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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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### motive of a modular form

What is the idea behind a "motive of a modular form"? (I know what a motive is and what a Weil cohomology is. I want to know how to get the motive [what is the idea of Scholl?], and why this is ...

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### How does the conjectural Langlands group fit into the Tannakian point of view?

I've read that one way to formulate the Langlands program is the following:
Let $\mathcal{L}_ {\mathbb{Q}}$ be the conjectural Langlands group. Then the category of semi-simple (continuous) ...

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### How would a motivic proof of the Riemann hypothesis over finite fields go?

It is well known that Grothendieck had a different idea than Deligne about how one should go about proving the Riemann hypothesis for finite fields. However, since Grothendieck's desired proof never ...

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### Is the “L-function of the complex cohomology” of a motive equal to the L-function of its l-adic realization?

Let's say I have a motive in $\mathcal{M}_{num}(K)$ ($K$ a number field). For each prime $l$ there is a realization of this motive in terms of etale cohomology with coefficients in $\mathbb{Q}_l$. ...

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### (why) Are the following two constructions of zeta functions equal?

Let $X$ be a variety defined over $\mathbb{Q}$. One has the usual Hasse-Weil zeta function.
Now, let's do a different construction. Base change $X$ to $\mathbb{C}$: $X_{\mathbb{C}}$. Now look at its ...

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### Motivic interpretation of genus 2 Siegel forms induced by lifts of Maass and Skoruppa

Background: There are several known lifts from integral weight modular forms to Siegel forms of genus 2, among them the Saito-Kurokawa lift. Another lift construction that is important for ...

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### Why would the category of Motives be Tannakian?

After reading the answer to my previous question: What are the different theories that the motivic fundamental group attempts to unify?
I decided to read up on Tannakian formalism.
Given the ...

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### What are the different theories that the motivic fundamental group attempts to unify?

I must preface by confessing complete ignorance in the subject. I've read introductory texts about the theory of motives, but I am certainly no expert.
In ...

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### Are Tate twists of t-positive motives positive with respect to the Voevodsky's homotopy t-structure?

Let $X$ be a Voevodsky's motif (over a perfect field) that belongs to the positive part of the homotopy $t$-structure (i.e. its cohomology as an object of $D^-(ShSmCor)$ is zero in negative degrees). ...

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### Motives from the fundamental group made nilpotent

I am reading the fascinating paper of Deligne on "le groupe fondamental de la droite projective moins trois points", and other stuffs related to anabelian geometry. This suggested the following ...

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### “Modular forms from Feynman integrals ”?

I would like to learn more about the background of this talk, but found no text on that theme. Do you know more? Edit: An interesting talk by Miranda Cheng (slides).
Edit: A talk today on the theme, ...

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### Crystalline realizations of Artin motives

What are the crystalline realizations of Artin motives?
In a paper by Kisin and Wortmann, "A note on Artin motives" (google it and you'll find it immediately), they define a suitable category of ...

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### How is the Ising model an example of a lattice model as per Kontsevich?

In section 3.2 of Kontsevich's very interesting paper "Notes on motives in finite characteristic,", he gives an axiomatic definition of a "lattice model" attached to a Boltzmann datum (V_1,V_2,R), ...

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### commutativity constraint in Grothendieck's motives

This is a basic question about Grothendieck's conjectural category $M_k$ of pure motives (over a field $k$). This construction first produces a category (the "false category of motives") which need ...

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### Why is the zeta function of a variety over a finite field not a polynomial? (question about motives)

I've been doing some light(?) reading on motives and the standard conjectures in an attempt to put various things that I tangentially know in perspective.
The question is this: the Weil conjectures ...

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### Is there a connection between the theory of motives and homotopy theory?

I have read that motives were designed to be the common part of the many homology theories, a way of unifying them. But as I understand it: homotopy is closely related to homology, there is only 1 ...

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### Is there a 'classical' definition for the support of a perverse sheaves.

I would like to define the support of a mixed motivic sheaf. This should be something similar to the support of a perverse sheaf.:) Is there any 'classical' definition for the latter?
I suspect that ...

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### Are two conjectural descriptions of the motivic t-structure (via cohomology and via affine varieties) known to be equivalent?

I know of two conjectural descriptions of the motivic $t$-structure for Voevodsky's motives.
The first one is based on the conjecture that Weil cohomology theories should yield exact and ...

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### Could the Kunneth decomposition of a motif depend on the choice of $l$?

Suppose that over some (algebraically closed) field $K$ of characteristic $p>0$ we have: numerical equivalence of cycles coincides with homological one with respect to ${\mathbb{Q}}_{l}$ and ...

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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 ...