Postprint. Published in Hundley, J., & Sayag, E. (2009). Descent construction for GSpin groups: Main results and applications. Electronic Research Announcements in Mathematical Sciences, 16, 31-36. doi:10.3934/era.2009.16.30


The purpose of this note is to announce an extension of the descent method of Ginzburg, Rallis, and Soudry to the setting of essentially self dual representations. This extension of the descent construction provides a complement to recent work of Asgari and Shahidi [AS06] on the generic transfer for general Spin groups as well as to the work of Asgari and Raghuram [A-R] on cuspidality of the exterior square lift for representations of GL4. Complete proofs of the results announced in the present note will appear in our forthcoming article(s).