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harmonic forms with respect to different metrics

Given a smooth manifold M with two different metric, we can consider U and V, the spaces of harmonic k-forms on M with respect to the first metric and second metric respectively. The question is ...
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The prerequisites for Deligne's Théorie de Hodge I, II, III

I am an undergraduate student. I am not sure if it's OK to ask this question here. I want to learn Hodge theory. But I do not know how to start it, and how much mathematics I should need before I ...
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Duality between singularities and non-compactness in the yoga of weights

According to Deligne's "yoga of weights", the cohomology of an algebraic variety should have a weight filtration. For concreteness we can consider the rational cohomology of complex varieties, with ...
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Is the Mumford-Tate group determined by its $\mathbb{Q}$-points?

Let $V$ be a $\mathbb{Q}$-Hodge structure and $MT \subset GL_V$ its Mumford-Tate group. Let $I \subset \mathcal{O}_{GL_V}$ be the ideal of functions vanishing on $MT(\mathbb{Q})$. Is ...
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Motives over the complex numbers versus mixed Hodge structures

Let $\mathsf{MM}(\mathbf C)$ be the hypothetical category of mixed motives over the complex numbers, and consider the realization functor $\Phi : \mathsf{MM}( \mathbf C) \to \mathsf{MHS}$ to integral ...
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Local System and Gauss-Manin connection

Fix a complex manifold $X$. Then if we have a line bundle $L=\mathcal{O}(D)$ together with Gauss-Manin connection $\nabla: L \rightarrow L \otimes \Omega^{1}_X$, we get the locally constant sheaf $F$ ...
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dimension of compact support cohomology

Let $X$ be a smooth complex algebraic variety and let $\overline{X}$ be a compactification by a divisor $D$ with normal crossings. Then there is a non-canonical isomorphism \begin{equation} (1) ...
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Counter-examples for the quasi-unipotence of monodromy over an annulus?

The question is inspired by Carnahan's comment in the following MO question What is the intuition for $\mathbb{Q}^{ab}$ having cohomological dimension $1$? Precisely, Borel proved (not Grothendieck, ...
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Polarizations of Hodge structures

Let $V$ be a rational pure Hodge structure of weight $n$ and assume that $V$ is a Hodge sub-structure of the cohomology of some smooth projective complex algebraic variety $X$, that is $V \subset ...
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Hodge decomposition in Minkowski space

This question is motivated by the physical description of magnetic monopoles. I will give the motivation, but you can also jump to the last section. Let us recall Maxwell’s equations: Given a ...
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Surjectivity of the Gysin morphism

Let $f:X \to Y$ be a closed immersion between smooth projective complex varieties. Suppose that the codimension of (the image of) $Y$ in $X$ is equal to $r \ge 1$. This induces the Gysin morphism ...
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mixed Hodge polynomial

Let $X$ be a smooth projective algebraic variety over a field of characteristic zero. Let $U$ be the complement in $X$ of a simple normal crossings divisor $D$. For each degree $k$, put $h^{p, ...
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Constructing a Sobolev space containing the differential k-forms of a Riemannian manifold

I am currently writing a paper about the Hodge theorem for an algebraic topology course. The specific formulation I am proving can be stated thus. Let $M$ be a compact, orientable n-dimensional ...
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Hodge classes and Leray filtration

Let $f :X \to Y$ be a submersion between smooth projective varieties over $\mathbb{C}$ and let $\alpha \in Z^k(X)$ be an algebraic cycle of $X$. Is is true that for all odd numbers $p$ and $q$ such ...
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a question on Euler characteristic of normal crossing divisors

Let $X$ be a smooth, projective complex algebraic variety. Let $D$ be a simple normal crossings divisor on $X$, with irreducible components $D_i$, for $i \in I$. For each non-empty subset $J \subset ...
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A_infinity structure on cohomology and the weight filtration

Let $X$ be a complex algebraic variety. The rational cohomology of $X(\mathbb{C})$ carries a canonical filtration called the weight filtration. It also carries a canonical equivalence class of ...
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$H^1(X,O_X)$, holomorphic $1$-forms, and $b_1(X)/2$ for normal $X$.

