Abstract

In this paper, we examine the conjecture of Avner Ash, Darrin Doud, David Pollack, and Warren Sinnott relating Galois representations to the mod p cohomology of congruence subgroups of the general linear group of n dimensions over the integers. We present computational evidence for this conjecture (the ADPS Conjecture) for the case n = 3 by finding Galois representations which appear to correspond to cohomology eigenclasses predicted by the ADPS Conjecture for the prime p, level N, and quadratic nebentype. The examples include representations which appear to be attached to cohomology eigenclasses which arise from D8, S3, A5, and S5 extensions. Other examples include representations which are reducible as sums of characters, representations which are symmetric squares of two-dimensional representations, and representations which arise from modular forms, as predicted by Jean-Pierre Serre for n = 2.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Mathematics

Rights

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Date Submitted

2014-06-23

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd7092

Keywords

Arithmetic Cohomology, Galois Representations, Hecke Operators

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Mathematics Commons

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