Endoscopy and cohomology growth on unitary groups

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:Wednesday, March 7
Time/Room:2:30pm - 3:30pm/Simonyi Hall 101

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.