Branching Problems and Symmetry Breaking Operators

Geometry, Symmetry and Physics
Event time: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 4:00pm
LOM 205
Toshiyuki Kobayashi
Speaker affiliation: 
Tokyo University
Event description: 

Abstract:   I begin with some general results on anaylsis on homogeneous spaces and  restricting representations of reductive groups to their subgroups.  Then I will focus on a concrete geometric question arising from conformal geometry, giving the complete classification of conformally covariant “symmetry breaking operators” for differential forms on the model space for codimension one submanifolds.  Some of the symmetry breaking operators are given as differential operators, whereas some others include integral operators and its meromorphic continuation.   

If time permits, I would like to discuss some applications and related questions including a conjecture of Gross and Prasad.


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 [3] T. Kobayashi and B. Speh. Symmetry Breaking for Representations of Rank One Orthogonal Groups, Memoirs of Amer. Math. Soc. 238. 2015. 118 pages.

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