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### Fiber of the specialization map of Picard groups

Let $R$ be a Henselian discrete valuation ring with residue field $k$ of positive characteristic and fraction field $K$ of characteristic zero. Let $\pi:X_R \to \mathrm{Spec}(R)$ be flat, projective ...

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### Is $Pic^0(X)$ of a curve of genus $\geq 1$ over a non-algebraically closed field still non-finitely generated?

Qing Liu's "Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic Curves" page 299 COrollary 7.4.41 gives the following result.
Let $X$ be a smooth, connected, projective curve over an algebraically closed field $k$, of ...

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### Are there varieties with non finitely generated Picard group and vanishing irregularity?

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over an algebraically closed field $k$.
Can it happen that $q(X) := \dim H^1(X,\mathcal O_X) =0$ and $\textrm{Pic} \,X$ is not finitely generated?
Certainly, ...

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### Picard groups, ample cones, and proper birational maps

Let $f:Y\to X$ be a proper birational map of normal varieties over an algebraically closed field which is an isomorphism over the regular locus.
Q1: Is it the case that the pullback ...

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### Normalization of a Noetherian local domain and line bundles on the punctured spectrum

Let $A$ be a Noetherian local domain ($2$-dimensional if needed) such that its punctured spectrum $U$ is regular, and let $A'$ be the normalization of $A$.
1) Is it possible for $A'$ to have ...

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### Twisting locally free sheaves in characteristic $p$

Let $X$ be an irreducible nodal projective curve over an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p>0$. Denote by $\pi:\tilde{X} \to X$ the normalization of $X$. Recall, the short exact ...

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### Obstructions to Picard-graded groups of maps

Suppose $(C,\odot,\Bbb I)$ is an additive category with a compatible symmetric monoidal structure and $Pic(C)$ is the group of isomorphism classes of objects which have an inverse under $\odot$. For ...

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### Picard groups of Fano varieties in positive characteristic

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p \geq 0$. Let $X$ be a smooth Fano variety over $k$ and let $\ell \neq p$ be a prime.
Is the natural morphism $\mathrm{Pic}(X) \otimes ...

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### Picard sequence for sujective morphisms

Given $\phi:X\rightarrow Y$ a surjective morphism of $k$-algebraic varieties ($k$ separably closed), I wanted to find how the write an exact sequence involving Pic(X) and Pic(Y). We can use the long ...

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### Severi's theorem of base and Hilbert polynomial

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$ satisfying $H^1(\mathcal{O}_X)=0$. Fix $i:X \to \mathbb{P}^n$ a closed immersion and let $\mathcal{O}_X(1)$ be the corresponding very ample ...

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### Relative Picard functor for the Zariski topology

I'm trying to understand better the relative Picard functor, as defined, for example, in Kleiman's article.
Let $X \to S$ be a smooth projective morphism of schemes whose geometric fibres are ...

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### Picard group of classifying stack

Suppose $S$ is a scheme, and $G$ a smooth $S$-group scheme.
Then there exists an algebraic stack BG called the classifying stack of $G$, defined as the quotient stack $[S/G]$ where $G$ acts trivially ...

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### Does a line bundle on a normal Noetherian algebraic space come from a Weil divisor?

Let $X$ be a normal Noetherian algebraic space and $\mathscr{L}$ a line bundle on $X$. If $X$ is a scheme, then there is locally principal Weil divisor on $X$ that gives rise to $\mathscr{L}$. Is the ...

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### Does a semistable curve descend to a regular base?

Let $f\colon X \rightarrow S$ be a semistable curve of genus $g \ge 0$. Being a semistable curve means that $f$ is a morphism of schemes such that
$f$ is proper, flat, and of finite presentation;
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### Jacobian of a semistable curve

My question is about the proof of Example 8 in section 9.2 of the book "Neron models." There we have a semistable curve $X$ over an algebraically closed field $K$ and we let $\pi\colon \widetilde{X} ...

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### Fiberwise vanishing of $H^2$ and formal smoothness of the Picard functor

My question is about the proof of 8.4/2 in "Neron models." The claim is that if $f\colon X \rightarrow S$ is a proper flat morphism of finite presentation such that $H^2(X_s, \mathscr{O}_{X_s}) = 0$ ...

