The Oort Conjecture on lifting covers of curves


We show that the conjecture of Oort on lifting covers of curves is true. The main ingredients in the proof are a deformation argument in characteristic $p$ and (a special case of) a very recent result by Obus–Wewers. A kind of boundedness result is given as well.


Florian Pop

Department of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6395