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Formality of algebraic varieties via l-adic cohomology?

The cohomology with say real coefficients of any smooth projective algebraic variety is formal, by Deligne, Griffiths, Morgan, Sullivan: Real homotopy theory of Kähler manifolds, Inv. Math. 29, ...
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etale homotopy and Adams conjecture

I was reading Quillen's paper on "Some remarks on etale homotopy theory and a conjecture of Adams". Up to some fact about etale version of spherical fibrations which was later proved by Friedlander, ...
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Long exact sequence of cohomology and fibration

In an article I'm reading, the author is stating : $O$ is isomorphic to the complement of a zero section of a line bundle over $X$. We have a long exact sequence of (étale) cohomology associated ...
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classify \mu_n torsors

Recently I read in Milne's book "etale cohomology" that the set $H^1(X,\mu_n)$ ($X$ a scheme, $n$ a nature number, the cohomology is flat cohomology) can be described as the set of pairs $(L,\phi)$, ...
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is generically split Azumaya algebra locally split?

Let $A$ be an Azumaya algebra over a scheme $X$ (or maybe more specifically a scheme of finite type over a field). Suppose that the restriction of $A$ to $U=X\setminus Z$ (where $Z$ is a closed set) ...
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Detecting zero morphisms via an open subscheme and its complement.

In the setting described in Bernstein, Beilinson, and Deligne, associated to a scheme $X$, a closed subscheme $i: Z \to X$ and its open complement $j: U \to X$ we have six functors between the ...
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Poincare pairing and polarization of Hodge structure. Kuga-Satake construction.

If $X$ is a K3 surface over the complex (algebraic) then I wonder if the poincare pairing induces a polarization on the Hodge structure $H^2(X,\mathbb Z)$? The point is that I see that when ...
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A Kunneth formula for the etale cohomology of the product of ('simple') varieties over not (necessarily) algebraically closed field

If $X$ and $Y$ are varieties over an algebraically closed field, then in the corresponding derived category of complexes we have $RH_{et}(X\times Y,\mathbb{Z}/l^n\mathbb{Z})\cong ...
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How can one bound 'the lower perverse degree' for a constant sheaf on a variety that is smooth in high codimension?

Let $V$ be a variety (or a Whitney stratified space); $C$ is a constant etale ('topological') sheaf on it. Let $t$ denote the middle perverse t-structure for the corresponding derived category (of ...
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The Gysin long exact sequence for the complement of the zero section of a line bundle over a (possibly) singular base

Let $pr:X\to Z$ be a line bundle of (possibly) singular varieties (that could be reducible) over a characteristic $p$ field ($p$ could be zero); $U$ is the complement to the zero section $Z\to X$. ...
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What can one say about a smooth variety whose lower cohomology is trivial?

Let $X$ be a smooth (quasi-affine) complex variety; suppose that its cohomology (say, with integral coefficients) is trivial in degrees $0 < i\le s$ (for some $s>0$). What can one say about such ...
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Is there an integral version of Faltings' isomorphism in p-adic Hodge theory between etale and Hodge cohomologies

Let $K$ be a $p$-adic field, that is a complete discrete valuation ring of characteristic $0$ with a perfect residue field $k$ of characteristic $p > 0$ (to simplify one could also take $K$ to be a ...
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Status of conjectures in Serre's 1969 expose on Galois representations on l-adic cohomology

In [S]: Serre, Jean-Pierre. Facteurs locaux des fonctions zeta des varietes algebriques (definitions et conjectures), Seminaire Delange-Pisot-Poitou, 1969-70 Serre presents nine conjectures ...
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How to compute the étale cohomology of the quotient of a surface by a finite group of automorphisms ?

Let $S$ be a smooth surface defined over a finite field $K$ of char. $p$. Let $G$ be a finite group of automorphisms of $S$. Let $Z\to S/G$ be the minimal resolution of the quotient of $S$ by $G$. ...
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Can we decide if an abelian variety is simple by knowing its Zeta function ?

Let $A$ be an Abelian variety defined over the finite field with $q$ elements. Let $P_i(T)$ be the characteristic polynomial of the action of the Frobenius on the $i^{th}$ étale cohomology group. Is ...
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Reference wanted - etale sheaves on $X$ versus on $\overline{X}$

Hello, Let $X$ be a scheme of finite type over a field $k$. Let $l$ be an Galois extension of $k$ with Galois group $\Gamma$, and $\overline{X}$ be the base change of $X$ from $k$ to $l$. Then If I ...
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Do 'change of coefficients' functors for sheaves commute with the four functors (formalism)?

