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Representation Theory

Published by the American Mathematical Society since 1997, this electronic-only journal is devoted to research in representation theory and seeks to maintain a high standard for exposition as well as for mathematical content. All articles are freely available to all readers and with no publishing fees for authors.

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Propriétés de maximalité concernant une représentation définie par Lusztig
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by J.-L. Waldspurger
Represent. Theory 23 (2019), 379-438
Published electronically: September 30, 2019


Let $\lambda$ be a symplectic partition, denote $Jord^{bp}(\lambda )$ the set of even positive integers which appear in $\lambda$, and let a map $\epsilon :Jord^{bp}(\lambda ) \to \{\pm 1\}$. The generalized Springer’s correspondence associates to $(\lambda ,\epsilon )$ an irreducible representation $\rho (\lambda ,\epsilon )$ of some Weyl group. We can also define a representation $\underline {\rho }(\lambda ,\epsilon )$ of the same Weyl group, in general reducible. Roughly speaking, $\rho (\lambda ,\epsilon )$ is the representation of the Weyl group in the top cohomology group of some variety and $\underline {\rho }(\lambda ,\epsilon )$ is the representation in the sum of all the cohomology groups of the same variety. The representation $\underline {\rho }$ decomposes as a direct sum of $\rho (\lambda ’,\epsilon ’)$ with some multiplicities, where $(\lambda ’,\epsilon ’)$ describes the set of pairs similar to $(\lambda ,\epsilon )$. It is well know that $(\lambda ,\epsilon )$ appears in this decomposition with multiplicity one and is minimal in this decomposition. That is, if $(\lambda ’,\epsilon ’)$ appears, we have $\lambda ’>\lambda$ or $(\lambda ’,\epsilon ’)=(\lambda ,\epsilon )$. Assuming that $\lambda$ has only even parts, we prove that there exists also a maximal pair $(\lambda ^{max},\epsilon ^{max})$. That is, $(\lambda ^{max},\epsilon ^{max})$ appears with positive multiplicity (in fact one) and, if $(\lambda ’,\epsilon ’)$ appears, we have $\lambda ^{max}>\lambda ’$ or $(\lambda ’,\epsilon ’)=(\lambda ^{max},\epsilon ^{max})$.
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Bibliographic Information
  • J.-L. Waldspurger
  • Affiliation: CNRS-Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu-PRG, 4 place Jussieu, Boîte courrier 247, 75252 Paris cedex 05
  • MR Author ID: 180090
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  • Received by editor(s): June 8, 2018
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: August 22, 2019
  • Published electronically: September 30, 2019
  • © Copyright 2019 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Represent. Theory 23 (2019), 379-438
  • MSC (2010): Primary 05E10, 20C30
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  • MathSciNet review: 4013117