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### Picard functor of an algebraic group

Let $K$ be a field, $G$ a $K$-group scheme of finite type, and $X$ a $G$-torsor. Is the Picard functor $\mathrm{Pic}_{X/K}$ representable? I recall that $\mathrm{Pic}_{X/K}$ is the fppf sheafification ...

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### Does every relative curve have a Picard scheme?

More precisely:
Let $X \to S$ be a smooth proper morphism of schemes such that the geometric fibers
are integral curves of genus $g$. Must the fppf relative Picard functor
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### Picard scheme of varieties over imperfect fields

Let $k$ be a field and $X$ a proper $k$-scheme. It is a theorem of Murre and Oort that the Picard functor is representable by a $k$-group scheme $\operatorname{Pic}_{X/k}$ which is locally of finite ...

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### On a property of the Grothendieck group of a smooth projective curve

Let $K$ be a complete DVR of characteristic $0$, $X$ a smooth projective curve over $K$. Denote by $K^0(X)$ the Grothendieck group of locally free sheaves on $X$ and by $\mbox{det}$ the natural group ...

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### Jacobian of a curve and field extension

Let $K$ be a field of characteristic zero and $X_K$ a smooth projective curve on $K$. Denote by $\bar{K}$ the algebraic closure of $K$ and $X_{\bar{K}}$ the base change of $X_K$ to $\bar{K}$. Under ...

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### Injectivity under flat base change of the Picard group on smooth projective curves

Let $K$ be a field of characteristic $0$, $X_K$ a smooth projective curve over $K$. Denote by $\bar{K}$ the algebraic closure of $K$. The base change morphism $X_{\bar{K}} \to X_K$, induces via the ...

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### Picard group generated by effective divisors: counterexample?

Let $X$ be an integral variety defined over an algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic 0 with finitely generated Picard group $Pic(X)$ and such that $k[X]^\times=k^\times$ (i.e. the only ...

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### adjacency matrix of a graph and lines on quartic surfaces

Suppose you are given a smooth quartic surface $X$ in $\mathbb P^3$. I would like to find an upper bound for the number of lines on $X$ in the case that there is no plane intersecting the curves in ...

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### Picard group of infinite direct product of DVRs trivial

Let $R = \prod_{n\in\mathbf{N}}R_n$ be an infinite direct product of discrete valuation rings $R_n$. Why is $\mathrm{Pic}(R) = 0$?

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### Picard group of Drinfeld upper half space

Let $K$ be a $p$-adic field and $\Omega^{(n)}_K$ the $n$-dimensional Drinfeld upper half space over $K$ (which is a rigid analytic space over $K$).
Is the Picard group of $\Omega^{(n)}_K$ known? ...

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### divisors on $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n}$ that are trivial on certain $F$-curves

Inside the moduli space of curves $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n}$ one can distinguish two classes of $F$-curves isomorphic to $\mathbb{P}^1$: those of type $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{0,4}$, and those of ...

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### Elegant definition for the scheme parametrizing $g_d^r$'s on a curve

Let $X$ be a smooth projective curve over $k=\bar{k}$, and $Pic^d$ the $d$-part of the Picard group of $X$ (isomorphism classes of line bundles of degree $d$ on $X$).
I'd like to define a scheme ...

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### Hypersurfaces with Picard group generated by classes of lines on the same plane

For which values of $d$ is the following possible: There exist a smooth hypersurface $X$ in $\mathbb{P}^3$ of degree $d$ with Picard number $d$, containing $d-1$ lines $l_1,...,l_{d-1}$ on the same ...

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### $Pic$ of the stack of elliptic curves vs. $Pic$ of the coarse space

There's a natural map $f:\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{1,1}\to \overline{M}_{1,1}\cong \mathbb{P}^1$ from the stack of elliptic curves to the coarse space. Both spaces have $Pic=\mathbb{Z}$ hence ...

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### Relatively numerically trivial divisor

Hi,
Let $f : X \rightarrow Y$ a projective morphism of quasi-projective algebraic varieties over $\mathbb{C}$. Assume that $X$ is smooth, that $Y$ is normal and that:
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### Definition of relative Picard functor

Let $X \to S$ be a morphism of schemes. The relative Picard functor from schemes over $S$ to abelian groups is usually defined by the formula $T \mapsto \text{Pic}(X \times_S T)/\text{Pic}(T)$ (e.g. ...

