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'Stalk' of vanishing cycles at $k$-point

I have a simple question on notation. Let $S$ be a Henselian trait with closed point $s$ (with finite residue field $k$) and generic point $\eta$. Let $X/S$ be a variety. Then, we have the functor ...
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Understanding Faltings's Theorem

I am soon to become a graduate student and so I started a personal project; I want to understand Faltings's proof of the Mordell conjecture. I want to get into arithmetic geometry (since I always ...
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Deciding a quadratic diophantine equation

Given $a,b\in\Bbb Q_+$, is there an easy way to decide if $$S_{a,b}=\{(x,y)\in\Bbb Z^2:ax^2 + by^2=1\}=\emptyset?$$ I am more interested in seeing if there is a quick way to test for case when ...
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Extension of a complete discrete valuation ring

My question came when I was reading the famous Tate's paper on $p$-divisible groups. At the beginning of chapter $(2.4)$ he cites this fact as obvious. If you take a complete discrete valuation ring ...
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Subgroups of $Sp_{2g}$ giving rise to Shimura data

Consider the Shimura datum $(GSp_{2g},\mathcal{H}_g)$. Let $G$ be a reductive $\mathbb{Q}$-subgroup of $Sp_{2g}$. I want to know under what condition there exists a point $x\in\mathcal{H}_g$ such that ...
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Equivalence of various definitions of arithmetic Chow groups

If I understand correctly, $n$-th arithmetic Chow group of arithmetic variety $X$ is defined as a quotient of the group of pairs of the form $(\sum\limits_in_iZ_i, g)$ where $Z := \sum\limits_in_iZ_i$ ...
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Rationality of intersection of algebraic groups

Suppose that $G$ (defined over $\mathbb{Q}$) and $H$ (defined over $\mathbb{R}$) are two algebraic subgroups of a larger algebraic group defined over $\mathbb{Q}$. Assume that $G(\mathbb{R})$ and ...
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Dieudonné modules -reference request

I need a reference to start learning about Dieudonn\'e modules, and their application to the arithmetic of abelian varieities. I know that this is a copy of Reference for Dieudonné modules, ...
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Representability of morphism of stacks

A morphism of Artin stacks $f:X\to Y$ over $\mathbb Q$ is representable by algebraic spaces if and only if its geometric fibres are algebraic spaces. I would like to know if one can use this to prove ...
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Deep questions in number theory not accessible by combinatorial results

Number theory and arithmetic geometry were invented to solve many questions about properties of numbers. What are the some of the foundational results or estimates that are accessible to powerful ...
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Non-embeddable varieties

Suppose that $k$ is a perfect field of characteristic $p>0$, $\mathcal{V}$ is a complete discrete valuation ring with residue field $k$ and quotient field $K$, of characteristic $0$. Then when ...
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Abelian varieties with good reduction everywhere over function fields

There is a famous theorem due to J.-M. Fontaine, Il n'y a pas de variété abélienne sur Z (and independently by V.A. Abrashkin) that there are no abelian varieties over Z. I was wondering whether ...
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Bruhat Tits buiding to visualize closed points of affine flag varieties?

In his survey "affine springer fibers and affine Deligne-Lusztig varieties", Goertz gives us a tutorial session on how to use Bruhat Tits buildings to visualize subsets of affine Grassmannians or of ...
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Obstruction and rational points on curves

Is etale-Brauer the only obstruction to the existence of rational points on projective plane curves over number fields?
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How to compute class number of a torus

Let $T$ be an algebraic torus over a number field $K$. Following notations in Ono's The Arithmetic of Tori, ...
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Local duality for abelian varieties

Let $A$ be an abelian variety over a p-adic field $K$. Let $I$ be the inertia group of $K$. There is a Yoneda pairing $$H^n(\hat{\mathbb{Z}},A^I) \times Ext^{2-n}_{\hat{\mathbb{Z}}}(A^I,\mathbb{Z}) ...
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integral basis for the Lie algebra of the Neron model of an abelian variety

Let $A$ be an abelian variety over a number field $K$. Let $\mathcal{A}$ be the Neron model of $A$ over $O_K$. Let $\Omega_{\mathcal{A}/O_K}$ be the sheaf of invariant differential forms on ...
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Variety acquiring rational point over any quadratic extension

Does there exist a variety $X$ over $\mathbb{Q}$ (or a number field) such that it has no rational points over $\mathbb{Q}$ but acquires points over any quadratic extension $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{d})$? If ...
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When an elliptic curve is a quotient of $\mathbb{G}_a$?

