The Dynkin diagram -group

Author:
Dana Pascovici

Journal:
Represent. Theory **5** (2001), 1-16

MSC (2000):
Primary 22E46; Secondary 22E45

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S1088-4165-01-00104-2

Published electronically:
January 18, 2001

MathSciNet review:
1826426

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We define an abelian group from the Dynkin diagram of a split real linear Lie group with abelian Cartan subgroups, , and show that the -groups defined by Knapp and Stein are subgroups of it. The proof relies on Vogan's approach to the -groups. The -group of a Dynkin diagram is easily computed just by looking at the diagram, and so it gives, for instance, quick proofs of the fact that the principal series with zero infinitesimal character of the split groups , , or are irreducible. The Dynkin diagram subgroup also implicitly describes a small Levi subgroup, which we hope might play a role in computing regular functions on principal nilpotent orbits. We present in the end a conjecture and some evidence in this direction.

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**Dana Pascovici**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, MATH 602, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906

Email:
pascovic@math.purdue.edu

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S1088-4165-01-00104-2

Keywords:
$R$-groups,
reducible principal series

Received by editor(s):
May 31, 2000

Received by editor(s) in revised form:
October 10, 2000

Published electronically:
January 18, 2001

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© Copyright 2001
American Mathematical Society