Iwahori-Hecke algebras are Gorenstein (part II)

Speaker: Peter Schneider

Date: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 to Wed, Oct 24, 2012

Location: PIMS, University of British Columbia

Conference: PIMS Speaker series

Subject: Mathematics, Group Theory

Class: Scientific


n the local Langlands program the (smooth) representation theoryof 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 Heckealgebras 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.