# Questions tagged [picard-group]

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### Galois stable elements of the Picard group of a curve and the rational divisors

Let $C$ be a (smooth,proper) curve over a field $k$. Let $\operatorname{Div}_C(k)$ be the free abelian group generated by the closed points of $C/k$ and $k(C)^\times$ be the group of rational ...

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### Specializing p-torsion in a family of elliptic surfaces

Let $R$ be a DVR of mixed characteristic, with algebraically closed residue field of characteristic $p$ and fraction field $K$. Let $Y\longrightarrow \operatorname{Spec} R$ be a smooth projective ...

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### Picard groups of determinantal varieties

Consider a general $4\times 4$ matrix:
$$
X:=\left(
\begin{array}{cccc}
X_0 & X_1 & X_2 & X_3 \\
X_4 & X_5 & X_6 & X_7 \\
X_8 & X_9 & X_{10} & X_{11} \\
X_{12} &...

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### Picard group of $(SL(n)\times SL(m))$-orbits

Let $\mathbb{P}^N$ be the projective space of $n\times m$ matrices with complex entries modulo scalar. Consider the $(SL(n)\times SL(m))$-action on $\mathbb{P}^N$ given by $((A,B),Z)\mapsto AZB^{T}$. ...

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### p-torsion in the Picard group of a regular projective curve

Let $K$ be a field of characteristic $p>0$ and $C$ a regular projective geometrically integral curve over $K$.
If $C$ is smooth, then the connected component ${\rm Pic}^0_C$ of the Picard scheme of ...

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### Picard group of $\mathrm{GL}(n)$-orbits

$\DeclareMathOperator\GL{GL}\DeclareMathOperator\Mat{Mat}$Consider the general linear group
$$
\GL(n) = \left\lbrace
\left(\begin{array}{cc}
A & C \\
M & B
\end{array}\right) \text{ with } A\...

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### Picard group of a cubic hypersurface

Consider the following cubic hypersurface in $\mathbb{P}^5$:
$$
X = \{z_0z_3z_5-z_1^2z_5-z_0z_4^2+2z_1z_2z_4-z_2^2z_3 = 0\}\subset\mathbb{P}^5
$$
The singular locus of $X$ is the Veronese surface $V\...

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### Map from the stack of coherent sheaves on a curve to the Grothendieck group

Let $X$ be a smooth, projective curve. We let $Coh(X)$ be the stack of coherent sheaves on $X$. Its Grothendieck group is $Pic(X)\times\mathbf{Z}$. Is the map
$$
Coh(X)\rightarrow Pic(X)\times \mathbf{...

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### Very general quartic hypersurface in $\mathbb{P}^3$ has Picard group $\mathbb{Z}$

I am looking for a reference from which I can cite the following statement:
The Picard group of a very general quartic hypersurface $X\subset\mathbb{P}^3$ is generated by the class of a hyperplane ...

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### Picard group of connected linear algebraic group

Here's a statement:
Suppose $G$ is a connected linear algebraic group over a field $k$, then $Pic(G)$ is a finite group.
I know this is true when $k=\mathbb{C}$. My question is does this true for ...

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### Picard group of a cone over the elliptic curve

Let E be an smooth elliptic curve in a projective plane.
Suppose that X is the projective cone over E in a projective space of dimension three.
What is the Picard group of X ?

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### Picard group vs class group

The question.
Let $R$ be a commutative ring. Let $M$ be an $R$-module with the property that there exists an $R$-module $N$ such that $M\otimes_R N\cong R$. Does there always exist an ideal $I$ of $R$ ...

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### Are algebras with invertible linear duals always Frobenius?

Let $A$ be a finite dimensional algebra over a ground field $k$. The linear dual $A^* = Hom_k(A,k)$ is naturally an $A$-$A$ bimodule. I am interested in those algebras such that $A^*$ is an invertible ...

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### Picard-surjectivity and Morita-equivalence

Let us say that an algebra $A$ over a field $k$ is Picard-surjective if the canonical map
$$ \mathrm{Aut}(A) \rightarrow \mathrm{Pic}(A)$$
is surjective. Here $\mathrm{Pic}(A)$ denotes the group of ...

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### Albanese morphism induces an isomorphism on global $1$-forms

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over a field $k$ of characteristic zero equipped with a point $e\in X(k)$. There is Albanese morphism $a:X\to \mathrm{Alb}\,X$ which is initial among pointed ...

