##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Math 209 - Number Theory Seminar

## Nahid Walji

#### University of British Columbia

## On the conjectural decomposition of symmetric powers of automorphic representations for GL(3) and GL(4)

##### Abstract:

Let $\Pi$ be a cuspidal automorphic representation for GL(3) over a number field. We fix an integer $k \geq 2$ and we assume that the symmetric $m$th power lifts of $\Pi$ are automorphic for $m \leq k$, cuspidal for $m < k$, and that certain associated Rankinâ€“Selberg products are automorphic. In this setting, we bound the number of cuspidal isobaric summands in the $k$th symmetric power lift. In particular, we show it is bounded above by 3 for $k \geq 7$, and bounded above by 2 when $k \geq 19$ with $k$ congruent to 1 mod 3. We will also discuss the analogous problem for GL(4).

Host: Kiran Kedlaya

### May 20, 2021

### 2:00 PM

### Location: see https://www.math.ucsd.edu/\~{}nts/

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