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### Finite extension of K(x) with extra structure: definable over field of invariants?

Let $K$ be an algebraically closed field, and let $\sigma$ be an automorphism on $K$. Set $k=K^\sigma$. Consider the rational function field $K(x)$ and extend $\sigma$ to $K(x)$ by $\sigma(x)=x$, ...

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### What is the difference between the moduli space of curves and the moduli space of orbi-curves?

Edit: In my original framing of this question it was not so clear what I was looking for, so this is basically a re-write.
I feel that I should already know the answer to this, but it never sits ...

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### Map between stacks and automorphism groups

I know that the Torelli morphism $t_g:\mathcal{M}_g\rightarrow \mathcal{A}_g$ between the stacks of smooth curves of genus $g$ and principally polarized abelian varieties of dimension $g$ is of order ...

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### Can the hyperbolic core of a curve over $\mathbb Q$ be defined over $\mathbb Q$ as an algebraic stack

Here is a question I've been wondering about for a while. Currently it is mere curiosity and I do not have any direct applications in mind.
Let $X$ be a smooth quasi-projective geometrically ...

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### On a property of the Grothendieck group of a smooth projective curve

Let $K$ be a complete DVR of characteristic $0$, $X$ a smooth projective curve over $K$. Denote by $K^0(X)$ the Grothendieck group of locally free sheaves on $X$ and by $\mbox{det}$ the natural group ...

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### Criterion for the existence of finite locally free resolution

Let $X$ be a projective variety over an algebraically closed field $k$, $S$ be a $k$-scheme, $E$ be a coherent sheaf on $X \times_k S$, flat over $S$. We know that if $X$ is smooth then $E$ has a ...

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### Non trivial family of hyperelliptic curves

Let $X$ ba a smooth hyperelliptic curve of genus $g$, and let $f:X\rightarrow X$ be the hyperelliptic involution. Consider a $K3$ surface $S$ with an involution $g$ without fixed points. The quotient ...

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### discriminant of smooth quartic del Pezzo surface in $\mathbb{P}^4$

I can't understand the proof of Lemma3.3 in Stability of genus 5 canonical curves.
Let $C$ be a complete intersection of three quadrics in $\mathbb{P}^4$ and let $\Lambda$ be the net of quadrics ...

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### p-adic L-function of curves

Given a smooth projective curve $C$ over $\mathbb{Q}$ one has the $L$-function $L(C, s)$ and the Beilinson conjectures predict its values at integers $s=n$ in terms of regulators.
Is there a p-adic ...

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### plane curves with two points of high multiplicity

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be an irreducible plane curve in $\mathbb{P}^2_\mathbb{C}$ of degree $d$. Let $D$ be a quartic with three irreducible components with normal crossing singularities, i.e. a conic and ...

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### Is the support of two odd theta characteristics on a generic curve disjoint?

Concise version of the question
On a generic curve of genus $g$, the odd theta characteristics will have exactly one global section. Therefore each odd theta characteristic will correspond to a ...

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### What are the exact holomorphic Lagrangians in complex 2-space?

In an exact symplectic manifold, i.e. where the symplectic form can be written $\omega = d \lambda$, it's natural to look for exact Lagrangians, i.e. $L$ on which $\lambda_L = df$. One reason is ...

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### curve through a point avoiding an hypersurface, II

Inspired by this question:
Suppose given an algebraic curve $C \subset \mathbb{A}^2$, and a point $x \in C$. Can you find another (closed) curve $D \subset \mathbb{A}^2$ such that $C \cap D = x$?
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### Jacobian of a curve and field extension

Let $K$ be a field of characteristic zero and $X_K$ a smooth projective curve on $K$. Denote by $\bar{K}$ the algebraic closure of $K$ and $X_{\bar{K}}$ the base change of $X_K$ to $\bar{K}$. Under ...

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### Injectivity under flat base change of the Picard group on smooth projective curves

Let $K$ be a field of characteristic $0$, $X_K$ a smooth projective curve over $K$. Denote by $\bar{K}$ the algebraic closure of $K$. The base change morphism $X_{\bar{K}} \to X_K$, induces via the ...

