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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' ...
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Definition of the $L^2$-metric for the Determinant of Cohomology of a Vector Bundle on a Riemann surface

I start describing my setup. $X$ is a Riemann surface with a metric which can have a finite number of singularities, $E$ is a vector bundle on $X$ equipped with an Hermitian structure. In an article ...
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motivating examples of family of Hodge structure

Let $\phi: \chi \to B$ be a proper holomophic submersion with smooth fiber $X$. Then, we get local systems $R^i \phi_* \mathbb C$ and corresponding flat connection $(B, \bigtriangledown)$ In this ...
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Can one find the hodge number by counting points over finite fields?

Given a proper smooth variety $X$ of dimension $n$ over $\mathbb{C}$, assume it has a model over a DVR of mixed characteristic $(0,p)$ with residue field $\mathbb{F}_q$, and assume the closed fiber ...
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Adjoint groups of Mumford-Tate groups

Let $F$ be a sub-field of $\mathbb{C}$ and $B/F$ and $C/F$ be abelian varieties, with $C$ of CM type. Denote the Mumford-Tate groups of $B$, $C$ and $B\times_F C$ by $G_B$, $G_C$ and $G_{B\times C}$, ...
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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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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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Hodge numbers in a family

Let $X \to Y$ be a smooth projective morphism of smooth varieties over $\mathbb{C}$. Then the fibers $X_y, y \in Y$ have locally constant Hodge numbers $H^q(X_y, \Omega^p_{X_y})$. Namely, one can ...
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Question about specifying complex 1-motives

A 1-motive over a field $k$ is an algebraic torus $T$, an abelian variety $A$, a group scheme $G$ that's an extension of $A$ by $T$, a finitely generated free abelian group $L$, and a group ...
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Mumford-Tate groups of abelian varieties with potentially good reduction everywhere

Let $A$ be an abelian variety defined over a number field, and let $MT(A)$ be its Mumford-Tate group. It is a conjecture of Morita that if $MT(A)$ is anisotropic-mod-center (that is, it has no ...
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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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Does the (torsion) Zariski cohomology of a (singular) hyperplane section of a smooth projective variety vanish (in small degrees)?

Let $P$ be a smooth connected projective variety (say, over complex numbers); $H$ is its smooth hyperplane section. What can be said about the Zariski cohomology of $H$ with constant coefficients? It ...
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Mumford-Tate group and Galois representations

Could someone please point me towards a proof of why the image of a Galois representation on the Tate-module of an abelian variety is limited by its Mumford-Tate group?
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Non-uniruled variety with level one Hodge structure.

I wonder if there exists one example of non-uniruled algebraic variety with level one Hodge structure.
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Serre's Analogue of the Weil Conjectures for Non-Compact Kahler Manifolds

The classical Riemann Hypothesis concerns the locations of zeroes of the Riemann zeta-function, or more generally the Dedekind zeta-functions of number fields. Its analogue for varieties defined over ...
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Which properties of p-adic representations can be recovered from (\varphi,\Gamma)-modules?

In Berger's "An introduction to the Theory of $p$-adic Representations", he mentions that due the the equivalence of categories between etale $(\varphi,\Gamma)$-modules and $p$-adic representations, ...
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Kähler Structure for Projective Varieties over a Finite Field

(i) In 1960 Serre proved a famous analogue of the Weil conjectures for Kähler manifolds. This poses an obvious question: Does there exist an analogue of a Kähler structure for (non-singular) ...
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Hodge theory and varieties defined over subfields of the complex numbers

This question is related to the question: Is there a $k$-structure for Hodge modules over a $k$-variety?. Suppose $K$ is a subfield of $\mathbb{C}$ and $M$ is a holonomic $D$-module "of geometric ...
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de Rham cohomology class of diagonal

I post again a question I asked in the post by Descartes: Since this is the topic on diagonal, I like to ask a question: Let $X$ be a compact Kahler manifold of complex dimension $n$, and let $\Delta ...
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What exactly does the weight filtration in Hodge theory have to do with the Weil conjectures?

Let $X$ be a variety over $\mathbb{C}$, say separated. According to Deligne's results, there is a "mixed Hodge structure" on the total cohomology $H^\bullet(X(\mathbb{C}), \mathbb{Z})$. One component ...
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Why does the divisor $Z$ homologous to $0$ in projective mainfold satisfy that every irreducible hypersurface appears in $Z$ with multiplicity $1$?

In Voisin's book "Hodge theory and complex algebriac geometry I", the proof of proposition 12.7 (page 296) says that if $X$ is projective, then every divisor $Z$ homologous to $0$ can be written as ...
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Why do the subgroups of $Hdg^{2k}(X)$ generated by the cycle classes and Chern classes of vector bundles coincide in algebraic variety $X$?

In Voinsin's book [1], Theorem 11.32 (page 280) says: "If X is an algebraic variety, these subgroups of $Hdg^{2k}(X) coincide." However, the proof did not show that the subgroup generated by cycle ...
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How does one view the De Rham spectral sequence as a Grothendieck spectral sequence?

