Self-dual cuspidal and supercuspidal representations

16 May 2019
Jeff Adler

According to the Harish-Chandra philosophy, cuspidal representations are the basic building blocks in the representation theory of finite reductive groups.  Similarly for supercuspidal representations of p-adic groups.  Self-dual representations play a special role in the study of parabolic induction.  Thus, it is of interest to know whether self-dual (super)cuspidal representations exist.  With a few exceptions involving some small fields, I will show precisely when a finite reductive group has irreducible cuspidal representations that are self-dual, of Deligne-Lusztig type, or both.  Then I will look at implications for the existence of irreducible, self-dual supercuspidal representations of p-adic groups.  This is joint work with Manish Mishra.

  • Representation Theory Seminar