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### Grothendieck's letter to Faltings: On the yoga of motives and the degeneration of Leray spectral sequence

In Grothendieck's letter to Faltings, he writes
There exists at this time a kind of “yoga des motifs”, which is familiar to a handful of initiates, and in some situations provides a ﬁrm support ...

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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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### On Deligne's determinant of motives

This is a question about Deligne's conjecture on special values of L-functions. I have to confess that I've never understood the definition of the determinant which is supposed to give the right ...

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### motive of CM elliptic curve and modular forms

I am trying to get some insight into Deligne/Scholl construction of the motive of a modular form. First of all I would like to understand the case of weight two, especialy when there is complex ...

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### Virtual Lefschetz motive

Hi there,
I have a question which popped up while reading papers on motives.
Let $V_k$ be the category of (projective) k-varieties, and let $K_0(V_k)$ be the Grothendieck ring of $V_k$; then $\...

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### “Motivic structure on higher homotopy of non-nilpotent spaces” ?

Has anyone an idea where one can read more about Deepam Patel's talk "Motivic structure on higher homotopy of non-nilpotent spaces" http://www.ihes.fr/~abbes/SGA/patel.html ?
Edit/Answer: The video ...

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### What are the possible motivic Galois groups over $\mathbb Q$?

Let $E$ be a motive over $\mathbb Q$. (I should precise, that by a motive I mean
here a pure motive over $\mathbb Q$, with coefficients in $\mathbb Q$, that I see here as a conjectural object which ...

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### What is the relationship between these two notions of “period”?

The motivation for this question is to understand a recent theorem of Francis Brown which implies that all periods of mixed Tate motives over $\mathbb{Z}$ lie in $\mathcal{Z}[\frac{1}{2\pi i}]$, where ...

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### Status of Beilinson conjectures?

(I hesitate to post that question here, but I received on answer on FB:)
Does anyone know how the current status of work on them is? And how the possible generalizations etc. which one thinks ...

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### Chow-Künneth decomposition for hypersurfaces

Short version: is the Chow-Künneth motivic decomposition known for $X \hookrightarrow \mathbb{P}^n_k$ a hypersurface over a field $k$?
Long version: let $M(X)$ be the Chow motive of $X$ with ...

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### critical values of motives

Hi friends,
I have some questions concerning the critical values of motives, in the sense of Deligne. I will only look at motives of the form $h^i(X)$ where $X$ is a smooth projective algebraic ...

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### Analogue of Tate or Hodge conjecture for varieties over $\mathbb Q_p$

I've been learning about p-adic Hodge theory recently (I'm a beginner), and I've been wondering about the following question the past couple of weeks. Sorry for the long setup, it's mainly background;...

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### Correspondences of schemes induced by a finite Galois extension

I am trying to do the first exercises of the Mazza-Voevodsky-Weibel book Lecture Notes on Motivic Cohomology, which are some elementary results about correspondences between schemes.
Recall that if $...

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### Pull-back of algebraic cycles under holomorphic maps

Let $f:X \to Y$ be a holomorphic map between two smooth complex projective manifolds. Is there a good notion of pull-back of algebraic cycles by $f$ which preserves degree in the following sense: ...

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### Realisation functor

Let k be a field. Is there a realization functor
$DM_{gm}(k,\mathbb{Z}/n)^{op} \to D^b_c(k, \mathbb{Z}/n)$
from category of motives to category of complexes of étale sheaves of $\mathbb{Z}/n$ ...

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### Definition of Hurewicz map relating $SH(k)$ with $DM_\_^{eff}(k)$

In "Motivic Homotopy Theory" on page 153 it is stated that there exists a canonical Hurewicz map relating the motivic stable homotopy category with the category $\operatorname{DM}_\_^{eff}(k)$. ...

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### Should the etale cohomology of a smooth projective variety (over rationals) be semi-simple; why?

$\DeclareMathOperator{\char}{char}\DeclareMathOperator{\gal}{Gal}$
Let $P$ be a smooth projective variety over a field $K$ (one may certainly assume that $K$ is perfect; the case $K=\mathbb{Q}$ ...

