# The Relative Lie Algebra Cohomology of the Weil Representation

dc.contributor.advisor | Millson, John | en_US |

dc.contributor.author | Ralston, Jacob | en_US |

dc.date.accessioned | 2015-06-26T05:44:11Z | |

dc.date.available | 2015-06-26T05:44:11Z | |

dc.date.issued | 2015 | en_US |

dc.identifier | https://doi.org/10.13016/M23D0Q | |

dc.identifier.uri | http://hdl.handle.net/1903/16665 | |

dc.description.abstract | We study the relative Lie algebra cohomology of $\mathfrak{so}(p,q)$ with values in the Weil representation $\varpi$ of the dual pair $\mathrm{Sp}(2k, \R) \times \OO(p,q)$. Using the Fock model defined in Chapter \ref{Introchapter}, we filter this complex and construct the associated spectral sequence. We then prove that the resulting spectral sequence converges to the relative Lie algebra cohomology and has $E_0$ term, the associated graded complex, isomorphic to a Koszul complex, see Section \ref{defofkoszulsection}. It is immediate that the construction of the spectral sequence of Chapter \ref{spectralchapter} can be applied to any reductive subalgebra $\mathfrak{g} \subset \mathfrak{sp}(2k(p+q), \R)$. By the Weil representation of $\OO(p,q)$, we mean the twist of the Weil representation of the two-fold cover $\widetilde{\OO(p,q)}$ by a suitable character. We do this to make the center of $\widetilde{\OO(p,q)}$ act trivially. Otherwise, all relative Lie algebra cohomology groups would vanish, see Proposition \ref{genuineprop}. In case the symplectic group is large relative to the orthogonal group ($k \geq pq$), the $E_0$ term is isomorphic to a Koszul complex defined by a regular sequence, see \ref{defofkoszulsection}. Thus, the cohomology vanishes except in top degree. This result is obtained without calculating the space of cochains and hence without using any representation theory. On the other hand, in case $k < p$, we know the Koszul complex is not that of a regular sequence from the existence of the class $\varphi_{kq}$ of Kudla and Millson, see \cite{KM2}, a nonzero element of the relative Lie algebra cohomology of degree $kq$. For the case of $\SO_0(p,1)$ we compute the cohomology groups in these remaining cases, namely $k < p$. We do this by first computing a basis for the relative Lie algebra cochains and then splitting the complex into a sum of two complexes, each of whose $E_0$ term is then isomorphic to a Koszul complex defined by a regular sequence. This thesis is adapted from the paper, \cite{BMR}, this author wrote with his advisor John Millson and Nicolas Bergeron of the University of Paris. | en_US |

dc.language.iso | en | en_US |

dc.title | The Relative Lie Algebra Cohomology of the Weil Representation | en_US |

dc.type | Dissertation | en_US |

dc.contributor.publisher | Digital Repository at the University of Maryland | en_US |

dc.contributor.publisher | University of Maryland (College Park, Md.) | en_US |

dc.contributor.department | Mathematics | en_US |

dc.subject.pqcontrolled | Mathematics | en_US |