Whittaker functions and connections to crystal graphs

Number Theory Seminar

Spencer Leslie (Duke)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 -
3:15pm to 4:15pm
119 Physics

Whittaker functions are certain special functions that play a central role in automorphic representation theory. When dealing with automorphic forms on covering groups, new methods are needed to compute these functions. In this talk, I will outline how the study of this problem has uncovered connections with geometric representation theory and crystal graphs. I also explain my work in making this connection practical, allowing for new computations of spherical Whittaker functions for covering groups.

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