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### Realizing algebraic curves as complete intersections

I have two related questions about smooth complete algebraic curves (over $\mathbb{C}$).
Does there exist a smooth complete algebraic curve $X$ that cannot be embedded as a complete intersection in ...

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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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### Negative degree line bundles over a singular projective curve have no sections?

Let $C$ be a local complete intersection projective curve in $\mathbb{P}^3$. Assume that $C$ is integral. Let $\mathcal{L}$ be a line bundle on $C$ of negative degree. We know that if $C$ is smooth ...

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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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### First chern class of fibers of compact Kaehler algebraic variety

Let $M$ be an compact Kähler algebraic variety and suppose $K_M$ is semi-ample. Consider the holomorphic map $\pi:X\to \Sigma \subset \mathbb CP^N$ with $Kod(M)=dim_\mathbb C\Sigma$ (here $Kod$ means ...

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### Families of curves with “almost-general” moduli

The Brill-Noether theorem says that, if $\rho(d, g, r) := (r + 1)d - rg - r(r + 1) \geq 0$, then there exists a unique component of the Hilbert scheme of curves of degree $d$ and genus $g$ in ...

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### rational sections of logarithmic differentials on a curve

Let $C$ be a smooth projective curve over a field $k$ of characteristic zero and $S$ a reduced divisor on $C$ (so just a collection of points). Consider the sheaf of logarithmic differentials ...

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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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### Obstruction to Gorenstein Liaisons of space curves

Let $P_1,P$ be Hilbert polynomials of curves in $\mathbb{P}^3$. Denote by $H_{P_1,P}$ the flag Hilbert scheme parametrizing pairs $(C_1 \subset C)$ where $C_1, C$ are of Hilbert polynomials $P_1$ and ...

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### History of the connection between Riemann surfaces and complex algebraic curves

As noted in the question "Links between Riemann surfaces and algebraic geometry", there are strong connections between Riemann surfaces and algebraic geometry - for example, compact Riemann surfaces ...

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### Perfectness of the Jacobian of a curve

Let $C$ be a smooth projective curve over a field $K$ of characteristic $0$ (but not necessarily algebraically closed). Let $\mathcal{L}$ be a line bundle on $C$ of degree $0$. Fix an integer ...

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### Do principally polarized abelian varieties enjoy a genus expansion?

This is a vague question from an interested outsider:
It is well known that abelian varieties which arise as Jacobian of a curve (or a bit more general as Prym variety) are distinguished by the fact ...

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### Neron model: can number of components decrease after based change?

Suppose I have Neron model over some discrete valuation ring.
Is there a result such that the number of components of the fiber over the closed point cannot decrease after some based change?
In ...

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### minimal conductors among elliptic curves with a fixed CM type

Let $K$ be a quadratic imaginary field. To simplify my life, let us assume
that $K$ has class number one.
Consider the following infinite set:
$S_1:=$ $\{$ $E\subseteq\mathbf{P}^2(\mathbf{C})$ is an ...

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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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### Strengthening of Suslin's rigidity argument?

To fix the situation, let $k$ be an algebraically closed field, and let $C$ be a smooth projective curve over $k$. Suslin's rigidity argument implies in particular that any class in ...

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### Moduli of curves in characteristic zero

Let $K$ be a field of characteristic zero, and let $\overline{K}$ be its algebraic closure. Let $\overline{M}_{g,n}(K)$ and $\overline{M}_{g,n}(\overline{K})$ be the coarse moduli spaces parametrizing ...

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### New(?) reciprocity law

Consider three functions $f, g$ and $h$ on a smooth curve $X$ over $\mathbb{C}$.
I have found the following equality:
$$\sum (res(f\frac{dg}{g})\frac{dh}{h}-res(f\frac{dh}{h})\frac{dg}{g})=0.$$
Here ...

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### Degrees of maps from curves to $\mathbb P^1$

Let $a$ and $b$ be two relatively prime natural numbers. What is the largest number $c$ such that there is a curve with maps to $\mathbb P^1$ of degree $a$ and $b$ but no map to $\mathbb P^1$ of ...

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### Uniqueness of lifting of very ample line bundle on smooth proper surfaces over DVR

Let $R$ be a complete Henselian discrete valuation ring of characteristic 0, $X_R$ be a surface smooth, proper and flat over $R$. Assume that the residue field $k$ of $R$ is algebraically closed of ...

