Israel Journal of Mathematics

, Volume 93, Issue 1, pp 29–71

Representation varieties of the fundamental groups of compact orientable surfaces

  • A. S. Rapinchuk
  • V. V. Benyash-Krivetz
  • V. I. Chernousov
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Abstract

We show that the representation variety for the surface group in characteristic zero is (absolutely) irreducible and rational over ℚ.

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© The magnes press 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Rapinchuk
    • 1
  • V. V. Benyash-Krivetz
    • 1
  • V. I. Chernousov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MathematicsAcademy of Sciences of BelarusMinskBelarus

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