JournalscmhVol. 87, No. 4pp. 929–962

Spherical pairs over close local fields

  • Avraham Aizenbud

    The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • Nir Avni

    Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
  • Dmitry Gourevitch

    Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA
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Extending results of [Kaz86] to the relative case, we relate harmonic analysis over some spherical spaces G(F)/H(F)G(F)/H(F), where FF is a field of positive characteristic, to harmonic analysis over the spherical spaces G(E)/H(E)G(E)/H(E), where EE is a suitably chosen field of characteristic 0.

We apply our results to show that the pair (GLn+1(F),GLn(F))(\mathrm{GL}_{n+1}(F),\mathrm{GL}_n(F)) is a strong Gelfand pair for all local fields of arbitrary characteristic, and that the pair (GLn+k(F),GLn(F)×GLk(F))(\mathrm{GL}_{n+k}(F),\mathrm{GL}_n(F)\times\mathrm{GL}_k(F)) is a Gelfand pair for local fields of any characteristic different from 2. We also give a criterion for finite generation of the space of KK-invariant compactly supported functions on G(E)/H(E)G(E)/H(E) as a module over the Hecke algebra.

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Avraham Aizenbud, Nir Avni, Dmitry Gourevitch, Spherical pairs over close local fields. Comment. Math. Helv. 87 (2012), no. 4, pp. 929–962

DOI 10.4171/CMH/274