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Is the universal elliptic curve $\overline M_{1,2}$ a toric stack?

It is well-known that the compactification $\overline M_{1,1}$ of the moduli space of elliptic curves over $\mathbb C$ is a weighted projective line with weights $4$ and $6$. As far as I can tell, ...
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A frustrating cohomology class on the moduli of abelian surfaces

Here's a very frustrating question that I have been stuck on for some time. I believe that my question could fit in a general framework of what happens when you restrict $L^2$-cohomology classes on a ...
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List of structure theorems for vector valued Siegel modular forms (esp. of genus 2)

What are Siegel modular forms? We start with defining their common domains $\mathbb{H}_g$ as the set of symmetric $g \times g$ matrices with positive definite imaginary parts. The symplectic group ...
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Integral conjugacy vs. Rational conjugacy

Let $G$ be an algebraic group over a field $F$. Let $g\in G(F)$, and write $C(g)$ for the centralizer of $g$ in $G$. Conjugacy over $F$ is of course not necessarily the same thing as conjugacy over an ...
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New Geometric Methods in Number Theory and Automorphic Forms

The MSRI is organising a programme with the above title from Aug 11, 2014 to Dec 12, 2014. Here is a short description from their website : The branches of number theory most directly related ...
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An interesting double coset in the theory of automorphic forms

Dear all, Does anyone have some idea to describe the double coset $P(F)\\backslash G(F)/H(F)$ , say using Weyl group elements ? Here $G=GL_n\times GL_{n-1}$ is defined over a number field $F$ , ...
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Langlands in dimension 2: the Yoshida conjecture

Background: One prominent part of the Langlands program is the conjecture that all motives are automorphic. It is of interest to consider special cases that are more precise, if less sweeping. ...
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modularity of algebraic varieties

Hello, Are there any examples of varieties which are not Shimura varieties or abelian varieties and whose L-functions have been shown to be a product of automorphic L-functions? Thanks. N