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Do all varieties have only finitely many etale covers of fixed degree

I've been wondering about the following "finiteness statement" concerning etale covers for a while. Let $K$ be a field of characteristic zero, not necessarily algebraically closed. A variety over $K$ ...
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Existence of a curve with no points over finite separable field extensions

Does there exist a field $K$, and a smooth projective geometrically connected curve $C$ over $K$ such that, for all finite separable field extensions $L/K$ the curve $C$ has no $L$-rational points? I ...
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topological invariance of direct image in the \'etale topology

Let $R$ be a complete local ring (even of dimension one if it helps) and write it as limit of artinian rings $R_n$. Let $X\rightarrow S=Spec(R)$ be proper, finite type even smooth outside the maximal ...
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Why does $H^i(X_{ét},\mathbb{Q}_p)$ have a Hodge-Tate structure?

Let $X$ be a variety over a $p$-adic field $K$. Is there a simple or intuitive explanation of why the $G_K$ representation $H^i(X_{ét},\mathbb{Q}_p)$ is Hodge-Tate? More precisely, why do the powers ...
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Rational points on circular spirals

Is it the case that every unit-radius circular spiral, $$x = \cos(t)$$ $$y = \sin(t)$$ $$z = c \cdot t$$ for $c \in \mathbb{R}^+$ is dense in rational-coordinate points (i.e., all three coordinates ...
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Purely additive reduction of Jacobian of Hyperelliptic curve

For general, let X be an abelian variety of dimension g. We say that X has 'purely additive reduction' at prime p if the dimension of the unipotent radical of the special fiber of the Neron Model of ...
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Cohen-Macaulay and descent

Let $X$ be a Cohen-Macaulay scheme and $f:X\rightarrow Y$ a morphism. Under which "non trivial conditions" on $f$ can we conclude that $Y$ is also Cohen-Macaulay? By "trivial conditions" I mean ...
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Normality and descent

Let $R$ be a normal noetherian domain. Write it as intersection of discrete valued domains $\bigcap_p R_p$. Assume I have schemes $X_p\rightarrow \operatorname{Spec}(R_p)$. Via the inclusion ...
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curves with good reduction everywhere

It seems to be a folklore that for any genus $g$, there is a number field $K$ and a curve $X$ over $K$, such that $X$ has good reduction at all the places of $K$. Are any simple proofs of this?
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Effective Lang-Weil bounds for del Pezzo surfaces

Let $X$ be variety in $\mathbb{P}^N$ over $\mathbb{F}_q$ of dimension $n$ and degree $d$. By the Lang-Weil bounds $ |\# X(\mathbb{F}_q) - q^n| \le (d-1)(d-2)q^{n-1/2} + Cq^{n-1}$for a constant $C$ ...
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Shimura surfaces that do not contain a Shimura curve

Let $S$ be a Shimura surface i.e. a Shimura variety with $dimS=2$. Does $S$ necessarily contain a Shimura curve? I know that probably the answer is No, but do not have an explicit example. What is the ...
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Weil pairing, fixed field of a $p$-adic Galois representation

Let $A$ be an abelian variety over a $p$-adic field $K$. If $K(A_{p^\infty})$ is the field extension of $K$ obtained by adjoining the coordinates of all $p$-power division points of $A$. By the Weil ...
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Are most curves over Q pointless?

Fresh out of the arXiv press is the remarkable result of Manjul Bhargava saying that most hyperelliptic curves over $\mathbf{Q}$ have no rational points. Don Zagier suggests the paraphrase : Most ...
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Torelli-like theorem for K3 surfaces on terms of its étale cohomology

Is there a proof of a Torelli-like Theorem for a K3-surface over any field (non complex) in terms of its etale or crystalline cohomology? For example: If $K\ne \mathbb{C} $ and $X\rightarrow ...
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Restricting the composition factors of subgroups of GL_m(Z/nZ)

For a positive integer $m$, let $\mathcal{A}(m)$ be the set of all integers $k \geq 5$ such that: there is a positive integer $n$ and a subgroup $G \subset \operatorname{GL}_m(\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z})$ ...
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Notion of good supersingular reduction for proper smooth variety over a $p$-adic field

Let $X$ be a proper smooth variety over a $p$-adic field $K$. Let $\mathcal{O}_K$ be the ring of integers of $K$ and $k$, its residue field. We say that $X$ has good ordinary reduction if there is a ...
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Semiabelian actions appearing in the toroidal campactification of a degenearting abelian varieties

