Branching problems for unitary representations

July 25 to July 29, 2011

at the

American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California

organized by

Toshiyuki Kobayashi, Bent Orsted , and Birgit Speh

Original Announcement

This workshop will focus on branching laws for the restriction of a unitary representation to a subgroup.

The central problem of the workshop will be to find explicit branching laws. If the representations are discretely decomposable, then the explicit branching laws are often of a combinatorial nature. Here techniques from algebraic combinatorics will be extremely important and many interesting combinatorial problems should arise.

Another goal is elucidate the connection between the real and the p-adic situation. and to analyze how different methods in the real and p-adic case might lead to (conjecturally) similar phenomena. This pertains in particular to the branching laws with discrete spectrum.

Material from the workshop

A list of participants.

The workshop schedule.

A report on the workshop activities.