|Workshop on Representation Theory and Analysis on Locally Symmetric Spaces|
|Topic:||Relative character asymptotics and applications|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 6|
|Time/Room:||4:00pm - 5:00pm/Simonyi Hall 101|
Abstract: Relative (or spherical) characters describe the restriction of a representation to a subgroup. They arise naturally in the study of periods of automorphic forms, e.g., in the setting of conjectures of Gan-Gross-Prasad and Ichino-Ikeda. I will discuss the problem of their asymptotic estimation, emphasizing some known results, open problems and applications.