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    Rationality properties of unipotent representations

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    We describe those unipotent representations of a finite group of Lie type which are defined over the rational numbers.Comment: 14 page

    Elliptic Weyl group elements and unipotent isometries with p=2

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    Let G be a classical group over an algebraically closed field of characteristic 2 and let C be an elliptic conjugacy class in the Weyl group. In a previous paper the first named author associated to C a unipotent conjugacy class \Phi(C) in G. In this paper we show that \Phi(C) can be characterized in terms of the closure relations between unipotent classes. Previously the analogous result was known in odd characteristic and for exceptional groups in any characteristic.Comment: 7 page

    A generalization of Steinberg's cross-section

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    Let G be a semisimple group over an algebraically closed field. Steinberg has associated to a Coxeter element w of minimal length r a subvariety V of G isomorphic to an affine space of dimension r which meets the regular unipotent class Y in exactly one point. In this paper this is generalized to the case where w is replaced by any elliptic element in the Weyl group of minimal length d in its conjugacy class, V is replaced by a subvariety V' of G isomorphic to an affine space of dimension d and Y is replaced by a unipotent class Y' of codimension d in such a way that the intersection of V' and Y' is finite.Comment: 21 page

    Endoscopy for Hecke categories, character sheaves and representations

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    For a split reductive group GG over a finite field, we show that the neutral block of its mixed Hecke category with a fixed monodromy under the torus action is monoidally equivalent to the mixed Hecke category of the corresponding endoscopic group HH with trivial monodromy. We also extend this equivalence to all blocks. We give two applications. One is a relationship between character sheaves on GG with a fixed semisimple parameter and unipotent character sheaves on the endoscopic group HH, after passing to asymptotic versions. The other is a similar relationship between representations of G(Fq)G(\mathbb{F}_q) with a fixed semisimple parameter and unipotent representations of H(Fq)H(\mathbb{F}_{q}).Comment: 57 pages. A new section on application to representations added. A few small gaps fixed. To appear in Forum of Mathematics P
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