# Questions tagged [abelian-varieties]

Abelian varieties are projective algebraic varieties endowed with an Abelian group structure. Over the complex numbers, they can be described as quotients of a vector space by a lattice of full rank. They are analogs in higher dimensions of elliptic curves, and play an important role in algebraic geometry and number theory.

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### Characterization of an Abelian surface

I have a smooth projective surface $X$, and two flat family of elliptic curves on it: $E_{1,t}$ and $E_{2,t}$, (I don't know what either $t$ runs through!) such that (1), for any i={1，2}, the closed ...
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### Toric degeneration of Kummer Surface

I am wondering if there are any explicit examples of a toric degeneration of a Kummer surface (e.g. as a family of projective varieties say), and what the central fibre can look like? (I am working ...
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### Do you know explicit examples of superelliptic curves $y^{\ell} = g(x)$ (for some prime $\ell > 3$) covering some elliptic curves?

For every elliptic curve $E$ Icart in $\S 2$ of the paper explicitly constructs a superelliptic curve $S\!: y^3 = f(x)$ and a cover $\varphi\!: S \to E$. Do you know explicit examples of superelliptic ...
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### Finite quotients of the absolute Galois group of $\mathbb{Q}$ via torsion of elliptic curves

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}$ be an elliptic curve and let $p$ be a prime. Then there is an action of the absolute Galois group of $\mathbb{Q}$ on $E[p]$ that factors through a finite quotient. Does any finite ...
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### Jacobians $\mathbb{F}_q$-isogenous to the direct square of an ordinary elliptic $\mathbb{F}_q$-curve of $j$-invariant $0$

Consider an ordinary elliptic curve $E_b\!: y^2 = x^3 + b$, of $j$-invariant $0$ over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$, such that $\sqrt{b} \not\in \mathbb{F}_q$. Question. What are some examples of ...
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### Pullback of algebraic $K$-theory along the surjection of abelian varieties

Given a surjective homomorphism of abelian varieties $f:A\rightarrow B$ where $\text{dim}(A)>\text{dim}(B)$, does $f^*$ induce a rational injection of algebraic $K$-theory? According to the ...
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### Generic rank of proper pushforward of the trivial line bundle

Given a proper surjective morphism $f:X\rightarrow Y$ where $X$ and $Y$ are smooth projective varieties. The proper pushforward $f_!$ is the homomorphism that sends the class of a coherent sheaf $M$ ...
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### Ramification behavior of field given by adjoining $p$-torsion point on formal group of abelian variety

Setup. Let $p > 2$ be a prime, let $K$ be the completion of the maximal unramified extension of $\mathbb{Q}_p$, and fix an algebraic closure $\overline{K}$ of $K$. Let $A/K$ be an abelian variety ...
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### Canonical lift of the deformation of an ordinary abelian variety

If $A/k$ is a principally polarised ordinary abelian variety ($k$ a perfect field of characteristic $p$, we may assume it is finite for simplicity), we have a canonical lift $\hat{A}/W(k)$. Now if I ...
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### The intersection form on a Jacobian

$\DeclareMathOperator{\End}{End}$ Let $J=\mathop{Jac}(C)$ be a Jacobian, $\Theta$ the theta divisor. Since it is principal, it induces a bijection between the Néron-Severri group $NS(J)$ and the ...
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### Non-degenerate points on a Jacobian surface

Let $C$ be a (hyperelliptic) genus $2$ curve over a number field $K$ with a $K$-rational Weierstrass point $\infty$. We embed $C$ in its Jacobian $J$ via $\infty$. Question: Is there a quadratic ...
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### The image of a curve under the multiplication endomorphism of its Jacobian

Let $X$ be a complex smooth projective curve of genus $g\geq 2$. Embed $X$ in its Jacobian ${\rm{J}}(X)\cong{\rm{Div_0}}(X)/{\rm{Div_p}}(X)$ where ${\rm{Div_0}}(X)$ is the group of degree zero ...
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### Simple abelian varieties of $\mathrm{GL}_2$ type with positive rank and large dimension

$\DeclareMathOperator\GL{GL}$I would like know if there are known constructions of simple abelian varieties of $\GL_2$ type of arbitrarily large dimension and positive Mordell-Weil rank, whose rank is ...
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### Computing homology class of curve in product of elliptic curves

I have a smooth, projective curve $X/\mathbb{C}$ of genus $g$, embedded in a product of elliptic curves $A = \prod_{i=1}^g E_i$. Since $H_*(A; \mathbb{Z})$ with the Pontryagin product is isomorphic to ...
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### Integer solutions of Diophantine equation $y^2= 1+4n^{\underline k}$

I am looking for the integer solutions for the diophantine equation $y^2 =4n(n-1)(n-2)\cdots (n-k+1)+1$ for a given $k$ where $n>k+1>5$. In other words, $$y^2=1+4n^{\underline k},\tag{I}$$ where ...
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### Polarizations in algebraic and symplectic geometry

In context of Abelian varieties there are a couple of equivalent ways to introduce the polarization of a algebraic variety. One way is to choose a line bundle $\mathcal{L}$ which satisfies certain ...
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### Polarization of Prym varieites

I'm trying to understand polarization and rational Hodge structure of spectral curves and Prym varieties. Excuse me that this is similar to my previous question. I want to prove the following, Let $X$...
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### What is the correct notion of representation for abelian varieties?

Zeroth question - am I right that in the "ordinary" sense an abelian variety does not possess any representations at all? More precisely, a representation of an algebraic group $G$ (over an ...
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### A geometric definition of the addition law on abelian surfaces

Most people will have see a geometric "explanation" of the addition law on elliptic curves given by embedding it as a cubic in the projective plane and cutting it with lines. Is there a ...
Consider smooth projective varieties over a finite field. If a curve "looks like" an elliptic curve (i.e. has genus $1$) then it can be made into an elliptic curve. Is there something ...
Let $X$ be a smooth, projective ireducible scheme over an algebraically closed field $k$. I'm trying to understand when there exists an abelian variety $A$ such that $X$ is isomorphic to a prime ...