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Is the ordinary locus affine?

Let $p$ be a prime number and let $Y$ over $\mathbb F_p$ be a Siegel modular variety, with minimal compactification $X$. It is well known that $X^{\operatorname{ord}}$, the ordinary locus of $X$ is ...
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On Universal Abelian surfaces over a Shimura curve.

Let ${\cal O}, {\cal O}'$ be two order in ${\mathrm M}_2({\Bbb R})$ that are sets of all $2 \times 2$ matrices over real number ${\Bbb R}$. Assume that we have the relation ${\cal O}' = a{\cal ...
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higher dimensional analogues of the Manin-Drinfeld theorem

The Manin-Drinfeld theorem asserts that a divisor on the compact modular curve $X_0(N)$ which is supported on the cusps is torsion. Equivalently, if $Y_0(N)$ is the open modular curve, the mixed ...
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Effect of Hecke transform on the Mumford-Tate group

Let $Sh_{K}(G,X)$ be a Shimura variety and $Z\subset Sh_{K}(G,X)$ be a special subvariety. $Z$ is given by a Shimura sub-datum $(H,Y)$ with $H\subset G$ an algebraic subgroup which I call the ...
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Connected cycles of Shimura curves in $A_{g}$ not contained in larger Shimura subvarieties

Is there always a finite family of Shimura curves $(C_{i})$ in $A_{g}$ the moduli space of principally polarized abelian varieties of dimension $g(\geq 2)$, such that the union $\cup C_{i}$ is ...
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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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Is the Picard number bounded by $b_2$ in positive characteristic?

We know that for a smooth projective variety $X$ over an algebraically closed field of characteristic 0 (for example $k=\mathbb{C}$), $\rho(X)\leq b_2(X)$. What about in positive characteristic? Is ...
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Moduli space of motives vs moduli space of varieties

A (projective) abelian variety $A$ over the complex numbers is determined by $H^1(A,\mathbb{Z})$ together with its Hodge structure and polarization. This miracle means that one can parametrise ...
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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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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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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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Ampleness on the P^1 bundle over Siegel threefold

I am looking at the Shimura variety for $\mathrm{GSp}_4(\mathbb Q)$, with hyperspecial level structure at $p$. Let $X$ denote the special fiber over $\mathbb F_p$. For simplicity, let us pretend ...
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monodromy of Gauss-Manin over a Shimura variety

This is probably a difficult question. I would like to understand some particular cases and get some references. The rough question is the following: Let $X$ be a PEL Shimura variety and $\pi: ...
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Automorphisms of Generic Abelian Varieties

Automorphism groups of elliptic curves are very well understood. Of course, every elliptic curve has the automorphism $[-1]$ of order $2$. If we are over a (algebraically closed) field, this 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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Existence of a point on the Shimura variety of PEL-type correponding to a specific abelian variety

I have been puzzle by the following question for a while. Suppose that we have an a Shimura variety $Sh(G,h_0)$ given by some datatum $(L, V, \psi, h_0)$ such as in Section 4.9 of "Travaux de ...
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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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How do you get algebraic models for modular/shimura curves?

I've got a few questions related to a paper by Lei Yang - "Exotic Arithmetic Structure on the First Hurwitz Triplet" http://arxiv.org/pdf/1209.1783v3.pdf We know that there are exactly three Hurwitz ...
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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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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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vanishing of automorphic bundles

Let $S _K = S_K(G,X)$ be a Shimura variety of dimension $n$. Let $\xi$ be a (finite-dimensional) representation of $G$, which gives rise (by a construction of Harris) to an automorphic bundle $V(\xi)$ ...
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higher direct image, Shimura varieties of PEL-type and representations

Let $M=M(G,X) = (M_K)_K$ be a Shimura variety of PEL-type associated to datum $(G,X)$. Let $A$ be the universal abelian scheme over $M(G,X)$ and $a: A \rightarrow M$. Now, using notations from ...
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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 ...
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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