# Questions tagged [unitary-representations]

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### Properties of the spectrum of the Koopman representation

Let $G$ be a discrete countable infinite group acting on a compact metric space $X$ via homeomorphisms preserving a probability measure $\mu$.
A function $\lambda\colon G\to \mathbb C$ is an ...

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### Realization of limit of discrete series using Dirac operators

I wonder if there is a geometric realization of limit of discrete series in the flavor of Atiyah-Schmid or Parthasarathy realizing discrete series using Dirac operators on G/K. I know you can see ...

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### Kazhdan Property T of semisimple Lie groups

I am reading the paper [Margulis, G. A.; Nevo, A.; Stein, E. M.,
Analogs of Wiener's ergodic theorems for semisimple Lie groups. II.
Duke Math. J. 103 (2000), no. 2, 233–259] (MSN).
I want to ...

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### Relation between topological and differentiable Lie group cohomology for unitary modules

It is well known, that if $V$ is a $C^\infty$ $G$-module, then the differentiable cohomology groups $H^*_{d}(G, V)$ are isomorphic to $H^*(\mathfrak{g}, K, V)$. I am interested if the result can be ...

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### Examples of groups admitting a proper $1$-cocyle for a bounded representation

A representation $\pi: G \to B(H)$ of a group $G$ on a Hilbert space $H$ is called bounded iff $\sup_{g \in G} \| \pi(g) \|_{B(H)} = C < \infty$. A $1$-cocycle with respect to the representation $\...

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### Systems of imprimitivity for irreducible subgroup of GU(n,q)

My question is similar to this one but about finite field case.
So, the set up is the following:
Let $G$ be $GU_n(q)$ acting on unitary space $(V, {\bf f})$, where $V=\mathbb{F}_{q^2}^n$ and ${\bf f}...

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### Parametrization of real-valued SU(N)

I want to construct a $SU(N)$ matrix $V$, with the following property:
All the elements of the first row are given, i.e. $V_{1,j}=a_i$ (with $\sum_i a_i^2=1$)
All matrix elements are real, i.e. $V_{i,...

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### Baker–Campbell–Hausdorff formula for exponential of general Hermitian operators

Let $A$ and $B$ be two anti-Hermitian operators on a finite-dimensional Hilbert space. BCH formula gives an explicit expression for $e^A e^B$ as $e^C=e^A e^B$, for $C$ in the Lie algebra generated by $...

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### Commutation fo a self-adjoint operator with a unitary operator

Let $A$ be a selfadjoint bounded operator on a Hilbert space. Let $M$ be another bounded selfadjoint operator. Let me assume the commutation property
$$
[A, e^{iM}]=0.
\tag 1$$
Does (1) imply that
$$...

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### Average of the maximum matrix element over the Haar measure

Let $U$ be a $d\times d$ unitary matrix, and $U_{i,j}$ be its matrix elements. I am interested in the following quantity
$$\int dU \max_j |U_{1,j}|^2 \ , $$
where $dU$ is the uniform Haar measure over ...

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### Unitary condition

I came across the following while doing some related proof;
It seems easy to prove. $\quad$
We are in ${\mathbb{M}}_n(\mathbb{C})$, $n>1$:
$1$) Given a unitary $n\times n$ matrix $U$, there is ...

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### Uniform Roe algebra of virtually abelian group is type I C*-algebra?

Let $G$ be an arbitrary (discrete) group. It acts by left translation on $\ell^\infty(G)$. The uniform Roe algebra of $G$ is defined as the crossed product $\ell^\infty (G) \rtimes_{\mathrm{red}}G$.
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### K-type in discrete series representation

The following result seems well known.
Let $G$ be a reductive Lie group with a maximal compact subgroup $K$. If $\mu$ is an irreducible unitary representation of $K$, then there exist only finitely ...

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### Finding all unitary representations of the connected Poincaré group

I am studying representation theory of Lie groups and its combination to theoretical physics, and I am concerned about the following. Is there an exhaustive way to find all unitary representations of ...

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### Irreducible unitary representations of discrete abelian groups

It seems to me that the statement below should be true but I would like to double-check.
Statement: Let $H$ be a (separable) complex Hilbert space and consider its associated unitary group $U(H)$ ...

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### Question about regular representation of compact group

I first define the setting for my question. Let $G$ be a compact group with probability Haar measure $\mu_G$. Denote by $\lambda$ the left regular representation on $L^2(G)$ defined for $f \in L^2(G)$ ...

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### Is the character of the adjoint representation of $\operatorname{SU}(n)$ non-vanishing on regular points of a maximal torus?

Are the maximal and minimal values of the character of the adjoint representation of $\operatorname{SU}(n)$ restricted to a maximal torus known? Can such a character vanish at some regular point of a ...