Given a totally degenerated abelian variety $A_K$ (to make it easier) over a complete discrete valuation field $K$ with $R$, $\pi$ and $k$ the corresponding discrete valuation ring, uniformiser and ...
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Unexplained techniques in Demjanenko's “Sums of 4 Cubes”:

A "not well understood" proof, do you know if one knows by now the conceptual background?: http://www.math.u-bordeaux1.fr/~cohen/sum4cub.ps
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Katz's paper on Serre Tate local moduli

In katz's paper "Serre-Tate local moduli" chaper 3 has the following construction: Let $A$ be a fixed ordinary elliptic curve defined over $k$ of char $p>0$. Consider the deformation of $A$ to ...
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Compactifications of group schemes

Let $G$ be a group scheme over a scheme $S$ which is the spectrum of a discrete valuation ring. Let $\eta$ (resp. $s$) be the generic (resp. closed) point. Assume that the generic fiber $G_{\eta}$ is ...
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Elliptic curves over global function fields and independence of l-adic representations

Serre has shown that the family of $\ell$-adic Galois representations of an elliptic curve defined over a number field $K$ is almost independent. More explicitly: let $E/K$ be an elliptic curve and ...
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Serre-Tate 1964 Woods Hole notes

I am not sure if this is the right venue to ask this. Apologies in advance. I would like to clarify the following. When people give as reference: J.-P. SERRE and J. TATE.-Mimeographed notes from ...
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Relation between Lee and Yang' s “circle theorem”, zeta functions and Weil conjectures?

Ruelle mentions ( http://www.ihes.fr/~ruelle/PUBLICATIONS/%5B94%5D.pdf ) Lee and Yang' s "circle theorem", which comes from statistical mechanics and shall have not yet explored connections with zeta ...
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Are overlaps among {algebraic geometry, arithmetic geometry, algebraic number theory} growing?

From a naive outsider's viewpoint, just watching the MO postings in those three fields scroll by, and hearing of breakthroughs in the news, it appears there might be increasing overlap among the ...
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On the definition of LGP-monoids in IUT III

I have been trying to understand, without success, the definition of "LGP-monoids" on p. 80 of Mochizuki's IUT III and was wondering if anyone could provide some more explanation than what is given ...
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$R^2f_{\operatorname{et},*}\mathbb{G}_m$ vs $R^2f_{\operatorname{Zar},*}\mathbb{G}_m$

Let $S$ be the spectrum of a discrete valuation ring and $f:X\rightarrow S$ be a relative projective curve with generic fiber smooth and special fiber semistable. How much differ the sheaf ...
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Algebraic varieties in “mixed” affine spaces

Let $K\subset L$ be a field extension and let $K\subset F_1,F_2,...,F_n\subset L$ be proper intermediate fields. Consider the "mixed" affine space $\mathbb{A}_{(F_i)}:=\prod_{i=1}^n F_i$ instead of ...
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Is there a known example of a curve X of genus > 1 over Q such that we know the number of points of X over the n-th cyclotomic field, for every n?

By Falting's theorem, these numbers are of course finite. Is there an example where we can explicitly compute them for every $n$? Thank you!
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What makes the Cartier operator “tick”?

Let $C$ be a smooth curve over a finite field of characteristic $p$. Let $t$ be a local parameter at a point. If $f$ is a regular function on a neighbourhood of the point, one can write uniquely $$f ...
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Comparison between Etale and Zariski topology on schemes

Let $Sch_{Zar}, Sch_{et}$ denote scheme with Zariski and Etale topology respectively. Is there a functor from $Sch_{et}$ to $Sch_{Zar}$ (or from $Sch_{Zar}$ to $Sch_{et}$) which preserves fiber ...
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Vanishing cohomology of de-Rham Witt complex

Let $X$ be a smooth scheme over $\mathbb{F}_{p}$ for a prime number $p$. As far as I understand, there is a surjective morphism from $\Omega^\bullet_{W\mathcal{O}_X} \to W \Omega_{X}^\bullet$ which ...
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Why is the base change functor faithful

Let $L/k$ be a field extension of algebraically closed fields of characteristic zero. Let $U$ be a smooth quasi-projective variety over $k$. I am trying to understand why the base-change functor from ...
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Potentially good, semi-stable reduction => good reduction ?

