**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. .