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Conrad, Brian 1970-

Works: 20 works in 59 publications in 1 language and 1,052 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Anecdotes  History  Biography 
Roles: Thesis advisor, Editor, Performer, Creator
Classifications: QA564, 512.74
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Most widely held works by Brian Conrad
Grothendieck duality and base change by Brian Conrad ( Book )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grothendieck's duality theory for coherent cohomology is a fundamental tool in algebraic geometry and number theory, in areas ranging from the moduli of curves to the arithmetic theory of modular forms. Presented is a systematic overview of the entire theory, including many basic definitions and a detailed study of duality on curves, dualizing sheaves, and Grothendieck's residue symbol. Along the way proofs are given of some widely used foundational results which are not proven in existing treatments of the subject, such as the general base change compatibility of the trace map for proper Cohen-Macaulay morphisms (e.g., semistable curves). This should be of interest to mathematicians who have some familiarity with Grothendieck's work and wish to understand the details of this theory
Pseudo-reductive groups by Brian Conrad ( Book )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Pseudo-reductive groups arise naturally in the study of general smooth linear algebraic groups over non-perfect fields and have many important applications. This self-contained monograph provides a comprehensive treatment of the theory of pseudo-reductive groups and gives their classification in a usable form. The authors present numerous new results and also give a complete exposition of Tits' structure theory of unipotent groups. They prove the conjugacy results (conjugacy of maximal split tori, minimal pseudo-parabolic subgroups, maximal split unipotent subgroups) announced by Armand Borel and Jacques Tits, and also give the Bruhat decomposition, of general smooth connected algebraic groups. Researchers and graduate students working in any related area, such as algebraic geometry, algebraic group theory, or number theory, will value this book as it develops tools likely to be used in tackling other problems"--
Arithmetic algebraic geometry ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Complex multiplication and lifting problems by Ching-Li Chai ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abelian varieties with complex multiplication lie at the origins of class field theory, and they play a central role in the contemporary theory of Shimura varieties. They are special in characteristic 0 and ubiquitous over finite fields. This book explores the relationship between such abelian varieties over finite fields and over arithmetically interesting fields of characteristic 0 via the study of several natural CM lifting problems which had previously been solved only in special cases. In addition to giving complete solutions to such questions, the authors provide numerous examples to illustrate the general theory and present a detailed treatment of many fundamental results and concepts in the arithmetic of abelian varieties, such as the Main Theorem of Complex Multiplication and its generalizations, the finer aspects of Tate's work on abelian varieties over finite fields, and deformation theory. This book provides an ideal illustration of how modern techniques in arithmetic geometry (such as descent theory, crystalline methods, and group schemes) can be fruitfully combined with class field theory to answer concrete questions about abelian varieties. It will be a useful reference for researchers and advanced graduate students at the interface of number theory and algebraic geometry. -- Provided by publisher
Rocky mountain tales : wit and wisdom of the wild West by Arlene Pervin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... reveals what life was like in the West through humour, political satire, and comentary in the writing of legendary newspapermen who lived and wrote of their time and place and dared to cross the line, in words and their vision for the West"-- p. [4] of cover
Modular forms and the Ramanujan Conjecture by Brian Conrad ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Weil conjectures for curves by Brian Conrad ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moduli spaces of PT-stable objects by Chieh-Cheng Lo ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
We develop techniques for performing semistable reduction on a flat family of objects in the heart of a t-structure on the bounded derived category of coherent sheaves of a smooth projective three-fold. Then we show that, with respect to Bayer's PT-stability function, the semistable objects in the heart of perverse sheaves form a proper Artin stack of finite type, provided the rank is nonzero, and the rank and degree are coprime
Zero-distribution and size of the Riemann zeta-function on the critical line by Maksym Radziwill ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
We investigate the analytic properties of the Riemann zeta-function. We focus on the average size of the Riemann zeta-function on the critical line and on the vertical distribution of its zeros on the critical line
P-adic geometry : lectures from the 2007 Arizona Winter School by Arizona Winter School ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
P-adic Hodge theory in rigid analytic families by Rebecca Michal Bellovin ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In this thesis, we study p-adic Hodge theory in rigid analytic families. Roughly speaking, p-adic Hodge theory is the study of p-adic representations of p-adic Galois groups. One introduces certain p-adic period rings B, such as B_{HT}, B_{dR}, B_{st}, and B_{cris}, and uses them to define functors D_B(.) from the category of p-adic Galois representations to various categories of linear algebra data. In the first half of this thesis, we study generalizations of these functors to families of p-adic Galois representations with rigid analytic coefficients. We prove that the functors D_{HT}(.) and D_{dR}(.) are coherent sheaves, and we prove that the B-admissible locus is a closed subspace of the base. In the second half of this thesis, we study the linear algebra data which arises from families of potentially semi-stable Galois representations valued in a connected reductive group G. We prove that for any G, the moduli space of linear algebra data is reduced and locally a complete intersection, and we deduce that potentially semi-stable deformation rings are generically smooth and equi-dimensional
