# NTS/Abstracts Spring 2011

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## Anton Gershaschenko

Title: Moduli of Representations of Unipotent Groups |

Abstract: Representations of reductive groups are discretely parameterized, but unipotent groups can have non-trivial families of representations, so it makes sense try to construct and understand a moduli stack (or space) of representations of a given unipotent group. If you restrict to certain kinds of representations, it is possible to actually get your hands on the moduli stack and to construct a moduli space. I'll summarize the few things I know about the general case and then give you a tour of some interesting features that appear in small examples. |

## Keerthi Madapusi

Title: A rationality property of Hodge cycles on abelian varieties, with an application to arithmetic compactiﬁcations of Shimura varieties |

Abstract: Let A be an abelian variety over a number field E, and let v be a finite place of E where A has bad, split, semi-stable reduction. Then the toric part of the reduction of A at v gives rise to a partial integral structure on the (l-adic, p-adic, deRham, log crystalline) cohomology group H^1(A_{E_v} ), arising essentially from the character group of the torus. Let η be a Hodge cycle on A; then one can ask if η is rational (in a precise sense) with respect to this new integral structure on the cohomology. This question was first considered by Andre ́. Using the theory of Shimura varieties and the Faltings-Chai toroidal compactifications of the moduli of principally polarized abelian varieties, we convert this question into one of deciding if a certain sub-scheme of a torus embedding is again a torus embedding. In the situation where the Mumford-Tate group of A has a reductive model over Zp, for v|p (this is the unramified situation), we employ a generalization of the methods introduced by Faltings and Kisin–initially used to construct smooth integral models of Shimura varieties–to answer this question positively. A by-product of this rationality result is the construction of good toroidal compactifications of the integral models of Shimura varieties mentioned above. This was in fact the main motivation for considering, in the first place, the possibility of such a result. A formal consequence of the existence of these compactifications is the following result, which is a slightly weakened version of a conjecture of Yasuo Morita: Suppose the Mumford-Tate group G of A is anisotropic mod center, then, for any prime p such that G admits a reductive model over Zp, A has potentially good reduction at all finite places v|p of E. The first part of the talk will be expository: we will introduce Hodge cycles on abelian varieties and their properties, so that we can state the problem at hand. Then, we will switch track and talk about the question on toric embeddings referenced above. After this, we will focus on the case where the reduction of A at v is a split torus. In this case, the theory is more combinatorial, but the key ideas for the general case are already visible. We will quickly sketch the properties that we need of Shimura varieties and the Faltings-Chai compactification, and see how they can be used to reduce the problem to the one about toric embeddings. If time remains, we will say something about how to solve this latter problem using the Faltings-Kisin method. |

## Bei Zhang

Title: p-adic L-function of automorphic form of GL(2) |

Abstract: Modular symbol is used to construct p-adic L-functions associated to a modular form. In this talk, I will explain how to generalize this powerful tool to the construction of p-adic L-functions attached to an automorphic representation on GL_{2}(A) where A is the ring of adeles over a number field. This is a joint work with Matthew Emerton. |

## David Brown

Title: Explicit modular approaches to generalized Fermat equations |

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## Tony Várilly-Alvarado

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## Wei Ho

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## Rob Rhoades

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## Chris Davis

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## Andrew Obus

Title: Cyclic Extensions and the Local Lifting Problem |

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## Bianca Viray

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## Frank Thorne

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## Rafe Jones

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## Liang Xiao

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## Winnie Li

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