We show that the two cuspidal unipotent characters of a finite Chevalley group E-T(q) have Schur index 2, provided that q is an even power of a (sufficiently large) prime number p such that p equivalent to 1 mod 4. The proof uses a refinement of Kawanaka's generalized Gelfand-Graev representations and Some explicit Computations with the CHEVIE computer algebra system.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Osaka Journal of Mathematics|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
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