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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Does the self-product of a $g$-dimensional abelian variety contain an abelian variety of dimension smaller than $g$ at some point

Let me be more precise than the title. (This will be my last attempt to do something with abelian varieties. Sorry for all the basic questions. The answers have been great!) Let $A$ be a simple ...
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Is any simple abelian variety covered by a non-simple abelian variety

Let $A/k$ be a simple abelian variety. Does there exist a non-simple abelian variety $B/k$ and a finite homomorphism $f:B\to A$ over $k$? I don't need $f:B\to A$ to be etale.
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Are abelian varieties degree two covers of some projective space

Let $A$ be an abelian variety over a field $k$ of dimension $g\geq 2$. There exists a finite morphism $A\to \mathbf{P}^g_k$. Here's the question. Does there exist a finite morphism $A\to ...
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Frobenius eigenvalues of abelian variety

Let $A$ be an abelian variety over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$ and $x_i$ the Frobenius eigenvalues on $H^1$. Does $x_i \mapsto q/x_i$ permute the $x_i$, and why? It should follow from Poincare ...
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Ample vector bundles on complex tori

Let $X$ be a $n$-dimensional complex torus and $\omega$ a Kähler form on $X$. Then, it is well known that a real $(1,1)$-class $[\alpha]\in H^{1,1}(X,\mathbb R)$ is a Kähler class if and only if for ...
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Component group of Neron model of a parametrized abelian variety

Let $A$ be an abelian variety of dimension $2$ over a $p$-adic field $K$ with (additive) valuation $v$. Assuming $A$ has multiplicative reduction, the theory of $p$-adic theta functions gives us an ...
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Chern class of line bundle inducing a principal polarisation

What can one say about the Chern class $c_1(\mathcal{L})$ of a line bundle $\mathcal{L}$ on an Abelian variety $A$ inducing a (principal) polarisation $A \to A^\vee$? Why am I asking this? My ...
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Induced maps of an automorphism of a curve on the tangent ot its jacobian and on its differential forms

Let $C$ be a smooth projective curve of genus $g$ over a field $k$ and $J$ be its jacobian (defined over $k$). Let $\sigma: C \rightarrow C$ be a $k$-automorphsm of $C$. This automorphism $\sigma$ ...
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Obstructions to deforming an abelian variety

Are abelian varieties unobstructed? That is, given an abelian scheme $X \to \mathrm{Spec}R $ for $R$ a local artinian ring and $\mathrm{Spec} R \to \mathrm{Spec} S $ a nilpotent thickening, can we ...
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books (or notes) on complex multiplication

This would be a vague question, but I still want to ask here. Do you have any recommended book on complex multiplicaton. I know only 2 books: Shimura's book ...
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Weil reciprocity on abelian varieties and biextensions?

I was once told, by someone who would likely be right about such things, that the version of Weil reciprocity for abelian varieties (as in Lang, Abelian Varieties) should come out of consideration of ...
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kernel of an isogeny and coker of its induced map on the Tate module

In a proof in Milne's note "Abelian Variety" (top on p.52), I saw an equality: $ \mathrm{Ker}(\beta)(l) = \mathrm{Coker}(T_{l}(\beta))$, here $\beta$ is an (separable) isogeny of an abelian variety ...
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Where can I find a copy of Serre's Cours au college de France 1985-1986?

Hi, I was wondering: where might I be able to find a copy of this work online? And are there any other resources for the proof of the open image theorem for abelian varieties with endomorphism ring ...
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upper bounds for the ranks of the minus parts of modular jacobians

Let $p$ be a prime, and $J^-(p)$ be the maximal quotient of the Jacobian of the modular curve $X_0(p)$ on which the involution acts by $-1$. Is anything known or conjectured about upper bounds for ...
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Quotients of Tate modules

Let $p$ be a prime number, let $K$ denote a finite extension $\mathbb{Q}_{p}$ and let $\overline{K}$ be an algebraic closure of $K$. Let $A$ be an ellitpic curve over $K$ and denote by $T_{p}A$ its ...
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Terminology about Abelian varieties over finite fields