A Conceptual Framework for Tactical Private Satellite Networks by Brian Conrad ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The purpose of this research is three-fold. First is to examine the current state of military satellite communications and to analyze current trends in the commercial satellite communications market that support military Command and Control, as well as facilitate network operations. Second is the operational implementation of such private satellite networks within the context of Net Centric Operations, as well as within the context of a coalition environment. Third, this work will illustrate how the private satellite network could be managed, as well as understanding how the network could be used in the context of a network management control channel to exercise management of numerous dispersed network devices and nodes. The focus will be to define, examine, and research the conceptual framework for a tactical private satellite network that facilitates Command and Control of geographically dispersed tactical units, as well as provides a mechanism for the management of tactical networks. After having acquired a clear picture of today's state and future's capabilities of SATCOM, research will be directed to how a tactical private satellite network would be implemented to support Network Centric Operations and how this tactical private satellite network could be utilized as a tool for the management of tactical networks. During the research, a number of secondary, yet supportive topics, need to be examined, such as, how that tactical private satellite network can be implemented to facilitate collaboration between Other Government Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Coalition partners from other countries or how it would be managed to offer to its subscribers the desired service in terms of quantity (throughput) and overall quality
Modular forms and Fermat's last theorem ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The book will focus on two major topics: Andrew Wiles' recent proof of the Taniyama-Shimura-Weil conjecture for semistable elliptic curves; and the earlier works of Frey, Serre, Ribet - showing that Wiles' Theorem would complete the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem
Algebraic modular forms on definite orthogonal groups by Daniel Kim Murphy ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The present thesis examines explicit computation with modular forms on definite orthogonal groups over the rational numbers. The space of functions on the genus of a definite quadratic form affords a natural representation of the Hecke algebra, which realizes the function space as a space of modular forms. The algorithm of the thesis computes the genus of a quadratic form as well as Hecke operators on the associated space of modular forms. A formula derived in the thesis yields Satake parameters from Hecke eigenvalues. Explicit examples of Satake parameters verify the correctness of the algorithm and the formula by their agreement with the predictions of the Arthur conjectures
Controlling ramification in number fields by Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This thesis focuses on two aspects of limited ramification and is split up into two independent sections. The first section (which comprises the second and third chapters) is on the distribution of class groups of cyclic cubic fields. We propose an explanation for the discrepancy between the observed number of cyclic cubics whose 2-class group is C_2 x C_2 and the number predicted by the Cohen-Lenstra heuristics, in terms of an invariant living in a quotient of the Schur multiplier group. We also show that, in some cases, the definition of the invariant can be simplified greatly, and we compute 10^5 examples. The second section (which comprises the fourth and fifth chapters) discusses branched covers of algebraic curves, especially covers of elliptic curves with one branch point. We produce some techniques that allow us to write down explicit equations for such maps, and then we give examples of number fields which arise from such covers. Finally, we present some possibilities for future works that the author hopes to pursue
Live! by Jerry Frank Trio ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1981 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Finite Honda systems and supersingular elliptic curves by Brian Conrad ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
General existence theorems in moduli theory by Jack Kingsbury Hall ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In this thesis, we prove that there is an algebraic stack parameterizing all curves. The curves that appear in this algebraic stack are allowed to be arbitrarily singular, non-reduced, disconnected, and reducible. We also prove the boundedness of the open substack parameterizing reduced and connected curves with fixed arithmetic genus g and at most e irreducible components. We also show that for essentially any algebraic stack, there is an algebraic stack, the Hilbert stack, parameterizing quasi-finite maps to the stack. The technical heart of this result is a generalization of formal GAGA to a non-separated morphism of algebraic stacks, something that was previously unknown for a morphism of schemes. We also employ derived algebraic geometry, in an essential way, to prove the algebraicity of the Hilbert stack. The Hilbert stack, for algebraic spaces, was claimed to exist by M. Artin (1974), but was left unproved due to a lack of foundational results for non-separated algebraic spaces. Finally, we generalize the fundamental GAGA results of J.P. Serre (1956) in three ways--to the non-separated setting, to stacks, and to families. As an application of these results, we show that analytic compactifications of the moduli stack of smooth curves possessing modular interpretations are algebraizable
G-valued flat deformations and local models by Brandon William Allen Levin ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
We construct resolutions of G-valued local Galois deformation rings by moduli spaces of Kisin modules with G-structure when l = p. This generalizes Mark Kisin's work on potentially semi-stable deformation rings. In the case of flat deformations, we prove a structural result about these resolutions which relates the connected components of G-valued flat deformation rings to the connected components of projective varieties in characteristic p, which are moduli spaces of linear algebra data. As a key step in the study of these resolutions, we prove a full faithfulness result in integral p-adic Hodge theory. We also generalize results of Pappas and Zhu on local models of Shimura varieties to groups arising from Weil restrictions
Equivariant torsion and base change by Michael Lipnowski ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Cheeger-Muller theorem provides a spectral means of obtaining information about torsion in the cohomology of compact manifolds. Using this remarkable theorem together with trace formula comparisons, we prove comparisons between torsion in the cohomology of two manifolds of arithmetic origin related by base change
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