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### Ring structure for the motivic spectrum/complex that represents singular cohomology?

As the discussion here Is singular cohomology representable by a (Voevodsky's) motivic complex?
shows, the singular cohomology of (smooth) complex varieties is represented by a motivic complex (...

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### Corresponding notion of unramified for motives (or de Rham cohomology)

The etale cohomolgoy of a variety $X$ over a number field $K$ is a Galois representation of $\mathrm{Gal}(\overline K/K)$ with some properties coming from $X$, e.g., it is unramified outside $S$ if $X$...

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### chow kunneth motivic decomposition for dummies

Hi everybody,
I have just realized that, if I had to explain Chow-Kunneth decomposition for Chow motives to someone who is a newbie of the subject, I would hardly find a way which is far from the ...

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### Voevodsky's 'split standard triple' argument: an explanation; does it work with $Z/nZ$-coefficients?

For varieties over a perfect field (of some characteristic $p$ that could be 0) Voevodsky defines the notion of a 'standard triple' (see http://books.google.ru/books?id=TzUmk87bN9cC&pg=PA85&...

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### Good morphisms of distinguished triangles: can Neeman's method be applied to the motivic stable homotopy category?

It is well known that non-uniqueness of a cone for a morphism in a triangulated category $C$ makes constructing exact functors (of triangulated categories) a difficult task. In section 3 of his "Some ...

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### The vanishing of $MGL^{2n+i,n}(X)$; do spectra of smooth projective varieties generate $SH_{l}$?

I have two questions related to the stable motivic homotopy categories of Morel-Voevodsky. The first is probably simple; I wonder what is known on the second one.
For the algebraic cobordism theory $...

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### Can there exist Chow motives/motivic cohomology for compact Kähler manifolds?

Can there exist a 'reasonable' extension of the (higher) Chow groups of complex smooth projective algebraic varieties to functors on the category of compact Kähler manifolds? Are there any ...

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### (Mixed) Tate motives

Hi there,
in recent times I was reading texts about motives, and I want to ask
something about Tate motives which is not clear to me (as I came across
different definitions in different texts).
Let ...

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### Chow group of a (particular) motive [+ reference request]

I have two (not unrelated) questions. Let me first give a short introduction.
Introduction
For a general overview of the setup I refer to the introduction (§1) of [Zhang].
Let $k$ be a number field ...

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### Motivic generalisation of Neron-Ogg-Shaferevich criterion

Given a variety $X$ over $\mathbb{Q}$ with good reduction at $p$, proper smooth base change tells us that its $l$-adic cohomology groups are unramified at $p$ (and I'd guess some $p$-adic Hodge theory ...

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### Grothendieck ring of “varieties carrying a function”

Fix a base ring $R$, and consider pairs $(X,f)$ where $X$ is a scheme
of finite type over $R$ and $f:X\to R$ is an $R$-valued algebraic (not
constructible!) function on $X$.
I want to consider a ...

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### motivic t-structure and realisations

Let $k$ be a field and $DM_k$ denote the triangulated category of geometric motives with $
\mathbb{Q}$ coeffients over $k$. Recall that there exists a motive functor $M: Var_k\rightarrow DM_k$, which ...

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### What is the relationship between motivic cohomology and the theory of motives?

I will begin by giving a rough sketch of my understanding of motives.
In many expositions about motives (for example, www.jmilne.org/math/xnotes/MOT102.pdf), the category of motives is defined to be ...

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### Motivic proof of Weil-conjectures?

Assuming the standard conjectures (and whatever is needed in addition),
is there a nice proof of the Weil-conjectures written completely in the language of motives?

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### Realization of Voevodsky Motives over a perfect field in mixed categories.

Let $k$ be a finite field and $l$ be different from characteristic of $k$. Is there a realization functor from the Voevodsky's category with $\mathbb Q$ coefficients to the constructible mixed étale ...

