A Combinatorial Formula for Test Functions with Pro-p Iwahori Level Structure
Haines, Thomas J
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The Test Function Conjecture due to Haines and Kottwitz predicts that the geometric Bernstein center is a source of test functions, in the sense of the Langlands- Kottwitz method for expressing the local semisimple Hasse-Weil zeta function of a Shimura variety in terms of automorphic L-functions. Haines and Rapoport found an explicit formula for such test functions in the Drinfeld case with pro-p Iwahori level structure. This thesis generalizes the Haines-Rapoport formula for the Drinfeld case to a broader class of split groups. The main theorem presents a new formula for test functions with pro-p Iwahori level structure, which can be computed through some combinatorics on Coxeter groups. The final chapter includes complete descriptions of the test function in certain low-rank general linear and symplectic group examples.