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### Line bundles on a pointless curve

Let $X$ be a smooth projective curve over a field $k$. In chapter 8 of the book Neron Models by Bosch et al., there is a general result (namely Proposition 4) which implies that if $X$ admits a ...

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### $Pic(X)/l=0$ in terms of $H^*_{et}(X,\mu_{l^n})$?

I would like to calculate Picard groups of certain schemes over fields; I'm mostly interested in the question whether $Pic(X)$ is infinitely $l$-divisible, i.e. whether $Pic(X)/l=0$, $l$ is a prime ...

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### Blowing down -1 curves

After a good look for anything in the way of an explicit example, and harassing the algebraic geometers in the department, I still am unable to find an answer to my question, so any light will be very ...

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### Picard group of a singular projective curve

Let $X$ be a singular irreducible projective curve over an algebraically closed field and $\pi : \widetilde{X} \to X$ the normalization morphism. In the book on Neron models by Bosch et al. (I have ...

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### Picard/cohomology lattice of surfaces of low degree in $\mathbb P^3$

Let $S_{d>3}\subset\mathbb{P}^3_{\mathbb{C}}$ be a smooth surface of degree $d$. What is known (where to read?) about the Picard/cohomology lattice for small d?
e.g. for $d=4$ the cohomology ...

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### Is Pic( G((z)) ) = $\mathbb{Z}$?

There are a fair number of papers by Beauville, Laszlo, Sorger, Kumar and others on the geometry of $LG/L^+G = G((z))/G[[z]]$ where $G$ is a simply connected and simple group over $\mathbb{C}$. In ...

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### $\psi$ class in $\overline{M}_{0,n}$

Basic question, but I found no reference.
Is the $\psi$ class the only one which is not a boundary class in the PIcard group of the Deligne-Mumford compactification of $\mathcal{M}_{0,n}$? Or can it ...

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### How can one check that two line bundles on $\overline{M}_{0,n}$ coincide?

Let $X$ be the Deligne-Mumford compactification of $\mathcal{M}_{0,n}$. Suppose I have two (big) line bundles $L$ and $L'$ on $X$ and that I want to show that they are the same element of $Pic(X)$. Of ...

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### Picard group of $\mathcal{M}_{0,n}$

Let $\mathcal{M}_{0,n}$ be the complement of the boundary of the Mumford-Knudsen compactification of the moduli space of genus zero, n-pointed curves.
Is $Pic(\mathcal{M}_{0,n})$ trivial?

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### On generators of the Picard group of a projective smooth surface over a finite field

Let $X$ be a smooth projective surface over a finite field $k=\mathbb{F}_q$. Let us first review the proof of the finite generation of $Pic(X)$ (notice that the proof is valid for any smooth ...

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### What is the Picard group of a Schubert variety in the affine Grassmannian?

I'm not sure I have a lot more to say than the title. Let $G$ be your favorite simple algebraic group over $\mathbb{C}$, and let $$\overline {\mathrm{Gr}}_\lambda= \overline{G(\mathbb{C}[[t]])\cdot ...

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### Picard group, Fundamental group, and deformation

One of the most elementary theorems about Picard group is probably $\mathrm{Pic} (X \times \mathbb{A}^n) \cong \mathrm{Pic} X$ and $\mathrm{Pic} (X \times \mathbb{P}^n) \cong \mathrm{Pic} X \times ...

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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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### 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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### Is the ring of all cyclotomic integers a Bezout domain?

My previous question about the theorem (apparently due to Dedekind -- thanks, Arturo Magidin!) that the ring $\overline{\mathbb{Z}}$ of all algebraic integers is a Bezout domain got me thinking about ...

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### What is ample generator of a Picard group?

First a note of caution: I am a physicist with a rudimentary knowledge of algebraic geometry picked up here and there. So don't assume I know anything besides basic properties of sheaves and try to ...

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### An example where $Pic(X) = H^0(k,Pic(\overline{X}))$?

Let $X$ be a geometrically integral smooth projective variety over a number field $k$. Then if $X$ is everywhere locally soluble, we have $Pic(X) = H^0(k,Pic (\overline{X}))$, where $\overline{X}=X ...

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### What does the Riemann-Hurwitz formula tell us on the Picard variety

Let $f:X\longrightarrow Y$ be a finite separable morphism of smooth projective integral curves over an algebraically closed field.
Then we have a linear equivalence of Weil divisors on $X$: $$ ...