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When can a finite subgroup of $GL(2n,\mathbb{R})$ be viewed as a subgroup of $GL(n,\mathbb{C})$?

A finite group acting on a complex vector space of dimension $n$ can be seen as acting on a real vector space of dimension $2n$ just by forgetting the complex structure of the space. My question is, ...
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Restriction of irreducible unitary representation to normal subgroup of finite index

Let $G$ be a Lie group (or more generally a locally compact group), let $N$ be a closed and normal subgroup of $G$ of finite index. Let $H$ be an infinite dimensional complex Hilbert space, and let $\...
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Unitary representations of SO(1,4) and SO(2,3)

Where can I find details about the irreducible unitary representations of SO(1,4) and SO(2,3)?
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non unitary representations

A paper by M.L. Whippman in Rep. Math. Phys. 5 (1974), 81, mentions at the bottom of the second page ''the possible occurrence of non-unitary representations that arise when reducing a direct product ...
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Orthogonality relations for unitary representations of infinite (finitely generated) groups

Let $G$ be a group, and consider the matrix elements of finite dimensional irreducible unitary representations of $G$ over $\mathbb{C}$ as functions $f:G\to \mathbb{C}$. If $G$ is finite, any two ...
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A sufficient condition (or not) for positive semidefiniteness of a matrix?

Let $A\in M_{n}(\mathbb{C})$ be a Hermitian matrix. If for all $z_1,...,z_n\in\mathbb{C}$, $$\sum_{i,j=1}^{n}A_{ij}z_{i}\overline{z_{j}}\ge 0$$ then A is positive semidefinite. I do not think the ...
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Are square-integrable representations of a general locally compact group tempered

Let $G$ be a locally compact unimodular group with center $Z$ and let $\omega$ be a unitary character of $Z$. To fix the discussion, an irreducible unitary representation $\pi$ with central character $...
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Kirillov orbit Method for Complex nilpotent groups

Let $G$ be a nilpotent simply connected real Lie group. From the classical work of Kirillov, it is well-known that the irreducible unitary representations of $G$ are in a canonical bijective ...
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Characters of permutation groups

Let $N$ be a fixed positive integer, and denote by $C(m)$ the number of permutations on an $N$-element set that have exactly $m$ cycles (counting $1$-cycles). Then it is in the literature that the ...
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Orbits of some action of SL2 on Pontryagin dual of the field of formal Laurent series

Let $K=\mathbb{F}_2((t))$ be the field of formal Laurent series over the finite field $\mathbb{F}_2$. Now consider $K^3$ as an additive group and its dual group $\hat{K^3}$, which consists of all ...
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references for faithful orthogonal (or unitary) representation of symmetric groups

Let $S_n$ be the symmetric group of $n$ points. I want to find references (or proofs) for the following statement (1). (1). There does not exist any faithful orthogonal representation $$ S_n\...
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Groups without property (T) but all finite quotients are expanders

What is an example of a group $G$ which 1- is finitely generated by $S$, 2- does not have property (T), 3- admits infinitely many finite quotients which do not factor through an homomorphism $G \...
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On the definition of matrix coefficient

As far as I have known, for irreducible admissible representation $\pi$ of $p$-adic group $G$, the matrix coefficient is defined as follows: For $v\in \pi$ and $w \in \pi ^\vee$, the contragredient ...
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Are there any dominant pivotal functors such that the regular representation is not mapped onto a multiple of the regular representation?

This question is related to Pivotal functors of that are substantially different from finite group homomorphisms. A tensor functor $F: \mathcal{C} \to \mathcal{D}$ is called dominant (sometimes ...
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Does an element in the center of universal enveloping algebra becomes a scalar in irreducible representations?

I'm asking a question about Lie group representation. Let $G$ be a Lie group, not necessarily connected. Let $\Omega$ be an element in the center of the universal enveloping algebra $U(\mathfrak{g})$ ...
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Unitarizability of group representations

Let $G$ be a Lie (or more general) group. Consider its continuous representation in a Banach space by isometries, i.e. preserving the Banach norm. Under what conditions this representation is ...
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The representation theory for the fake Heisenberg groups over non-perfect local field

Let $K$ be a local field of characteristic $p$, where $p$ is a prime number greater than 2. In particular, $(x+y)^p=x^p+y^p$ for $x,y\in K$. The fake Heisenberg group is defined to be $$ G=\{\begin{...
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Number of unitary representations of a Kazhdan group

It was proved by de la Harpe, Robertson, and Valette that for a discrete group $\Gamma$ with Kazhdan's property (T), there is a constant $c$ so that the number of irreducible unitary representations ...
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Unitary irreps of the Poincare group in dimension <4

It is well-known that long ago, Wigner classified the unitary irreducible representations of the Poincare group in dimension 4. I am looking for a convenient reference describing all unitary ...
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Representation of finite group

Let $\Gamma$ be a finite index subgroup of $SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$. Let $\pi$ be a natural covering from $\Gamma\backslash\mathbb{H}$ to $SL_2(\mathbb{Z})\backslash\mathbb{H}$. Denote by $\text{Deck}(\pi)$ ...
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Is anything known about the eigenspectrum of the regular representation of the permutation group?