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### A question about the Tannakian etale fundamental group of a curve

Let $X$ be a smooth connected quasi-projective curve over $\mathbf{Q}$. Let $U$ be the pro-unipotent etale fundamental group of $X$ over $\mathbf{Q}_p$.
$U^1 = U$ and let $U^n =[U,U^{n-1}]$.
Let $n\...

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### Connes-Kreimer Hopf algebra and cosmic Galois group

Hi,
I'm interested in the relation between the two following constructions motivated by renormalization:
Connes-Kreimer gives an interpretation of the renormalization procedure in the framework of ...

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### CM abelian variety from an algebraic Hecke character?

Hi,
Given an algebraic Hecke character $\chi$ of a number field $k$ there should be a
"rank 1 CM-motive" $M$ with
$\overline Q$-coefficients such that $L(s,M) = L(s,\chi)$. This follows from the ...

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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 *C*$_1$...

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### Motivic cohomology vs. K-theory for singular varieties

As far as I understand, for a smooth variety $X$ its motivic cohomology could be described as the corresponding piece of the $\gamma$-filtration of (Quillen's) $K^*(X)$; this is completely true for $\...

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### Weak Lefschetz for torsion motivic cohomology (or torsion Chow groups)?

I am trying to prove the following Weak-Lefschetz-type statement for motivic cohomology: if $Z$ is a smooth hyperplane section of a smooth projective $X$ of dimension $d$ (say, over the field of ...

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### The historical development of automorphic geometry

Background:
Today the notion of automorphic geometry is often framed in the context of the Langlands program, in particular what is sometimes called the Langlands reciprocity conjecture. This is ...

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### Voevodsky's counterexample to the existence of a motivic t-structure

I have been trying to unravel some of the known relationships between various ideas on mixed motives. I find the litterature quite hard to follow -"from experts, for experts".
Voevodsky in "...

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### The Shafarevich Conjecture and motivic Langlands stacks.

Hi, I recently learned about an amazing conjecture of Shafarevich
(proved by Faltings) about the finiteness of the number
of curves of a fixed genus with good reduction outside a
finite number of ...

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### Followup questions about the relationship between modular forms and motives

It occurs more and more that I ask a question on math stackexchange and then realize that it is more appropriate to mathoverflow. Hopefully this reflects well on myself... In any case, I copy here ...

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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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### Linear algebra of elliptic curves over p-adic fields

Unfortunately, the following question is somewhat ill-posed. However, I hope to make what I'm looking for sufficiently clear.
Given two elliptic curves (or Abelian varieties) over $\mathbb{C}$, one ...

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### Motivic Galois group and Shimura varieties

Hi,
Suppose that one has a Shimura variety $Sh(G,X)$ where $(G,X)$ is the corresponding Shimura datum and suppose that it can be interpreted as a moduli space of motives (e.g. PEL type Shimura ...

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### Hilbert's 3rd problem,number theory, motives, cyclic homology,…

This talk by Jinhyun Park connects a lot of interesting themes, making me curious to read more about that. Do you know where?

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### Crystalline realization of mixed Tate motives

Deligne and Goncharov, in their article of 2005, mention that the crystalline realization functor has yet to be worked out. What's the current state of the literature on this? And how big of an issue ...

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### Decomposition of Motives of cellular varieties

Dear community,
in his 2005 Inventiones Paper "On motivic decompositions arising from the method
of Białynicki-Birula" P. Brosnan deduced from the classical (?) theorem of Bialynicki-Birula on ...

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### The vanishing of homotopy invariant $K$-theory of dg-categories

In my previous question The vanishing of non-connective K-theory in negative degrees
I asked when one can be sure that the negative non-connective $K$-groups of a differential graded category vanish. ...

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### Is there for every variety X an abelian variety A such that their 1st l-adic cohomologies are isomorphic?

This question is somewhat inspired by Kevin Buzzard's answer to What is the interpretation of complex multiplication in terms of Langlands? and somewhat from my own curiosity about such topics.
Let $...