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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, \mathbb{...

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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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

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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 $\Omega^{...

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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 factors?...

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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 ...

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### On 'graded polarizable' triangulated categories; are there any mixed Galois module analogues known? Also on mixed realizations

There is a construction by Beilinson (in section 3 of "Notes on absolute Hodge cohomology") of the derived category of graded polarizable mixed Hodge complexes; he also proved that this category is ...

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### Which pure categories related with Weil cohomology theories are semi-simple?

As far as I understand, the category of pure polarizable Hodge modules is semi-simple, whereas the cohomology of the corresponding schemes is graded polarizable. Is it true that one doesn't have any ...

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### Betti number and harmonic forms

Dear Experts,
On a compact, boundless, Riemannian manifold, the dimension of the space of harmonic k-forms is equal to the k-th Betti number. Is this correct (by Hodge theory)? For example, on the ...

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### Special fiber of the Neron Model of an Abelian scheme in terms of Limit Hodge Structure

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be an Abelian scheme over a smooth curve $S^*\subset S$ and let $\mathcal{A_S}$ be the Neron model of $\mathcal{A}$ over $S$. Is it possible to describe the special fiber of the ...

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### Riemann-Roch as an index theorem [closed]

I am sorry to make this a new question. I would have liked to leave a comment, but I suppose I don't have enough rep for that....
So, in the accepted answer to this question I don't understand why in ...

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**1**answer

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### Diffeomorphic Kähler manifolds with different Hodge numbers

This question made me wonder about the following:
Are there orientedly diffeomorphic Kähler manifolds with different Hodge numbers?
It seems that this would require that those manifolds are not ...

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**3**answers

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### Can the adjoint of the exterior derivative in semi-Riemannian geometry be defined without the Hodge * operator?

The adjoint of the exterior derivarive is defined by
$\delta:=(-1)^k\ast^{-1}d\ast$,
but I need a way which avoids the Hodge $\ast$ operator.
Is there another definition?
For example, for ...

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**0**answers

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### Generalized Hodge conjecture for cohomology of smooth non-proper varieties?

Is there such a statement known i.e. does there exist a conjectural description of the coniveau filtration for singular cohomology of a smooth non-proper variety over the field of complex numbers (in ...

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**1**answer

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### On polarized (pure) Hodge structures

Some simple questions, for which I know no precise reference (and would be deeply grateful for a nice one!):
Is it true that the category of (pure) polarized Hodge structures is abelian semi-simple, ...

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**0**answers

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### Torelli theorem for cubic hypersurfaces

I'm reading the paper of Claire Voisin on the Torelli theorem for cubic hypersurfaces of $\mathbb{P}^5$ (in french : http://www.springerlink.com/content/j8675gn214l17523/). Are there lecture notes, or ...

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### Groups of Hodge type, hodge structure on Lie algebra

Hi,
Let $W$ be a real algebraic group, and $G$ the associated complex group. Then $W$ is of Hodge type if there is a $\mathbb{C}^*$ action on $G$ such that $U(1)$ preserves $W$ and the action of $-1$ ...

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### Comparing cohomology over ${\mathbb C}$ and over ${\mathbb F}_q$

I have the following (probably well-known) question: let $X$ be a regular scheme over
$\mathbb Z$. Let $p$ be a prime and Let us denote the reduction of $X$ mod $p$ by $X_p$.
Let also $X_{\mathbb C}$...

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### Cohomology of Zariski neighborhoods

Do there exist smooth compact (=complete) connected complex algebraic varieties $X\subset Y$ and a Zariski neighborhood $U$ of $X$ in $Y$ such that the image of $H^{\ast}(U,\mathbf{Z})$ in $H^{\ast}(X,...

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**1**answer

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### Cubical cohomology and de Rham cohomology

Qiaochu's question on a discrete analogue of harmonic function theory reminded me of some thoughts I had a long time ago about the relationship between cubical cohomology and de Rham cohomology.
The ...

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**0**answers

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### Weight filtration over the integers

This is a follow up question to Weight filtration for smooth analytic manifolds
As mentioned in that question, the integral cohomology of some smooth complex analytic manifolds is equipped with a ...

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**2**answers

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### Hodge numbers of compactifications

Let $X$ be a smooth complex quasi-projective variety. We can find good compactification: a smooth proper variety $\bar{X}$ such that ${\bar X} \setminus X$ is a divisor with normal crossing. The ...

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### Proving Hodge decomposition without using the theory of elliptic operators?

In the common Hodge theory books, the authors usually cite other sources for the theory of elliptic operators, like in the Book about Hodge Theory of Claire Voisin, where you find on page 128 the ...

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**1**answer

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### Hodge Standard Conjecture in Positive Characteristic

In the Wikipedia article on the Hodge Standard Conjecture it is written (note: it has since been fixed):
In characteristic zero the Hodge standard conjecture holds, being a consequence of Hodge ...