211102 Erik van den Ban

November 2, 2021

Title: Lie groups, Whittaker functions and Fourier inversion (MI-talk)

Speaker: Erik van den Ban


We will explain certain recent results in harmonic analysis on the class of real reductive Lie groups for the simplest example: the special linear group SL(2,R). In that setting our results are expressible in terms of a spectral decomposition associated with the classical Whittaker ODE.

The talk will not presuppose knowledge of the theory of Lie groups.

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