, Volume 88, Issue 1-3, pp 237-251

On multiplicities for SL(n)

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Abstract

We use the strong Artin conjecture for Galois extensions of Heisenberg type to show that a cuspidal automorphic representation of SL(N)/F, forF a number field andN>2, can occur with multiplicity greater than one. We also exhibit two cuspidalL-packets (forF=Q andN prime) which are locally isomorphic for primesp different fromN, but which are disjoint atN, i.e. thatL-packets are not rigid.

Partially supported by NSF grant DMS 90-01878.