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On the construction of the varieties parametrizing special linear series on a curve

Fix an algebraic curve $C$ of genus $g$, and positive integers $d, r$. The variety $W^r_d$ parametrizes complete linear series of degree $d$ and dimension at least $r$ on $C$ and the variety $G^r_d$ ...
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Why the Abel-Jacoby map is algebraic morphism?

The Abel-Jacobi map from the algebraic curve $C$ to its Jacobian $J(C)$ is given analitically by $$p\to \left( \ldots, \int^{p}_{p_0} \omega_i,\ldots\right),$$ where $p_0$ is some point on $C$ and ...
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Stack of vector bundles (on a curve) over a strictly semi-stable point of the moduli space

Consider the stack $Bun_{r,d}^{ss}$ of rank $r$ semi-stable vector bundle of degree $d$ over a fixed curve. There exists also a coarse moduli space $M$ built via GIT. Over the stable locus of $M$ it ...
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Do regular noetherian schemes of dimension one only have finitely many etale covers of bounded degree

Let $X$ be a regular noetherian scheme of dimension one. Let $d$ be an integer. Question. Are there only finitely many finite etale morphisms $Y\to X$ of degree $d$? I want to exclude finite etale ...
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Complex curves covered by smooth plane curves

Question: Is it true that for every smooth compact complex curve $C$ there exists a smooth curve $C'$ in $\mathbb CP^2$ that admits a non-trivial morphism (i.e. holomorphic map) $C'\to C$? ...
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Name for curve?

I am doing something with the curve given parametrically by $y = (-ar+b) r$, $x = \sqrt{r^2-y^2}$ for $r\in \lbrack (b-1)/a,b/a\rbrack$. It is nice enough (and of low enough degree) that I suspect ...
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Points in the plane imposing independent conditions: reference request

Hello, Does anybody know a reference for the following result: $d\ge 5$ points of $\mathbb P^2$ fail to impose independent conditions on curves of degree $d-3$ if and only if at least $d-1$ of these ...
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Igusa invariants of genus 2 curves as Siegel modular functions?

Hi, Are the Igusa invariants (defined in Igusa's oringal paper) also classical Siegel modular forms? I read from somewhere that $\psi_4=\frac{1}{4}I_4, \quad \psi_6=\frac{1}{8}(I_2I_4-3I_6), \quad ...
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Is the moduli space of genus three smooth quartics affine?

Non-hyperelliptic curves of genus three are smooth quartics. Is the moduli space of such curves affine? I think this follows from a more general result on smooth complete intersections, but I'm ...
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If rational points are like entire curves, then what do algebraic points correspond to

I read somewhere that if $X$ is a projective variety of general type over a number field $K$, then rational points are an analogue of entire curves $\mathbf{C}\to X^{an}$ (with $X^{an}$ the ...
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On the m-th power of the Hodge bundle and Arakelov's theorem

Let $S$ be a smooth projective curve over $\mathbf C$ and let $f:X\to S$ be a projective flat morphism with "semi-stable" fibres (i.e., the fibres are reduced and strict normal crossings divisors) and ...
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Hilbert polynomial of $X\times P^1$

Let $X$ be a canonically polarized smooth projective geometrically connected variety over $k$ with Hilbert polynomial $h$. What is the Hilbert polynomial of $X\times_k \mathbf{P}^1_k$? How does it ...
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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 $k$ ...
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Does the Hilbert polynomial determine the weight of the Galois representation associated to a variety

Let $X$ be a curve or an abelian variety (over a finite field). Then the Galois representation associated to $X$ via the etale cohomology of $X$ (in degree $1$) is integral of weight $1$ and its ...
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Equation for simple Jacobian of a genus two curve

Let $X$ be a curve of genus two over a field $k$ with a $k$-rational point. Let $J$ be the Jacobian of $X$. Can we write down an explicit equation for the abelian surface $J$? I know $X$ can be ...
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Detecting sections on an arithmetic variety

Let $S$ be Spec $O_K$ with $O_K$ the ring of integers of a number field $K$. Let $X\to S $ be an arithmetic variety, i.e., an integral smooth quasi-projective $S$-scheme with generic fibre $X_\eta$ ...
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plane cubics and conic bundles

