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Let χ be a character of F × , and let (π, V ) be an admissible representation of GL(2, F ) (for systematic reasons, this GL(2, F ) should really be considered as the symplectic similitude group GSp(2, F )). Then we denote by χ π the representation of GSp(4, F ) obtained by normalized parabolic induction from the representation of Q(F ) on V given by ⎤ ⎡ t ∗∗ ∗ ⎢ ab ∗ ⎥ ab ⎥ ⎢ (∆ = ad − bc). ⎣ c d ∗ ⎦ −→ χ(t)π( c d ) ∆t−1 The standard space of χ π consists of all locally constant functions f : GSp(4, F ) → V that satisfy the transformation property ⎡ ⎤ t ∗∗ ∗ ⎢ ab ∗ ⎥ ab ⎥ )f (g) for all h = ⎢ f (hg) = |t2 (ad − bc)−1 |χ(t)π( ⎣ c d ∗ ⎦, cd ∆t−1 because the modular character of Q is given by δQ (h) = |t|4 |ad − bc|−2 .

It is worthwhile to explicitly state s2 s1 s2 and s1 s2 s1 , ⎡ ⎡ ⎤ 1 ⎢ ⎢ 1⎥ 1 ⎥, s2 s1 s2 = ⎢ s1 s2 s1 = ⎢ ⎣−1 ⎣ ⎦ 1 −1 −1 ⎤ 1 ⎥ ⎥. , the dihedral group of order eight. This is illustrated in the following diagram. The element corresponding to s1 is the reﬂection sending α1 to −α1 and the element corresponding to s2 is the reﬂection sending α2 to −α2 . 1 Deﬁnitions α2 α1 + α2 31 2α1 + α2 ✻ ❅ ■ ✒ ❅ ✛ ❅ ✲ −α1 α1 ❅ ❅ ✠ ❘ ❄ ❅ −(2α1 + α2 ) −(α1 + α2 ) −α2 The Paramodular Group and Other Congruence Subgroups This monograph considers the vectors in representations of GSp(4, F ) ﬁxed by a certain family of compact open subgroups of GSp(4, F ).

Let P be the parabolic subgroup of G corresponding to the image of ∆ˆPˆ under the composition of 42 2 Representation Theory i ∨ ˆ −→ the bijections Φ Φ∨ −→ Φ. Let ∆P be this image. In this situation we say that P and Pˆ are dual ; this provides a bijection between the sets of standard ˆ Let M be the Levi subgroup of P containing parabolic subgroups of G and G. T . Then T is a maximal torus of M , and M ∩ B is a Borel subgroup of M . The corresponding based root datum of M is ΨP = (X ∗ (T ), ∆P , X∗ (T ), ∆∨ P ).