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Pro-algebraic versus continuous Galois cohomology, and schematic homotopy types

I've been thinking about Bertrand Toen's approach to studying the homotopy theory of schemes, and I've come across an inconsistency in my understanding of the subject that I was hoping somebody might ...
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How many integer points does my favorite ellipse go through?

The equation of the ellipse interpolating the six lattice points $(0,0)$, $(1,0)$, $(0,1)$, $(d-1,d)$, $(d,d)$, $(d,d-1)$ in the plane for a fixed $d$ (at least 3) is $$ x^2+y^2 - ...
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Lattice-point-free buffers around circles

Let $C(r)$ be the origin-centered circle of radius $r$, and let $\beta(r)$ be the exterior buffer around $C(r)$: the distance from $C(r)$ to the closest lattice point exterior to $C(r)$: ...
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Comparison of cycle maps

Let $X$ be an algebraic variety over $\bar{\mathbb{Q}}$ of dimension $d$, then there is the l-adic cycle map $\mathrm{cl}_{et}:\mathrm{CH}^i(X)\rightarrow\mathrm{H}^{2i}(X,\mathbb{Q}_\ell(i))$ from ...
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Lattice radial-step (ratchet) spirals

(30Oct13: Now solved; see Addendum.) Define a curve, a ratchet spiral, $S(r_0,\epsilon)$ as follows, where $r_0 > 0$ and $\epsilon < 1$.     $S(r_0,\epsilon)$ begins with the arc ...
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Kernels and cokernels for morphisms of abelian schemes up to isogenies

For $S$ a noetherian scheme, let $\mathcal{A}(S)$ be the additive category of abelian schemes over $S$ and $\mathcal{A}_{\mathbb{Q}}(S)$ be the category of abelian schemes up to isogenies, i.e. ...
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How many combinations of intersections of n hyperplanes there are in which a hyperplane is not crossed more than k times?

Consider you have $n$ hyperplanes with dimension $k$ that are not coplanar. Each hyperplane intersects the others $n-1$ times. Any intersection of $k$ such hyperplanes produces a vector. The number of ...
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Purity for abelian schemes up to $p$-isogenies

Let $S$ be a noetherian excellent regular scheme and $U\subset S$ an everywhere dense open of codimension $\geq 2$. For some fibered categories of geometric objects, it makes sense to ask whether the ...
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Deligne Weil II

Deligne's Weil I has been published under the title "La conjecture de Weil: I" in 1974, and Weil II in 1980. So did Deligne know in 1974 that there would be a Weil II, and can one explain the period ...
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Section on $\mathcal{X}(1)$ induced by a cusp of $X(1)$

I'm reading the article Generalized arithmetic intersection numbers of U. Kuehn. At the beginning of section 4.12 "Modular forms over $\mathbb{Z}$" we are in the following situation. Let $\Gamma(1) ...
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“Descending cohomology, geometrically” by Mazur:

(Exist texts of that talk or related texts: http://ttv.mit.edu/collections/harris60/videos/13881-problem-session-barry-mazur ?) Article: http://www.math.harvard.edu/~mazur/papers/page37.pdf
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“Extended” Weil Cohomology Theories

According to Wikipedia, a Weil cohomology theory is a functor from the category of smooth projective varieties over a field $k$, to graded algebras over a field $K$ of characteristic zero, together ...
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Relation between the arithmetic Frobenius and the Frobenius of the $\varphi$-module of an unramified representation

Let $K$ be a complete discrete valuation field of mixed characteristic $(0,p)$ with perfect residue field $k$. Suppose $V$ is an unramified representation with associated continuous homomorphism ...
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Why A. Weil considered elimination theory to be eliminated?

It is well known that André Weil declared, in the 1940's, that elimination theory must be eliminated from algebraic geometry. I would like to understand his mathematical reasons to adopt such an ...
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Rational solutions of equations of the form $y^2 x = f(x)$

Let $k$ be any number field, and suppose we want to study the $k$-rational points on $$y^2 x = f(x),$$ where $f$ is a polynomial of degree greater or equal than 3. In other words, $y^2 x = f(x)$ is a ...
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Cubic forms and Hasse Principle

It's well-known that quadratic forms over the rational numbers $\mathbf{Q}$ satisfy the Hasse-Minkowski theorem. This is to say that they are isotropic over $\mathbf{Q}$ if and only if they are ...
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Shimura varieties and Maximal conditions

Working with Shimura varieties, I have been convinced to call them (or the families giving rise to them especially in $A_{g}$) somehow the "maximal" families. The motivation of this, has been for ...
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congruences of level 1 and level p modular forms

I've been carrying out some experiments on the computer and I noticed the following congruence phenomenon: fixing a prime $p$, it seems that any modular form over $SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$ and of weight $k ...
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Are Isom-schemes geometrically connected

This question is about properties of Isom-schemes that are well-known over algebraically closed fields. Let $K$ be a field of characteristic zero, let $C$ be a smooth projective geometrically ...
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How fast can we numerically calculate Kloosterman sums?

Define the usual Kloosterman sum by $$S(m,n;c) = \sum_{\substack{x \pmod{c} \\ (x,c) = 1}} e\Big(\frac{mx + n\overline{x}}{c}\Big),$$ where $x \overline{x} \equiv 1 \pmod{c}$, and $e(x) = e^{2 \pi i ...
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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 ...