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isogeny and congruence subgroup

Let $G_1$ and $G_1$ be two semisimple algebraic groups defined over $\mathbb{Q}$, suppose we have a surjective homomorphism $f: G_1\to G_2$, with finite kernel contained in the center of $G_1$. By ...
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Shimura varieties and Maximal conditions

Working with Shimura varieties, I have been convinced to call them (or the families giving rise to them especially in $A_{g}$) somehow the "maximal" families. The motivation of this, has been for ...
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Shimura surfaces that do not contain a Shimura curve

Let $S$ be a Shimura surface i.e. a Shimura variety with $dimS=2$. Does $S$ necessarily contain a Shimura curve? I know that probably the answer is No, but do not have an explicit example. What is the ...
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Are period domains ever contractible

Which simply-connected period domains are contractible? Examples. Siegel upper-half space? Poincare upper-half plane? Universal cover of a Shimura variety? Are these contractible?
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what are the possible CM-fields of PEL type shimura varieties ?

In the paper "Travaux de Shimura" section 6, Deligne had defined a PEL- type shimura variety, for the following datum $(F,E,D,\psi)$, with $F$ a totally real cubic field, and $E$ a imaginary ...
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Removing finitely many points from a Shimura curve

Let $X$ be a compact Shimura curve. If we remove finitely many points from this curve, do we neccessarily get a "non-compact Shimura curve"? I have some reasons to believe that the answer is negative, ...
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false elliptic curves and principal polarizations

Hi, Let $\Delta$ be a quaternion algebra over $\mathbf Q$ and let $\mathcal O_\Delta$ be a maximal order in $\Delta$. Recall that a false elliptic curve over a field $K$ is a pair $(A/K,i)$ ...
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Zograf's bound on the index of a modular curve for Shimura curves

I've been reading Voight's paper on Shimura curves and it prompted the following question; see http://www.cems.uvm.edu/~voight/articles/shimura-clay-proceedings-071707.pdf for which notes I'm talking ...
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Motivic Galois group and Shimura varieties

Hi, Suppose that one has a Shimura variety $Sh(G,X)$ where $(G,X)$ is the corresponding Shimura datum and suppose that it can be interpreted as a moduli space of motives (e.g. PEL type Shimura ...
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A route towards understanding Shimura varieties?

I'm in the embarrassing situation that I want to ask a question that was already asked, but (for complicated reasons) never answered. I'd like to try with a blank slate. Shimura varieties show ...
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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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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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different Shimura data with common underlying group?

A pure Shimura datum is of the form $(G,X)$ with $G$ a connected reductive $\mathbb{Q}$-group, and $X$ a homogeneous space under $G(\mathbb{R})$, subject to Deligne's conditions in terms of Hodge ...
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Generalizing Eichler-Shimura to higher dimension, again

This question is related to Intuition behind the Eichler-Shimura relation? and L-functions and higher-dimensional Eichler-Shimura relation Answering the first question above, Matt Emerton gives a ...