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### Representation over matrices $A_i^3=I$, $A_0A_1^\dagger+A_1A_2^\dagger+A_2A_0^\dagger=0$, $A_0^\dagger A_1+A_1^\dagger A_2+A_2^\dagger A_0=0$

I would like to know what all the possible finite-dimensional representations of the following relations are.
$$A_0^3 = A_1^3 = A_2^3 = I \tag{1}$$
$$A_0 A_1^\dagger + A_1 A_2^\dagger + A_2 A_0^\...

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### Weyl theorem for non specified primitive root of unity

Let $\omega=e^{2i \pi/p}$.
Weyl theorems give all representations of matrix algebra span by $A,B$ such that either
$AB=\omega BA, A^p=B^p=I$,
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$(k,l)\mapsto A^kB^l$ is a irreducible ...

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### Unitary matrices $p$-root of identity such that the Fourier transform matrices are $p$-root of identity

Take a prime number $p$ and $\omega=e^{2i\pi/p}$. Assume we have p complex matrices (in finite dimension $n$) $A_0, \dotsc, A_{p-1}$ such that $\forall i, A_i^p=I$.
Define the $p$ fourrier transform ...

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### Definition of unitary representation of $\mathbf G(\mathbb A_k)$

Let $k$ be a global field, and let $G = \mathbf G(\mathbb A_k)$ for a connected, reductive group $\mathbf G$ over $k$. In these notes by Jayce Getz and Heekyoung Hahn, a unitary representation of $G$ ...

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### tensor product of massless Poincare representations

Consider two massless representations of the connected Poincare group $ISO_0(1,3)$ with helicities $s$ and $t$. What is the decomposition of their tensor product into irreducibles?
Massless ...

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### Restriction that contains a trivial representation

Let $G$ be a noncompact simple Lie group, and $G'$ a noncompact reductive subgroup of $G$ such that $(G,G')$ is a symmetric pair. If $\pi$ is an infinitely dimensional unitary representation of $G$, ...

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### Finite-dimensional faithful unitary representations of SL(2,Z)

Does $SL(2,\mathbb{Z})$ have a finite-dimensional faithful unitary representation? No such representation exists for $SL(2,\mathbb{R})$, but I don't see a reason why one shouldn't exist for $SL(2,\...

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### Clebsch–Gordan decomposition for $\mathrm{SU}(2)$, in indices

Let $\pi_m$, $m \geq 0$, be the unitary irreps of $\mathrm{SU}(2)$. The Clebsch–Gordan decomposition then gives that
$$ \pi_m \otimes \pi_n = \bigoplus_{k=0}^{\min(m,n)}\pi_{m+n-2k}.$$
But suppose I ...

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### Some basic question on the parabolic induction

I would like to ask some basic question about parabolic induction.
Let $F$ be a local field and $G=GL_n(F)$ and $P=MN$ its parabolic subgroup whose Levis subgroup $M=GL_{n_1}(F) \times GL_{n_2}(F)$ ...

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### Is the linear span of irrep matrices a complete matrix basis?

Let $G$ be a finite or compact group and $\rho: G \to \mathrm{U}(d)$ a $d$-dimensional unitary representation of $G$. If $\rho$ is irreducible then the following seems to be true:
$$
\mathrm{span}_\...

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### Convergence of some object depending on functions with compact support

Let $G$ be a locally compact group with unimodular Haar measure $\mu$. We consider the Hilbert space $\mathscr{H}:= L_{\mu}^2(G)$ together with the unitary representation $\pi : G \to U(\mathscr{H})$ ...

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### Unitary dual of the complex motion group $\mathbb C^2 \rtimes SU(2)$?

The real motion group of $\mathbb R^2$, $M(2)$ is the semi-direct product of $\mathbb R^2$ with the special orthogonal group $K = SO(2)$. A well
known fact is that the unitary dual $\hat{G}$, of $G$ ...

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### Do maximally almost periodic groups embed homeomorphically into their Bohr compactifications? [duplicate]

If $G$ is a Hausdorff topological group and $bG$ is its Bohr compactification, Wikipedia says that $G$ is called maximally almost periodic (MAP) if and only if the natural map $i : G \to bG$ is ...

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### Number of orthogonal operators in representations of the Unitary Group

Let $G={\rm SU}(d)$ be the unitary group and $\rho(g)$ an irreducible representation of $g\in G$ in a $D$ dimensional Hilbert space $V$. Let $e_i\in V$ be the diagonal matrix whose only non-zero ...

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### Fourier transform in the complex motion group

I am looking for a reference that deals with the dual of the complex motion group i.e., the semi-direct product of $\mathbb C^n$ with the special unitary group $K=SU(n)$. In particular, I am looking ...

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### Discrete decomposability of unitary representation

[INTRODUCTION]
Let $G$ be a non-compact simple Lie group, and $G'$ a reductive subgroup of $G$. Suppose that $\pi$ is a non-trivial (hence, infinite dimensional) irreducible unitary representation of ...

