On the Local Behaviour of Ordinary Galois Representations

IAS/PRINCETON NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR
Topic:On the Local Behaviour of Ordinary Galois Representations
Speaker:Ekanath Ghate
Affiliation:Tata Institute
Date:Monday, April 25
Time/Room:4:30pm - 5:30pm/Fine Hall 322

Let $f$ be a primitive cusp form of weight at least 2, and let $\rho_f$ be the $p$-adic Galois representation attached to $f$. If $f$ is $p$-ordinary, then it is known that the restriction of $\rho_f$ to a decomposition group at $p$ is `upper triangular'. If in addition $f$ has CM, then this representation is even `diagonal'. In this paper we provide evidence for the converse. More precisely, we show that the local Galois representation is not diagonal, for all except possibly finitely many of the arithmetic members of a non-CM family of $p$-ordinary forms. We assume $p$ is odd, and work under some technical conditions on the residual representation. We also settle the analogous questionfor $p$-ordinary $\Lambda$-adic forms, under similar conditions. This is joint work with Vinayak Vatsal.