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### “Algebrazing” canonical subgroups of elliptic curves

I'm puzzled by a part of the construction of the canonical subgroup of a "not too supersingular" elliptic curve. In Katz's paper, one produces a subgroup of the formal group of the elliptic curve but ...

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### Functional equations associated with addition theorems for elliptic functions

I'm trying to read the article "Functional equations associated with addition theorems for elliptic functions and two-valued algebraic groups" by Bukhshtaber,V. M. Russian Mathematical ...

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### Flat Quotients of Power Series Rings

I apologize if the question is too elementary. I did not get any response on math stackexchange.
I read the following statement in some algebraic topology notes and I want to know if it is true and, ...

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### Dieudonne modules and Cartier-Dieudonne module of a formal group

As far as I understand, there are Dieudonne modules defined through the homomorphisms to Witt covector scheme and Cartier-Dieudonne modules defined by curves. Am I right that the latter sometimes (for ...

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### $p$-torsion of an abelian variety of $p$-rank $0$

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p > 0$ and let $A$ be an abelian variety over $k$ such that $A[p](k) = 0$, i.e., such that $A$ has $p$-rank $0$. If I am not mistaken, ...

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### Infinitesimal deformations of the formal group of $\mathbb{G}_m$

For a commutative ring $R$, consider the formal group $\widehat{\mathbb{G}}_m$ over $R$ that is the completion of $\mathbb{G}_{m, R}$ along its identity section (naively, $\widehat{\mathbb{G}}_m$ is ...

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### Efficiently computing (plethysm-like?)substitutions of symmetric functions

This is a rather technical question, it arose in connection of some calculations that I need to have better grasp of the question Formal group law over $\mathbb{F}_p$ and my own older one What is ...

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### Unicity of Johnson-Wilson Theories

Let $E$ be a ring spectrum with a $p$-typical complex orientation. Then we call $E$ a form of $BP\langle n\rangle$ or a generalized $BP\langle n\rangle$ if the induced map
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### Legendre polynomials and formal groups

Let $P_n(x)$ be Legendre polynomials:
$$\frac{1}{\sqrt{1-2tx+t^2}}=\sum\limits_{n=0}^{\infty}P_n(x)t^n.$$
Usual arguments from the theory of formal groups allow to
prove that for any $n$
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### Formal group law over $\mathbb{F}_p$

Let $p$ be a prime. For each $n > 0$ there is a unique 1-dimensional commutative formal group law $F$ over $\mathbf{Z}$, $F(X, Y) = X + Y + \dots \in \mathbf{Z}[[X, Y]]$, whose logarithm function ...

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### Skew symmetry for the Hilbert symbol

Let $K$ be a local field containing the group $\mu_n$ of $n$th roots of 1 and the $\theta_K:K^*\to G_K^{ab}$ be the reciprocity map. The we know that the Hilbert symbol $$K^*\times K^*\to \mu_n$$ ...

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### Continuity of the solutions of an isogeny in a formal group

Notation for the problem:
Let $E/\mathbb{Q}_P$ be a local field, and $\mu_E$ its maximal ideal. Let $K=E\{\{T\}\}$ be the standard 2-dimensional local field equipped with the Parshin topology and let ...

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### Formal group law is a group object in …?

A formal group law over a commutative ring $R$, (by nLab) is a sequence of power srires
$$
f_1,...,f_n\in R[[x_1,...,x_n,y_1,...,y_n]]
$$
such that, using the notation
$$
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### Is there a better proof of this fact in number theory/formal group theory?

Let $\Phi_n$ be the $n$'th cyclotomic polynomial, and put
\begin{align*}
a_n &= \Phi_n(1) \\
b_n &= \gcd\left(\left(\begin{array}{c} n \\ 1\end{array}\right),\dotsc,\left(\begin{array}{c} n ...

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### Continuity of the Hilbert pairing

I would like to know if the Kummer pairing (or the analogue of the Hilbert Symbol) for a one dimensional group defined over the ring of integers of a higher-dimensional local field is continuous (with ...

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### formal group laws of Abelian varieties in positive characteristic

Let $G$ be an algebraic group defined over an (algebraically closed) field $k$. Then one can obtain a formal group law by completing the multiplication map $m: G \times G \to G$ at the unit of $G$.
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### Are automorphisms of abelian varieties detected by the formal group?

Let $A$ be an abelian variety of dimension $g$ over an algebraically closed field $k$.
Assume $k$ has characteristic $p$ and denote by $A(p)$ the $p$-divisible group of dimension $g$ associated with ...

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### Formal n-buds from BU(n) rather than SU(n)

It's known, from Ravenel's green book, as well as other sources, that we build formal group laws over a ring from n-buds, where an n-bud is essentially a truncated formal group law (sometimes called a ...

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### What is known about the sum x^{n^2}/n?

It follows from a general theorem of Honda that the formal group with the logarithm
$$
x+x^{2^s}/2+x^{3^s}/3+x^{4^s}/4+\cdots
$$
has integer coefficients. I became interested in it because its ...

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### Is it possible to construct a formal group law from a Lie group without choosing coordinates?

There is a three-way correspondence between:
Real (connected and simply connected) Lie groups of dimension $n$;
$\mathbb R$-Lie algebras of dimension $n$;
Formal group laws in $n$ variables over the ...

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### Cohomology of Formal Groups

Lubin and Tate, in discussing moduli of 1-dimensional formal groups construct a cohomology theory of formal groups, at least in degrees 0,1 and 2. Does their result about deformations actually follow ...

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### Isogenies in multidimensional formal groups

Let $K/\mathbb{Q}_p$ be a local field, $A$ the ring of integers of K, $\pi$ a uniformizer element for $A$, $F$ an n-dimensional formal group with coefficients in $A$ and $f$ an endomorphism of $F$. ...

