JournalscmhVol. 78 , No. 3DOI 10.1007/s00014-003-0768-7

The effective surjectivity of mod l Galois representations of 1- and 2-dimensional abelian varieties with trivial endomorphism ring

  • Takashi Kawamura

    University of Tokyo, Japan
The effective surjectivity of mod l Galois representations of 1- and 2-dimensional abelian varieties with trivial endomorphism ring cover

Abstract

Mod l Galois representations of 1- and 2-dimensional abelian varieties with trivial endomorphism ring are surjective for sufficiently large prime l as Serre proved. But he did not give an effective lower bound of l_0 such that they are surjective for l > l_0. We supply an effective evaluation of l_0 by an elementary proof of the surjectivity. The proof uses the Masser-Wüstholz theorem and Kleidman and Liebecks classification of the maximal subgroups of GL_2 F_l) and GSp_4 (F_l).