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.