Deformations of maximal representations in Sp(4, R)

Steven B. Bradlow, Oscar García-Prada, Peter B. Gothen

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We use Higgs bundles to answer the following question: When can a maximal Sp (4,)-representation of a surface group be deformed to a representation which factors through a proper reductive subgroup of Sp (4, R)?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)795-843
Number of pages49
JournalQuarterly Journal of Mathematics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2012

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  • Mathematics(all)


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