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Birgit Speh

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Citizenship  United States
Fields  Mathematics
Institutions  Cornell University
Institution  Cornell University
Known for  Lie groups
Doctoral advisor  Bertram Kostant
Name  Birgit Speh

Birgit Speh httpswwwmathcornelledumsitesdefaultfiles
Thesis  Some Results on Principal Series of GL(n,R) (1977)
Doctoral students  Stephen Bullock Maria Fung Jonathan Needleman Shayan Sen
Notable awards  Fellow of the American Mathematical Society
Alma mater  Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Birgit Speh is a professor of mathematics at Cornell University. She is known for her work in Lie groups, including Speh representations (also known as Speh's representations).


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Speh received her Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977. She was the first female mathematician to be hired by Cornell University.

Awards and honors

In 2012, Speh became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

Selected publications

  • Speh, Birgit; Vogan, David A., Jr. Reducibility of generalized principal series representations. Acta Math. 145 (1980)
  • Speh, Birgit. Unitary representations of Gl(n,R) with nontrivial (g,K)-cohomology. Invent. Math. 71 (1983), no. 3, 443–465.
  • Speh, Birgit. The unitary dual of Gl(3,R) and Gl(4,R). Math. Ann. 258 (1981/82), no. 2, 113–133.
  • References

    Birgit Speh Wikipedia

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