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### Uniform position property and general hyperplanes

Given an irreducible curve $C$ of degree $d$ in $\mathbb{P}^r$ and a general hyperplane $H\subset\mathbb{P}^r$, the uniform position theorem states that any $r$ points on the hyperplane section $H\cap ...

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### Invertible functions on open subset of hyperelliptic curve

Let $C \to \mathbf P^1$ be a hyperelliptic curve of genus $g \ge 2$ obtained as a double cover of $\mathbf P^1$ branched at $r$ points. Let $\tilde U\subset C$ be its open subset obtained by removing ...

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### Understanding of Tamagawa numbers of hyperelliptic curve

One's can find following definition of tamagawa numbers in Dino Lorenzini paper "Torsion and Tamagawa numbers":
Let $K$ be any discrete valuation field with ring of integers $O_K$ ,
uniformizer ...

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### Calculate reduction of Jacobian of hyperelliptic curve

Suppose I have a hyperelliptic curve of genus $2$ over $\mathbb Q$. I want to get information about its Jacobian reduction at prime $p$ (especially, in case $p=2$). Also I'm interesting in the group ...

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### A generalization of the Weil reciprocity law in a case of any two sections of line bundles on a curve

It seems to me that there should exist a generalization of the Weil reciprocity law on curves, where instead of functions one takes arbitrary sections of two line bundles.
More precisely, it might ...

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### Units of Endomorphism Rings of Jacobian Varieties with Real Multiplication

Let $(A,a)$ be a principally polarised (with indecomposable polarisation) Abelian variety over $\mathbb C$. Assume that End(A) contains an order $R$ of a totally real number field of degree $>1$ ...

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### Conditions for a parametric curve to avoid self-intersection?

Suppose a planar curve $C$ is defined by parametric
equations in $t$: $x(t)$ and $y(t)$.
Are there conditions on these two functions that guarantee
that $C$ does not self-intersect?
For example,
the ...

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### Rigorous version of heuristic argument for genus-degree formula?

A recent MO question about non-rigorous reasoning reminded me of something I've wondered about for some time.
The genus–degree formula says that genus $g$ of a nonsingular projective plane curve of ...

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### A problem related to deformation of irrational curves

The following question arises from the proof of "bend-and-break" lemma:
Let $X$ be a projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$ and $C$ be an irrational smooth curve. Let $c \in C$ be a fixed closed point. ...

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### A basic question on complete intersection liaisons of curves

I am a beginner in the Linkage theory and would like to clarify certain points I am not sure of.
Let $P$ be the Hilbert polynomial of a curve in $\mathbb{P}^3$. Let $L$ be an irreducible component of ...

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### Moduli space of sheaves on a ribbon

In the paper "A non-linear deformation of the Hitchin dinamycal system", Donagi-Ein-Lazarsfeld describe the irreducible components of the moduli space $\mathcal M_R$ of stable sheaves of numerical ...

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### Varieties with polynomial point count and no odd cohomology

Let $X$ be a proper algebraic variety. $X$ is said to have polynomial point count if there is a polynomial $P$ such that for all finite fields $\mathbb F_q$ with $q$ elements, $|X(𝔽_q)|=P(q)$.
If in ...

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### Beautiful curves in Gromov-Witten theory, and in Donaldson-Thomas theory

Let $X$ be a smooth complex projective threefold, and $\beta\in H_2(X,\mathbb Z)$ a curve class. In the Kontsevich's moduli space of stable maps, $\overline M_g(X;\beta)$, a general point $[f:C\to X]$ ...

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### Is a Deligne-Mumford curve defined over Qbar if and only if its coarse moduli space is

Let $\mathcal X$ be a smooth proper finite type Deligne-Mumford stack over $\mathbb C$ that is generically a scheme. Let $X$ be its coarse moduli space.
If $\mathcal X$ can be defined over ...

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### Unique decomposition of locally free sheaf

Below let's work over coherent sheaves on a smooth projective algebraic curve.
We call a subsheaf $\mathcal{F'}$ of $\mathcal{F}$ saturated if it $\mathcal{F/F'}$ is locally free.
We call a locally ...