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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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 ...
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canonical bundle of Abelian surface fibrations

For minimal surfaces admitting an elliptic fibration over a smooth curve, there is a famous analysis of possible singular fibers and a canonical bundle formula due to Kodaira. There are two papers of ...
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Is there for every variety X an abelian variety A such that their 1st l-adic cohomologies are isomorphic?

This question is somewhat inspired by Kevin Buzzard's answer to What is the interpretation of complex multiplication in terms of Langlands? and somewhat from my own curiosity about such topics. Let ...
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Canonical liftings of endomorphisms of ordinary abelian varieties

I am looking for a reference to the following ``well known" fact. Let $k$ be a perfect field of prime characteristic $p$ and $W(k)$ its ring of Witt vectors. Let $A_0$ be an ordinary abelian variety ...
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Torsion points of abelian varieties in the perfect closure of a function field

The following is a problem, which was recently brought to my attention by H. Esnault and A. Langer. Let $K$ be the function field of a smooth curve over the algebraic closure $k$ of the finite field ...
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Etale endomorphisms of abelian varieties in positive characteristic

Let $K$ be the function field of a smooth curve over the algebraic closure $k$ of the finite field ${\bf F}_p$ (where $p>0$ is a prime number). My question is : does there exist an abelian ...
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geometrical reducedness of the identity connected component (reference request)

I think there are references for this question, but I didn't find it. We know that for a simple abelian variety $A/k$, the rign $\mathrm{End}^0 (A)$ is a division algebra. One use the fact that every ...
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Characterizations of Abelian varieties (3-folds) in positive characteristic

From this question Characterizations of complex Abelian varieties (especially 3-folds) among projective nonsingular varieties? I learned that if $X$ is a smooth complex projective variety of dimension ...
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Pulling back a line bundle on the Jacobian to a spin bundle on the curve

I'd like to have an expression for the (or some) line bundle on the Jacobian $J$ of a smooth complex projective curve $C$ with genus $g >1$ which pulls back to a chosen spin bundle (theta ...
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dual isogeny for abelian varieties over a general field

Let $ \phi: A \rightarrow B$ be a separable isogeny between two abelian varieties over a field $k$. One knows that there is a dual isogeny $ \hat {\phi} : B \rightarrow A$ such that $ \hat{\phi} ...
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Has anyone studied the Prym map for double covers with two ramification points?

If $f \colon C \to C'$ is a dominant morphism of smooth projective curves, there is a norm map $f_\ast = \mathrm{Nm} \colon JC \to JC'$ between their Jacobians, and we can consider the abelian ...
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level structures and moduli of abelian varieties

Hello, In the definition of level structure of level $n$ for an elliptic curve $A$, there are two versions: an isomorphism of group schemes $(\mathbf Z/n\mathbf Z)^2 \to A[n]$. an isomorhpism of ...
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Isomorphism on p-torsion of Neron models

Let $A$, $B$ be abelian varieties over $\mathbb{Q}$, with corresponding Neron models $\mathcal{A}$, $\mathcal{B}$ over $X=Spec{\mathbb{Z}}$. Let $p$ be an odd prime of good reduction for both $A$ and ...
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O-linear Weil-pairing on abelian varieties with real multiplication

Let $A/k$ be an abelian variety with real multiplication by some ring of integers $\mathcal O \subset F$. Let $n$ be an integer prime to the characteristic of $k$. We have the standart $e_n$ pairing ...
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Reference for a theorem of Tate on the endomorphism rings of AVs over finite fields

Let $k$ be a finite field, and $A$, $B$ abelian varieties over $k$. Let $T_p(A)$, $T_p(B)$ be the (contravariant) Dieudonn\'e modules associated to the p-divisible groups attached to $A$ and $B$, ...
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The $ Pic ^ 0 $ of an abelian variety

dear, I need a precise reference to the fact that the connected component of $ Pic (A) $, where $ A $ is an abelian variety over a field $ k $ consists of the following set $\{L \in Pic (A) : T ^*_x L ...
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Mod m versions of the toric part of Tate modules

Let $A$ be a polarized abelian variety over a local field $K$ with residue characteristic $p$. In the course of proving that a polarized abelian variety $A/K$ has semi-stable reduction iff for all ...
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structure of $T_\ell A$ for $A/\mathbf{F}_q$ an abelian variety

Can someone give me references for the structure of the $G_{\mathbf{F}_q}$-module $T_\ell A$, $A/\mathbf{F}_q$ an abelian variety?
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Projectivized Normal Cone to Satake Compactification

Let $\mathcal{A}_g$ be the moduli space of principally polarized abelian varieties over $\mathbb{C}$. There exists a compactification, the Satake compactification, which is minimal and has the ...
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Global Sections of the Identity Component of Neron model

Let $A$ be an abelian variety over a number field $K$ and consider the Neron model $\mathcal{A}$ of $A$ over $X=Spec{\mathcal{O}_K}$. If $\mathcal{A}^0$ is the identity component of $\mathcal{A}$, ...
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possible mumford-tate groups

Consider an abelian variety $A$ over a number field, and look at the representation of its Mumford-Tate group on $H^1(A)$, restricted to the commutator subgroup. Is it possible that every element of ...
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The $Pic^0$ of an abelian variety

Given a variety abelian $ A $ defined over an algebraically closed field of characteristic $ 0 $, Mumford define $ Pic^0(A)$= $L \in Pic (A) | T^*_x{L}L = L \ for \ all \ x \ in A$ , where $T_x$ ...
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Maps on the identity components of Neron models

Any map $A \to B$ of abelian varieties of the same dimension over a global field $K$ induces a map $\mathcal{A} \to \mathcal{B}$ on the corresponding Neron models over $X$ (where ...
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If an abelian variety has an m-torsion point, is the set of all Galois conjugates of the m-torsion all the m-torsion?

