# Leaves in moduli spaces in characteristic p

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 -

4:30pm to 6:30pm

We try to understand the geometry of the moduli space of polarized abelian varieties in characteristic p. E.g. the phenomenon that Hecke orbits blow up and down in a rather unpredictable way. Choose a point $x$, corresponding to a polarized abelian variety. We study $C(x)$ consisting of all moduli points of polarized abelian varieties which have the same $p$-adic and $\ell$-adic invariants. This turns out to be a locally closed subset. We discuss properties of these sets, which form a foliation of the related Newton polygon stratum. We give several applications.

Speaker:

Frans Oort

University of Utrecht and Columbia University

Event Location:

Fine Hall 322