## Elliptic centralizers in Weyl groups and their coinvariant representations

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- by Mark Reeder
- Represent. Theory
**15**(2011), 63-111 - DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S1088-4165-2011-00377-0
- Published electronically: January 24, 2011
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## Abstract:

The centralizer $C(w)$ of an elliptic element $w$ in a Weyl group has a natural symplectic representation on the group of $w$-coinvariants in the root lattice. We give the basic properties of this representation, along with applications to $p$-adic groups—classifying maximal tori and computing inducing data in $L$-packets—as well as to elucidating the structure of the centralizer $C(w)$ itself. We give the structure of each elliptic centralizer in $W(E_8)$ in terms of its coinvariant representation, and we refine Springer’s theory for elliptic regular elements to give explicit complex reflections generating $C(w)$. The case where $w$ has order three is examined in detail, with connections to mathematics of the nineteenth century. A variation of the methods recovers the subgroup $W(H_4)\subset W(E_8)$.## References

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## Bibliographic Information

**Mark Reeder**- Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467
- Email: reederma@bc.edu
- Received by editor(s): June 9, 2009
- Received by editor(s) in revised form: February 3, 2010
- Published electronically: January 24, 2011
- © Copyright 2011 American Mathematical Society
- Journal: Represent. Theory
**15**(2011), 63-111 - MSC (2010): Primary 11E72, 20G05, 20G25
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S1088-4165-2011-00377-0
- MathSciNet review: 2765477