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### Systems of imprimitivity for unitary representations - reference request

Let $G$ be a finite subgroup of the group $U_d(\mathbb{C})$ of unitary transformations of $\mathbb{C}^d$. Suppose that $G$ acts irreducibly but is imprimitive, meaning that there is a nontrivial ...

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### Unitary dual of the motion group $M(n)$, for $n> 2$

The motion group of $\mathbb R^2$, noted by $G=M(2)$ is the semi-direct product of $\mathbb R^2$ with the special orthogonal group $K = SO(2)$. A well
known fact is that the unitary dual $\hat{G}$, of ...

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### When is the unitary dual of a lscs group uniformizable?

Let $G$ be a locally compact, second countable group. We equip the unitary dual $\widehat{G}$ with the Fell topology. I am looking for conditions which guarantee that the topological space $\widehat{G}...

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### Tensor products of unitary irreducible representations of $SU(2,2)$

What is known about irreducible decomposition of tensor products of (infinite-dimensional) unitary irreducible representations of $SU(2,2)$ (or, more generally, simple groups of split rank greater ...

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### Collection of matrices in $SU_{\mathbb{C}}(n)$ with given family of eigenvectors

For a given fixed matrix $M\in SU_{\mathbb{C}}(n)$, how to find all $N\in SO_{\mathbb{C}}(n)$ such that $N^{-1}MN$ is a diagonal matrix?
If we consider a fixed set of $n$ complex vectors $\Gamma:=\{...

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### Existence of a unique cyclic and separating vector in a *-representation

I'm interested in knowing the requirements for a $*$-representation, $\pi_{\omega}$, of a C*-algebra, $\mathbb{C}(\mathcal{G})$, (or equivalently the requirements for the unitary representation, $U_{\...

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### Does the supercuspidal representation becomes tempered?

I am really wondering whether supercuspidal representation may become tempered representation.
If it is not true for all classical group, is it especially true for unitary group?
If it is not true ...

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### relationships between $AA^T$ and $[(I-A)(I-A)^T]^{-1}$ with $A$ being strictly lower triangular

I have a matrix $A$ which is strictly lower triangular. Now, I am trying to find some general statements/relationships of following matrices $U,D,V,K$ defined as:
$AA^T=VKV^H$,
$[(I-A)(I-A)^T]^{-1}=...

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### Good source for representation of GL(n) over finite fields?

I'd like to gain some understanding of unitary representations of GL(n) over finite fields. Any good source would be appreciated.
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My original question was ambiguous. ...

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### Unitary representations of finite dimensional Lie groups on infinite-dimensional Hilbert spaces

I am interested in the proofs of continuity of some standard unitary representations appearing in Physics. Additionally, I am interested in the integration of finite-dimensional Lie algebras of skew-...

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### the moment set of unitary representation of lie groups, analogue in the p-adic case

Let $G$ be a real Lie group with Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$ and $\pi$ a unitary representation of $G$ on a separable Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}_{\pi}$. Note $\mathcal{H}_{\pi}^{\infty}$ the space of $...

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### Unitary dual of the Heisenberg group over non-archimedean local fields of characteristic two

What is the unitary dual of the Heisenberg group over non-archimedean local fields k of characteristic two? This is well-known for the real Heisenberg group and in fact, when local fields have ...

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### The relation of the local principal representations of $U(2)$ and $GL(2)$

Let $E/F$ be a quadratic extension of number fields and $v$ is a non-archimedean place of $F$.
Let $G=U(2)(F_v)$ be the $F_v$-points of the 2-dimension unitary group associated to $E_v/F_v$ and $B$, $...

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### Operators associated with unitary representations of nilpotent Lie group

Let $G$ be a nilpotent Lie Group, and $\pi:G\to B(\mathcal H)$ be an irreducible unitary representation on the Hilbert space $\mathcal H$. One can use the Bochner integral to define a linear map as ...

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### Principal series representations of $SL(2,\mathbb{R})$: introductory textbooks [duplicate]

I am interested in introductory books/papers/reports about the (unitary) representation theory of $SL(2,\mathbb{R})$, with particular emphasis on the principal series representations. My background: I ...

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### Two Hilbert $G$-bundles are isomorphic iff the representations of the little group are equivalent

While reading Mackey's "Unitary Group Representations in Physics, Probability and Number Theory", at page 66 I encountered the following statement (my reformulation):
if $\mathcal K$ and $\mathcal ...

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### Plancherel formula for $L^2(G/N)$

Let $G$ be a connected real semisimple or reductive Lie group. Let $TA$ be a Cartan subgroup, where $T$ is compact and $A$ is split. Let $MA$ be the centralizer of $A$ in $G$, and let $N$ be the ...