In algebraic geometry, a motive (or sometimes motif, following French usage) denotes 'some essential part of an algebraic variety'. One has a satisfactory description of pure motives, whereas the mixed case is much more difficult. Pure motives are triples (X, p, m), where X is a smooth projective ...

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Constructing groups of Type E7 with certain Tits Index

In a new survey on $E_8$, namely Skip Garibaldi - E8 the most exceptional group , the author gives an example (Example 8.4., page 15) on how to construct a group of type E8 with a prescribed Tits-...
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References - Voevodsky motives are the derived category of Nori motives?

First I would like to know if this has been worked out, and if the answer is affirmative I would like to know some references.
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References for Artin motives

I find the following description of Artin motives in Wikipedia. Since these seem to be quite related to number theory, I am interested to learn more in that context. I request the experts available in ...
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Is there a yoga of effectivity for motives and their realizations?

Inside the 'usual' categories of motives (Chow, Voevodsky ones) there are the categories of effective motives. Similarly, there are effective Hodge structures; they seem to be closely related with ...
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Big list - Equivalent descriptions of Hodge conjecture?

I would like to know equivalent descriptions of the Hodge conjecture (with references). Dan Freed's Version: Consider a topological cycle (boundary less chains that are free to deform) on a ...
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Non-multiplicative Euler-Poincaré Characteristics

Are there known examples of a non-multiplicative Euler-Poincaré characteristic on varieties? Let $\mathbf{Var}/k$ be the category of varieties over a filed $k$, i.e. the category of reduced separated ...
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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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$\zeta(n)$ as a mixed Tate motive

I am trying to understand why there exists, for each $n \geq 2$, a mixed Tate motive $M$ over $\mathbb{Q}$ such that $M \in Ext^1_{MT(\mathbb{Q})}(\mathbb{Q}(0), \mathbb{Q}(n))$ and $\zeta(n)$, ...
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Polynomially countable varieties and virtual mixed Tate motives

Let $K_0(Var_k)$ be the Grothendieck ring of $k$-varieties for a field $k$. Let $\mathbb{L}$ denote the class of the affine line over $k$. Let $S$ be a $k$-variety and $[S] \in \mathbb{Z}[\mathbb{L}]$,...
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Applications of homotopy purity theorem of Morel-Voevodsky

One of the most important theorems in motivic homotopy theory is the homotopy purity theorem of Morel-Voevodsky which says that the motivic Thom space of the normal bundle $\mathcal N_{Z/X}$ of a ...
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Passing motivic decompositions from rational to algebraic equivalence

It is well known that there are several adequate equivalence relations for algebraic cycles (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adequate_equivalence_relation for a list including definitions). The ...
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Why is the CM closure of $\mathbb{Q}$ the “ultimate” coefficient field for motives?

In a rough way, a category of motives over a field $k$ with coefficients in a field $K$ gives a universal cohomology theory with coefficients in $K$ for algebraic varieties defined over $k$. I had the ...
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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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Intuition behind the definition of finite correspondences

Finite correspondences were introduced by Suslin-Voevodsky (if I am not wrong) to define motivic complexes that compute motivic cohomology. Let $X$ and be smooth separated schemes of finite type over ...
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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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Does the numerical equivalence relation coincide with the homological one for 1-cycles (in positive characteristic)?

Is the Grothendieck's Standard Conjecture D (stating that the numerical equivalence relation for algebraic cycles with rational coefficients coincides with the homological one) known to be true for ...
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Motivic cohomology of a point

I was wondering how much is known about the integral motivic cohomology groups of $\mathrm{Spec}\, k$, $H^{n,p}_{\mathrm{mot}}(\mathrm{Spec}\, k,\mathbb{Z})$. One knows that $H^{n,n}_{\mathrm{mot}}(\...
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On “splitting off small weights” from Chow motives

I am interested in certain properties Chow motives that seem to be (more or less) "classical" (so, I mostly need references; the base field may be assumed to be algebraically closed). So, consider ...
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Can the failure of the multiplicativity of archimedean L-factors be corrected?

My question is parallel to J. Borger' question: Can the failure of the multiplicativity of Euler factors at bad primes be corrected? As emphasized by Scholbach in his paper on special values of L-...
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Reference for Nori motives

I would like to study Nori motives and I am a complete outsider of the subject. I do, however, have background on Chow motives, Voevodsky motives $\mathrm{DM}$ and his stable homotopy category $\...
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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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Quadratic twists of 1-motives

Quadratic twists of elliptic curves (or, more generally, abelian varieties) are familiar objects in arithmetic geometry. I would like to extend that definition to the category of 1-motives over global ...
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difference between equivalence relations on algebraic cycles

For the definitions of the equivalence relations on algebraic cycles see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adequate_equivalence_relation. I want to know how far away from each other the equivalence ...
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What should motives for $L(E,n)$ look like?

Goncharov and Manin showed in this paper that the zeta values $\zeta(n)$ can be realized as periods of framed mixed Tate motives constructed from moduli spaces $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{0,n+3}$ of ...
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Derived equivalent varieties with differing integral Mukai-Hodge structures?

