Abelian varieties are projective algebraic varieties endowed with an Abelian group structure. Over the complex numbers, they can be described as quotients of a vector space by a lattice of full rank. They are analogs in higher dimensions of elliptic curves, and play an important role in algebraic ...

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Compactifying the space of indecomposable abelian varieties

Let $A_g$ be the moduli space of principally polarized abelian varieties and $A_g^0$ the open substack of indecomposable ones. Abstractly we know $A_g^0$ has a compactification with complement a ...
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K-theory of categories of group schemes and abelian varieties

Let $k$ be a field (perfect, or characteristic zero if you want - I'm especially interested in when $k$ is a number field). Consider the categories $\mathsf{G}_k=\{\text{commutative affine group ...
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Semiabelian actions appearing in the toroidal campactification of a degenearting abelian varieties

Given a totally degenerated abelian variety $A_K$ (to make it easier) over a complete discrete valuation field $K$ with $R$, $\pi$ and $k$ the corresponding discrete valuation ring, uniformiser and ...
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Intersection multiplicity in abelian varieties

Suppose $A$ is an abelian variety, $X, Y$ are subvarieties of $A$ of complementary dimension, Does every component of $X \cap Y$ contribute non-negatively to the intersection number?
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Conductor of abelian varieties

Let $A$ be a non-zero abelian variety defined over a number field $F$. Let $v$ be a finite place of $F$, and let $f_v(A)$ be the usual conductor exponent of $A$ at $v$ (defined e.g. on p.500 of the ...
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Products of primitive roots of the unity

Let $m>2$ be an integer and $k=\varphi(m)$ be the number of $m$-th primitive roots of the unity. Let $\Phi = \{ \xi_1, \ldots, \xi_{k/2}\} $ be a set of $k/2$ pairwise distinct primitive $m$-th ...
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Ramification in Division field of Abelian Varieties II

This is a follow-up question after this The set-up is almost the same as before, Let $k$ be a number field, $p$ be a rational prime. Let $A$ be an abelian variety over $k$ which has a good ...
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Intuitive meaning of $k$-polarized Abelian surface?

Are there any good way to understand $k$-polarized Abelian surfaces? I am aware that if $A \cong \mathbb{C}^2/\Gamma$ is $k$-polarized, the lattice $\Gamma$ can be taken of the form $$ ...
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Nef classes on abelian varieties in positive characteristic

Thomas Bauer shows in http://arxiv.org/pdf/alg-geom/9712019v1.pdf that for a complex abelian variety a nef line bundle is numerically equivalent to an effective divisor (this is shown in Lemma 1.1). ...
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field of definition of abelian varieties with extra endormorphism

Let $A$ be a complex abelian variety such that $\mathrm{End}(A)$ is strictly bigger than $\mathbb{Z}$. Question: Is is true that $A$ is defined over $\overline{\mathbb{Q}}$? This is of course what ...
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Can the Albanese map be anything?

Sorry for the vague title. This question is about the Albanese map from the variety $M$ of canonically polarized varieties to the set of abelian varieties. (The variety $M$ is not of finite type...) ...
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a reference for Kummer theory, with proofs ?

What is a standard reference for Kummer theory of semi-Abelian varieties ? I need a complete exposition with detailed proofs. Also in prime characteristic, although I am not sure what the statement ...
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etale cohomology of an abelian variety and its dual

Let $A$ an abelian variety over a field $k$ and $A^{*}$ the dual abelian variety. How can we relate the étale cohomology of $A$ with etale cohomology of $A^{*}$?
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Bound for field of definition (vs field of moduli) of an abelian variety

Let $A$ be a principally polarised abelian variety over $\mathbb{C}$ of dimension $g$. Let $K$ be the field of moduli of $A$. Proposition. $A$ has a model defined over an extension $L$ of $K$ such ...
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do commutative groups torsors have a point in an Abelian extension of the base field?

Let $A$ be a principal homogeneous space for a commutative algebraic group defined over a field $k$ that contains all roots of unity. Is it true that $A$ has a $K$-point for an extension $K \supset k$ ...
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Simple abelian varieties over non algebraically closed fields.

I was wondering what people would normally mean by a simple abelian variety $A$ where $A$ is defined over a field $k$ that is not algebraically closed. The definition I found in for example on the ...
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When is an ample line bundle on an abelian variety base point free?

