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### What is the difference between holonomy and monodromy?

What is the difference between holonomy and monodromy?
And what is the simplest example in which one is trivial and the other is not?

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### Non semi-simple monodromy in an algebraic family

I am looking for an example of a (edit: projective) family
$f : X \to Y$
of complex algebraic varieties which is a topologically locally trivial fibration in (singular) varieties and such that there ...

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### Genus one fibered links

It is well-known that the only genus one fibered knots are the trefoil and the figure-eight. On the other hand, there exist infinitely many fibered links for any fixed higher genus.
My question is ...

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### Relationship between monodromy representations and isomorphism of flat vector bundles

This question is somehow related to this one.
Let $M$ be a smooth (compact, if you wish) connected manifold.
Then, it is well known that there is an equivalence between the isomorphism classes of ...

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### Fibered knot with periodic homological monodromy

It is well-known that there exist pseudo-Anosov automorphisms of surfaces that act trivially on the homology: they form the Torelli group. Similarly there exists pseudo-Anosov automorphisms that act ...

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### A specific linear differential equation on $\mathbb{C}-\{0,1\}$ whose monodromy group represents the fundamental group of $\mathbb{C}-\{0,1\}$

Is there a linear differential equation on $\mathbb{C}$ with singularities at $0$ and $1$ whose monodromy group represents the fundamental group of $\mathbb{C}-\{0,1\}$? If so, can someone give a ...

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### Intuition for Picard-Lefschetz formula

I'm trying to develop some intuition for the (local) Picard-Lefschetz formula (which I'm encountering for the first time in Deligne's paper "La Conjecture de Weil, I").
To summarize the setup, we ...

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### Detecting Monodromy in Integrable Systems

Suppose I have a completely integrable system on a symplectic manifold $(M^{2n},\omega)$ with momentum map $H:M \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^n$ that has compact, connected fibers. Further, suppose I know ...

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### Degeneration of wildly ramified local monodromy representations - near or far from Deligne?

Suppose we have a surface $S$ mapping to a curve $C$ and a finite cover $Y/S$ that is ramified at a divisor $D$. For each point $x \in C$ we get a ramified cover of the curve $S_x$, and we can study ...

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### Inertia group vs. differential equations

The tame quotient of the inertia group of $\mathbf Q_p$, say, is the profinite group generated by the Frobenius $\sigma$ and the monodromy $\tau$, subject to the relation $\tau^{p-1} [\tau, \sigma] = ...

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### Properties of monodromy of a fibration?

Sorry for a loaded question.
I'm not an expert on those things, but I do know that a fibration gives rise to the representations of pointed fundamental group of the base on the cohomology of the ...

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### What does “higher monodromy” tell us about a principal bundle

Let $P \to X$ be a principal $G-$bundle and let $f: X \to BG$ be its classifying map. As I understand there's some way to associate a monodromy representation $\pi_1(X) \to G$ to it. I know how to ...

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### $\ell$-adic monodromy theorems (over $\mathbb{C}$)

This question is about $\ell$-adic monodromy theorems for families over a number field. ($\ell$-adic analogues of Corollaries 6.2.8 and 6.2.9 in [BBD].)
Notation
$H$ denotes étale cohomology.
Let $...

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### Monodromy groups of families of abelian varieties: a reference request

In Serre's letter to Vigneras of 2 Oct 1986, he summarizes a course he's giving in Paris, explaining how to control the image of the mod-l Galois representations attached to abelian varieties. In ...

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### Rigid Uniformization vs Grothendieck's Local Monodromy Theory

I've noticed that some interesting results about abelian varieties can each be proven using one of two ways: the theory of rigid uniformization of abelian varieties or Grothendieck's local monodromy ...

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### When is the monodromy group of a linear differential equation dense in the Galois group?

Given a system $Y'=A(t)Y$ with only regular singular points, then a theorem of Schlesinger says that the Zariski closure of the monodromy group is equal to the Galois group of the corresponding Picard-...

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### Monodromy group of 1-dimensional families of hyperelliptic curves

If $f: \mathcal{C} \rightarrow \mathcal{P}_{2g+2}$ is a general family of hyperelliptic curves (defined over $\mathbb{C}$), we know that the algebraic connected monodromy group
$Mon^{0}$ of this ...

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### monodromy and global cohomology

Let $C$ be a compact Riemann surface, and let $U$ be a Zariski open subset in $C.$ Let $L$ be a local system (with coefficients $\mathbb C$ or $\mathbb Q_{\ell}$) on $U.$ For each point $z_i\in C-U,$ ...

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### Relations between some works by Deligne-Mostow and Thurston

Happy new year 2016!
A coworker and I are interested in the relations between the works of Deligne and Mostow ([DM] and [M]) on the monodromy of Appell-Lauricella hypergeometric functions (Publ. ...

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### Grothendieck monodromy theorem for l-adic sheaves

Hi,
Suppose that $F$ is a local field, $G_F$ its Galois group, $I$ the inertia subgroup, $k$ its residue field.
Let $X$ be a finite type scheme over $k$. Let $C$ be a constructible $l$-adic sheaf on $...

