Iwahori-Hecke algebras are Gorenstein (part I)

Speaker: 
Peter Schneider
Date: 
Wed, Oct 17, 2012
Location: 
PIMS, University of British Columbia
Conference: 
PIMS Speaker series
Abstract: 
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.