I believe this is the case, but I couldn't come up with a proof off the top of my head, so I want to make sure. If $A$ is an abelian variety over some field $K$ (I'm in fact interested only in ...
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The Picard group ao abelian varieties

Dear, my question is: If A and B are abelian varieties over an algebraically closed field, then Pic ^ {0} (A x B) = Pic ^ {0} (A) x Pic ^ {0} (B)? Since already many thanks Flavio.
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Why can projective varieties just have abelian group operations?

I just started to read Shimura - Automorphic forms and number theory (Lecture notes in mathematics, 54). On page 20 or so, he mentions that every projective variety which is an algebraic group, is ...
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Tamagawa numbers of abelian varieties and torsion.

Let $A$ be an abelian variety defined over a number field $K$. Fix a prime $v \subset \mathcal{O}_K$, with underlying rational prime $p$. What relationship, known or conjectural (if any), should there ...
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Why is Pic^0(C) of a curve C a variety?

Let $C$ be an abstract non-singular curve. I'm having a hard time finding a reference for why $\text{Pic}^0(C)$ is a variety. Any pointers towards a reference would be appreciated.
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About the Serre-Tate theorem

It is somehow a general principle that the (infinitesimal) local behavior of a representable moduli functor $X$ at some point $x$ is closely related to the deformation problem of the structure ...
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Selmer of an abelian variety versus that of its dual.

What is the precise relationship between the Selmer group of an abelian variety and that of its dual? For instance, does the vanishing of one not imply the same for the other? To fix ideas, let $A$ ...
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isomorphism of extensions by abelian varieties

Let $A$ and $G$ be abelian varieties over $\mathbb{C}$. An element $P$ of $\text{Ext}(A, G)$ is an exact sequence $0 \to G \to P \to A \to 0$, here one can give $P$ the structure of an abelian ...
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Torsion points in Abelian varieties over number fields

Hello, Suppose $A$ is an Abelian variety of dimension $g$ over a number field $k$. Then using height functions one can show that there are non-torsion points in $A(\bar k)$. This looks like an ...
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Is an abelian variety with a Galois invariant, rank one submodule of its Tate module, CM?

Let $A$ be an absolutely simple abelian variety over a number field $K$. Assume that, for some prime $p$, the Tate module $T_p A$ has a submodule of rank one, invariant under the absolute Galois group ...
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moduli space of abelian varieties of CM-type

Fix a CM-field $K$ of degree $2g$, and a natural number $n$ which is a multiple of $g$. Write $\tau_1, \tau_2, \ldots, \tau_g, \rho \tau_1, \rho \tau_2, \ldots, \rho \tau_g$ for the different ...
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possible CM-types of abelian varieties

Fix a CM-field $K$ of degree $2g$. Let $A$ be a polarized abelian variety of dimension $n$ over $\mathbb{C}$, with an isomorphism $\theta : K \to End_{\mathbb{C}}(A) \otimes_{\mathbb{Z}} \mathbb{Q}$. ...
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Galois action on one-dimensional quotients of l-adic cohomology

Let $A$ be an abelian variety of dimension $g$ over a number field $K$, and $\ell$ be a rational prime. Suppose that the Galois action on the $\ell$-adic cohomology $H^k(A, \mathbb{Z}_\ell) ...
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global units on moduli spaces of abelian varieties

This is a question from a colleague. Let $A_{g,d,n}$ be the coarse moduli space over $\mathbb Z$ (of the moduli stack, or assume $n\ge3$ if you like) of abelian schemes of relative dimension $g,$ ...
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In which ways can the isogeny theorem fail for local fields?

Fix a field $K$ with absolute Galois group $G$. By an isogeny theorem over $K$, I mean the statement that the map $\operatorname{Hom}(A,B)\otimes\mathbb{Z}_l \to \operatorname{Hom}_G(T_l A, T_l B)$ is ...
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references for abelian schemes

Hi, I have a very basic question. I am looking for references explaining how to construct explicitily a Jacobian starting from a curve or examples of projective equations for an abelian scheme. I ...
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What is the closure of product loci in A_g?

Let $A_g$ denote the moduli space of principally polarized abelian varieties of dimension $g$. For any partition of $g$, one can consider the corresponding locus inside $A_g$ of products of ...
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Tate models for semistable algebraic varieties with mixed reduction over a local field

It's known that if $A$ is an abelian variety of totally multiplicative reduction over a p-adic field K, then, after taking a finite field extension, it becomes isomorphic, as a rigid analytic group, ...
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deformation of abelian varieties

$k$ is a field of characteristic p, $C_k$ is the category of all artinian local rings with residue field an extension of $k$. $A$ is a dim-$g$ abelian variety over $k$, $L$ is a CM field with ...