I am looking for information like upper bounds on how many times any eigenvalue can occur or something like how many eigenvalues can be there in some given range. Is anything like this known? The ...
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Animating a unitary transform [closed]

For the purpose of showing how (quantum) unitary operators behave as a computer animation, I would like to create a function $A_U(t)$ of some (complex) unitary matrix $U$, such that $A_U(t)$ is ...
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Decomposing a reducible representation of the unitary group

Consider the representation $L_U$ of the unitary group $U(n)$ on $L(\mathbb{C}^n)$ where $L_U$: $L(\mathbb{C}^n) \rightarrow L(\mathbb{C}^n)$ is a linear operator that $L_U M=U M U^{\dagger} $, $\...
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Canonical representation of $\operatorname{SL}(2,\mathbb{R})$ on $L^2(\mathbb{R}^2)$

As a unimodular subgroup of the group of automorphisms of $\mathbb{R}^2$, $\operatorname{SL}(2,\mathbb{R})$ can be represented as a subgroup of $\mathcal{U}(L^2(\mathbb{R}^2))$ (the group of unitary ...
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Proof that the second Borel cohomology group of $(\mathbb R, +)$ is trivial

Does anyone have a reference for a fairly direct proof that the second Borel cohomology group for $(\mathbb R, +)$ (with the trivial action on the circle group) is trivial? The motivation is to show ...
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Schur's lemma for antiunitary operators on complex Hilbert spaces

Suppose to have a linear irreducible unitary representation $\rho:G\rightarrow U(H)$ on a complex Hilbert space $H$ with $G$ a generic group. Let $A$ be an $\textit{anti}$-linear operator such that $$...
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Unitary representations of Tarski Monsters and other beasts

Did people study the unitary representations of Tarsky Monsters, for example the ones constructed by Ol'shanskii? Are there any exotic representations, ie. except the ones related to the left regular, ...
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Does every commutative $*$-algebra of operators on a prehilbert space have a character?

My question can be equivalently stated as follows: Let $A$ be a complex commutative algebra with involution, and assume there exists a non-zero homomorphism $\pi:A\to L(V)$ to the algebra of ...
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Faithful and weakly-mixing representations of Property (T) groups in relation to left regular rep

Is it known that: Any countable Property (T) group (or more generally, a non-amenable group) has a faithful, weakly-mixing representation which is NOT weakly included in its left regular ...
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Can monomial representations induced from nonmonomial representations?

Let $H$ be a subgroup of $G$. Let $\rho$ be an irr representation of $G$ induced from an irr representation $\theta$ of $H$. It is well known that $\rho$ is monomial if $\theta$ is monomial. Is it ...
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Arthur's refinement of parameters for unitary automorphic representations

In his work on the classification of automorphic representations of a group $G$, Arthur has conjectured that the parameterization of such representations involves a homomorphism $\rho : SL_2 \times ...
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Method to Generate Random Mutually Orthogonal Unitary Matrices

The title says it all, I'd like to know if such a method exists to generate random mutually orthogonal unitary matrices. If so, any supplementary references would be very much obliged. Thanks again!
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Analytic criteria for the support of the Plancherel measure for SL(2,Qp), spherical functions

Is there an analytic criteria to determine the support of the Plancherel measure for SL(2,Qp). At least for unitary spherical representations
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Do the irreducible unitary representations of a locally compact group form a separating set for the Radon measures on the group?

Let $\mu$ and $\nu$ be two Radon measures on a locally compact group $G$. For every irreducible unitary representation $\pi$ of $G$ and vectors $u$ and $v$ from the corresponding Hilbert space $H_\pi$ ...
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Spherical functions for sl(2,Q_p)

I kindly would like to ask you the following- I am refering to page 175 in the Book by Gelfand, Graev, Shapiro, etc, on "Automorphic forms ..." My question to which I would kindly ask you to answer ...
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Unique maximal ideal in group C*-algebras

Let $G$ be a discrete group. Let $C^*(G)$ denote the full group C*-algebra of $G.$ Let $\pi:C^*(G)\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ be the *-homomorphism associated with the trivial representation of $G.$ ...
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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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About the group generated by one diagonal unitary

Suppose $D=diag\{\alpha_1,\alpha_2,...\alpha_n\}$ is a diagonal unitary, which means that |\alpha_i|=1 for all $i$. We know that $\alpha_i$ is not unit root and so is $\alpha_i/\alpha_j$ for $i\neq j$....
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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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Supercuspidal with Iwahori fixed vector

Let $F$ be a local field. Is there a reference for the following fact: No supercuspidal representation of $GL_2(F)$ has an Iwahori-fixed vector? I have a proof, by I'd prefer a reference, ...
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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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Which groups are the unitary group of a $C^*$-algebra

Which groups are the unitary group of a $C^*$-algebra? Does anyone know anything in this direction?
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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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How to find the unitary matrices in this exponential matrix representation

In the following post Representing a product of matrix exponentials as the exponential of a sum there is a statement regarding the result of the multiplication of two matrix exponentials: if $A$ and $...
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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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Embedding of Two Objects Into Higher Dimensions With Their Sum

Given two vector sets, $\vec x_i$ and $\vec y_i$ (for $i$=1,2,...N, but the dimensionality of each vector can be more than N), let their sum set be $\vec z_i = \vec x_i + \vec y_i$. It's easy to ...
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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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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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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 unitary/...