Tame Supercuspidal Representations of GL(n) Distinguished by a Unitary Group
This paper analyzes the space HomH(π, 1), where π is an irreducible, tame supercuspidal representation of GL(n) over a p-adic field and H is a unitary group in n variables contained in GL(n). It is shown that this space of linear forms has dimension at most one. The representations π which admit nonzero H-invariant linear forms are characterized in several ways, for example, as the irreducible, tame supercuspidal representations which are quadratic base change lifts.
Key Words: supercupsoidal representations; distinguished representations; quadratic base change.