Tag Archives: Galois Representations

A strange continuity

Returning to matters OPAQUE, here is the following problem which may well now be approachable by known methods. Let me phrase the conjecture in the case when the prime p = 2 and the level N = 1. As we … Continue reading

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Irregular Lifts, Part II

This is the global counterpart to the last post. I was going to write this post in a more general setting, but the annoyances of general reductive groups got the better of me. Suppose we fix the following: A number … Continue reading

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Irregular Lifts, Part I

This post motivated in part by the recent preprint of Fakhruddin, Khare, and Patrikis, and also by Matt’s number theory seminar at Chicago this week. (If you are interested in knowing what the calendar is for the Chicago number theory … Continue reading

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Abandonware

For a young mathematician, there is a lot of pressure to publish (or perish). The role of for-profit academic publishing is to publish large amounts of crappy mathematics papers, make a lot of money, but at least in return grant … Continue reading

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Report From Berkeley

My recent trip to Berkeley did not result in a chance to test whether the Cheeseboard pizza maintained its ranking, but did give me the opportunity to attend the latest Bay Area Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry day, on a … Continue reading

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The nearly ordinary deformation ring is (usually) torsion over weight space

Let be an arbitrary number field. Let be a prime which splits completely in , and consider an absolutely irreducible representation: which is unramified outside finitely many primes. If one assumes that is geometric, then the Fontaine–Mazur conjecture predicts that … Continue reading

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Is Serre’s conjecture still open?

The conjecture in this paper has indeed been proven. But that isn’t the entire story. Serre was fully aware of Katz modular forms of weight one. However, Serre was too timid was prudently conservative and made his conjecture only for … Continue reading

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