Remarks on Macdonald ’ s book on p-adic spherical functions

  title={Remarks on Macdonald ’ s book on p-adic spherical functions},
  author={Bill Casselman},
When Ian Macdonald’s book Spherical functions on a group of p-adic type first appeared, it was one of a very small number of publications concerned with representations of p-adic groups. At just about that time, however, the subject began to bewidely recognized as indispensable in understanding automorphic forms, and the literature on the subject started to grow rapidly. Since it has by now grown so huge, in discussing here the subsequent history of some of Macdonald’s themes I shall… CONTINUE READING