Jie Xia


Columbia University


Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 2:00pm


RH 340P

Shimura varieties are defined over complex numbers and generally have number fields as the field of definition. Motivated by an example constructed by Mumford, we find conditions which guarantee a curve in char. p lifts to a Shimura curve of Hodge type. The conditions are intrinsic in positive characteristics and thus they shed light on a definition of Shimura curves in positive characteristics. 

In this talk, I will start with modular curves, and discuss the moduli interpretation of Shimura curves. Then I will present such a condition in terms of isocrystals. Time permitting, I would show a deformation result on Barsotti-Tate groups, which serves as a key step in the proof.