For a smooth projective complex variety $X$ of dimension $n$, let $H^i(X)$ denote its integral Hodge structure of weight $i$. Define $\tilde{ H^0}(X) = \bigoplus H^{2i}(X)\otimes \Bbb Z(i)$ and $\...
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Generalized Euler characteristics of non-motivic origin

By a generalized Euler characteristic $\chi$, I mean an isomorphism invariant $\chi(V)$ inside some abelian group $A$, defined for every varietiy $V$ over a field $k$, with the property that, for all ...
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Does the Grothendieck ring of varieties contain torsion?

Let $K_0(Var_k)$ be the abelian group generated by the isomorphism classes of varieties over the field $k$ with the relations $$[X]=[U]+[X\setminus U]$$ for every variety $X$ and open subvariety $U$. ...
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Realization Functor From $SH$ to Derived Category of $Gal$-Modules

Let $k$ be a field. I would like a reference for realization functors from Morel-Voevodksy's stable category $SH(k)$ to the derived categories of $Gal(\bar{k}/k)$-modules. Has something like this been ...
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About the decomposition of a Chow group of a variety

I would like that someone helps me to find an article on the net treating the following decomposition : $ \mathrm{CH}^k (X)_{ \mathbb{Q} } = \displaystyle\bigoplus_{ i + j = k } \mathrm{CH}^{i,j} (X) $...
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Progress on the standard conjectures on algebraic cycles

What's the current state of these conjectures? Who is working on them? In "Standard conjectures on algebraic cycles" Grothendieck says: "They would form the basis of the so-called "theory of ...
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Non-algebraic Hecke characters

Algebraic Hecke characters are ubiquitous in modern number theory. They are in 1-1 correspondence with one dimensional complex Galois representations, and in some precise sense they are the building ...
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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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The status of automorphic induction

Background: Let $K/F$ be a degree $r$ extension of number fields. It is conjectured that an automorphic representation of GL$_n$ associated to $K$ induces an automorphic representation of GL$_{rn}$ ...
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Residual Representation of a Motive

Suppose we have $M$ a hypergeometric motive, and $\rho$ its associated Galois rep over $\mathbb{Q}_{l}$. Is there any easy/concrete way to find $\bar{\rho}$, the residual representation at a prime (in ...
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Norm variety for n=5, p=2 not isomorphic to a quadric

In the paper "Motivic construction of cohomological invariants", the author displays a list of known norm varieties for several $n,p$ on page $11$. For $p=2, n=5$ it says that a norm variety is given ...
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Why would one “attempt” to define points of a motive as $\operatorname{Ext}^1(\mathbb{Q}(0),M)$?

I'm a novice when it comes to motives. (I've read multiple introductory texts.) I'm attempting to read Galois Theory and Diophantine geometry by Minhyong Kim. In it, he says that "One might attempt, ...
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Grothendieck's letter to Serre on the Standard Conjectures

Is it the letter dated in 27/08/1965 of Grothendieck where he presents to Serre the Standard conjectures on algebraic cycles?
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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 ...
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Motivic cohomology and pushforward maps

I have a question about pushforward maps for the motivic cohomology groups $H^p(X, \mathbf{Q}(q))$, for $X$ a smooth variety over a characteristic 0 field. According to Mazza--Voevodsky--Weibel "...
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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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Rost-Motive for n > 2

Have a look on the paper F. Morel, Voevodsky's proof of Milnor's conjecture, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 35 (1998), 123-143, doi:10.1090/S0273-0979-98-00745-9. and go to example 6.5 please. In this ...
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Motivic fundamental group of the moduli space of curves?

Suppose I have a smooth projective family of varieties of varieties over $\mathcal M_g$ - i.e. a universal functor, commuting with deformations, from curves to smooth projective varieties. Can I ...
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“Weight-monodromy” for open varieties

Suppose that $X/\mathbb{Q}_p$ is a smooth, projective variety, and choose a prime $\ell\neq p$. Then the weight-monodromy conjecture says that the graded pieces $\mathrm{Gr}_k^M$ of the monodromy ...
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Pure motives and compatible systems of $\ell$-adic representations

I am trying to understand the statement of the conjectures of Deligne on special values of certain $L$-functions, from his article titled, "Valuers de Fonctions L et periodes d'integrales" which ...
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Are there connections between Homotopy type theory and Grothendieck's theory of motives? [closed]

Are there any "visions" (maybe "dreams"), future plans or connections between Homotopy type theory and Grothendieck's theory of motives (or at least "connections" with universal cohomology theory)?
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tensor of motives

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two smooth projective varieties over $k$. Consider the Chow motives $M(X\times\mathbb{P}^n)\simeq M(X)\otimes M(\mathbb{P}^n)$ and $M(Y\times\mathbb{P}^n)\simeq M(Y)\otimes M(\...
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Number of $\mathbb F_p$ points constant mod $p$?

I have some affine varieties $X$ defined over $\mathbb Z$, and associated integers $c(X)$, with the property that $\# X_{\mathbb Z/p} \equiv c(X) \bmod p$ for all $p$. (In particular $c(X)$ is usually ...
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Which degree does a motivic Galois representation show up in?

Consider a representation $\rho: \operatorname{Gal} (\overline{\mathbb Q} | \mathbb Q ) \to GL_n ( \overline{\mathbb Q}_\ell)$ that is a subrepresentation of $H^i(X, \overline{\mathbb Q}_\ell (j))$ ...