Iwahori-Hecke algebras are Gorenstein (part I)

Speaker: Peter Schneider

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 to Thu, Oct 18, 2012

Location: PIMS, University of British Columbia

Conference: PIMS Speaker series

Subject: Mathematics, Group Theory

Class: Scientific


N.B. Due to problems with our camera, there is some audio distortion on this file and a small portion of the video has been removed.

This lecture is the first of a two part series (part II).

In the local Langlands program the (smooth) representation theory
of p-adic reductive groups G in characteristic zero plays a key role. For any
compact open subgroup K of G there is a so called Hecke algebra H(G,K). The
representation theory of G is equivalent to the module theories over all these
algebras H(G,K). Very important examples of such subgroups K are the Iwahori
subgroup and the pro-p Iwahori subgroup. By a theorem of Bernstein the Hecke
algebras of these subgroups (and many others) have finite global dimension.

In recent years the same representation theory of G but over
an algebraically closed field of characteristic p has become more and more important. But little is known yet. Again one can define analogous Hecke algebras. Their relation to the representation theory of G is still very mysterious. Moreover
they are no longer of finite global dimension. In joint work with R. Ollivier
we prove that over any field the algebra H(G,K), for K the (pro-p) Iwahori
subgroup, is Gorenstein.