So, any line bundle $L$ on an abelian variety $X$ determines a type $(d_1,\ldots,d_g)$ where $d_i|d_{i+1}$. It's well known that if $d_1\geq 3$ then $L$ defines an embedding, that if $L$ has no fixed ...
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Ramification in Division field of Abelian Varieties

This might be a very simple question, and that might be the reason that I could not find any reference on this. My question is Let $A$ be an abelian variety defined over a number field $k$, and ...
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Prym varieties as Jacobian varieties

A generic abelian variety of dimension 2 or 3 is a jacobian of a curve. Is there a canonical way to determine a curve whose jacobian is a prym variety of a unramified double cover of a curve of genus ...
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Is the stabilizer of an irreducible subvariety of an abelian variety irreducible ?

Let $A$ be a (semi-)abelian variety over an algebraically closed field $K$, and $X$ be a closed irreducible subvariety. Can $X$ have a non-trivial finite stabilizer ? By stabilizer, I mean the closed ...
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Infinitely many curves with isogenous Jacobians

Let $g\geq 4$. Are there infinitely many compact genus $g$ Riemann surfaces with (mutually) isogenous Jacobians? Does the situation change in positive characteristic?
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Is the moduli space of ppAVs smooth?

Let $A_g$ be the moduli space of principally polarised abelian varieties of dimension $g$ over the complex numbers. (EDIT: I mean the coarse moduli space.) Is this smooth? Since $A_g$ is the ...
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Automorphisms of Generic Abelian Varieties

Automorphism groups of elliptic curves are very well understood. Of course, every elliptic curve has the automorphism $[-1]$ of order $2$. If we are over a (algebraically closed) field, this is the ...
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Local Norm Mapping for Abelian Varieties

Let $A/K$ be an abelian variety defined over a nonarchimedean local field $K$ of characteristic $0$ and let $L$ be a finite extension of $K$. Consider the norm map $$A(L)\xrightarrow{N_{L/K}}A(K)$$ I ...
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About Alexeev and Nakamura's paper “on Mumford's construction of degenerating abelian varieites”

Is there anyone familiar with this paper? It seems to me it contains "some" typos and even some small elementary mistakes, which makes my reading very slow. Of course the key reason for my slow ...
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Weil restriction of abelian schemes along finite étale (resp. finite locally free) morphisms

Q: Is there a simple proof of the fact that the Weil restriction of an abelian scheme along a finite étale morphism is an abelian scheme ? Details: Let $S$ be a scheme and $f:S'\rightarrow S$ a ...
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Moduli Spaces of Higher Dimensional Complex Tori

I know that the space of all complex 1-tori (elliptic curves) is modeled by $SL(2, \mathbb{R})$ acting on the upper half plane. There are many explicit formulas for this action. Similarly, I have ...
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Existence of a point on the Shimura variety of PEL-type correponding to a specific abelian variety

I have been puzzle by the following question for a while. Suppose that we have an a Shimura variety $Sh(G,h_0)$ given by some datatum $(L, V, \psi, h_0)$ such as in Section 4.9 of "Travaux de ...
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Decomposition theorem for polarized abelian varieties in positive characteristic

In characteristic zero we have the following decomposition theorem for polarized abelian varieties: it gives an isomorphism between a PPAV and a product of PPAV's of lower dimension and is valid (as ...
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Tate conjecture for abelian varieties over a finitely generated extension of an algebraically closed field

Let $K$ be a finitely generated extension of an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero, and $A,B$ abelian varieties over $K$. Then is $Hom_K(A,B)\otimes \mathbb{Z_l} \cong ...
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Nef and effective classes on abelian varieties

Is there any characterization of rational nef classes that don't come from effective $\mathbb{Q}$-divisors on abelian varieties? Is there any result along the lines of "Any nef $\mathbb{Q}$-divisor is ...
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The formal Group of the dual Abelian Variety

For an abelian variety $A$ with formal group $F$, how is the formal group $F^\ast$ of the dual abelian variety $A^{\vee}$ related to $F$? In general, for a formal group $F$, is there a concept of dual ...
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Status of Grothendieck's conjecture on homomorphisms of abelian schemes

In [1] Grothendieck posits the following: Conjecture. Let $S$ be a reduced connected scheme, locally of finite type over Spec($\mathbf{Z}$) or a field $k$, $A$ and $B$ two abelian schemes over $S$, ...
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Is the canonical height of a totally p-adic point on an abelian variety bounded away from zero?

