# Questions tagged [higher-genus-curves]

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### Curves having only one linear system realizing its gonality

$\DeclareMathOperator\gon{gon}$Let $C$ be a smooth irreducible projective curve defined over complex numbers. Recall that the gonality of $C$, $\gon(C)$, is defined to be the minimal possible degree ...

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### Is the isogeny class 1109.a of abelian surfaces in the LMFDB complete?

The LMFDB lists the Jacobian of the genus-2 curve 1109.a.1109.1 (http://www.lmfdb.org/Genus2Curve/Q/1109/a/1109/1) as being isolated in its rational-isogeny class. However, the LMFDB does not purport ...

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### Higher Genus Surfaces That "Look Like" Genus-1 Surfaces

It is my understanding that a genus-$g$ Riemann surface has $2g$ independent cycles that satisfy the usual intersection rules:
$$a_i \cap a_j = 0$$
$$b_i \cap b_j = 0$$
$$a_i \cap b_j = \delta_{ij}$$
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### Non-hyperelliptic families of curves with trivial Ceresa class (or Gross-Schoen class)

Suppose X/K is a curve over a field K, which we want to think of as non-algebraically closed, and let x be a point of X(K). The Ceresa cycle is defined as follows; you can embed X in Jac(X) by sending ...

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### Etale covers of a hyperelliptic curve

Let $X$ be a hyperelliptic curve of genus at least two.
Let $Y\to X$ be a finite etale morphism with $Y$ connected.Then $Y$ is a smooth projective connected curve.
Is $Y$ hyperelliptic?
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### Higher Weierstrass points on curves of genus 3

So this question is directly related to a comment made by David Mumford in his
Lecture 1 given at U. Michigan in 1974 entitled: What is a curve and how explicitly can we describe them ?
Mumford ...

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### Hodge bundle on F-curves

Let $\mathbb{E}\rightarrow\overline{M}_{g,n}$ be the Hodge bundle. Let us cosider an $F$-curve of type $\overline{M}_{1,1}\subseteq\overline{M}_{g,n}$. Is the degree of the restriction of $\mathbb{E}$ ...

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### Why these two propositions are equivalent ?

" Every curve of the n-th order is in a flat space of n dimensions or less "
and
" If there be a system of $n + m + 1$ quantities $x$ connected by $n + m - 1$ homogeneous equations ; and if this ...

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### Igusa invariants of genus 2 curves as Siegel modular functions?

Hi,
Are the Igusa invariants (defined in Igusa's oringal paper) also classical Siegel modular forms? I read from somewhere that
$\psi_4=\frac{1}{4}I_4, \quad \psi_6=\frac{1}{8}(I_2I_4-3I_6), \quad \...

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### Are ranks of Jacobians over number fields unbounded?

Fix a number field $K$.
Is the rank of $J(K)$ unbounded, where $J$ ranges over the Jacobians of all smooth, projective, geometrically connected curves over $K$?
Does there exist an integer $g$ such ...

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### Monodromy group of 1-dimensional families of hyperelliptic curves

If $f: \mathcal{C} \rightarrow \mathcal{P}_{2g+2}$ is a general family of hyperelliptic curves (defined over $\mathbb{C}$), we know that the algebraic connected monodromy group
$Mon^{0}$ of this ...

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### Families of three dimensional algebraic curves

Let's consider spatial algebraic curve $C\subset \mathbb P^3$.
How could I describe a family of such curves, for example the set of all curves genus $g$ passing through $k$ points?
I'd like to some "...

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### Genus of algebraic curves with unknown degree

I am not sure if this is a valid question but posting any way:
Say I am over $\mathbb{F}_{p}$ for a prime $p$.
I have a curve of form $x^{2} = f(y)$ where $f(y)$ has an unknown form (and hence ...

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### Why does the parameterization (F:F':1) happen?

1) To parameterize the conic $x^2+y^2=1$, we can use $(x,y)=(\sin t,\sin't)$ ($\sin'$ meaning the derivative of $\sin$, namely $\cos$).
2) To parameterize an elliptic curve $y^2=4x^3-g_2x-g_3$, we ...

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### Does there exist a non-isotrivial fibration of genus two over P^1 with only 3 singular fibres of general type surfaces?

We will work over the complex numbers C.
This question is based on Beauville's article :
there exist a non-isotrivial fibration of genus 2 over P^1 with only 3 singular fibres.
but not know for ...

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### Does there exist a non-trivial semi-stable curve of genus >1 with only 4 singular fibres

This question is based on Beauville's article in Szpiro's asterisque Seminaire sur les pinceaux de courbes de genre au moins deux from 1986.
We will work over the complex numbers $\mathbf{C}$.
Let $...

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### The arithmetic of higher genus curves

Genus 0 curves are well understood in number theory. There is also are rich theory a bunch of conjectures about the arithmetic of elliptic curves.
This leads me to the question, what we know about ...