It is well known that any plane cubic curve can be obtained as the discriminant locus of a conic bundle (actually even just of a net of conics). Does this hold true also for all nodal cubics (with ...
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finite surjective morphism to the projective line

Let X a smooth projective curve over $\mathbb{C}$. We fix $d$ distinct closed points $x_{1},\dots,x_{d}$. Can we find a finite surjective morphism $\pi:X\rightarrow\mathbb{P}^{1}$ and local ...
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Questions on theorem in Deligne-Mumford's '69 Paper: $\omega_C^n$ is very ample $n\geq 3$

I'm working through the details of Deligne and Mumford's 69' paper, "The Irreducibility of the Space of Curves of Given Genus", and I had a few quick questions: 1) On p. 77, they claim that for $x$ a ...
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Are ranks of Jacobians over number fields unbounded?

Fix a number field $K$. Is the rank of $J(K)$ unbounded, where $J$ ranges over the Jacobians of all smooth, projective, geometrically connected curves over $K$? Does there exist an integer $g$ such ...
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Books about Stohr-Voloch Theory

Can you suggest any book or lecture notes that explain the theory of Stohr-Voloch? Regards
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Does the moduli space of genus three curves contain a complete genus two curve

Inspired by the question Does the moduli space of smooth curves of genus g contain an elliptic curve and its amazing answers, I ask (pure out of curiosity) whether the moduli space $M_3$ of (smooth ...
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Grothendieck's section conjecture and base change: restricting sections

Let $X$ be a smooth projective geometrically connected curve over $\mathbf{Q}$ of genus at least two. Fix an algebraic closure $\overline{\mathbf{Q}}$ of $\mathbf{Q}$ and let $G_{\mathbf{Q}}$ be the ...
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Varieties with infinitely many etale covers and rational points

Let $X$ be a (smooth projective geometrically connected) variety over a field $k$. Consider the set Et$(X,k)$ of finite etale covers $Y\to X$ over $k$, with $Y$ geometrically connected over $k$. ...
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Do all curves have Néron models

Let $X$ be a smooth projective geometrically connected curve over a number field $K$. Assume that $g\geq 2$. Does there exist a Néron model $\mathcal X$ for $X$ over $O_K$? By a Néron model, I mean ...
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Constructing a curve with good reduction over a function field

Let $K$ be the function field of a smooth projective connected curve $B$ over $\mathbf{C}$. Let $g\geq 0$ be an integer. Does there exist an nonsingular integral $\mathbf{C}$-scheme $X$ with a ...
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Does a curve over a number field have a finite etale cover of given degree

Let $X$ be a (smooth projective geometrically connected) curve over a number field $K$ of genus $g\geq 2$. Let $d\geq 2$ be an integer. Does there exist a curve $Y$ over $K$ with a finite etale ...
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What is the reduction of this hyperelliptic curve

Let $K$ be a number field and $E/K$ an elliptic curve with equation $Y^2Z = X^3 +AXZ^2+BZ^3$ in $\mathbf{P}^2_K$, where $A,B\in K$. Let $S$ be non-empty finite set of finite places of $K$ and suppose ...
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kapranov's realization of $\overline{M}_{0,n}$ over other fields

Kapranov gave a very nice desciption, over $\mathbb{C}$ of the moduli space of stable pointed rational curves $\overline{M}_{0,n}$ as a series of blow-ups of $P^{n-3}$. Does this, or a similar result, ...
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Genus 2 curves vs Abelian surfaces

In the Satake compactification of abelian surfaces we have the following degeneration of a family of abelian surfaces in $\mathbf{H}_2$ $lim_{t \to \infty}\begin{pmatrix} it & b \\\ b & ...
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genus two curve with special automorphisms

Is it possible to find a genus two curve $C$ (over the field of complex numbers) with an endomorphism $\phi: C \to C$, such that $\phi$ has no fixed points and $\phi$ does not take any point to its ...
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action of automorphisms on the Galois cohomology of the function field of a variety

Let $C$ be a (quasi-projective) variety over an algebraically closed field $k$ and let $k(C)$ be its field of rational functions. Then for any birational map $\sigma: C \dashrightarrow C$ there is an ...
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Algebraic curve mapping to elliptic curve - how to check whether this is possible?