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### Quasi-unipotent monodromy for general families

This must be a naive question, but I'm wondering about the definition of quasi-unipotent monodromy for general families, not only 1-parameter families. The problem is that usually, in the books of ...

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### weight monodromy conjecture for curves?

Hi,
Is there a simple proof of the weight monodromy conjecture in the case of a curve over a mixed characteristic local field?
Thanks!

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### What is the mod l monodromy of a generic trigonal curve?

For a hyperelliptic curve H, the mod 2 monodromy is smaller than $GSp_{2g}(F_2)$ -- since the two torsion of the Jacobian H is generated by differences of Weierstrass point, the monodromy of a generic ...

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### What are the easiest examples of irreducible, but not big, monodromy representations

Let $\rho: \pi_1(S,s_0) \to GL(V)$ be the monodromy representation associated to a local system of $\mathbb Q$-modules $\mathbb V$ with $\mathbb V_{s_0} = V$.
Let $H$ be the Zariski closure of the ...

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### Analogue of Shafarevich-Ogg's theorem over complex numbers

Let $f:E\to D^*$ be a family of complex elliptic curves parametrized by the punctured open disk $D^*.$ Assume that the monodromy on $H^1$ is trivial (i.e. $R^1f_*\mathbb Z$ is a constant sheaf on $D^*$...

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### kernel of monodromy action of braid group on homology of hyperelliptic curve

Let $X_{n}$ be the (unordered) configuration space of $n$ distinct points in $\mathbb{P}_{\mathbb{C}}^{1}$. The fundamental group of $X_{n}$ is the braid group on $n$ strands on the Riemann sphere, ...

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### A neat monodromy group of a family of Kaehler manifolds

Let $X\rightarrow B$ be a family of Kaehler manifolds with possibly singular fibers. Let $G$ be the monodromy group on $H^n(X_b,\mathbb{Z})$, where $n=\dim X_b$ with the smooth fiber $X_b$ over some $...

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### The Fuchsian monodromy problem

I want to understand the argument being made from equation 6.1 to 6.5 in this paper between pages 27-28
6.2, 6.4 and 6.5 are completely out-of-the-blue to me and I have no clue as to from where they ...

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### Does there exist duality/symmetry between Fuchsian differential equations, like in the case of confluent hypergeometric?

My question is about whether certain dualities or symmetries hold between pairs of Fuchsian differential equations, but I need to give a bit of background to explain what I want to ask. Thank you for ...

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### Monodromy along strata of a pushforward

Work with complex varieties and constructible sheaves on the complex analytic site. All functors will be tacitly derived.
Let $X$ be a variety acted upon by a connected linear algebraic group. Let $X ...

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### Cycle map and flat cycle

Let $\mathcal X\rightarrow C$ be a smooth projective morphism over an open subset of $\mathbb A_k^1$ ($k$ algebraically closed of characteristic $p>0$, one can suppose $C$ to be the spectrum of a ...

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### Does the monodromy of such VHS have to be trivial

Consider a variation of polarized Hodge structure on a punctured disk. Suppose that connection preserves Hodge filtration (which is much stronger, than Griffiths transversality). Moreover assume that ...

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### Monodromy of a punctured disc

I meet the following problem which I think related to the monodromy:
Let $D: = \{z \mid |z|<1 \}$ be a disc, and $U \to D$ be a variety fibred over $D$. For each point $t \in D \backslash \{0\}$, ...

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### An analog of Picard-Lefschetz theory for finite coverings in lieu of embeddings

Suppose that $f\colon X\to \mathbb P^N$ is a finite morphism, where $X$ is a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb C$. Then one may consider monodromy of the (singular) cohomology of the subvariety $...

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### lifts of maps to $\mathcal{M}_{1,1}$

Hi,
here's there's a construction about elliptic curves that I do not completely understand. Suppose I consider the two following families of elliptic curves over $\mathbb{C}^*$.
The first, which I ...

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### Irreducibility of monodromy of eigenspaces of families of cyclic coverings

In the article "La conjecture de Weil", Deligne proves that for the primitive cohomology of a universal family $f:X \rightarrow S$ for $M_{d,n}$ the moduli stack of hypersurfaces of degree $d$ in $\...

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### Monodromy action on the local system $R^2\phi_*\mathbb{Z}$

Let $\phi: \mathcal{X}\rightarrow B$ be a family of complex manifolds i.e. $\phi$ is a proper submersive holomorphic morphism, i write $X_b$ for the fiber of $b\in B$.
Suppose $dim_{\mathbb{C}}X_b=2$...

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### Can monodromy be described by the same matrix for chosen generators in case of the same singularity type?

Let $X$ be a surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$. We have a fibration $f: X \longrightarrow \mathbb{P}^1$, and $f^{-1}(s_1)$ and $f^{-1}(s_2)$ have the same singularity type. Let $\gamma_1$ and $\gamma_2$ be ...