Suppose $X$ is a normal projective variety over $\mathbb C$. In the case $X$ is smooth according to Hodge theory $h^1(X,O(X))$ is the dimension of the space of holomorphic $1$-forms on $X$ and this ...
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Homogeneous Spaces and Equivariant Hodge Maps

For a homogeneous space $G/H$, endowed with a $H$-equivariant metric $g$, let $\ast$ be the corresponding Hodge star map. It seems that $\ast$ must also be $\ast$-equivariant, but I can't see how one ...
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Hodge structures as complex structures

Let $H$ be a finite dimensional $\mathbb{Q}$-vector space. I've heard that to give an effectif Hodge structure of weight 1 on $H$ is the same as to give a complex structure on $H_\mathbb{R}$. Why is ...
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Can I compute the cohomology of the complement of a log canonical divisor as if it were normal crossings?

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety and $D$ a log-canonical divisor and let $U = X \setminus D$. I have heard the slogan "log-canonical is just as good as normal crossings for Hodge theory". This ...
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maxwell's equations and hodge theory

How is Hodge theory of harmonic forms related to maxwell's equations.Atiyah says that Hodge was directly motivated by considerations of maxwell's equations while commenting on donaldson.
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what is Deligne's cohomological descent (and what are some examples)

As far as I understand Deligne's far reaching generalisation of Čech cohomology is called cohomological descent and is used to endow any variety with a (mixed) Hodge structure. Again, AFAIU, the idea ...
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Betti numbers of Proper nonprojective varieties

This is a question about pathologies. Let $X/\mathbb{C}$ be an irreducible projective variety smooth over $\mathbb{C}$. Then, the singular cohomology groups $H^i(X, \mathbb{C})$ have a hodge ...
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Determing Hodges Maps by their Essential Algebraic Properties

Let $M$ be a complex manifold of real dimension $2N$, equipped with a Hermitian metric. The corresponding Hodge map $\ast$ has the following properties: (i) It is a ${\bf C}$-linear map ...
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VHS for universal family of false elliptic curves

If $f: X \rightarrow C$ is the universal family of false elliptic curves (i.e. abelian surfaces $A$ such that $End(A) \otimes \mathbb{Q}$ is a totally indefinite quaternion algebra over $\mathbb{Q}$), ...
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Primitive Cohomology Useful?

In her book, after proving the hodge decomposition, Voisin spends time discussing primitive cohomology $H^r(X, \mathbb{C})_{prim} = \ker L^{n-r+1} \subset H^r(X, \mathbb{C})$ (where $L$ is the ...
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sign in the polarization of Hodge structures

I have been trying to understand signs and conventions in the Hodge theory. Clearly, I am no expert in this area. I apologize if I ask stupid question(s) and make wrong comment(s). In Deligne's ...
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Splitting of the weight filtration

All varieties are over $\mathbb{C}$. Notions related to weights etc. refer to mixed Hodge structures (say rational, but I would be grateful if the experts would point out any differences in the real ...
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Torsion in cohomology of smooth manifolds

I've been interested in the possible (singular) cohomology groups of complex projective algebraic varieties, and there are lots of theorems that give various restrictions on these (Hodge ...
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Is there a Hodge isomorphism theorem for part-tangential, part-normal, harmonic differential forms?

Let $M$ be an oriented compact Riemannian $n$-manifold with boundary $\partial M$. A differential $p$-form $\omega$ on $M$ is normal if $i^* \omega = 0$ holds, tangential if $i^* \star \omega = 0$ ...
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Basis for hodge decomposition of Elliptic K3 Surfaces

We know the hodge numbers of K3 Surfaces. To work out some ideas, I'd like to know an explicit basis for the hodge decomposition $H^{p,q}$ of a smooth Elliptic K3 Surface over $\mathbb{C}$ (for all ...
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Fontaine-Mazur for Hodge Structures

Is there a conjecture, or known result, describing which integral Hodge structures are composition factors in the Hodge structure on the cohomology groups of smooth proper algebraic varieties over ...
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on variable and primitive cohomology of a hypersurface in a projective space

I have a smooth hypersurface D in $\mathbb{P}^n$: in many books about Hodge theory (as the ones of Voisin and Carlson) they take for granted that the primitive cohomology of D is equal the variable ...
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octic K3s inside cubic 4-folds

From the Thesis of B.Hassett I seem to understand that a smooth cubic 4-fold $X$ containing a $\mathbb{P}^2$ should contain also a octic K3, but I cannot see a natural way by which this K3 octic could ...
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Polarizable variations of (mixed) Hodge structures

I am trying to come to grips with Saito's theory of mixed Hodge modules (slightly) beyond just the basic axiomatic formalism. I will take my Hodge structures and sheaves to be rational, but I would be ...
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Mixed structures on Hom spaces induced by mixed sheaves

Let $D^b_m(X)$ (resp $D^b(X)$) denote the derived category of mixed Hodge modules (resp. constructible sheaves) on a complex variety $X$. Let $rat\colon D^b_m(X)\to D^b(X)$ be the `forgetful' ...
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When can Hodge filtrations (decompositions?) be described explicitly in terms of periods?

