# Geometry of the special fiber of the Siegel modular varieties
with Gamma_0(p) level structure

## Richard Shadrach

The Siegel modular varieties are the higher dimensional
analogue of the modular curve: they parameterize abelian varieties of
a given dimension. Equipped with a certain level structure,
cohomological considerations allows one to construct an "etale local
model" - a space with the same etale local structure which is easier
to work with. We will describe the construction of local models, some
of the geometry within, and a few applications of this structure.

Tuesday, April 18th, at 4:00pm in HBH 227

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