Category Archives: Mathematics

New Results in Modularity, Part II

This is part two of series on work in progress with Patrick Allen, Ana Caraiani, Toby Gee, David Helm, Bao Le Hung, James Newton, Peter Scholze, Richard Taylor, and Jack Thorne. Click here for Part I It has been almost … Continue reading

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New Results In Modularity, Part I

I usually refrain from talking directly about my papers, and this reticence stems from wishing to avoid any appearance of tooting my own horn. On the other hand, nobody else seems to be talking about them either. Moreover, I have … Continue reading

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Elementary Class Groups Updated

In a previous post, I gave a short argument showing that, for odd primes p and N such that the p-class group of is non-trivial. This post is just to remark that the same argument works under weaker hypotheses, namely: … Continue reading

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Who proved it first?

During Joel Specter’s thesis defense, he started out by remarking that the -expansion: is a weight one modular forms of level and moreover, for prime, is equal to the number of roots of modulo minus one. He attributed this result … Continue reading

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Pseudo-representations and the Eisenstein Ideal

Preston Wake is in town, and on Tuesday he gave a talk on his recent joint work with Carl Wang Erickson. Many years ago, Matt and I studied Mazur’s Eisenstein Ideal paper from the perspective of Galois deformation rings. Using … Continue reading

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A non-liftable weight one form modulo p^2

I once idly asked RLT (around 2004ish) whether one could use Buzzard-Taylor arguments to prove that any representation: which was unramified at p and residually irreducible (and modular) was itself modular (in the Katz sense). Galois representations of this flavour … Continue reading

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Complain about MSRI day

I will be heading off later this week to the Academic Sponsors’ Day at MSRI, going as Shmuel’s proxy for uchicago. I’m not sure to what extent (if any) there is for me to make policy suggestions, but any comments … Continue reading

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