Lafforgue pseudocharacters and parities of limits of Galois representations

Tobias Berger, Ariel Weiss

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Let F be a CM field with totally real subfield F+ and let π be a C-algebraic cuspidal automorphic representation of the unitary group U(a,b)(AF+), whose archimedean components are discrete series or non-degenerate limit of discrete series representations. We attach to π a Galois representation Rπ:Gal(F¯/F+)→CU(a,b)(Q¯ℓ) such that, for any complex conjugation element c, Rπ(c) is as predicted by the Buzzard–Gee conjecture (Buzzard and Gee, in: Automorphic forms and Galois representa, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2014). As a corollary, we deduce that the Galois representations attached to certain irregular, C-algebraic essentially conjugate self-dual cuspidal automorphic representations of GLn(AF) are odd in the sense of Bellaïche–Chenevier (Compos Math 147(5):1337–1352, 2011).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-256
Number of pages32
JournalManuscripta Mathematica
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 May 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics


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