If G is a reductive Lie group of Harish-Chandra class, H is a symmetric subgroup, and π is a discrete series representation of G, the authors give a condition on the pair (G, H) which guarantees that the direct integral decomposition of π|H contains each irreducible representation of H with finite multiplicity. In addition, if G is a reductive Lie group of Harish-Chandra class, and H ⊂ G is a closed, reductive subgroup of Harish-Chandra class, the authors show that the multiplicity function in the direct integral decomposition of π|H is constant along "continuous parameters". In obtaining these results, the authors develop a new technique for studying multiplicities in the restriction π|H via convolution with Harish-Chandra characters. This technique has the advantage of being useful for studying the continuous spectrum as well as the discrete spectrum. © 2013 World Scientific Publishing Company.
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International Journal of Mathematics
Harris, B., He, H., & Ólafsson, G. (2013). The continuous spectrum in discrete series branching laws. International Journal of Mathematics, 24 (7) https://doi.org/10.1142/S0129167X13500493