From p-adic to real Grassmannians via the quantum

Uri Onn

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Let F be a local field. The action of GLn ( F ) on the Grassmann variety Gr ( m, n, F ) induces a continuous representation of the maximal compact subgroup of GLn ( F ) on the space of L2-functions on Gr ( m, n, F ). The irreducible constituents of this representation are parameterized by the same underlying set both for Archimedean and non-Archimedean fields [G. Hill, On the nilpotent representations of GLn ( O ), Manuscripta Math. 82 (1994) 293-311; A.T. James A.G. Constantine, Generalized Jacobi polynomials as spherical functions of the Grassmann manifold, Proc. London Math. Soc. 29(3) (1974) 174-192]. This paper connects the Archimedean and non-Archimedean theories using the quantum Grassmannian [M.S. Dijkhuizen, J.V. Stokman, Some limit transitions between BC type orthogonal polynomials interpreted on quantum complex Grassmannians, Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci. 35 (1999) 451-500; J.V. Stokman, Multivariable big and little q-Jacobi polynomials, SIAM J. Math. Anal. 28 (1997) 452-480]. In particular, idempotents in the Hecke algebra associated to this representation are the image of the quantum zonal spherical functions after taking appropriate limits. Consequently, a correspondence is established between some irreducible representations with Archimedean and non-Archimedean origin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-175
Number of pages24
JournalAdvances in Mathematics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Multivariable orthogonal polynomials
  • Quantum Grassmannians
  • Representations of real and p-adic groups
  • Shifted Macdonald polynomials

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  • Mathematics (all)


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