Inspired by the result of Schinzel and Smyth that a totally real number other than $0$ and $\pm 1$ has height at least $\frac{1}{2}\log \Big( \frac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2} \Big) = 0.240659\ldots$, Bombieri and ...
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field of definition of isogenies of abelian varieties

Let $A$ be an abelian variety over a field $k$, and let $N$ be a finite subgroup of $A$. Suppose that $N$ is also defined over $k$, or at least that all Galois automorphisms fixing $k$ leave $N$ ...
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Reference for Complex Abelian Varieties

I am looking for a reference which explains how theta functions, algebraically independent meromorphic functions, and line bundles all fit together in the context of complex tori. More explicitly, ...
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Points of minimum Arakelov height and harmonic arithmetical varieties

Added. (28/2) To put it less pompously (and more vaguely, less concretely), I wanted to relate the impression that it is the general rule that an Arakelov (i.e., geometric) height on an arithmetical ...
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The torsion point count in higher dimension

It is an easy consequence of the Serre open image theorem that for the torsion point count on elliptic curves, the following possibilities arise. If $E/\bar{\mathbb{Q}}$ is an elliptic curve without ...
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Theta group representation

Let $(X,L)$ be a polarized abelian variety over $k=\overline{k}$, and let $K(L)$ be the kernel of the isogeny $X\to X^\vee$ that sends $x$ to $t_x^*L\otimes L^{-1}$. The theta group $\mathscr{G}(L)$ ...
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Average ranks of abelian surfaces

Most people nowadays believe that over a fixed global field, $50$% of the elliptic curves have $0$ rank, $50$% have rank $1$, and $0$% have higher rank. A significant advance in this direction has ...
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On morphisms to projective space arising from a linear system

Context: This question arose as I was reading the proof of Application 6.1 in Mumford's Abelian Varieties. However, I have extracted all of the relevant information below so this question should ...
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Abelian varieties with given endomorphism algebra

I am confused by a statement in the very classical paper of A. A. Albert "On the construction of Riemman matrices II", Ann. Math. 1935, Thm 16. If I understand what he saying, the theorem says that ...
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what are the possible CM-fields of PEL type shimura varieties ?

In the paper "Travaux de Shimura" section 6, Deligne had defined a PEL- type shimura variety, for the following datum $(F,E,D,\psi)$, with $F$ a totally real cubic field, and $E$ a imaginary ...
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showing that abelian varieties are de Rham *without* showing that they are crystalline

If $X$ is a smooth projective variety over a $p$-adic field $K$, then Faltings' Theorem says that the etale cohomology of $X_{\overline{K}}$ is crystalline. There have been various steps towards this ...
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the dual abelian scheme

There are plenty of sources discussing dual abelian varieties, but I'm looking for a reference that discusses the construction and properties of the dual abelian scheme. I'm willing to accept general ...
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Corresponding notion of unramified for motives (or de Rham cohomology)

The etale cohomolgoy of a variety $X$ over a number field $K$ is a Galois representation of $\mathrm{Gal}(\overline K/K)$ with some properties coming from $X$, e.g., it is unramified outside $S$ if ...
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Which curves cut the Hyperelliptic locus?

Consider the moduli space $\mathcal{A}_{g,n}$ of abelian varieties with some level $n \geq 3$ structure. For simplicity, we just denote it by $\mathcal{A}_{g}$ and drop $n$. Denote the locus of ...
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Poincare line bundle

I am being stuck by the proof of the existence of Poincare line bundle of complex torus in Griffiths-Harris. Here is the question: Let $M$ be a complex torus and $M'$ be the complex torus dual to ...
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Does the Albanese map satisfy Torelli's theorem

Let $M_h$ be the moduli space of canonically polarized varieties with Hilbert polynomial $h$. Let $M_h \to A_g$ be the Albanese map, with $g$ an integer which depends on $h$ and $A_g$ the moduli space ...
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For which fields does the isogeny theorem hold

Let $k$ be a field. We say that the isogeny theorem holds over $k$ if, for any abelian variety $A$ over $k$, there are only finitely many $k$-isomorphism classes of abelian varieties $B$ over $k$ ...