Serre weights for quaternion algebras

Toby Gee, David Savitt

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We study the possible weights of an irreducible two-dimensional mod p representation of Gal(F̄/F) which is modular in the sense that it comes from an automorphic form on a definite quaternion algebra with centre F which is ramified at all places dividing p, where F is a totally real field. In most cases we determine the precise list of possible weights; in the remaining cases we determine the possible weights up to a short and explicit list of exceptions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1059-1086
Number of pages28
JournalCompositio Mathematica
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Breuil modules
  • Galois representations
  • Serre weights
  • quaternion algebras

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Algebra and Number Theory


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