Workshop on Representation Theory and Analysis on Locally Symmetric Spaces

Topic: Endoscopy and cohomology growth on unitary groups

Speaker: Simon Marshall

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin; Member, School of Mathematics

Date & Time: Friday March 9th, 2018, 1:30pm - 2:30pm


Abstract: One of the principles of the endoscopic classification is that if an automorphic representation of a classical group is non-tempered at any place, then it should arise as a transfer from an endoscopic subgroup. One also knows that any representation of a unitary group that contributes to the cohomology of the associated symmetric space outside of middle degree must be non-tempered at infinity. By combining these two ideas, I will derive conjecturally sharp upper bounds for the growth of Betti numbers in congruence towers of complex hyperbolic manifolds. This is joint work with Sug Woo Shin.