\(G\)-valued flat deformations and local models

Joint IAS/Princeton University Number Theory Seminar
Topic:\(G\)-valued flat deformations and local models
Speaker:Brandon Levin
Affiliation:University of Chicago; Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Thursday, October 17
Time/Room:4:30pm - 5:30pm/S-101
Video Link:https://video.ias.edu/jointiasnts/2013/1017-BrandonLevin

I will begin with a brief introduction to the deformation theory of Galois representations and its role in modularity lifting. This will motivate the study of local deformation rings and more specifically flat deformation rings. I will then discuss Kisin's resolution of the flat deformation ring at \(\ell = p\) and describe conceptually the importance of local models of Shimura varieties in analyzing its geometry. Finally, I will address how to generalize these results from \(\mathrm{GL}_n\) to a general reductive group \(G\). If time permits, I will describe briefly the role that recent advances in \(p\)-adic Hodge theory and local models of Shimura varieties play in this situation.