Does a smooth proper variety having semi-stable reduction as well as potentially good reduction have good reduction ? Note that over a $p$-adic field, this is true for the Galois representations in ...
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Rational points on the curve y^p=f(x) in characteristic p

Let $K$ be a finite extension of $\mathbb{F}_q(t)$ and define the curve $C$ by the equation $y^p=f(x)$ where $p=\mathbf{char} K$ and $f\in K[x]$. What is the genus of $C$? When does it have infinitely ...
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Belyi's theorem for function fields

Belyi's theorem states that every smooth projective algebraic curve $C$ defined over $\bar{\mathbb{Q}}$ admits a map $C\to\mathbb{P}^1$ ramified only over $0,1,\infty$. Is there an analogue of this ...
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Roadmap to reach Arithmetic Geometry for a Physics Major

Hi Everybody! I am physics major but I read mathematics for myself. my main fields of interest are number theory and geometry. it seems that due to the works of A.Grothendieck, algebraic geometry must ...
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What does Hodge theory tell us about simply connected surfaces of general type

Let $X$ be a smooth complex projective variety. We know that $\Omega^1_X$ has a non-zero section if and only if the abelianization of the fundamental group of X is infinite. This follows from Hodge ...
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Can the Albanese map be anything?

Sorry for the vague title. This question is about the Albanese map from the variety $M$ of canonically polarized varieties to the set of abelian varieties. (The variety $M$ is not of finite type...) ...
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Specialization of sections in an elliptic fibration

Let $\pi: X \rightarrow S$ be the Neron model of an elliptic curve over a dedekind domain (but probably any minimal elliptic fibration will suffice). Let $\eta$ be the generic point of $S$, $K = ...
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Is Gouvêa-Mazur's “Infinite Fern” a fractal?

[EDIT]: Following Qiaochu Yuan's comment, it is better to clarify that I do not know what the right definition of a fractal in the following question should be. But a nice answer might contain such a ...
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Why is Faltings' “almost purity theorem” a purity theorem?

My understanding of purity theorems is that they come in several flavors: 1) Those of the form "this Galois representation is pure, i.e. the eigenvalues of $Frob_p$ are algebraic numbers all of whose ...
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Examples of (Phi,Gamma)-modules

What is the (Phi,Gamma)-module of an elliptic curve over Z_p, expressed by a direct construction ?
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Natural construction of Hodge (Phi,Gamma)-modules

I am looking for a functor from varieties $X/\mathbf{Z}_p$ to $(\varphi,\Gamma)$-modules over the Robba ring over $\mathbf{Q}_p$ (overconvergent ones) that is contructed by differential methods ...
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Can one bound the Quadratic Points on Curves?

Let $C$ be a nonsingular projective curve defined over $\mathbb{Q}$, which does not admit a map of degree 1 or 2 to $\mathbb{P}^1$ or to an elliptic curve. It is then a consequence of Corollary 3 of ...
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extending truncated Barsotti-Tate group

Let $X$ be a smooth projective curve defined over a finite field of char $p$, let $G[1]$ be a truncated Barsotti-Tate grop of level-1. My question is : can $G[1]$ be extended to a truncated ...
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References for period matrix of abelian variety

Hi, everyone. I am looking for some references for period matrix of abelian variety over arbitrary field, if you know, could you please tell me? For period matrix of abelian varieties, I means that ...
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Hodge filtration over $\mathbb Z_p$

Let $p$ be a prime number. Let $X\to\operatorname{Spec}\mathbb Z_p$ be smooth and proper. Is it true that the map $H^i(X,\Omega^{\bullet\geq j}_{X/\mathbb Z_p})\to H^i(X,\Omega^\bullet_{X/\mathbb ...
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pro-$\ell$ etale fundamental group of a semi-abelian variety

Let $A$ be a semi-abelian variety over $K$, $\ell$ a prime number which is not equal to char($K$). Does the abelianization of geometrically pro-$\ell$ etale fundamental group ...
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Concrete examples of noncongruence, arithmetic subgroups of SL(2,R)

A subgroup of $SL_2(\mathbb{R})$ is called arithmetic if it is commensurable with $SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$. An arithmetic subgroup is called congruence if it contains a subgroup of type $\Gamma(N)$ for ...
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Shafarevich's theorem for elliptic curves defined over function field of algebraic curve over algebraically closed field

Let $K$ be a number field and $S$ a finite set of places of $K$. Then Shafarevich's theorem states that there are only finitely many isomorphism classes of elliptic curves $E$ over $K$ with good ...