Timo Richarz will speak on

The test function conjecture for parahoric local models

Abstract: Parahoric local models describe the singularities in terms of linear algebra which arise in the reduction of Shimura varieties (or Shtuka spaces) with a parahoric level structure. For arithmetic applications, one is interested in determining the semisimple trace of Frobenius function on their sheaf of nearby cycles. A conjecture of Kottwitz -proven by Pappas and Zhu- asserts that the function is naturally a central function in the corresponding parahoric Hecke algebra. In joint work with T. Haines, we characterize this central function uniquely by its action on weakly unramified principal series representations in terms of traces of their Satake parameters.