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Arithmetic Study Group: Cusp forms on GSp(4) with non-zero SO(4) periods

Presented by Martin Nikolov, University of Connecticut

26 May 2011 16:15 in CM219

Abstract: I will briefly explain the ideas behind the relative trace formula and outline a specific case of application. Namely: the Saito-Kurokawa lifting of automorphic representations from PGL(2) to the projective symplectic group of similitudes PGSp(4) of genus 2 established by the use of the relative trace formula, thus characterising the image as the representations with a nonzero period for the special orthogonal group SO(4,E/F) associated to a quadratic extension E of the base field F, and a nonzero Fourier coefficient for a generic character of the unipotent radical of the Siegel parabolic subgroup. The image is nongeneric and almost everywhere nontempered, violating a naive generalization of the Ramanujan conjecture.

Contact pankaj.vishe@durham.ac.uk or athanasios.bouganis@durham.ac.uk for more information