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Computing modular Galois representations

Abstract : It was conjectured in the late 60's by J.-P. Serre and proved in the early 70's by P.Deligne that to each newform f = q +Σn ⩾2 anqn 2 Sk(N; "), k ⩾2, and each primel of the number field Kf = Q(an; n ⩾ 2), is attached an l-adic Galois representationPf;l : Gal(Q=Q) ! GL2(ZKf;l ), which is unrami fied outside ℓN and such the characteristicpolynomial of the Frobenius element at p ∤ ℓN is X2 apX +"(p)pk1. Reducing modulo land semi-simplifying, one gets a mod l Galois representation Pf;l : Gal(Q=Q) ! GL2(Fl),which is unrami filed outside ℓN and such that the characteristic polynomial of the Frobeniuselement at p ℓN is X2 apX +"(p)pk1 mod l. In particular, its trace is ap mod l, whichgives a quick way to compute ap mod l for huge p.The goal of this thesis is to study and implement an algorithm based on this idea(originally due to J.-M. Couveignes and B. Edixhoven) which computes the coefficients apmodulo l by computing the mod l Galois representation first, relying on the fact that ifk < ℓ, this representation shows up in the ℓ-torsion of the jacobian of the modular curveX1(ℓN).Thanks to several improvements, such as the use of K. Khuri-Makdisi's methods tocompute in the modular Jacobian J1(ℓN) or the construction of an arithmetically well-behaved function alph 2 Q(J1(ℓN)), this algorithm performs very well, as illustrated bytables of coefficients. This thesis ends by the presentation of a method to formally provethat the output of the algorithm is correct.
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Nicolas Mascot. Computing modular Galois representations. General Mathematics [math.GM]. Université de Bordeaux, 2014. English. ⟨NNT : 2014BORD0108⟩. ⟨tel-01110658v2⟩

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