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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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### 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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### $\zeta(n)$ 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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### 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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### Has there been any 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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### Motivic derived algebraic geometry

In algebraic geometry one studies spaces locally modelled on commutative algebras, i.e. commutative algebra objects in the symmetric monoidal category Ab of abelian groups. Now supposedly in the ...

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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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### 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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### Are there analogues of Beilinson's conjectures for motives with coefficients?

There's a body of wisdom (following Beilinson, Bloch, Deligne, ...) relating mixed Tate motives, motivic cohomology, algebraic K-theory, special values of L-functions, and polylogarithms. My ...

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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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### Geometric vs combinatorial motives over Spec Z

Consider the category of reduced schemes of finite type over $\mathbb{Z}$. Take the Grothendieck group of this category, i.e. the free abelian group on isomorphism classes, modulo the usual "syzygy" ...

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### Stack of Tannakian categories? Galois descent?

I'm having trouble finding a reference for something that I'm guessing the experts worked out long ago. Let's take a local or global field $F$ for this post, and fix a separable algebraic closure ...

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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 ...

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### Kato's log motives

What are they and what are their intended uses? Does anyone have notes/slides of this talk?
I am curious about "log motives" because there seems to exist a "log motivic yoga" among experts in ...

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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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### What are “fractional motives”?

Kirti Joshi's musings mention "fractional motives". Do you know what are they good for and what the current state of constructions is for them?
Edit: Further cases of "fractional motives" as ...

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### Nice references for injective model structures and Quillen functors between motivic homotopy categories

It seems that for the injective model structures for the categories simplicial presheaves and simplicial Nisnevich sheaves (on the category of smooth varieties over a perfect field $k$) there exist ...

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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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### 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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### Hyperplane sections of principal homogeneous spaces

Let $P_i$ denote the $i$-th vertex in the Dynkin diagramm of an algebraic group. It symbolizes a parabolic subgroup of $G$ corresponding to the other vertices, meaning $G/P_i$ is a smooth, projective, ...

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### Use of derivators to the theory of motives?

This is a rather imprecise question but i think this could become a interesting pool of ideas and comments.
The theory of motives has evolved to a complex field of research the moment Voevodsky (and ...

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### Any counterexamples known for the Generalized Tate conjecture?

One can state the generalized Tate conjecture over arbitrary finitely generated fields; to this end one should just define Galois representation to be effective if the eignevalues of the actions of ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### The 'most general' papers on rational Borel-Moore motivic homology and K'-theory?

There are two ways to define Borel-Moore motivic homology (of schemes) with rational coefficients: one should either consider certain complexes of algebraic cycles, or the $\gamma$-filtrations of ...

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### Finer motivic decomposition in a bigger motivic category

In his Ph.D. thesis, Semenov shows that the motivic decomposition of a variety in general is not unique. He works in the category of Chow-Motives and not in a bigger category of motives.
Is there an ...

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### Is there a motive attached to half weight modular forms?

The question is kind of contained in the title but let me add a few words.
If $f$ is a cusp form of weight $k$ for $SL(2, \mathbb{Z})$ then Scholl constructed a Grothendieck motive $M(f)$. In this ...

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### Galois group for 0-dimensional motives

$\newcommand{\M}{\mathcal{M}_0}$$\newcommand{\Q}{\mathbb{Q}}$
It is my understanding that in dimension 0, the theory of motives should just be Galois theory for fields. I am hoping to find a reference ...

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### Two questions on motivic homotopy theory

I am a beginner in motivic homotopy theory and motivic cohomology and have just begun reading books by Dundas et al. and Mazza-Voevodsky-Weibel. I have two basic questions:
Why is the question of ...

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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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### 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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### 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 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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### 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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### Gauss--Manin connection for de Rham realisation

Let $X$ and $S$ be smooth schemes of finite type over a field $k$ and let $\pi:X\to S$ be a smooth morphism of finite type. The relative de Rham cohomology $H^i_{dR}(X/S)$ of $X$ over $S$ is a ...

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### What is the relation between Beilinson's conjectures and Standard conjectures of algebraic cycles?

Do Standard conjectures on the K-theory of varieties over finite field have implications in the motivic cohomology of Z where exist the correct formalism of Beilinson's conjectures?
What is 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 ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Motivic Pfister type varieties and norm varieties

Due to results of Rost it is known that the Grothendieck-Chow motiv of a Pfister quadric $X$ belonging to a pure $\alpha \in H^n(k,\mu_2)$ is decomposable in the following way
$M(X) = ...

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### relations between nori motives and pure motives

The category of Nori motives $NMM$ is defined by tools of graph category. I think one can similarly define a category $EM$ as the graph category of $P(k)$ (the graph of projective smooth k-varieties) ...

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### Which “concrete” morphisms of varieties and motives induce bijections of their lower Chow groups?

This question is a continuation of Varieties with Chow groups supported in positive codimension: examples and properties?
What examples are known of morphisms of varieties and Chow motives (say, over ...

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### The right (not the left 'Suslin complex' one) adjoint to the embedding of $ DM^{eff} $ into $D(ShvTr) $?

Inside the derived category of Nisnevich sheaves with transfers there is the category $DM^{eff} $ of Voevodsky's effective motivic complexes (actually, Voevodsky only considered bounded above ...