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Fri, 09 Jun 2023

12:30 - 13:30

The Harish-Chandra local character expansion and canonical dimensions for p-adic reductive groups

Mick Gielen
(University of Oxford)

A complex irreducible admissible representation of a reductive p-adic group is typically infinite-dimensional. To quantify the "size" of such representations, we introduce the concept of canonical dimension. To do so we have to discuss the Moy-Prasad filtrations. These are natural filtrations of the parahoric subgroups. Next, we relate the canonical dimension to the Harish-Chandra local character expansion, which expresses the distribution character of an irreducible representation in terms of nilpotent orbital integrals. Using this, we consider the wavefront set of a representation. This is an invariant the naturally arises from the local character expansion. We conclude by explaining why the canonical dimension might be considered a weaker but more computable alternative to the wavefront set.