# Tagged Questions

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### Why is the supersingular locus the zero locus of a modular form?

This question is related to my other question here: Examples of subspaces singled out by modular forms.
Here I am wondering if there is a philosophical explanation about why the supersingular locus ...

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### Semi-simple controlling operator

I've just come across this paper by Coleman and Edixhoven called "On the semi-simplicity of the $U_p$ operator on modular forms", where (as the title says) they show that the $U_p$ operator is ...

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### Modular Functions with Rational Fourier Expansions

I have been reading the paper of Cox, McKay and Stevenhagen "Principal Moduli and Class Fields", http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0311202v1.pdf, and I have a question regarding the nature of the function ...

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### $\ell$-conductor of a two-dimensional $\ell$-adic Galois representation

Let $\ell$ be a prime number, denote by $K_\ell$ the maximal algebraic extension of $\Bbb{Q}$ ramified only at $\ell$. Let $f = \sum a_n q^n$ be a Hecke eigenform of level $1$ with integer ...

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### Tameness criterion in the reducible case

Dear MO,
This is a follow up to a previous question here in MO, but I will make this question self-contained for convenience. Those already familiar with the following paper [G] by Gross can safely ...

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### Cyclotomic fields and singular moduli

Let $\mu$ be the roots of unity and $S$ be the image under the modular $j$-function of all imaginary quadratic $\tau$. Then what is $\mathbb{Q}(\mu)\cap\mathbb{Q}(S)$?

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### Why a certain “Hecke polynomial” is equal to a certain “Galois polynomial”?

Let $f$ be a modular form of weight $k>0$ on $\Gamma_1(N)$ that is an eigenvector for all the Hecke operators $T_\ell$, for $\ell$ prime, and with Nebentype $\epsilon$. If $\ell$ is a prime not ...

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### Reference for the Odd Dihedral Case of Artin's conjecture

The example that Matt Emerton cited here:
prompted me to become interested in how one proves that odd two dimensional dihedral Galois representation are modular. This is the first case of the strong ...

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### Potential modularity and the Ramanujan conjecture

A little background: Let $f(z)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} a(n) e^{2\pi i nz}$ be a classical holomorphic cuspidal eigenform on $\Gamma_1(N)$, of weight $k \geq 2$ normalized with $a(1)=1$. The Ramanujan ...

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### Are there any Hecke operators acting on an elliptic curve with additive reduction that I don't know about?

I could have made this question very brief but instead I've maximally gone the other way and explained a huge amount of background. I don't know whether I put off readers or attract them this way. The ...

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### Conceptual understanding of the Gross-Zagier theorem.

The Gross-Zagier paper "Heegner points and derivatives of $L$-series", is really computational and hard to plow through. It seems it is futile to read it as such and one must look for a more ...

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### Distribution of dimensions of factors of the Jacobian of X_0(p)

Let X_0(p) be the modular curve of level p where p is prime. The Jacobian variety J_0(p) has a natural family of quotients defined over Q with dimensions summing to dim(J_0(p)), each quotient ...