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Compact subgroups of linear groups over nonarchimedean fields

Let $n \in \mathbb{N}$, $K$ a (nonarchimedean) local field, $\overline{K}$ its algebraic closure. Take a compact subgroup $G \leq \text{GL}_n(\overline{K})$. Must there be a finite extension $F$ of ...
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Faithful representations of free pro-p groups

Let $p$ be a prime number, $m,n \in \mathbb{N}$, $F = F(p,m)$ be the free pro-$p$ group on $m$ generators. For which $(m,n)$ there is a continuous faithful representation (embedding) $\rho : F ...
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Elliptic curve E and Galois representation

Assume that an elliptic curve $E$ over $\Bbb Q$ has a reducible mod $p$ representation. Then Q: Why is the semi-simplification of $E[p]$ the direct sum of ${\Bbb Z}/p{\Bbb Z}$ and $\mu_p$? Next ...
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Elliptic curve and Galois representation

For an elliptic curve $E$ over ${\Bbb{Q}}$, let us consider Serre's mod $l$ representation by $\rho_{E,l} \colon {\mathrm{Gal}}({\overline{\Bbb{Q}}}/{\Bbb{Q}}) \to {\mathrm{Aut}}(\phantom{}_lE) = ...
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Example of a variety over a number field with non-semisimple Galois representation on $\ell$-adic cohomology

This question is inspired by the question: Example of non-projective variety with non-semisimple Frobenius action on etale cohomology? Let $K$ be a number field (or finitely generated field of ...
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Explicit calculation of Weil Deligne representations

According to Grothendieck monodromy theorem, l-adic galois representations of a local field corresponds to Weil-Deligne representations. However, given a galois representation, it is usually difficult ...
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When are Galois representations with open image attached to elliptic curves?

Let $K$ be a number field with absolute Galois group $G_K$. Let $\rho:G_K \rightarrow GL_2(\hat{\mathbb{Z}})$ be a Galois representation such that the image of $\rho$ is open in ...
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Are elliptic Kummer extensions big?

Loosely speaking, are elliptic Kummer extensions big? More concretely: Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}$, let $p$ be a prime, and let $F$ be a subfield of $\overline{\mathbb{Q}}$ ...
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Why does $H^i(X_{ét},\mathbb{Q}_p)$ have a Hodge-Tate structure?

Let $X$ be a variety over a $p$-adic field $K$. Is there a simple or intuitive explanation of why the $G_K$ representation $H^i(X_{ét},\mathbb{Q}_p)$ is Hodge-Tate? More precisely, why do the powers ...
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Grothendieck monodromy theorem for l-adic sheaves

Hi, Suppose that $F$ is a local field, $G_F$ its Galois group, $I$ the inertia subgroup, $k$ its residue field. Let $X$ be a finite type scheme over $k$. Let $C$ be a constructible $l$-adic sheaf on ...
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Uniqueness of decomposition of completely reducible representations

Let $X$ be a smooth, separated scheme of finite type over $\mathbb{F}_q$ where $q=p^r$ for some $r>0$. Let $gcd(l,p)=1, \rho:W(X) \to GL_r(\mathbb{Q}_l)$ be a Weil representation which is ...
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Hodge-Tate weights of etale cohomology

Let $K/\mathbb Q_p$ be a local field, $X/K$ a proper scheme with semi-stable reduction. Question: What is the possible range of Hodge-Tate weights of the etale cohomology $H^i(X_{\overline K}, ...
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Tate Conjecture on decomposition of motives(?)

I apologize for the title. I myself conined it... I am referring to Conjecture 1.2 (page 7) of Richard Taylor's paper Galois representations (Annales de la Faculte des Sciences de Toulouse 13 (2004) ...
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Useful notion of unramified Galois representation

Let $\mathbf C(t)$ be the field of rational functions and let $\overline{\mathbf C(t)}$ be an algebraic closure. Let $G$ be the Galois group of $\overline {\mathbf C(t)}$ over $\mathbf C(t)$. Let ...
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Can one ignore primes lying over $l$ in the Fontaine-Mazur conjecture? Counterexamples?

The Fontaine-Mazur conjecture predicts that an $l$-adic Galois representation of a number field is 'geometric' if it is unramified outside a finite set of primes and is De Rham for primes lying over ...
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The significance of modularity for all Galois representations

On pg. 1 of the slides of a talk, Henri Darmon wrote: Question: What is an interesting Diophantine equation? A “working definition”. A Diophantine equation is interesting if it reveals or ...
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Is there a semisimple $\mathbf{Q}_\ell$-representation of $G_F$ ramified at an infinite set of places?

