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An induction theorem for groups acting on trees

Author: Martin H. Weissman
Journal: Represent. Theory 23 (2019), 205-212
MSC (2010): Primary 20G25, 20E08, 22E50
Published electronically: May 29, 2019
MathSciNet review: 3955571
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If $G$ is a group acting on a locally finite tree $X$, and $\mathscr {S}$ is a $G$-equivariant sheaf of vector spaces on $X$, then its compactly-supported cohomology is a representation of $G$. Under a finiteness hypothesis, we prove that if $H_c^0(X, \mathscr {S})$ is an irreducible representation of $G$, then $H_c^0(X, \mathscr {S})$ arises by induction from a vertex or edge stabilizing subgroup.

If $\boldsymbol {\mathrm {G}}$ is a reductive group over a nonarchimedean local field $F$, then Schneider and Stuhler realize every irreducible supercuspidal representation of $G = \boldsymbol {\mathrm {G}}(F)$ in the degree-zero cohomology of a $G$-equivariant sheaf on its reduced Bruhat-Tits building $X$. When the derived subgroup of $\boldsymbol {\mathrm {G}}$ has relative rank one, $X$ is a tree. An immediate consequence is that every such irreducible supercuspidal representation arises by induction from a compact-mod-center open subgroup.

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Martin H. Weissman
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz, California 95064
MR Author ID: 718173

Received by editor(s): October 30, 2018
Received by editor(s) in revised form: December 10, 2018
Published electronically: May 29, 2019
Additional Notes: The Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant #426453 supported this work
Article copyright: © Copyright 2019 American Mathematical Society