Inventiones mathematicae

, Volume 171, Issue 3, pp 617–628

Displays and formal p-divisible groups


DOI: 10.1007/s00222-007-0090-x

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Lau, E. Invent. math. (2008) 171: 617. doi:10.1007/s00222-007-0090-x


Over p-adic Nagata rings, formal p-divisible groups are classified by nilpotent displays according to T. Zink. We extend this result to arbitrary p-adic rings. The proof uses the Grothendieck–Illusie deformation theory of truncated p-divisible groups.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fakultät für MathematikUniversität BielefeldBielefeldGermany