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### Generalizing detropicalization

Given an identity in max,plus arithmetic, are there ways to turn it into an ordinary algebraic identity it other than by replacing addition by multiplication and replacing max by series-plus or by ...

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### Lazard's $\Gamma_n(f)$ as cocycle

In Michel Lazard's "Commutative Formal Groups" Springer Lecture Notes, he defines an operator on a polynomial 3-cochain $f$ denoted $\Gamma_n(f)$, which defines as the $n^{th}$ homogeneous piece of ...

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### Schwede's DB spectra and MU

In Stefan Schewede's paper Formal groups and stable homotopy of commutative rings, he introduces $\Gamma$-rings (ring spectra) $DB$ for any commutative ring $B$ such that the the set of 1-dimensional ...

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### Is every (one dimensional) n-bud of total degree n also a formal group law?

This is essentially a request for counterexamples, since I know so few $n$-buds (or as some might say, formal group law $n$-chunks). One notices that the only $1$-bud of maximal degree 1 is the ...

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### Non-commutative Formal Group Laws

Does anyone know of a good, complete reference for non-commutative formal group laws (i.e. construction of a "Lazard ring," discussion of non-commutative formal groups, perhaps some discussion of ...

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### What do formal group laws of height $\geq 3$ look like?

By the classification of formal groups in characteristic $p$, we know that isomorphism classes of connected smooth $1$-dimensional formal groups, equivalently group scheme structures on ...

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### The formal Group of the dual Abelian Variety

For an abelian variety $A$ with formal group $F$, how is the formal group $F^\ast$ of the dual abelian variety $A^{\vee}$ related to $F$? In general, for a formal group $F$, is there a concept of dual ...

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### Is there an algebro-geometric description of $\nu$?

Motivation: According to the "chromatic" picture of stable homotopy, we should think of the moduli stack $M_{FG}$ of formal groups as a "good approximation" to the stable homotopy category (more ...

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### Formal non-CM in local fields

An elliptic curve $E$ with complex multiplication by an imaginary quadratic field $F$ has $\ell$-adic Galois representations that essentially encode the class field theory of $F$ - in other words, the ...

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### Lubin-Tate vs cohomological approach to local CFT

Local class field theory ("local CFT") can be developed in various ways, among them is a cohomological approach and an explicit approach due to Lubin and Tate (both can be found in Milne's CFT notes ...

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### Galois invariants in a ring of fractional power series over a finite field

Let $\mathbf{F}_q$ be a finite field, and let $A=\mathbf{F}_q [[ x^{1/q^\infty} ]]$ be the completion of $\mathbf{F}_q[x^{1/q^\infty}]$ with respect to the $x$-adic topology. Then the $q$th power ...

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### Different Lie group structures on a vector space with the same Lie algebra structure

This is an eccentric question: recall that a smooth Lie group structure on $\mathbb R^n$ is uniquely identified by a triple $(\mu,\iota,e)$ where $\mu:\mathbb R^n\times\mathbb R^n\to\mathbb R^n$ is ...

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### Reference request: Spec A_* is the automorphism group of the additive formal group law

Dear all,
I'm seeking a reference for a claim made in lecture 8 of Jacob Lurie's chromatic homotopy theory notes (http://www.math.harvard.edu/~lurie/252xnotes/Lecture8.pdf). More particularly, ...

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### Formal groups in the supersingular reduction case

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}$ be an elliptic curve with potential good supersingular reduction at $p$. Thus, there is a finite extension $K/\mathbb{Q}_p$ such that $E/K$ has good supersingular reduction. Let us ...

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### Obstructions to formally integrating vector fields in characteristic p?

Let $M$ be a smooth scheme over some field $k$ of characteristic $p$, and $\vec X$ a vector field on it. Equivalently, $\vec X$ gives a map $Spec\ k[\epsilon]/\langle \epsilon^2 \rangle \times M \to ...

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### Reference request: equivalence of formal group laws and Lie algebras in characteristic zero

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic zero. Wikipedia states that the natural functor from finite-dimensional formal group laws over $k$ to finite-dimensional Lie algebras over $k$ is an equivalence of ...

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### Isomorphism between two universal p-typical formal group laws

EDIT: I've tried to alter the question so that its basic nature is clearer, as it's been unclear to a number of people now.
At any prime p, there is a graded polynomial ring $V \cong {\mathbb ...

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### Extending methods from Lubin-Tate theory

The first lemma in Lubin-Tate theory says the following:
Let $K$ be a local field, $A$ its ring
of integers, and $f\in A[[T]]$ be such
that $f(0) = 0$, $f'(0)$ is a
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### Relation of Lie Groups and Cohmology Theories via Formal Group Laws

There is a standard process (for example explained here) to obtain a formal group law form a complex oriented cohomology theory.
For a Lie group G one can choose coordinates at the unit and expand ...

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### Formal-group interpretation for Lin's theorem?

Background
For compact Lie groups, Atiyah and Segal proved a strong relationship between Borel-equivariant K-theory, defined in terms of the K-theory of $X \times_G EG$, and the equivariant K-theory ...

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### When do equivariant sheaves on a formal neighborhood extend?

Suppose that $X$ is a variety (in char 0) with an action of an affine algebraic group $G$. Let $Y \subset X$ be a subvariety fixed by $G$--the action map agrees with projection upon restriction to ...

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### f(f(x))=exp(x)-1 and other functions “just in the middle” between linear and exponential

The question is about the function f(x) so that f(f(x))=exp (x)-1.
The question is open ended and it was discussed quite recently in the comment thread in Aaronson's blog here ...