It seems that there is no chance to explain the Hodge theory (to students) in an hour or so. Yet do there exist any cases when the Hodge filtration (or the Hodge decomposition) of the cohomology of a ...
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Hilbert function of a Hilbert scheme

Given a Hilbert scheme $H$ of curves in $\mathbb{P}^3$ satisfying certain Hilbert polynomial, is there any way of understanding the degree or arithmetic genus of an irreducible component of the ...
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Are complex varieties Kahler? - Algebraic, non-projective complex manifolds

Let $X/\mathbb{C}$ a nonsingular proper variety and $X_{an}$ it's associated analytic space. Is $X_{an}$ necessarily Kahler? Certainly we know this if $X$ is projective. A complex torus is algebraic ...
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Inclusion of logarithmic de-Rham complex into differentials

Let $X$ be a complex manifold and $D$ a normal crossing divisor. Let $U = X - D$ and $j: U \rightarrow X$ the natural map. Voisen observes that there is a natural inclusion $$\Omega^k_X(\log D) ...
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How do Hodge classes for Calabi-Yau 4-folds compare with the classes for tori?

Let $X$ be a Calabi-Yau 4-fold, i.e., a connected 4-dimensional compact Kahler manifold with $K_{X} \cong \mathscr{O}_{X}$ and $h^{i} (X,O_{X} )= 0$ for $0 \lt i \lt 4$. Given a general ...
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Leray degeneration for smooth projective morphisms and formality of families of compact Kähler manifolds

Let $\pi \colon X \to S$ be a smooth projective morphism of algebraic varieties, say over $\mathbf C$. By Deligne's argument ("Théorème de Lefschetz...", 1968), there is for each $i$ an injection $$ ...
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Second lowest weight piece of the cohomology of an algebraic variety

If $U$ is a smooth algebraic variety, then one can give a simple description of the lowest weight part of its cohomology: if $X$ is a smooth compactification and $j \colon U \to X$ the inclusion, then ...
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comparing Hodge structures on cohomology of conjugate varieties

What can one say about the relation between the Hodge decompositions of $H^\*(X,C)$ and $H^{*}(X_\sigma,C)$ for a complex algebraic smooth projective variety $X$ and $\sigma$ an automorphism of the ...
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Equivalence between statements of Hodge conjecture

Dear everyone, I was unable to obtain the equivalence between the two statements of the Hodge conjecture. I searched for some previous questions that others asked here, to check whether someone has ...
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Leray spectral sequence for lowest weight part of a smooth morphism

Let me assume everything in sight is as nice as possible, probably if the result I want is true then these conditions are too restrictive. All spaces will be smooth algebraic varieties over the ...
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Heuristics for the Hodge Conjecture

W. V. D. Hodge is famous for his Hodge conjecture, one of the Millennium prize problems. Hodge might have had some rough heuristics or ideas that led him to the formulation of the conjecture. I am ...
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Cattani-Deligne-Kaplan Cattani-Deligne-Kaplan for non-integral cycles

Can one can omit the integrality condition in the Cattani-Deligne-Kaplan theorem? That is, in Corollary 1.2 in the Cattani-Deligne-Kaplan paper, is the condition "$u\in V_s$ is integral" in "$u\in ...
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Is it written anywhere that open subvarieties of affine spaces have “completely impure” cohomology?

Consider complex affine space $\mathbb{C}^n$ and let $U$ be a Zariski open subset of $\mathbb{C}^n$. By a celebrated result of Deligne, the cohomology $H^i(U)$ has a canonical Hodge structure. In ...
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Adjoint of a Connection Using the Hodge Map?

For a Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$ with exterior derivative d, the codifferential d$^\ast$ is defined to be the unique map for which $$ g(\omega,d\omega') = g(d^* \omega,\omega'), ~~~ \omega,\omega' ...