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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 ...
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$G_m$-cohomology of a motif (that corresponds to a stack?)

As in the question For a G-variety, what could one say about the motif of the corresponding simplicial variety I am in the following situation: $G$ is an algerbraic group, and X is a smooth ...
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Do $Q_l$-etale Euler characteristics of Chow motives coincide for all $l$?

I am interested in (Chow) motives over (algebraically closed) characteristic $p>0$ fields. For $H$ being $\mathbb{Q}_l$-adic cohomology, one can consider $Ch_l(M)=\sum (-1)^i\dim_{\mathbb{Q}_l} ...
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A motivic complex

By definition, Voevodsky's motivic complex (an object of his $DM^{eff}_-$) is a complex of sheaves with transfers whose cohomology sheaves are homotopy invariant. Now, I consider the complex (of ...
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For a G-variety, what could one say about the motif of the corresponding simplicial variety

Let G be an algerbraic group, and X be a G-variety (that I will assume to be smooth). Then one can consider a simlicial variety whose terms are $G^i\times X$. This simplicial variety yields a 'complex ...
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Questions on standard (motivic) conjectures

Over an (algebraically closed) characteristic $p$ field, is it known that the cohomological equivalence of cycles relation (with respect to $\mathbb{Q}_l$-adic \'etale cohomology) does not depend on ...
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Are finite correspondances flat?

In Voevodsky&Mazza&Weibel's book on motivic cohomology they define "an elementary correspondance from X (Smooth connected scheme over $k$) to Y (separated scheme over $k$) as an irreducible ...
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Explain the relation between $K_0$ and morphisms of Chow motives

The Chern class yields an isomorphism $K_0(X)\otimes \mathbb Q\cong \bigoplus_{i\ge 0} Chow^i(X)\otimes \mathbb Q$ (for a smooth variety $X$ over a field?), whereas the latter group is isomorphic to ...
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Stable motivic cohomology with finite coefficients?

In this question, which attracted no responces so far, I've asked whether it is possible to extend the Beilinson-Lichtenbaum etale descent rule for motivic cohomology to singular varieties, in ...
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Does one need l to be invertible in S in order to consider the l-adic cohomology of S-schemes and motives?

When Ivorra defines the $l$-adic realization of $S$-motives (i.e. of Voevodsky's motives over a scheme $S$) he demands $l$ to be invertible in $S$. Is this condition really necessary? What happens ...
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The conjectural relation between mixed motivic sheaves and the perverse t-structure.

As far as I remember, there 'should exist' an exact etale realization functor from the category of mixed motivic sheaves (over a base scheme $S$) to the category of perverse $l$-adic sheaves over $S$. ...
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Automorphic form encoding the orders of $N$ modulo $p$.

Let $N$ be a nonzero rational number. For every prime number $p$ with $v_p(N)=0$, let $a_p$ denote the index in $\mathbb Z/p\mathbb Z$ of the subgroup generated by $N$ modulo $p$. So we have $a_p=1$ ...
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A composition of a finite morphisms with the transpose correspondence: is it the multiplication by the degree?

Let $X,Y$ be smooth varieties over a field $k$ (which in my case is perfect of finite characteristic $p$; we may also assume that $X,Y$ are connected); $s:Y\to X$ is a finite morphism of degree $d$. ...
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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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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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Integral decomposition of the diagonal (Chow motives)

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic zero and let $X$ be a smooth proper varity over $k$ of dimension $d$. The Künneth standard conjecture conjectures that there exist projectors $e_0, e_1, \ldots, ...
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Is the injective model structure on symmetric spectra Bousfield localizable?

I am interested in injective model structures on both symmetric spectra as exposed in Hovey/Shipley/Smith and motivic symmetric spectra as in Jardine's article. Both authors take a model structure on ...
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Is singular cohomology representable by a (Voevodsky's) motivic complex?

For any $c>0$ does there exist an object $C$ of Voevodsky's $DM^{eff}_-$ (over the field of complex numbers) such that for any $i\le c$ and any smooth variety $X$ the $i$-th singular cohomology of ...
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Motivic characterization of affine spaces

Let $k$ be a field and let $X$ be a smooth irreducible variety over $k$. Suppose that I know that the image of $X$ in the Grothendieck group of varieties over $k$ is equal to that of a) ${\mathbb ...
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Kontsevich's conjectures on the Grothendieck-Teichmüller group?

Reading Kontsevich's "Operads and Motives in Deformation Quantization", I was wondering about the state of the many conjectures concerning the Grothendieck-Teichmüller group in chapter 4. (Also, where ...
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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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Langlands in dimension 2: the Yoshida conjecture

Background: One prominent part of the Langlands program is the conjecture that all motives are automorphic. It is of interest to consider special cases that are more precise, if less sweeping. ...
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When is the K-theory presheaf a sheaf?

Let $F$ be a Deligne-Mumford stack that is of finite type, smooth and proper over $\mathrm{Spec~}k$ for a perfect field $k$. Consider $K_m$, the presheaf of $m$-th $K$-groups on $F_{et}$, the etale ...
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Transformation rule for motivic integration: divisors or divisors classes?

In the Kontsevich's 'change of variables for motivic integral' rule does one consider any possible choices for the corresponding canonical divisors, or is it necessary to fix certain representatives ...
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Morava's “Motives and cell bundles”?

Hello, do you know more about, or some exposition of Morava's talk?
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Rankin-Selberg convolutions of motivic L-series

Background: Let $M_{f_i}, i=1,2$ be two modular motives associated to cusp forms $f_i \in S_{w_i}(\Gamma_0(N_i))$ of weight $w_i$ and level $N_i$ respectively. The Rankin-Selberg convolution ...
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Are there “motivic” proofs of Weil conjectures in special cases?

This is a question meant as a first step to get into reading more on Weil conjectures and standard conjectures. It is known that the standard conjectures on vanishing of cycles would imply the Weil ...
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t-structures and higher categories?

I'm curious to find out where the viewpoint of higher categories may be useful so here is a somewhat vague question (which may or may not have a reasonable answer). Given a triangulated category, one ...
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Deligne's proof of Ramanujan's conjecture

I am trying to understand Deligne's proof of the Ramanujan conjecture and more generally how one associates geometric objects (ultimately, motives) to modular forms. As the first step, which I ...
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What is the proper initiation to the theory of motives for a new student of algebraic geometry?

A preliminary apology is in order: I realize that most of my contributions to this site are in the form of reference requests. I understand that this makes it seem as though I do nothing more than sit ...