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2009.83: Geometric structure in the principal series of the p-adic group G_2

2009.83: Anne-Marie Aubert, Paul Baum and Roger Plymen (2009) Geometric structure in the principal series of the p-adic group G_2.

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In the representation theory of reductive $p$-adic groups $G$, the issue of reducibility of induced representations is an issue of great intricacy. It is our contention, expressed as a conjecture in [3], that there exists a simple geometric structure underlying this intricate theory.

We will illustrate here the conjecture with some detailed computations in the principal series of the exceptional group $G_2$.

A feature of this article is the role played by cocharacters $h_c$ attached to two-sided cells $c$ in certain extended affine Weyl groups.

The quotient varieties which occur in the Bernstein programme are replaced by extended quotients. We form the disjoint union $A(G)$ of all these extended quotient varieties. We conjecture that, after a simple algebraic deformation, the space $A(G)$ is a model of the smooth dual $Irr(G)$. In this respect, our programme is a conjectural refinement of the Bernstein programme.

The algebraic deformation is controlled by the cocharacters $h_c$. The cocharacters themselves appear to be closely related to Langlands parameters.

Item Type:MIMS Preprint
Uncontrolled Keywords:Representation theory, p-adic groups, exceptional group G_2, Hecke algebra, asymptotic Hecke algebra
Subjects:MSC 2000 > 22 Topological groups, Lie groups
MIMS number:2009.83
Deposited By:Professor Roger Plymen
Deposited On:29 October 2009

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