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On a Certain Residual Spectrum of $\Sp_8$


Published:20040201
Printed: Feb 2004
Abstract
Let $G=\Sp_{2n}$ be the symplectic group defined over a number
field $F$. Let $\mathbb{A}$ be the ring of adeles. A fundamental
problem in the theory of automorphic forms is to decompose the
right regular representation of $G(\mathbb{A})$ acting on the
Hilbert space $L^2\bigl(G(F)\setminus G(\mathbb{A})\bigr)$. Main
contributions have been made by Langlands. He described, using his
theory of Eisenstein series, an orthogonal decomposition of this
space of the form: $L_{\dis}^2 \bigl( G(F)\setminus G(\mathbb{A})
\bigr)=\bigoplus_{(M,\pi)} L_{\dis}^2(G(F) \setminus G(\mathbb{A})
\bigr)_{(M,\pi)}$, where $(M,\pi)$ is a Levi subgroup with a
cuspidal automorphic representation $\pi$ taken modulo conjugacy
(Here we normalize $\pi$ so that the action of the maximal split
torus in the center of $G$ at the archimedean places is trivial.)
and $L_{\dis}^2\bigl(G(F)\setminus G(\mathbb{A})\bigr)_{(M,\pi)}$
is a space of residues of Eisenstein series associated to
$(M,\pi)$. In this paper, we will completely determine the space
$L_{\dis}^2\bigl(G(F)\setminus G(\mathbb{A})\bigr)_{(M,\pi)}$, when
$M\simeq\GL_2\times\GL_2$. This is the first result on the
residual spectrum for nonmaximal, nonBorel parabolic subgroups,
other than $\GL_n$.