# Spherical Functions

**Project level:** Masters, Honours

A classical result due to MacDonald shows that certain functions (so-called spherical functions) that appear in representation theory of p-adic groups are well known symmetric functions. This project will study this theorem of MacDonald, with scope to generalise the result to non-linear p-adic groups at the masters level.

## Project members

### Dr Peter McNamara

Lecturer in Mathematics

Mathematics