integrals. Maybe surprizingly, I hope for some help in the compact case (ramified places), in proving the usual formula
$$O_\gamma(f) = \int_G ...

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### About Theorem $3.1.3$ in Kubota's book: Elementary theory of eisenstein series

My question is about the proof of Theorem $3.1.3$ given in kubota's book, which shows how the function $\varphi(s)$ appearing in the Fourier expansion of eisenstein series can be continued ...

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### A source for integral operators in the context of Arthur-Selberg trace formula

Could you suggest a textbook for integral operators
(in the context of Arthur-Selberg trace formula)?