Centralisers, complex reflection groups and actions in the Weyl group E_6

Roger Plymen, Graham Niblo, Nick Wright

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Downloads (Pure)


The compact, connected Lie group E6 admits two forms: simply connected and adjoint type. As we previously established, the Baum-Connes isomorphism relates the two Langlands dual forms, giving a duality between the equivariant K-theory of the Weyl group acting on the corresponding maximal tori. Our study of the An case showed that this duality persists at the level of homotopy, not just homology. In this paper we compute the extended quotients of maximal tori for the two forms of E6, showing that the homotopy equivalences of sectors established in the An case also exist here, leading to a conjecture that the homotopy equivalences always exist for Langlands dual pairs. In computing these sectors we show that centralisers in the E6 Weyl group decompose as direct products of reflection groups, generalising Springer’s results for regular elements, and we develop a pairing between the component groups of fixed sets generalising Reeder’s results. As a further application we compute the K-theory of the reduced Iwahori-spherical C⇤-algebra of the p-adic group E6, which may be of adjoint type or simply connected.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-264
JournalJournal of Homotopy and Related Structures
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2023


  • Weyl groups
  • complex reflection groups
  • exceptional Lie groups
  • centralisers
  • duality
  • K-theory


Dive into the research topics of 'Centralisers, complex reflection groups and actions in the Weyl group E_6'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this