Monthly Archives: December 2016

Correspondance Serre-Tate, Part I

Reading the correspondence between Serre and Tate has been as delightful as one could expect. What is very nice to see — although perhaps not so surprising — is the utter delight that both Serre and Tate find in discussing … Continue reading

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Indulgences

Today is Persiflage’s birthday, but let us not also forget to wish many happy returns to friends of the blog Ana and Vytas, who share the same birthday! Here is how I plan to celebrate: I will┬áspare you with the … Continue reading

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Artin No-Go Lemma

The problem of constructing Galois representations associated to Maass forms with eigenvalue 1/4 is, by now, a fairly notorious problem. The only known strategy, first explained by Carayol, is to first transfer the representation to a unitary group over an … Continue reading

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