The University of Illinois Algebra-Geometry-Combinatorics Seminar
Spring 2024, Time: Thursdays 3-3:50PM, Place: Burrill Hall 124 / Altgeld Hall 345

Three approaches to representation theory of p-adic groups, Slava Naprienko (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) -- February 29th, 2024

This talk is about Spherical and Whittaker functions which are certain matrix coefficients of the principal series representation of p-adic groups. Already simplest values of these functions are quite non-trivial and interesting: Spherical functions produce the Hall-Littlewood polynomials and Whittaker functions produce the Schur polynomials.

I am going to talk about the refined version of these functions called Iwahori Spherical and Iwahori Whittaker functions which are certain non-symmetric components of the functions above. I show that there are three ways to approach these functions: through algebra of Demazure-like operators, through geometry of the affine flag varieties, and through combinatorics of integrable lattice models.

This work is based on arXiv:2110.10377 and arXiv:2211.15850 (joint with Daniel Bump).

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