# Tagged Questions

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### L-function of twist

I'd like to ask the following easy question, since I can't find a reference.
Let $X/\mathbb{Q}$ a smooth projective variety. How does one express the $L$-function of the twist, $L(H^i(X)(r), s)$ in ...

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### transcendence of beta values

(1) Can anybody suggest a readable reference for Schneider's theorem that the number
$$
\beta(a, b)=\frac{\Gamma(a)\Gamma(b)}{\Gamma(a+b)}
$$ is transcendental for $a, b \in \mathbb{Q}$ such that none ...

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### An isogeny from a split algebraic torus [migrated]

Suppose that there is an isogeny (in the category of commutative algebraic groups) from a split algebraic torus to a semi-abelian variety. Does it follows that this semi-abelian variety is also an ...

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### Is it easy to prove that $\sum_n |X(\mathbb{F}_{q^n})| t^n$ is rational?

Background: Let $X$ be an algebraic variety over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$. One of the successes of Etale cohomology - previously achieved by Dwork- was proving the rationality of the Zeta ...

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### Hasse principle and twists of $\mathbb{P}^n$ [closed]

Let $X$ be a twist of the $n$-th projective space, seen as a $K$-variety for some number field $K$. For $n = 1$, the Hasse principle holds for $X$.
My question is: for which $n >1$ does the ...

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### odd degree $0$-cycles and rational points on a quadric hypersurface

Is it true that a smooth quadric hypersurface has a rational point if and only if it has an odd degree $0$-cycle?
I think this is true. If so, can someone give a (geometric) proof?

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### Why is the supersingular locus the zero locus of a modular form?

This question is related to my other question here: Examples of subspaces singled out by modular forms.
Here I am wondering if there is a philosophical explanation about why the supersingular locus ...

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### Rational distance from vertices of an equilateral triangle

A colleague in my department posed the following question...
Let $A=(0,0)$, $B=(1,0)$, and $C=(1/2,\sqrt{3}/2)$. Then $\Delta ABC$ is an equilateral triangle with sides of length 1. Let ...

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### Openness of finite index subgroups of $\mathrm{GL}_n(\prod O_v)$

Let $K$ be a global field and set $O := \prod_{v\nmid \infty} O_v$ where $v$ runs over the finite places of $K$. Equip $\mathrm{GL}_n(O) = \prod_v \mathrm{GL}_n(O_v)$ with the product of the $v$-adic ...

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### What are reasons to believe that e is not a period?

I hope this rather soft question is suitable for MO, otherwise please migrate it to MSE.
In their paper defining periods [1], Kontsevich and Zagier without further comment state that $e$ is ...

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### Quotient of Projective line over rationals with an infinite subgroup of PGL(2,Q)

I am looking for references for the following; how to calculate quotient of the projective line over the field of rationals with an infinite subgroup of PGL(2,Q), e.g, of the form
$
\left(
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### Invariant obstructions to gluing Galois representations on elliptic curves

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over $\overline{\mathbb F_p}$, or another separably closed field of characteristic $p$. Let $K$ be the function field of $E$, and let $K_p$ be the local field at a point.
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### Why is the section conjecture important?

As in the title, I want to know the reason for importance of the section conjecture. Of course, the statement of conjecture is important as itself, even I cannot fully grasp the soul of it. However, ...

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### Stable analytic manifold under simple action

For an integer $m > 1$, let us define the action
$$
f: X_i \to (1+X_i)^{m - 1 }
$$
on variables $X_1,\dots,X_N$. Consider the analytic manifold $V(I)$ defined by the ideal $I$ in
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### What is the arithmetic Nullstellensatz?

The only precise statement (coming from a reliable source) of the "arithmetic Nullstellensatz" I can find is in Gowers's book, stating that two polynomials with integral coefficients have the same ...

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### Rational points techniques on curves not using their Jacobian

Let $C/K$ be a curve of genus > 2 over a number field $K$ and suppose there exists a $p \in C(K)$. Then a recurring theme in studying $C(K)$ is using the map $C \to J(C)$ normalized by sending $p$ to ...

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### Which of the Mochizuki's works are the most closely related to elliptic curves?

I'm very much interest about algebraic geometry and number theory along with cryptography, but I have a special interest about the elliptic curves. I have heard a lot of interesting things about ...

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### Non-hyperelliptic families of curves with trivial Ceresa class (or Gross-Schoen class)

Suppose X/K is a curve over a field K, which we want to think of as non-algebraically closed, and let x be a point of X(K). The Ceresa cycle is defined as follows; you can embed X in Jac(X) by sending ...

