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Galois Representations and (Phi, Gamma)-Modules


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  • Author: Peter Schneider, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
  • Date Published: April 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107188587

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  • Understanding Galois representations is one of the central goals of number theory. Around 1990, Fontaine devised a strategy to compare such p-adic Galois representations to seemingly much simpler objects of (semi)linear algebra, the so-called etale (phi, gamma)-modules. This book is the first to provide a detailed and self-contained introduction to this theory. The close connection between the absolute Galois groups of local number fields and local function fields in positive characteristic is established using the recent theory of perfectoid fields and the tilting correspondence. The author works in the general framework of Lubin–Tate extensions of local number fields, and provides an introduction to Lubin–Tate formal groups and to the formalism of ramified Witt vectors. This book will allow graduate students to acquire the necessary basis for solving a research problem in this area, while also offering researchers many of the basic results in one convenient location.

    • The first self-contained account of this theory in book form
    • An ideal reference point, offering many of the basic results in one convenient location
    • Develops the topic in a framework that is not fully covered in the existing literature
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    'Much of this material is available in the literature, but it has never been presented so cleanly and concisely in a single place before … In this book, Schneider has done a remarkable job of displaying the beauty and power of perfectoid theoretic techniques. His text is sure to occupy and satisfy the attention of students and researchers working on Galois representations, or those who suspect that perfectoid-style techniques might be relevant for their work. We recommend Schneider's text to anyone with even a passing interest in the perfectoid revolution initiated by Scholze.' Cameron Franc, Mathematical Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107188587
    • length: 156 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • contains: 20 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Relevant constructions
    2. (ϕL, ΓL-modules)
    3. An equivalence of categories
    4. Further topics
    Subject index.

  • Author

    Peter Schneider, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
    Peter Schneider is a professor in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Münster. His research interests lie within the Langlands program, which relates Galois representations to representations of p-adic reductive groups, as well as in number theory and in representation theory. He is the author of Nonarchimedean Functional Analysis (2001), p-Adic Lie Groups (2011) and Modular Representation Theory of Finite Groups (2012), and he is a member of the National German Academy of Science Leopoldina and of the Academia Europaea.

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