The eigencurve over the boundary of weight space
- Author(s): Liu, Ruochuan;
- Wan, Daqing;
- Xiao, Liang
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1215/00127094-0000012x
We prove that the eigencurve associated to a definite quaternion algebra over $\QQ$ satisfies the following properties, as conjectured by Coleman--Mazur and Buzzard--Kilford: (a) over the boundary annuli of weight space, the eigencurve is a disjoint union of (countably) infinitely many connected components each finite and flat over the weight annuli, (b) the $U_p$-slopes of points on each fixed connected component are proportional to the $p$-adic valuations of the parameter on weight space, and (c) the sequence of the slope ratios form a union of finitely many arithmetic progressions with the same common difference. In particular, as a point moves towards the boundary on an irreducible connected component of the eigencurve, the slope converges to zero.