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### Applications of anabelian geometry to Galois representations?

One aspect of anabelian geometry is the study of the action of the absolute Galois group of a field $K$ on the etale fundamental group $\pi_1(X_\overline K)$, where $X$ is a (anabelian) variety and ...

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### Obstruction and 1st order infinitesimal deformations of Generalized Elliptic Curves (Deligne-Rapoport)

We consider the deformation theory of a generalized elliptic curve $(C_0,+)$ over a field $k$. Let $D$ be the deformation functor.
And now we only consider the case that $C_0$ is irreducible as in ...

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### Tate-Shafarevich groups over finitely generated fields

Let $G$ be an algebraic group over a number field $k$. One defines the Tate-Shafarevich set of $G$ to be
$$Ш(k,G) = \ker\left(H^1(k,G) \to \prod_{v} H^1(k_v,G)\right),$$
where the product is over all ...

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### Examples of subspaces singled out by modular forms

I am wondering what subspaces of modular varieties defined as the zero locus of modular forms have been studied in the literature.
To be more clear let me explain the example I have in mind.
Let ...

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### The minimum genus of a family of degree $12$ algebraic curves which comes from the resultant of two quartic polynomials

Let $f(t)$ be a rational normal cubic curve in $\mathbb{P}^3$ (it is not contained in any plane) and also we assume that this cubic curve passes through two points $(0,0,0)$ and $(1,0,0)$. By an easy ...

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### modular forms, invertible sheaves, and quotients

I'm very confused about some contradicatory statements, and I hope someone can help me clarify this.
Let $\Gamma$ be a congruence subgroup. It is well known that modular forms of weight $k$ for ...

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### Finding a divisor on a curve in a given linear equivalence class made with points over a “small” field

Suppose I have a curve $C$ defined over $\mathbb Q$ and a line bundle $\mathcal L$ on it,
also defined over $\mathbb Q$. I am interested in trying to find a (non-effective) divisor $D=\sum_i a_ip_i$ ...

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### Explicit formula for the Poincare dual of a CM endomorphism of an elliptic curve

Let $E/\mathbf{C}$ be an elliptic curve with CM by the maximal order $\mathcal{O}_K$ of $K=\mathbf{Q}(\sqrt{-D})$ where $D$ is positive and square-free integer. To make it even more precise, let us ...

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### K3 surfaces that correspond to rational points of elliptic curves

In his work on mirror symmetry (http://arxiv.org/pdf/alg-geom/9502005v2.pdf) Igor Dolgachev has considered families of K3 surfaces of Picard rank at least 19 with the base given by $X_0(n)^+$, the ...

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### Whats the prime-to-$p$ Etale fundamental group of the affine line minus two points over $\mathbb{F}_p$?

Background:
I've often heard that the fundamental group of $\mathbb{P}^1/\mathbb{Q}-\{0,1,\infty\}$ is extremely hard to understand. First of all, it has a surjective map to the galois group
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### Is the ordinary locus affine?

Let $p$ be a prime number and let $Y$ over $\mathbb F_p$ be a Siegel modular variety, with minimal compactification $X$. It is well known that $X^{\operatorname{ord}}$, the ordinary locus of $X$ is ...

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### Conjugate surfaces: informations about the orbits

Consider a complex algebraic variety $X$ (namely a $\mathbb C$-scheme, of finite type, geometrically integral and separated); if $\sigma\in\textrm{aut}(\mathbb C)$, then is well defined the complex ...

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### Rank 2^n quadratic form with non trivial invariant e_n

I advise you to have a look this question of mine first
Rank four quadratic Form with non trivial discriminant in I(k)
From quadratic form theory its well known that for a field $k$ and the ...

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### Motivic L-function vs motivic zeta function

Let $M$ be a pure motive over a field $k$. Roughly speaking, the L-function of $M$ is the product over all primes $p$ of
$$L_p(M,s)=\det(I-Fr_p|_{M_\ell^I} N(p)^{-s})^{-1}$$
where $Fr_p$ is a ...

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### Newton polygons of modular polynomials

This is pretty much straightforward curiosity. Is there anything known about Newton polygons of classical modular polynomials (polynomial relations between $j(\tau)$ and $j(n\tau)$)? I understand that ...

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### Borel-Serre compactification of $\mathbb{H}^3 / SL_2(\mathcal{O}_K)$

Let $\mathbb{H}^3$ be the three-dimensional hyperbolic space. Let $K$ be an imaginary quadratic number field and $\mathcal{O}_K$ its ring of integers. Then $SL_2(\mathcal{O}_K)$ acts on $\mathbb{H}^3$ ...

