Representation Theory
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Clifton Cunningham (Calgary) and
David Roe (UBC)
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 AARON CHRISTIE, Carleton
 GERALD CLIFF, University of Alberta
PBW and canonical bases of modules for Lie algebras and quantum groups [PDF]

Lev $V$ be an irreducible representation of a finitedimensional
complex semisimple Lie algebra. Then $V=U^{}v$ where $U^$ is the universal
enveloping algebra of the minus part of the Lie algebra. We want to find
an explicit subset $S$ of a PBW basis of $U^$ such that a basis of $V$
is given by all $sv$, where $s$ varies in $S$. In the quantized case,
we show that such a subset $S$ can be given using Lusztig's canonical and
PBW bases of $U_q^$. In type $A$, $S$ can be explicitly given in terms
of Young tableaux, similar to the bases of CarterLusztig in 1974. We have
results for types B, C, and D, using Kashiwara's crystal bases, and the
Young tableaux of types B, C, and D of KashiwaraNakashima.
 ANDREW FIORI, University of Calgary
Understanding the Category of Algebraic Groups over a Field [PDF]

In this talk I will discuss the problem of giving concrete descriptions for all morphisms in the category of algebraic groups over a field. I will discuss why this problem is hard in almost any generality but also how we are able to say a great deal in many specific cases.
 JULIA GORDON, University of British Columbia
Transfer of transfer [PDF]

This is joint work with T.C. Hales.
Langlands and Shelstad made two conjectures about the relations of
kappaorbital integrals on a reductive group G and stable orbital integrals
on the endocsopic group H. One was the famous Fundamental Lemma. The other
one is a "smooth transfer" conjecture, which asserts a relation similar to
the Fundamental Lemma but for all smooth test functions on G. It follows
from the work of LanglandsShalstad, Hales and Waldspurger that the
Fundamental Lemma implies smooth transfer conjecture in characterisitic
zero. We use this fact and the theory of motivic integration to show that
the smooth transfer conjecture holds in large positive charactersitic.
 CAMELIA KARIMIANPOUR, University of Ottawa
On the Representations of the nfold Metaplectic Groups [PDF]

nfold metaplectic groups are the central extensions of a simplyconnected Chevalley group by the group of $n$th roots of unity. In this talk, we consider the $n$fold metaplectic group of $SL_2$ over a $p$adic field and compute the Ktypes of the principal series representations of these covering groups. Among these representations are the reducible unramified principal series representations for which we investigate the distribution of the Ktypes into its irreducible constituents.
 PAUL MEZO, Carleton
A method for computing Apackets for real groups [PDF]

Apackets are sets of representations which help describe the discrete spectrum of automorphic representations. We will present a method for computing Apackets for real symplectic and orthogonal groups following the definition given by Arthur.
 AHMED MOUSSAOUI, University of Calgary
Bernstein centre for enhanced Langlands parameters [PDF]

In this talk, we consider the links between parabolic induction and the local Langlands correspondence for representations of padic groups. We will introduce the notion of cuspidal enhanced Langlands parameter, and these parameters should correspond to the supercuspidal represenations of padic groups. We are able to verify this in those known cases of the local Langlands correspondence, notably by the work of C. Moeglin. Furthermore, in the case of classical groups, we can construct the "cuspidal support" of an enhanced Langlands parameter and get a decomposition of the set of enhanced Langlands parameters à la Bernstein. We show there is a bijection between the irreducible representations in a Bernstein bloc and enhanced Langlands parameters in the corresponding bloc.
Dans cet exposé, on s’intéresse aux liens entre l’induction parabolique et la correspondance de Langlands. En introduisant la notion de paramètre de Langlands enrichi cuspidal, on vérifie grace au cas connu de la correspondance de Langlands locale et des travaux de C. Moeglin que ces paramètres devraient correspondre conjecturalement aux représentations supercuspidales. Par ailleurs, dans le cas des groupes classiques, on construit le "support cuspidal" d’un paramètre de Langlands enrichi. On obtient ainsi une décomposition des paramètres de Langlands enrichis à la Bernstein et une bijection entre les représentations irréductibles d'un bloc de Bernstein et les paramètres de Langlands enrichis d'un bloc correspondant.
 MONICA NEVINS, University of Ottawa
On nilpotent orbits of padic special orthogonal groups [PDF]

The classification of nilpotent (co)adjoint orbits of $p$adic groups is in some sense known in the classical case through work of Waldspurger and in general through work of DeBacker. That said, enumerating, or generating explicit representatives of, these orbits is highly nontrivial. In prior work, the author determined an algorithm for relating these two classifications for special linear and symplectic groups, via the intermediary of explicit orbit representatives. This talk concerns recent progress on the case of special orthogonal groups. This is joint work with Tobias Bernstein.
 HADI SALMASIAN, University of Ottawa
Local and global rank for the discrete spectrum [PDF]

I will review the notion of Urank of a unitary representation, and outline the proof of the following theorem: all of the local components of an automorphic representation in the discrete spectrum have equal Urank. This generalizes a result of R. Howe from the 1980's. In particular, for an automorphic representation in disctere spectrum, minimality of one local component implies minimality of all local components.
 LOREN SPICE, Texas Christian University
Asymptotic expansions of characters [PDF]

HarishChandra made the analogy that characters (of irreducible representations) are to a reductive group as Fourier transforms of orbital integrals are to its Lie algebra. This was formalised by the HarishChandra–Howe local character expansion (about arbitrary semisimple elements) in terms of Fourier transforms of nilpotent orbital integrals, and later by the Kim–Murnaghan–Kirillov asymptotic expansion (about the identity) in terms of Fourier transforms of orbital integrals with a fixed semisimple part. In this talk, we discuss an analogue of the Kim–Murnaghan–Kirillov expansion (for characters and related distributions) about arbitrary points, and how to compute it effectively for supercuspidal characters.
 BIN XU, University of Calgary
On Arthur packets of padic split odd orthogonal groups [PDF]

The irreducible admissible representations of Arthur class are the local components of automorphic representations. They are conjectured to be parametrized by the Arthur parameters, which form a subset of the usual Langlands parameters. The set of irreducible representations associated with a single Arthur parameter is called an Arthur packet. Following Arthur's classification theory of automorphic representations of classical groups, the Arthur packets are now known in these cases. On the other hand, Moeglin independently constructed these packets in the padic case by using very different methods. In this talk, I would like to give a survey on Moeglin's construction in the special case of split odd orthogonal groups, and I will also explain how it is connected with Arthur's theory.
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