I want to know when an elliptic curve $E \rightarrow S$ is a quotient of $\mathbb{G}_a$. When $S$ is an analytic space, there is an exact sequence $$0 \rightarrow R^1 \mathbb{Z}^{\vee} \rightarrow ...
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Can an abelian variety/Q have no non-trivial points over Q_sol?

Let $A/\mathbb{Q}$ be an abelian variety. Must there be a finite solvable extension $K/\mathbb{Q}$ such that $A(K)$ is nontrivial? This follows from the conjecture that the maximal ...
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Is Scholl construction of modular motives related to Deligne's construction of $\ell$-adic representations?

first of all, I need to declare my extreme ignorance on the topic of modular forms, so , please, does not assume that I know Deligne's construction in details. In ...
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Some clarifications regarding Deligne's paper on $\ell$-adic representations arising from modular forms

I've posted this question few days ago on math.stackexchange because it seems quite superficial. However, since I've got no responses at all, I'm posting it here. If the question is not suitable, ...
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Is the absolute Galois group of the rationals Hopfian?

Is every continuous epimorphism from the absolute Galois group of $\mathbb{Q}$ to itself injective?
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What is an étale theta function?

Let me start out by urging you to take seriously that whatever I write about the papers surrounding IUTT really are questions. If you would like to use it as a guide to the mathematics in any way, ...
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Paths in $\mathrm{Spec} \, \mathbb{Z}$ and Kim's proof of Siegel's theorem for $\mathbb{P}^1 \setminus \{0,1,\infty\}$

This is motivated by a basic number theory question I asked the previous day: Can there be arbitrarily many cubic fields unramified outside $\{p,\infty\}$? I noted there that the answer to the ...
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What is a Frobenioid?

Since there will be a long digression in a moment, let me start by reassuring you that my intention really is to ask the question in the title. Recently, there has been a flurry of new discussion ...
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cohomological obstructions and rational points

Let $X$ a (nice) scheme over $\mathbb{Q}$. Are there cohomolgical obstructions answering the following questions: 1) is $X(\mathbb{Q})$ an empty set ? 2) is $X(\mathbb{Q})$ a finite (non empty) set ...
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When does a hyperelliptic Riemann surface admit a map of degree 3

Let $X$ be a hyperelliptic curve of genus $g>1$. For which $g$ does $X$ admit a map $X\to \mathbb P^1$ of degree $3$? I think a genus two curve $X$ admits a map of degree $3$. Proof: Pick $P$ ...
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References for general Hasse-Weil zeta function

Most research on the Hasse-Weil zeta function focuses on some particular type of algebraic variety, and general surveys usually deal mostly with the better understood elliptic curve case. I am ...
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Groupoid cardinality of DM stack and point counting on coarse moduli spaces

Let $X$ be a finite type DM stack over a finite field $k$ with a coarse moduli space $X_c$. (We only assume $X_c$ is an algebraic space and $X$ might have infinite inertia stack.) Under which ...
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Difference between Frobenii on Tate modules of special and generic fibre

Let $E$ be elliptic curve over $\mathbb Q$ and $p$ a prime of good reduction for $E$. Fix $\ell \neq p$. If $E_p$ is ordinary then we have Frobenius $F_p$ on $E_p$. Assume $F_p$ lifts to ...
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rational point of a curve [closed]

Let $X$ be a smooth projective curve over $\mathbb{Q}$. I heard (if I did not misunderstood) that the geometry of the complex points $X(\mathbb{C})$ (flat, hyperbolic case) dicts the shape (group ...
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Is there a solvable point on any variety over the field of complex rational functions?

Let $K = \mathbb{C}(T)$ be the field of complex rational functions in one variable, and let $V$ be a variety defined over $K$. Must $V$ have a solvable point? The variety $V$ is assumed ...
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Are quaternion algebras from Witt's theorem endomorphism rings of vector bundles?

Let $k$ be a field with char $k \neq 2$. For $a,b \in k^{\times}$, let $(a,b)$ denote the quaternion algebra with $i^2=a$ and $j^{2}=b$, and let $C(a,b)$ denote the projective plane conic given by ...
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When is “independence of l” known?

