Two theorems on Galois representations and Shimura varieties
Karnataki, Aditya Chandrashekhar
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One of the central themes of modern Number Theory is to study properties of Galois and automorphic representations and connections between them. In our dissertation, we describe two different projects that study properties of these objects. In our first project, which is analytic in nature, we consider Artin representations of Q of dimension 3 that are self-dual. We show that these occur with density 0 when counted using the conductor. This provides evidence that self-dual representations should be rare in all dimensions. Our second project, which is more algebraic in nature, is related to automorphic representations. We show the existence of canonical models for certain unitary Shimura varieties. This should help us in computing certain cohomology groups of these varieties, in which regular algebraic automorphic representations having useful properties should be found.