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Θ10

In representation theory, a branch of mathematics, θ10 is a cuspidal unipotent complex irreducible representation of the symplectic group Sp4 over a finite, local, or global field. Srinivasan introduced θ10 for the symplectic group Sp4 over a finite field Fq of order q, showed that in this case it is q2/2-dimensional; the subscript 10 in θ10 is a historical accident that has stuck: Srinivasan arbitrarily named some of the characters of Sp4 as θ1, θ2... θ13, the tenth one in her list happens to be the cuspidal unipotent character. Θ10 is the only cuspidal unipotent representation of Sp4. It is the simplest example of a cuspidal unipotent representation of a reductive group, the simplest example of a degenerate cuspidal representation. General linear groups have no cuspidal unipotent representations and no degenerate cuspidal representations, so θ10 exhibits properties of general reductive groups that do not occur for general linear groups. Howe & Piatetski-Shapiro used the representations θ10 over local and global fields in their construction of counterexamples to the generalized Ramanujan conjecture for the symplectic group.

Adams described the representation θ10 of the Lie group Sp4 over the local field R in detail. Adams, Hida, Haruzo. Press: 39–56, ISBN 978-0-8018-7860-2, MR 2058602 Deshpande, Tanmay. "An exceptional representation of Sp". ArXiv:0804.2722. Gol'fand, Ya. Yu. "An exceptional representation of Sp", Functional Analysis and Its Applications, Institute of Problems in Management, Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Translated from Funktsional'nyi Analiz i Ego Prilozheniya, 12: 83–84, doi:10.1007/BF01076387, MR 0515634. Howe, Roger. "A counterexample to the "generalized Ramanujan conjecture" for split groups", in Borel, Armand. Sympos. Pure Math. XXXIII, Providence, R. I.: American Mathematical Society, pp. 315–322, ISBN 978-0-8218-1435-2, MR 0546605 Kim, Ju-Lee. "Quadratic base change of θ10", Israel Journal of Mathematics, 123: 317–340, doi:10.1007/BF02784134, MR 1835303 Srinivasan, Bhama, "The characters of the finite symplectic group Sp", Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, 131: 488–525, doi:10.2307/1994960, ISSN 0002-9947, JSTOR 1994960, MR 0220845

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