The Peter-Weyl idempotent of a parahoric subgroup is the sum of the idempotents of irreducible representations which have a nonzero Iwahori fixed vector. The associated convolution algebra is called a Peter-Weyl Iwahori algebra. We show any Peter-Weyl Iwahori algebra is Morita equivalent to the Iwahori-Hecke algebra. Both the Iwahori-Hecke algebra and a Peter-Weyl Iwahori algebra have a natural C*-algebra structure, and the Morita equivalence preserves irreducible hermitian and unitary modules. Both algebras have another anti-involution denoted as •, and the Morita equivalence preserves irreducible and unitary modules for the • involution. This work is joint with Dan Barbasch.
- Algebra Seminar