Finding Galois Representations

21 October 2013
Ben Green
It is well known that one can attach Galois representations to certain modular forms, it is natural to ask how one might generalise this to produce more Galois representations. One such approach, due to Gross, defines objects called algebraic modular forms on certain types of reductive groups and then conjectures the existence of Galois representations attached to them. In this talk I will outline how for a particular choice of reductive group the conjectured Galois representations exist and are the classical modular Galois representations, thus providing some evidence that this is a good generalisation to consider.
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