I was rereading basic results on de Rham cohomology, and this led me inevitably to the fact that $H^q(X,\Omega^p)$ converges to $H^*(X)$ for any smooth proper variety (over any field). How does one ...
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Weight filtration of MHSs

This is probably a very stupid question, but could someone explain to me where the weight filtration of mixed Hodge structures come from and why we actually need it? If the Hodge-to-de Rham spectral ...
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genus one Gromov-Witten invariants of Calabi-Yau 3-folds

In http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/hep-th/pdf/9302/9302103v1.pdf physicists calculate (predict) genus one GW invariants of quintic (Table 1) and some other cases (Table 2). Can any body explain to me ...
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Harmonic forms for Complex Projective Space.

For complex projective space with the Fubini-Study metric and associated Laplace-de Rham operator $dd^\ast+d^\ast d$. How does one find a concrete description of the space of harmonic forms? That is, ...
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Is the weight filtration a topological invariant?

This question is somehow related to (but different from) the following MO question and the one linked from there Diffeomorphic Kähler manifolds with different Hodge numbers Let $X$ and $X'$ be ...
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Mumford-Tate groups and Hodge structures

It is well known that the Mumford-Tate group of a polarizable pure $Q$-Hodge structure is reductive. (this is proved for instance in Deligne et al LNM 900, Voisin's books on Algebraic Geometry,..) ...
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Does there exist a family of curves (or abelian varieties) on the punctured line with specified monodromy on H^1?

Suppose I have a finite set of points in $\mathbb{P}^1$ (over the complex numbers), and suppose that at each point, I am given a [Edit: quasi-unipotent] conjugacy class in $Sp(2g,\mathbb{Z})$ for $g$ ...
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Why is the Hodge Conjecture so important?

The Hodge Conjecture states that every Hodge class of a non singular projective variety over $\mathbf{C}$ is a rational linear combination of cohomology classes of algebraic cycles: Even though I'm ...
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Hodge decomposition in Betti cohomology

The broad, generic and badly posed question may be formulated in this way: Let $X$ be a compact Kälher manifold (or even a projective one). If one considers the Hodge decomposition $H^k(X, ...
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If the numerical equivalence of cycles coincides with the homological one, does the Hodge standard conjecture follow?

Suppose that over an algebraically closed field $K$ of finite characteristic the numerical equivalence of cycles relation (for algebraic cycles of smooth projective varieties) coincides with the ...
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Weight filtration and Hodge theory for tropical varieties

Many concepts is algebraic geometry have tropical analogues. Question: Is there an analogue of the weight filtration or Hodge filtration for tropical varieties? A tropical curve ends up being ...
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Hodge structures on algebraic spaces

Let $X$ be a proper smooth algebraic space over $\mathbb C$ (which amounts, due to Artin, to giving a Moishezon space: a compact complex manifold whose dimension equals the transcendence degree of its ...
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How does complex conjugation act on the Hodge decomposition?

Let $A$ be a principally polarized abelian variety over $\mathbf{Q}$. Let $G$ be the Mumford--Tate group of $A$. The action of complex conjugation on $A(\mathbf{C})$ induces an involution on the de ...
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Examples of Mixed Hodge Structures

Does anyone know a user-friendly, example-laden introduction to mixed Hodge structures? I get from Wikipedia how to calculate for a punctured and pinched curve ...
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Reference for the Hodge Bundle

For the purposes of this question, let the Hodge bundle $\lambda$ be the bundle on a fibration of abelian varieties $X\to B$ with fiber over $b\in B$ the space of 1-forms on $X_b$, or the pullback to ...
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Does the Hodge star operator respect complex structure?

The Hodge star operator $\ast$ acts on the differential forms of a differential manifold sending $\Omega^{k}$ to $\Omega^{N-k}$. If the manifold is complex, then for $p+q=k$, does $\ast$ map ...
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Does there exist a functorial splitting for the weight filtration (of singular cohomology)?

There are plenty of examples of varieties whose singular cohomology with rational coefficients considered as a mixed Hodge structure does not decompose as the direct sum of its pure (weight) factors. ...
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A Hodge substructure with ''nice' weight factors that does not correspond to a mixed submotif?

Suppose that we have a mixed motif $M$ with only two (subsequent) weights, and have a subobject for each weight factor. How we can control whether there exists a submotif of $M$ with these two ...
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Hyperbolicity for Algebraic Varities and relation to curves on them

My question is related to several notions of hyperbolicity, applied to Kahler manifolds (projective, in general). Kahler hyperbolicity was introduced in this paper of Gromov's. He calls a Kahler ...
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Do Deligne's decalage and two filtrations for mixed Hodge complexes have a conceptual explanation?

As far as I understood, there are two way to assign weights to a mixed Hodge complex (a way that does not depend on shifts, and another one that does). There is a clever way to relate these to ways ...
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Is there a $k$-structure for Hodge modules over a $k$-variety?

I am trying to understand (Saito's?) category of mixed Hodge modules as a category (i.e. I am not interested in its construction, just in properties of objects and morphisms). I would be grateful for ...