Date & Time: January 22, 2010, Friday, 14:30-15:30
Venue: Ramanujan Hall
Title: Harmonic analysis on locally compact totally disconnected groups I
Speaker: Ravi Raghunathan, IIT Bombay
Abstract:This lecture is intended to be an elementary introduction to harmonic analysis on locally compact totally disconnnected groups. The example to keep in mind is $GL_n$ over a $p$-adic field. I will review the basic notions of Haar measure, the Schwartz space and distributions on these groups following a seminal paper of Bernstein and Zelevinsky. The lecture is intended to be a supplement to Dipendra Prasad's lecture on Tuesday. However, it will be logically and otherwise independent of that lecture. .