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### semisimplicity of automorphic Galois representations

Is it known that the Galois representation constructed by Harris and Taylor in their book is semisimple? I can't see this proven in the book, but on the other hand, everywhere else the representation ...

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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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### Different approaches to Shimura varieties

I have just started taking a look at some introductory papers about Shimura varieties, after a friend of mine suggested me to do so. They seem to be a sort of very interesting and many-sided topic, ...

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### Mumford-Tate groups of abelian varieties with potentially good reduction everywhere

Let $A$ be an abelian variety defined over a number field, and let $MT(A)$ be its Mumford-Tate group. It is a conjecture of Morita that if $MT(A)$ is anisotropic-mod-center (that is, it has no ...

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### symplectic representations: when could the center act trivially?

I'm considering a problem about symplectic representation of real reductive group, which fits more or less into the setting of symplectic representations discussed in Milne's survey ''Shimura ...

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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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### 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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### Which Shimura varieties are known to be automorphic?

This seems like something that should be well-known, but as an outsider to the field, I'm having trouble locating precise statements.
Hasse-Weil zeta functions of Shimura varieties should be ...

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### base change and Langlands' combinatorial exercise

Hi,
Is it correct that Langlands' combinatorial exercise (as he terms it in his paper
"Shimura varieties and the Selberg trace formula") is to establish base change identities between orbital ...

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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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### 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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### Are all Shimura Varieties Special Subvarieties of the Siegel modular Variety?

Given a Shimura variety $S$, is it possible to imbed $S$ as a special Subvariety
of the Siegel modular variety $A_{g,N}$, for some $g$ and level $N$? I expect that the answer is yes, essentially since ...

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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 ...

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### Are there motives which do not, or should not, show up in the cohomology of any Shimura variety?

Let $F$ be a real quadratic field and let $E/F$ be an elliptic curve with conductor 1 (i.e. with good reduction everywhere; these things can and do exist) (perhaps also I should assume E has no CM, ...

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### Constructing coherent sheaves on Shimura varieties.

Let me first run through the setting of my question in an example I understand well; that of modular curves. If $Y_1(N)$ denotes the usual modular curve over the complexes, the quotient of the upper ...

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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.
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### What is the image of complex conjugation under Siegel Galois representations?

Let $G$ be the reductive group $\operatorname{GSp}_{4}$. Let $\pi$ be a smooth admissible cuspidal representation of $\operatorname{GSp}_{4}(\mathbb{A}^{(\infty)})$ of dominant weight. Assume, for ...