For a morphism $f$ of varieties over a field of characteristic $\neq l$ I can consider the functors $Rf_*$, $f^\ast$, $f_!$, and $f^!$ both for the corresponding derived categories of 'all' ...
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vanishing of cohomology sheaves with supports and values in the multiplicative group

Let $X$ be a locally noetherian regular scheme and $Y$ be a closed subscheme of codimension $d > 0$ in every point. Why does it "immédiatement" (Grothendieck, Groupe de Brauer III, §6, p. 133 f.) ...
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limit of étale cohomology with supports

I would like to know if the following generalisation of Milne Étale Cohomology, Lemma III.1.16, p. 88 holds: (all cohomology groups with respect to the étale topology) Let $Y \hookrightarrow X$ ...
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The cohomology of a $G_m$-bundle

Let $X$ be a smooth variety over an algebraically closed field (whose characteristic could be positive), $Y\to X$ is a $G_m$-bundle ($G_m=\mathbb{A}\setminus \{0\}$). Then I want to have a long exact ...
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Do there exist weak Lefschetz-type statements that were proved for varieties over complex numbers, but were not proved in finite characteristic?

As far as I understood the situation (reading section 3.5B of Lazarsfeld's "Positivity in algebraic geometry" and also some of the references), some of weak Lefschetz-type statements known rely on ...
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combination of two duality theorems

For a variety $X$ over a finite field $k$, one combines étale Poincaré duality for $X \times_k \bar{k}$ with duality for $k$ ($H^0(k,M) \times H^1(k,M^\vee) \to H^1(k,\mathbf{Z}/n) = \mathbf{Z}/n$) to ...
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$\ell$-adic Weil cohomology theory

I have a reference or counterexample request. Suppose $k$ is a field and $\ell\neq char(k)$. There are several common references that show that $H^i_{et}(-, \mathbb{Q}_\ell )$ is a Weil cohomology ...
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Equivalent forms of the proper base change isomorphism

$\DeclareMathOperator{\Nat}{Nat}$In a current project, I am trying to "commute" $!$ and $*$ functors that are both upper or both lower. (Sheaf-theoretic context: constructible étale sheaves.) ...
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Etale cohomology with coefficients in the integers

Here is a basic question. When does $H^1_{et}(X,\mathbb{Z})$ vanish? Using the exact sequence of constant etale sheaves ...
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project proposal: English translation of Deligne's “La conjecture de Weil : II” [closed]

First of all, I hope this "question" is appropriate here. If not, please delete it. I would like to propose a translation project of Deligne's "La conjecture de Weil : II" ...
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Does Artin's vanishing hold for '$E_2$-weight pieces' for (torsion) cohomology of affine varieties?

Let $X$ be an affine variety of dimension $n$ (say, over complex numbers). Then Artin's vanishing theorem yields: both singular and etale cohomology $H^i(X):=H^i(X,\mathbb{Z}/l\mathbb{Z})=0$ for ...
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étale cohomology with values in an abelian scheme is torsion?

Let $A/X$ be an abelian scheme. Is $H^n(X,A)$ torsion for $n > 0$? Perhaps this can be proved analogously as Proposition IV.2.7 of Milne's Étale cohomology (where it is proved that the ...
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General cohomology groups and motives

Let $X$ be a variety over $\mathbb{Q}$. Let $\mathcal{F}$ be a sheaf on $X$. Then we have an action of $Gal(\mathbb{Q})$ on $H_{et}^i(X,\mathcal{F})$. In certain cases we can say a lot about this ...
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vanishing of étale cohomology groups with small support with values in an abelian scheme

Let $S/k$ be a smooth variety and $A/S$ be an abelian scheme. Let $Z \hookrightarrow S$ be a reduced closed subscheme of codimension $\geq 2$. I want to show that in this situation, $H^i_Z(S, A) = 0$ ...
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Etale cohomology in the $p$-adic setting

Can we hope for application of Etale cohomology techniques in proving results concerning semialgebraic subsets of $\mathbb{Q}_p^n$? Recall that semialgebraic subsets are obtained from $p$-adic ...
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is the presheaf of automorphisms a sheaf?

In Chapter III,$\S 4$ of Milne's Etale cohomology a correspondence between twisted forms and Cech cohomology cocycles is described. Fix some Grothendieck topology, say, etale, and let $A$ be a ...
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Textbook for Etale Cohomology

What is the best textbook (or book) for studying Etale cohomology?
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Galois cohomology of generic points of formal completions (of components of a hypercovering of the subvariety): examples or general statements?