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### Weil's Riemann Hypothesis for dummies?

Weil's Riemann Hypothesis is a deep result that I don't fully understand, but it has understandable corollaries which interest me. For example:
(a) For any projective curve $X$ satisfying certain ...

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### A letter from J. P. Serre

Which is the letter where J. P. Serre present "Analogues Kählériens de certaines conjectures de Weil" to Weil?

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### Time-line until the publicaton of Weil of “Numbers of solutions of equations in finite fields”

In "On the history of the Weil Conjectures" Dieudonné says:
"Appropriately enough, the story, as with so many problems in number theory, begins with Gauss...".
C. F. Gauss, Disquisitiones ...

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### What is the lowest-weight non-cyclotomic Galois representation in $\overline{\mathcal M}_{g,n}$?

I want to know about low-weight Galois representations in $H^i(\overline{\mathcal M}_{g,n}, \overline{\mathbb Q}_\ell)$ that aren't cyclotomic. This should be equivalent to finding $p,q$ such that ...

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### Connection of Galois representation and arithmetic geometry

This is might be a dumb question. There are lots of Galois representations which arise naturally from geometric objects, for example, Galois representations attached to elliptic curves. I know that ...

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### Bloch Kato Exponential as formal lie group exponential

Let $K$ be a $p$-adic field and $V$ a $p$-adic representation. In their paper on tamagawa numbers of motives, Bloch and Kato define an exponential map as the connecting homomorphism
$$DR(V) ...

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### Regular singularities and the infinitesimal site

Suppose I have a smooth non-proper algebraic variety $X/\mathbb{C}$.
A vector bundle with flat connection (``differential equation'') on $X$ extends, as was noted by Grothendieck, to a coherent ...

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### rank of Abelian schemes under ample hypersurface section

Let $k$ be an algebraic closure of a finite field, $\ell \neq \mathrm{Char}(k)$ be prime, $S/k$ a smooth projective geometrically connected surface and $C/k$ a smooth ample connected hypersurface ...

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### Non-hyperelliptic curves of genus at least two

A hyperelliptic curve can be understood as the set of points satisfying an equation of the form
$$\displaystyle z^2 = f(x,y),$$
where $f(x,y)$ is a binary form of degree $d = 2g+2$. In this case, $g$ ...

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### Complexes of arithmetic $\mathcal{D}$-modules with Frobenius structure

This is a question about the category $F\text{-}D^b_\mathrm{coh}(\mathscr{D}^\dagger_{\mathscr{X},\mathbb{Q}})$ of complexes of arithmetic $\mathscr{D}$-modules with Frobenius structure on a smooth ...

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### $\zeta(n)$ as a mixed Tate motive

I am trying to understand why there exists, for each $n \geq 2$, a mixed Tate motive $M$ over $\mathbb{Q}$ such that
$M \in Ext^1_{MT(\mathbb{Q})}(\mathbb{Q}(0), \mathbb{Q}(n))$
and $\zeta(n)$, ...

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### Elliptic curve and Galois representation

For an elliptic curve $E$ over ${\Bbb{Q}}$, let us consider Serre's mod $l$ representation by
$\rho_{E,l} \colon {\mathrm{Gal}}({\overline{\Bbb{Q}}}/{\Bbb{Q}}) \to {\mathrm{Aut}}(\phantom{}_lE) = ...

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### vanishing of étale cohomology of affine surface

Let $U$ be an affine smooth surface over an algebraic closure of a finite field. Let $\mathscr{A}/U$ be an Abelian scheme and $\ell \neq \mathrm{char}(k)$ be prime.
Are there vanishing results for ...

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### A weak version of Bass' conjecture

Let $A$ be a finitely generated $\mathbb{Z}$-algebra which is a UFD. Then (a special case of) the Bass conjecture states that $K_0(A)$ is a finitely generated abelian group. As far as I am aware, this ...

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### Some questions related to Iwasawa invariants of elliptic curves

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve defined over $\mathbb{Q}$ with good ordinary reduction at an odd prime $p$.
Let $\mathbb{Z}_{p}$ denote the ring of $p$-adic integers, and $\mathbb{Q}^{cyc}$ be the ...

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### Local factors of Hasse-Weil zeta function - what do they have in common?

Let $X$ be a regular scheme, flat and of finite type over $Spec(\mathbb{Z})$ (add "projective" if you want). Then the Hasse-Weil zeta function of $X$ is defined as a product over all prime numbers of ...