Representations of the affine Hecke algebra

09/21/2010 - 12:15pm
09/21/2010 - 1:10pm
Matt Davis (Harvey Mudd College)

The affine Hecke Algebra H is a generalization of the group algebra of a Weyl group, depending on a parameter q. Its representation theory gives a substantial amount of information about a corresponding p-adic group. We will examine a combinatorial approach to classifying the representations of H. Particular attention will be paid to the case when the parameter q is a root of unity.

Millikan 208 (Pomona College)