See http://math.uni.lu/~wiese/galois/Boeckle-Luxemburg-Notes.pdf, Theorem 1.4(a): Is there an example of a semisimple $\mathbf{Q}_\ell$-representation $V$ of $G_F$ ($F$ a global field) ramified at a ...
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“Purely local” proof of local Langlands

As from this website http://math.uchicago.edu/~lxiao/workshop_site/ My question is: What does it mean by "purely local"? Also, I heard about this phrase "purely local" in other problems as well, ...
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a naive question about p-adic local monodromy theorem

The question is about whether one can view the p-adic local monodromy theorem as the quasi-unipotence of some monodromy operator. it is known that the classical local monodromy theorem (i.e. for ...
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Is there a “trianguline period ring”, or is one expected?

Consider a finite-dimensional $\mathbf{Q}_p$-vector space $V$ and a continuous representation $\rho : G_{\mathbf{Q}_p} \to \mathrm{GL}(V)$. Fontaine introduced various $\mathbf{Q}_p$-algebras with ...
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Is the Galois x Hecke action on cohomology of Shimura varieties semi-simple?

Given a reductive group $G/\mathbf Q$ (+ additional data), and a compact open subgroup $K\subset G(\mathbf A^\infty)$, there is a standard construction that produces a Shimura variety $S$ and if we ...
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Eichler-Shimura for Shimura curves

Hi, What is the statement of the Eichler-Shimura relation for Shimura curves? And where can one find a proof? Thanks
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choice of local system in Deligne's construction of $l$-adic Galois representations

Hello, Deligne famously constructed $l$-adic representations of $G_\mathbf Q = Gal(\overline{\mathbf Q}/\mathbf Q)$ starting form cusp modular forms of weight $k$ by looking inside the cohomology ...
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Poitou-Tate dualities for Galois representations into power series rings?

Suppose $K$ is a finite extension of $\mathbf{Q}_p$, $A=K[[T_1,\dots,T_n]]$, $V$ a finite-rank free $A$-module, and $\rho:G_{\mathbf{Q}} \to \mathrm{GL}(V)$ a continuous Galois representation. Are ...
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Rapoport-Zink proof of purity of monodromy

Hi, Does anyone know if the article "Über die lokale Zetafunktion von Shimuravarietäten. Monodromiefiltration und verschwindene Zyklen in ungleicher Charakteristik", INvent. Math, 68 (1980) by ...
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Period rings for Galois representations

I have some questions concerning period rings for Galois representations. First, consider the case of $p$-adic representations of the absolute Galois group $G_K$, where $K$ denote a $p$-adic field. ...
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partition functions and Galois representations?

The recent answer's link to Ono's work makes me ask and wonder if his new results on partition functions tell something about Galois representations? (Hoping that question is not a case of this)
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Fontaine-Mazur for GL_1

For any number field $K$, the Fontaine-Mazur conjecture predicts that any potentially semistable $p$-adic representation of the absolute Galois group $G_K$ of $K$ that is almost everywhere unramified ...
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Potential semi-stability of etale cohomology of etale covers.

Let $\mathbf{Q}_p$ denote the field of $p$-adic numbers. Suppose that $K/\mathbf{Q}_p$ is a finite extension, and let $O_K$ denote the ring of integers of $K$. Suppose that $X$ is proper over $O_K$, ...
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What geometric properties do properties of ell-adic Galois representations imply?

This is the converse question to an earlier question. More precisely, Let $X/K$ be a curve(or variety) over a global field $K$. We consider the Galois representation obtained by the absolute Galois ...
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When is the Galois representation on the étale cohomology unramified/Hodge-Tate/de Rham/crystalline/semistable?

Let $X/K$ be a variety over a global field $K$. When (and why) is the Galois representation $H^i_{et}(X \times_K \bar{K}, \mathbf{Q}_\ell)$ unramified at a place $v$ of $K$? I guess this is true if ...
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Galois representations attached to newforms

Suppose that $f$ is a weight $k$ newform for $\Gamma_1(N)$ with attached $p$-adic Galois representation $\rho_f$. Denote by $\rho_{f,p}$ the restriction of $\rho_f$ to a decomposition group at $p$. ...
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An inverse problem: Number fields attached to elliptic curves over Q

If I understand FC's remark under the post "Very strong multiplicity one for Hecke eigenforms," in the course of Faltings's proof of the Tate conjecture, Faltings proves the following statement: let ...