On the automorphic spectrum supported on the Borel subgroup

25 October 2016

In this talk, we consider a split connected semisimple group G defined over a global field F. Let A denote the ring of adèles of F and K a maximal compact subgroup of G(A) with the property that the local factors of K are hyperspecial at every non-archimedian place. Our interest is to study a certain subspace of the space of square-integrable functions on the adelic quotient G(F)\G(A). Namely, we want to study functions coming from induced representations from an unramified character of a Borel subgroup and which are K-invariant.

Our goal is to describe how the decomposition of such space can be related with the Plancherel decomposition of a graded affine Hecke algebra (GAHA).

The main ingredients are standard analytic properties of the Dedekind zeta-function as well as known properties of the so-called residue distributions, introduced by Heckman-Opdam in their study of the Plancherel decomposition of a GAHA and a result by M. Reeder on the support of the weight spaces of
the anti-spherical  discrete series representations of affine Hecke algebras. These last ingredients are of a purely local nature.

This talk is based on joint work with V. Heiermann and E. Opdam.