By Kai-Wen Lan

ISBN-10: 0691156549

ISBN-13: 9780691156545

By learning the degeneration of abelian types with PEL constructions, this ebook explains the compactifications of tender quintessential versions of all PEL-type Shimura kinds, delivering the logical origin for a number of interesting contemporary advancements. The e-book is designed to be obtainable to graduate scholars who've an realizing of schemes and abelian varieties.

PEL-type Shimura forms, that are average generalizations of modular curves, are worthwhile for learning the mathematics homes of automorphic varieties and automorphic representations, they usually have performed very important roles within the improvement of the Langlands application. As with modular curves, it's fascinating to have indispensable types of compactifications of PEL-type Shimura types that may be defined in enough aspect close to the boundary. This booklet explains intimately the subsequent themes approximately PEL-type Shimura forms and their compactifications:

- A development of tender necessary types of PEL-type Shimura forms by means of defining and representing moduli difficulties of abelian schemes with PEL constructions
- An research of the degeneration of abelian forms with PEL buildings into semiabelian schemes, over noetherian basic whole adic base earrings
- A building of toroidal and minimum compactifications of tender essential types of PEL-type Shimura types, with unique descriptions in their constitution close to the boundary

Through those themes, the e-book generalizes the idea of degenerations of polarized abelian kinds and the appliance of that conception to the development of toroidal and minimum compactifications of Siegel moduli schemes over the integers (as built by means of Mumford, Faltings, and Chai).