Is there a standard meaning for ordinary and supersingular Abelian varieties over finite fields? If so, where can I find it (together with basic properties about them)?
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etale covers of line bundles on an abelian variety

subj: etale covers of line bundles on an abelian variety Is there an explicit decryption of finite etale covers of a line bundle $L$ on an abelian variety and its associated C*-bundles $L^o = L ...
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Albert classification of rational endomorphism rings of simple Abelian varieties over finite fields

Recall the Albert classification of rational endomorphism rings with involution of simple Abelian varieties over arbitrary fields: Type I: totally real, trivial involution Type II and III: ...
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deRham cohomoloy of CM liftings of Jacobians

Let $k$ be field of characteristic $p>0$ and $W=W(k)$ the ring of Witt vectors of $k$. We call a smooth curve over $k$, ordinary, when the Jacobian of $J(X)$ of $X$ is an ordinary abelian variety. ...
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Notation for a canonical quotient of an abelian variety in positive characteristic

This is a light question about notation, but I received no answer in Stackexchange. Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p>0$ and let $A=A_{/k}$ be an ordinary abelian ...
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Weil pairing as an algebraic cycle?

Is there an algebraic cycle corresponding to the Weil pairing on an abelian variety (of dim>1)? Ideally I'd like to see an example as explicit as possible, e.g. an explicitly given variety of dim>1 ...
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complex deformations of abelian varieties

Let $A$ be an abelian variety defined over $\mathbf{C}$ (of dimension $>1$) and let $\Theta_A$ be the holomorphic tangent sheaf of $A$. Q: How does one compute $H^1(A,\Theta_A)$ ? If $A$ has ...
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false elliptic curves and principal polarizations

Hi, Let $\Delta$ be a quaternion algebra over $\mathbf Q$ and let $\mathcal O_\Delta$ be a maximal order in $\Delta$. Recall that a false elliptic curve over a field $K$ is a pair $(A/K,i)$ ...
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Dual Honda systems

Hello, There is an equivalence of categories between p-divisible groups over the ring of Witt vectors $W(k)$ and the category of "Honda systems", that is couples $(M,L)$ formed by a Dieudonné module ...
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lifting abelian varieties

Hello, Let A be an abelian variety over $k=\overline{\mathbb{F}_p}$. This abelian variety is endowed with a principal polarization and an action by $\mathcal{O}_E$, the ring of integers of an ...
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Construction of Kummer map for abelian variety

Let $A$ be an abelian variety over the rational numbers $\mathbf{Q}$. Let $V=T_p A \otimes \mathbf{Q}_p$ be the $\mathbf{Q}_p$-Tate module of $A$. Let $G$ be the absolute Galois group of $\mathbf{Q}$. ...
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Algebraic relationships between elliptic functions

Let $f$ and $g$ be tow elliptic function with the same periods, then there exists an algebraic relationship of the form $P(f,g)=0$, where $P$ a polynomial of tow variables and constants coefficients. ...
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CM abelian variety from an algebraic Hecke character?

Hi, Given an algebraic Hecke character $\chi$ of a number field $k$ there should be a "rank 1 CM-motive" $M$ with $\overline Q$-coefficients such that $L(s,M) = L(s,\chi)$. This follows from the ...
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Deformation space of non-ordinary abelian varieties

It is a well known result of Serre and Tate that if $A$ is an ordinary abelian variety over a field $k$ of characteristic $p>0$, then the deformation space $\mathcal{M}$ of $A$ to an abelian ...
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Does every Abelian variety have a finite resolution by Jacobians?

One knows that every Abelian variety is a quotient of a Jacobian. Does every Abelian variety have a finite resolution by Jacobians?
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Generalization of singular moduli

$j$-invariants of CM curves $E$ over (say) the complex numbers are known as singular moduli. As the theory of complex multiplication explains, singular moduli are algebraic integers of great ...
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Question on division field of abelian variety

I am wondering if the following holds or not. Let A be an abelian variety of dimension $d\geq 1$ over $\mathbb{Q}$. Then there is a positive number c depending on d and A such that ...
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Schottky locus in genus 2

Let $\phi_g : \mathcal{M}_g \rightarrow \mathcal{A}_g$ be the period mapping from the open moduli space of genus $g$ Riemann surfaces to the moduli space of $g$-dimensional principally polarized ...
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finite non-commutative local group schemes