My question is for which varieties over local fields is "independence of l" known for etale cohomology. Say $X/{\mathbb Q}_p$ is a complete non-singular variety and $W_l$ is the (complex) ...
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The generic fiber pullback for $p$-divisible groups in characteristic $p$

Let $R$ be a discrete valuation ring with the field of fractions $K$ and the residue characteristic $p$. If $K$ is of characteristic $0$, then a celebrated theorem of Tate says that the pullback ...
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Torsors in the analytic topology versus torsors in the etale topology

Let $S= \mathbb A^1_{\mathbb C}$ be the affine line, and let $G$ be a smooth connected reductive group over $S$, e.g., $G = \mathbb G_m, \mathrm{SL}_n$ or $SO_n$. Is every analytic $G$-torsor over ...
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Applications of $p$-adic Hodge theory

I am trying to learn $p$-adic Hodge theory. I found some materials explaining main theorems (or aspects) of the theory. However, I could not find references which explaining how to use the theory. ...
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Weil height of an Abelian Variety with everywhere (potentially) good reduction

Background: Suppose that $E$ is an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}$ with everywhere (potentially) good reduction. there are many ways to define the height of $E$, and I will be concerned with the ...
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“Weight-mondoromy” for open varieties

Suppose that $X/\mathbb{Q}_p$ is a smooth, projective variety, and choose a prime $\ell\neq p$. Then the weight-monodromy conjecture says that the graded pieces $\mathrm{Gr}_k^M$ of the monodromy ...
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Good lecture notes/books on Jacobian of hyperelliptic curve

I want to understand what the Jacobian variety is from an algebraic (or arithmetic?) perspective. I want to know: What is the definition of the Jacobian? Widely know facts about it. Why the ...
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Adjoining torsion points from abelian varieties

Let $L/\mathbb{Q}$ be the field generated over $\mathbb{Q}$ by all of the (projective) coordinates of all of the torsion points of all abelian varieties defined over $\mathbb{Q}$. Is $L$ algebraically ...
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Fermat's last theorem over larger fields

Fermat's last theorem implies that the number of solutions of $x^5 + y^5 = 1$ over $\mathbb{Q}$ is finite. Is the number of solutions of $x^5 + y^5 = 1$ over $\mathbb{Q}^{\text{ab}}$ finite? Here ...
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Computing the nonsingular projective model of a plane curve

Is there an implemented algorithm available in standard software systems (Sage, Magma, Macaulay, etc.) that will compute the nonsingular projective model of a plane curve over $\mathbb Q$?
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Trivial Weil-Châtelet group

Does there exist an elliptic curve over a number field $K$ such that $WC(E/K)\cong H^1(G_K, E)$ is trivial?
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The number of solutions of a Diophantine equation [closed]

Is $\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} |\{(x,y) \in \mathbb{Q}(\zeta_n)^2 : y^3 = x^3 + x + 1\}| < \infty ?$ where $\zeta_n$ is a primitive $n$-th root of unity. That is, I am asking whether the number ...
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On a claim of Deligne about representations of Weil-Deligne groups

In Deligne's article 'Les constantes des equations fonctionelles des fonctions L' http://publications.ias.edu/sites/default/files/Number20.pdf, we find the following claim: Proposition 8.9 (ibid.): ...
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Are there good properties of the divided power completion map?

Let $Y \to X$ be a closed immersion of smooth schemes over, say, the ${\rm Spec}(\mathbb{Z}_p)$. The completion map $$X_{/Y}\to X$$ is an ind-closed immersion (sometimes called pseudo-closed ...
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Is there a proof of Warning's Second Theorem using p-adic cohomology?

Let $\mathbb{F}_q$ be a finite field, $n \in \mathbb{Z}^+$, and $f_1,\ldots,f_r \in \mathbb{F}_q[t_1,\ldots,t_n]$ with $\operatorname{deg}(f_i) = d_i$. Put $d = \sum_{i=1}^n d_i$ and suppose $d< ...
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Finite etale atlas for Deligne-Mumford stacks

Let $X$ be a smooth finite type separated connected Deligne-Mumford stack over $\mathbb C$. Does there exist a finite etale morphism $Y\to X$ with $Y$ a scheme? What if $X$ is an algebraic space ...