FMSP Lectures

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16:30-18:00   Room #117 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Birgit Speh (Cornell University)
Representations of reductive groups and L-functions (I) (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
This is an introduction to the theory of L-functions and in particular of the local L-factors of representations in real and complex groups. Some familiarity with infinite dimensional representations would be very helpful, but I will not assume any knowledge of number theory. We will start in the first lecture by considering L-functions for Groessen characters and classical automorphic forms, in other words for automorphic representations of G(1) and GL(2). This will motivate the definition of the local L-factors of representations of GL(1,R) and GL(2,R). Then we will discuss Rankin convolutions and define the L-factors for infinite dimensional tempered representations of GL(n,R).