Let $Y$ be a closed smooth subvariety in a (smooth) affine variety $X$. What can one say about the etale cohomology of the generic points of the formal completion of $X$ along $Y$ i.e. about the ...
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Is the Gelfand-Graev character isomorphic to a cohomology group for some sheaf on a Deligne-Lusztig variety?

Deligne-Lusztig theory is awesome. You take a maximal torus $T$, you take a character $\theta$, construct a variety $X_T$$^*$, take etale cohomology, get a virtual character $R_T^\theta$, maybe it's ...
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Why does a group action on a scheme induce a group action on cohomology?

This is probably totally obvious but I have no clue how this is done: Say you have an endomorphism $f:X \rightarrow X$ of schemes. Why (if true, perhaps some additional assumptions are necessary!) do ...
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The etale fundamental group and etale cohomology with compact support

Before me, the following was asked: etale fundamental group and etale cohomology of curves However, that question dealt only with projective curves. Question Let $X$ be any scheme (or if you prefer ...
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Basic properties of Nisnevich cohomology; $l'$-topology?

I would like to know more about Nisnevich cohomology (especially, on its properties that could be easily formulated). In particular, I would like to know which of the following statements are true, ...
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reading off invariants of a scheme $X$ from $D^b_c(X, \bar{\mathbf{Q}}_\ell)$

Which invariants of a scheme $X$ can be read off from $D^b_c(X, \bar{\mathbf{Q}}_\ell)$ (the bounded derived category of $\bar{\mathbf{Q}}_\ell$-sheaves on $X$, see e.g. [Kiehl-Weissauer])?
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The restriction of the Gersten resolution (for etale cohomology) onto a closed subvariety.

There is a very important result of Bloch and Ogus: for any smooth variety $X$ and fixed $r\in \mathbb{Z}$, $r\ge 0$, $l$ is prime to the residue field characteristic, the Zariski sheafification of ...
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Ordered Cech(-like) complexes that compute etale cohomology (of fields!)

It is well known (cf. Equivalence of ordered and unordered cech cohomology. ) that for 'usual' topologies one can compute the cohomology of sheaves either using unordered Cech complexes or ordered ...
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On inverse images with respect to Zariski-etale topology.

For a variety $X$ I define its Zariski-etale site as follows: the category is the category of etale $X$-schemes, and the coverings are Zariski ones. Note that this topology is more coarse than the ...
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What are the easiest cases of base change (for sheaves on sites)?

I have a closed embedding of schemes $i:X'\to X$, and for each of them I consider three Grothendieck topologies for the category of the corresponding (relatively) \'etale schemes: the \'etale one, the ...
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Do inverse images respect flabby sheaves?

Let $i:Y\to X$ be a closed embedding of varieties, and let $S$ be a flabby \'etale (or Nisnevich) sheaf of abelian groups on $X$. Is $i^*S$ flabby also? I am mostly interested in the case when ...
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Comparison of etale and formal etale cohomologies for l=p

Let $K$ be a finite extension of $\mathbb{Q} _p$ with a field of integers $\mathcal{O} _K$. Let $X$ be a semistable proper scheme over $\mathcal{O} _K$, and $\mathcal{X}$ the associated p-adic formal ...
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Functoriality properties of the perverse $t$-structure for torsion (constructible complexes of) sheaves

I would like to apply the usual 'functoriality properties' of the perverse $t$-structure to torsion (constructible complexes of) sheaves (I am in the algebraic setting, so these are etale sheaves, ...
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On 'special properties' of various 'sheaf image' functors for a local complete intersection morphism

Let $f:X\to Y$ be a local complete intersection morphism (of schemes or varieties) of (relative) dimension $c$ everywhere. Is it true that $f^!\cong f^*[2c]$ (as a functor between the derived ...
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Finiteness of étale Cohomology Groups

Mr. Milne, in "Étale Cohomology", gives the following proposition (p.224, Corollary VI.2.8): Proposition: Let $F$ a constructible sheaf on $X_{et}$, the small étale site of $X$, $X$ proper over a ...
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On (the cohomology of) Hensel pairs

I would like to study the cohomology of the Henselization $H_X(Z)$ of a closed subvariety $Z$ of a variety $X$. I would like the following facts to be true (and to make sense!:)). a.) The motivic ...
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Can etale $X$-schemes be lifted to $Y$, where $X$ is closed in $Y$?

For a closed embedding (of varieties) $X\to Y$ let $U/X$ be etale. Is is true that there necessarily exists an etale $U'/Y$ such that $U'_X=U$? If this is wrong in general, are there any assumptions ...