Can I have some examples of finite non-commutative connected group schemes over a field $k$? I would like also to see some non-trivial torsors over a $k$-scheme $X$ under such group schemes. Thanks. ...
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Explicit way to construct simple complex tori/abelian varieties of dimension at least 2

The following question was motivated by one of the earliest exercises of Complex Abelian Variaties by Birkenhake and Lange during my presentation last year. It can be shown that any complex torus ...
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Mumford-Tate groups of abelian varieties with potentially good reduction everywhere

Let $A$ be an abelian variety defined over a number field, and let $MT(A)$ be its Mumford-Tate group. It is a conjecture of Morita that if $MT(A)$ is anisotropic-mod-center (that is, it has no ...
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modern reference for Néron's “Quasi-fonctions et Hauteurs sur les Varietes Abeliennes”

Is there a modern reference for Néron's "Quasi-fonctions et Hauteurs sur les Varietes Abeliennes" http://www.jstor.org/pss/1970644 i.e. using Grothendieck's language of schemes and in English?
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Mumford-Tate group and Galois representations

Could someone please point me towards a proof of why the image of a Galois representation on the Tate-module of an abelian variety is limited by its Mumford-Tate group?
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finiteness of torsion points of an abelian variety over a totally real field?

Ribet has shown the following result: if $A$ is an abelian variety over a number field $E$, then the torsion subgroup of $A(E^{cyc})$ is finite. Here $E^{cyc}$ is the union $\bigcup_nE(\mu_n)$, ...
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Good reduction of isogenous abelian varieties over finitely generated fields

Let $K$ be a finitely generated field over $\mathbb{Q}$. Let $A$ and $B$ be abelian varieties over a field $K$, isogenous over some finite extension $L$ of $K$. I want to ask if they have the same ...
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To what extent does Poincare duality hold on moduli stacks?

Poincare duality gives us, for a smooth orientable $n$-manifold, an isomorphism $H^k(M) \to H_{n-k}(M)$ given by $\gamma \mapsto \gamma \frown [M]$ where $[M]$ is the fundamental class of the ...
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The Schrodinger representation on the space of sections of a general $(1,3)$-polarized abelian surface

This question arose while I was studying some finite covers of abelian surfaces. Let $(A, \mathscr{L})$ be a $(1,3)$-polarized abelian surface over the complex numbers and consider the vector space ...
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CM liftings of abelian varieties and liftings of Frobenius

It is well-known that if $A$ is an ordinary abelian variety over a finite perfect field $ k$ of characteristic $ p>0$ and $ W=W(k)$ is the ring of Witt vectors over $ k$, then the canonical ...
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Elliptic curves on abelian surface

Let $Y$ be an abelian surface. Is it true that for every general point $P \in Y$, there exists an elliptic curve passing through $P$?
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Almost Northcott properties for heights of abelian varieties

Let $h$ be a function on the moduli space of abelian varieties of dimension $g$ over $\overline{\mathbf{Q}}$. Let $K$ be a number field and let $g\geq 2$ be an integer. Fix a real number $C$. Does ...
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CM abelian varieties and potential good reduction

Let $F$ be a number field and $A$ an abelian variety over $F$. It is known that if $A$ has complex multiplication, then it has potentially good reduction everywhere, namely there exists a finite ...
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Can we always find a curve which doesn't have semi-stable reduction

Let $K$ be a number field and let $g$ be a positive integer. Does there exist a smooth projective geometrically connected curve $X/K$ of genus $g$ such that $X$ does not have semi-stable reduction ...
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relationship between pairings on principally polarized abelian varieties

Let $X$ be a $g$-dimensional principally polarized abelian variety over $\mathbb{C}$, for example the jacobian of a curve of genus $g$. Let $X = \mathbb{C}^{g}/\Lambda$ where $\Lambda$ is a full ...
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Kuga-Satake with p-adic methods

Is it possible to construct the Kuga-Satake abelian variety attached to a K3 surfaces (over a local field) only using p-adic methods? If the K3 surface is defined over a local field, the ...
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Serre's open image theorem for products of elliptic curves over function fields via specialization

In Propriétés galoisiennes des points d'ordre fini des courbes elliptiques, Invent. Math. 15, 259--331 (1972), Serre proved the following (Theorem 6 ′′, p. 325): Let $K$ be a number field and let ...