Question: Let $C$ be an algebraic curve over some field (like the rationals) given by a plane projective model (possibly with singularities). Is there an easy way to see if this curve has a ...
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Moduli spaces of vector bundles and stability conditions

Let $C$ be an algebraic curve. One of the easiest examples of stabilty functions is $$Z:Coh(C)/ \{ 0 \} \rightarrow \overline{\mathbb{H}};\ \ \ \ Z(E):=-deg(E)+i\cdot rk(E).$$ This induces the ...
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dimension of spaces of rational curves in a variety!

Do you know calculate the dimension of the space of rational curves of degree m, through d given points, contained in some projective variety?
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invariants of plane quartics

Does anybody know a good reference where the invariants for plane quartic curves are developed?
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Secant variety of an irreducible non-degenerate projective curve

I would like to know why every non-degenerate irreducible projective curve has a three-dimensional secant variety. It is clear to me that the dimension can't be larger. Thanks for your help!
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Rank two vector bundles on a curve of genus two

I recently learned of an interesting result of Narasimhan and Ramanan from 1969, which says that moduli space of rank two vector bundles with trivial determinant on a curve $X$ of genus two is ...
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Cartier divisors on singular curves

(1) Let $X$ be a projective (integral) curve over $\mathbb{C}$ and let $P$ be a singular point of $X$. Is there always a Cartier divisor whose support is exactly $P$ (set-theoretically)? The ...
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Elementary proof of the Hurwitz formula

I am aware of two forms of the Hurwitz formula. The first is more common, and deals only with the degrees. So if $f:X \rightarrow Y$ is a non-constant map of degree $n$ between two projective ...
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what is the maximum number of rational points of a curve of genus 2 over the rationals

Conjecturally, there exists an integer $n$ such that the number of rational points of a genus $2$ curve over $\mathbf{Q}$ is at most $n$. (This follows from the Bombieri-Lang conjecture.) We are ...
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Is the number of twists of a curve with a section in a given field finite

Let $X$ be a smooth projective geometrically connected curve over a number field $k$ of genus $g\geq 2$. Is the number of twists of $X$ always infinite? (The answer is no, because there aren't any ...
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Is the class of $k$-gonal curves dominant

Before I start, let me make a note on terminology. Curves are always smooth projective connected curves over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero. Let $\mathcal C$ be a class of ...
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Picard group of a singular projective curve

Let $X$ be a singular irreducible projective curve over an algebraically closed field and $\pi : \widetilde{X} \to X$ the normalization morphism. In the book on Neron models by Bosch et al. (I have ...
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Unicritical rational functions on curves in characteristic $p$

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of positive characteristic $p$, and let $X_{/k}$ be a smooth projective connected curve. Let $x_0$ be a point of $X(k)$. How precisely can one describe ...
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Number of solutions to $mx^2+ny^2 \equiv k\pmod{p}$

I need a reference for the result which gives the number of solutions to the congruence $mx^2+ny^2 \equiv k\pmod{p}$. This result seems to be something that would be discussed in Gauss' ...
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On Stickelberger's Theorem over function fields

Here is the setup to Stickelberger's theorem over number fields (following Washington's book Intro. to cyclotomic fields). Let $M/\mathbb{Q}$ be a finite abelian extension with galois group $G$. ...
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pull back of hodge bundle via glueing map

Hi, I need a precise reference for the following fact, which is certainly well known, but I do not find any. I consider the natural glueing map of pointed curves $\overline{M}_{g_1,n}\times ...
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Riemann-Roch and dim of deformation space.

Let's consider curve $C\subset \mathbb P^n$ of degree $d$ and genus $g$. We want to calculate dimension of deformation space of $C$, i.e. $h^0(C,L)$ where $L$ is the normal bundle. We can decompose ...
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Maps of algebraic curves (and their Jacobian)

When people consider a map $\varphi: C \rightarrow C$ between algebraic curves and they mention the "associated map" on the Jacobian of $C$. Which map do they mean? Do they mean $\varphi^{\*}$ or ...