We study Shimura curves of PEL type in (Formula presented.) generically contained in the Prym locus. We study both the unramified Prym locus, obtained using étale double covers, and the ramified Prym locus, corresponding to double covers ramified at two points. In both cases, we consider the family of all double covers compatible with a fixed group action on the base curve. We restrict to the case where the family is one-dimensional and the quotient of the base curve by the group is (Formula presented.). We give a simple criterion for the image of these families under the Prym map to be a Shimura curve. Using computer algebra we check all the examples obtained in this way up to genus 28. We obtain 43 Shimura curves contained in the unramified Prym locus and 9 families contained in the ramified Prym locus. Most of these curves are not generically contained in the Jacobian locus.

Shimura curves in the Prym locus

Penegini, Matteo
2018

Abstract

We study Shimura curves of PEL type in (Formula presented.) generically contained in the Prym locus. We study both the unramified Prym locus, obtained using étale double covers, and the ramified Prym locus, corresponding to double covers ramified at two points. In both cases, we consider the family of all double covers compatible with a fixed group action on the base curve. We restrict to the case where the family is one-dimensional and the quotient of the base curve by the group is (Formula presented.). We give a simple criterion for the image of these families under the Prym map to be a Shimura curve. Using computer algebra we check all the examples obtained in this way up to genus 28. We obtain 43 Shimura curves contained in the unramified Prym locus and 9 families contained in the ramified Prym locus. Most of these curves are not generically contained in the Jacobian locus.
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