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Jan 27

Daniel Li-Huerta
The Plectic Conjecture over Local Fields

The étale cohomology of varieties over Q enjoys a Galois action. In the case of Hilbert modular varieties, Nekovář-Scholl observed that this Galois action on the level of cohomology extends to a much larger profinite group: the plectic group. They conjectured that this extension holds even on the level of complexes, as well as for more general Shimura varieties.

We present a proof of the analogue of this conjecture for local Shimura varieties. This includes (the generic fibers of) Lubin–Tate spaces, Drinfeld upper half spaces, and more generally Rapoport–Zink spaces. The proof crucially uses Scholze's theory of diamonds.

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Recording for this talk is available upon request. Please email to zyang352@wisc.edu.


Feb 3

Weibo Fu
Sharp bounds for multiplicities of Bianchi modular forms

We prove a degree-one saving bound for the dimension of the space of cohomological automorphic forms of fixed level and growing weight on SL_2 over any number field that is not totally real. In particular, we establish a sharp bound on the growth of cuspidal Bianchi modular forms. We transfer our problem into a question over the completed universal enveloping algebras by applying an algebraic microlocalisation of Ardakov and Wadsley to the completed homology. We prove finitely generated Iwasawa modules under the microlocalisation are generic, solving the representation theoretic question by estimating growth of Poincare–Birkhoff–Witt filtrations on such modules.

Zoom ID: 947 2112 8091

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Feb 10

Marco D'Addezio
Parabolicity conjecture of F-isocrystals

I will talk about Crew's parabolicity conjecture for the algebraic monodromy groups of overconvergent F-isocrystals. Besides the proof, I will explore the main consequences of this conjecture. For example, I will explain how to deduce from the conjecture that over finitely generated fields of positive characteristic p the Galois action on the étale p-adic Tate module of an abelian variety is semi-simple.

Zoom ID: 947 2112 8091

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Feb 17

Haoyang Guo
Hodge-Tate Decomposition

In complex geometry, one of the most fundamental results is the Hodge decomposition, which builds a bridge between the underlying topological information and the algebraic/differential geometric information of a given smooth complex variety. The analogous result in p-adic geometry, conjectured by Tate and proved by Faltings and many others, is called the Hodge-Tate decomposition. It states that as a Galois representation, p-adic etale cohomology of a p-adic smooth variety decomposes into a direct sum of Hodge cohomology. In particular, this allows us to encode the Galois representational structure by algebraic geometry. In this talk, we will discuss this decomposition, and consider its generalization to non-smooth varieties.

Zoom ID: 947 2112 8091

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Feb 24

Pol van Hoften
On the ordinary Hecke-orbit conjecture

A classical theorem of Chai says that the prime-to-p Hecke orbit of an ordinary point in the moduli space of principally polarized abelian varieties over a finite field is Zariski dense in the whole moduli space. This talk is about an extension of this result to Shimura varieties of Hodge type. The proof makes use of the global Serre-Tate coordinates of Chai as well as recent results of D'Addezio about the $p$-adic monodromy of isocrystals. If time permits, I will discuss how our strategy might be used to tackle more cases of the Hecke-orbit conjecture.

Zoom ID: 947 2112 8091

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Mar 03

Pol van Hoften
Convergence to Plancherel measure of Hecke eigenvalues

Joint work with Peter Sarnak. We give rates, uniform in the degrees of test polynomials, of convergence of Hecke eigenvalues to the p-adic Plancherel measure. We apply this to the question of eigenvalue tuple multiplicity and to a question of Serre concerning the factorization of the Jacobian of the modular curve X_0(N).

Zoom ID: 947 2112 8091

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Mar 10

Will Chen
Markoff triples and connectedness of Hurwitz spaces

Let G be a finite group, and let H_{g,n,G} denote the Hurwitz space of G-covers of genus g curves with n branch points. It is a classical problem to classify the connected components of H_{g,n,G} using geometric invariants of covers. If one fixes G and allows g or n to be large, results of Conway-Parker and Dunfield-Thurston give satisfying descriptions of the connected components. However, if one fixes (g,n) and allows G to vary over an infinite family of highly nonabelian groups, then much less in known. In this talk we will show that the substack of H_{1,1,SL(2,p)} classifying covers with ramification indices 2p is connected for large p. The proof combines estimates of Bourgain, Gamburd, and Sarnak with an additional rigidity coming from algebraic geometry. This yields a strong approximation property for the Markoff equation, and with at most finitely many exceptions, resolves a question of Frobenius from 1913 on congruences satisfied by Markoff numbers.

Zoom ID: 947 2112 8091

Password: The smallest prime > 200 (resp. >300) is the first (resp. last) 3 digits.