Cohomologically rigid local systems and integrality

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We prove that the monodromy of an irreducible cohomologically complex rigid local system with finite determinant and quasi-unipotent local monodromies at infinity on a smooth quasiprojective complex variety X is integral. This answers positively a special case of a conjecture by Carlos Simpson. On a smooth projective variety, the argument relies on Drinfeld’s theorem on the existence of \(\ell \)-adic companions over a finite field. When the variety is quasiprojective, one has in addition to control the weights and the monodromy at infinity.

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14D07 14G15 14F35 

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  1. 1.Freie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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