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Why do we want *unitary* representations of locally compact groups into $B(H)$?

This is related to a previous question of mine but I have a more philosophical issue with the material. Everywhere I have looked for representations of locally compact groups into $B(H)$, everyone ...
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What is the relationship between the spaces $\mathscr K (G)$ and $L^2(G)$?

The context is that $G$ is a locally compact Hausdorff group, $\mathscr K (G)$ is the space of continuous compactly-supported functions $G \to \mathbb C$ equipped with the inner product $(f|g) = \int ...
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Mapping $G$ into its group algebra as left multiplication. Continuous?

I am reading an appendix on Group algebras which contains the following Proposition which I am trying to prove: Proposition: Let $G$ be a locally compact group, with $\zeta\in L^{p}(G)$ fixed. ...
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Molecular vibrations and a generalisation of Wigner's rule for (non-finite) compact groups

years student of mathematics and write my script for my bachelor. The topic is "Representations of groups and applications in physics". I understand the representations very good but now i want to ...
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Why do characters on a subgroup extend to the whole group?

As background, I am trying to do exercise 3.10 in Deitmar's "Principles of Harmonic Analysis." I can do most of the problem but I'm stuck on the third part proving surjectivity. Given a locally ...
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Extensions and Kazhdan's Property (T)

Is Kazhdan's property (T) stable under extensions? i.e. if $G$ is an extension of a group with property (T) by a group with property (T), does it follow that $G$ has property (T)?
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More on the versions of the Peter-Weyl theorem

The following three statements appear analogous: For a finite group $G$, the group algebra $\mathbb C[G]$ decomposes as $\bigoplus_{V {\rm\ irred}} V^* \otimes V$. (Peter-Weyl) For a compact group ...
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Definition of admissible representation of the Weil group

Let $G$ be a locally profinite group, and $(\pi, V)$ be a representation of $G$ over a complex vector space $V$. Then the representation is called smooth if, for every $v$ in $V$, there is a compact ...
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Positive definite function zoo

A positive definite function $\varphi: G \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ on a group $G$ is a function that arises as a coefficient of a unitary representation of $G$. For a definition and discussion of ...
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Representation which have no unique decomposition into irreducible

What kind of examples of groups and representations should I keep in mind, which do not uniquely decompose into irreducible representations? I am mostly interested in characteristic zero ...
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Schwartz kernel theorem for induced representation/ Schur algebra for locally compact groups

Given a finite group $G$ and subgroups $H$ and $K$, and representation $$\sigma: H \rightarrow GL(V_\sigma), \qquad \pi: K \rightarrow GL(V_\pi).$$ Now consider the space of functions $f: G ...