|Date: Monday, March 19, 2018
Location: 4088 East Hall (4:10 PM to 5:30 PM)
Title: Lifting Galois representations with (somewhat) small image
Abstract: A basic question in the spirit of Serre's modularity conjecture is when (or whether) a mod p Galois representation can be lifted to a geometric p-adic representation. Two basic techniques are available: the first comes from applying potential automorphy and automorphy lifting theorems, and gives the most robust results for Galois representations valued in certain classical groups; the second is a purely Galois-theoretic method, originally developed by Ravi Ramakrishna, that applies more readily to general groups. In this talk I will discuss some new techniques in the spirit of Ramakrishna's work. This is joint work with Najmuddin Fakhruddin and Chandrashekhar Khare.
Speaker: Stefan Patrikis
Institution: University of Utah
Event Organizer: Wei Ho