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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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What is the current state of the crystalline analogue of the Weil conjectures?

In "F-isocrystals on open varieties results and conjectures" Faltings says: "Finally, we extend the theory of weights and show as much as possible of the crystalline analogue of the Weil ...
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The most important facts, modern surveys, and readable introductions to p-adic cohomology theories (crystalline cohomology and the mysterious functor)

I would like to organize a seminar on crystalline cohomology; I dream of understanding the Beilinson's recent paper on the mysterious functor ...
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Base change in crystalline cohomology?

Does one have a base change theorem in crystalline cohomology like in étale cohomology? Suppose one has the following cartesian diagram $$ ...
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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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Letter from Grothendieck to Tate on “crystals”

I have downloaded from this link a quite poor quality scan of the letter dating May 1966 that Grothendieck sent to Tate mentioning his ideas about generalizing Monsky-Washnitzer cohomology. I am ...
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simple proof of relation between H^1 crystalline and Dieudonne module?

Hi, Let $k$ be a perfect field of characteristic $p > 0$. Let $A/k$ be an abelian variety. Then the first crystalline cohomology group of $A$ with respect to $W(k)$ (= Witt vectors) is canonically ...
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How to calculate zeroth crystalline cohomology

I am just learning crystalline cohomology, so I understand the basic set-ups. But I can't really do any calculations. For example, let's choose the base $S=W(k)/p^n$, and let $X$ be an affine scheme ...
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Explicit description of O^{cris}_n in Fontaine/Messing

Let $k$ be a perfect field of characteristic $p$, $W(k)$ the Witt ring and $K$ its quotient field. In their article "$p$-adic periods and $p$-adic etale cohomology" Fontaine and Messing give in II.1.4 ...
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What are p-adic period rings?

I'm reading Illusie's survey on Crystalline cohomology, and I found him talking about those $p$-adic period rings like $B_{\text{dR}}, B_{\text{cris}}$. Can anybody explain what they are and give some ...
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Crystalline analogue of perverse sheaves

Consider a variety $X$ over a field $k$ and let $\ell$ be a prime different from the characteristic of $k$. One has the derived category $D(X, Q_{\ell})$ of $\ell$-adic sheaves. There are very ...
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The Galois representation of a p-divisible group is crystalline

Can someone explain (or give a reference) why the Galois representation attached to a p-divisible group over the ring of integers of a p-adic ring is Crystalline?
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Crystalline cohomology via the syntomic site

Hello, Let $k$ be a field of characteristic $p > 0$, and let $Y$ be a $k$-scheme. Consider the sites $Y_{syn}$ and $(Y/W_n)_{cris}$ (where $W_n$ are the Witt vectors of $k$ of length $n$), of $Y$ ...
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a counterexample of Serre vs. motivic cohomology

There is a counterexample of Serre showing that there is no Weil cohomology theory with coefficients in $\mathbf{Q}, \mathbf{Q}_p, \mathbf{R}$ over $\mathbf{F}_{p^2}$ (a supersingular elliptic curve). ...
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learning crystalline cohomology

From which sources would you learn about crystalline cohomology and the de-Rham-Witt complex?