Restriction of small discrete series representations to symmetric subgroups. (English) Zbl 0960.22008

Doran, Robert S. (ed.) et al., The mathematical legacy of Harish-Chandra. A celebration of representation theory and harmonic analysis. Proceedings of an AMS special session honoring the memory of Harish-Chandra, Baltimore, MD, USA, January 9-10, 1998. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society (AMS). Proc. Symp. Pure Math. 68, 255-272 (2000).
The main ideas of this paper can be divided into three parts: (1) to introduce the notion of small discrete series and to prove their basic properties; (2) to reduce the conjecture of Gross and Prasad to a combinatorial branching formula in case we restrict small discrete series from \(SO(2p, 2q+1)\) to \(SO(2p, 2q)\); (3) to prove a general branching formula that implies reductions.
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22E41 Continuous cohomology of Lie groups
22E45 Representations of Lie and linear algebraic groups over real fields: analytic methods
22E46 Semisimple Lie groups and their representations
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