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### Picard scheme of family of quartic surfaces

Recall that a quartic surface in $\mathbb{P}^3_\mathbb{C}$ has $N = 35$ coefficients. Let $U$ be the open subset of $\mathbb{P}^{N-1}$ parametrising smooth quartic surfaces and let $Q \to U$ be the ...

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### Compactification of Picard variety over normal, projective varieties

Let $X$ be a normal, projective, integral variety (over $\mathbb{C}$) and $P$ be the Picard variety parametrizing invertible sheaves on $X$. Does there exist a compactification $\overline{P}$ of $P$ ...

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### Picard group of symplectic group modulo orthogonal group

Let $Sp(2n)$ be the group of complex symplectic $2n\times 2n$ matrices, and $O(2n)$ the group of complex orthogonal $2n\times 2n$ matrices.
Consider $Sp(2n)\cap O(2n)\subset Sp(2n)$ and the quotient $...

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### Lefschetz type theorems for linear sections

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ be e normal variety, $L\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ a linear subspace, and $Y = X\cap L$ a linear section. Assume that $Y$ is also normal. In particular, we have that $Sing(X)$ has ...

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### Postnikov invariants of the Brauer 3-group

Given a commutative ring $k$ there is a bicategory with
algebras over $k$ as objects,
bimodules as morphisms,
bimodule homomorphisms as 2-morphisms.
This is a monoidal bicategory, since we can ...

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### Picard group modulo codimension 2

Let $X$ be a normal (possibly singular) projective surface over $\mathbb{C}$. Consider the set $M_X$ of all coherent sheaves $F$ on $X$ such that there exists a finite subset $Y\subset X$ such that $F$...

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### Do Neron-Severi groups of smooth projective unirational varieties contain $\ell$-torsion?

Let $X$ be a smooth projective unirational variety over an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p>0$, and $\ell\neq p$ a prime. My question: can the Neron-Severi group of $X$ contain (non-...

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### Picard group of a normal crossing scheme

I would like to know if someone has an explicit example for the rank of the Neron-Severi group of a normal crossing scheme (proper over a field) being different from the rank of the kernel of $\...

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### Bézout ring with non-trivial Picard group?

[I asked this on stackexchange here a few weeks ago to no response]
A ring is called Bézout when its finitely generated ideals are principal.
Q: Is there a nice example of a Bézout ring $R$ with ...

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### Picard group of blowup

Let $Y$ be a nonsingular subvariety of a normal, Cohen-Macaulay variety $X$. Further, let $\pi:X'\to X$ be the blowup of $X$ along $Y$.
Question: Is there a formula for the Picard group of $X'$ ...

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### Hypersurfaces with maximal Picard rank

Is it true that for any $d \ge 4$, there exists a smooth, degree $d$ surface $X$ in $\mathbb{P}^3$ with maximal Picard rank i.e., Picard rank of $X$ equals $h^{1,1}(X)$?

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### On a morphism from the Brauer group to the Picard group

Suppose that $k$ is a commutative ring and that $A$ is an Azumaya
$k$-algebra. Then there is a well-known morphism from $Aut_{Alg_k}(A)$, the group of algebra automorphisms, to the Picard group $Pic(k)...

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### Finite Picard group

Does there exist a connected scheme, smooth, proper, and positive-dimensional over $\mathbb{C}$ with finite Picard group? Note that Picard group has cardinality$>1$. Also note that this can not ...

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### Proper scheme such that every vector bundle is trivial

It is claimed here that there exist proper schemes (probably over a field but not explicitly stated) with trivial Picard group. This means that every locally free $O_X$-module of rank 1 is trivial.
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### Extension of line bundle defined over an open subscheme

Let $X$ be a normal projective (or, quasi-projective) variety over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $U \subset X$ be an open subscheme whose complement $Z = X \setminus U$ has codimension at least $2$ in $X$. Let $L$...

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### The growth of class number in $\mathbb{Z}_p$-extensions of function fields

Let $X$ be a curve (proper, smooth, ...) over a finite field $\mathbb F_q$ where $q$. Suppose also that $\mathbb F_q$ contains the $p$-th roots of unity, in this case we have the following (unique) ...

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### Del Pezzo surfaces and Picard-Lefschetz theory

Let $X$ be a smooth compact del Pezzo surface. For instance, one can consider the most classical case of a cubic surface. It is well known that the Picard lattice of $X$ is related to a root system (...

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### Invertible bimodules which are isomorphic in the stable module category

I'm in the following situation. I have a self-injective finite-dimensional basic algebra $\Lambda$ (hence Frobenius) over a perfect field and two finite-dimensional invertible $\Lambda$-bimodules $M$ ...

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### Picard group and reduced schemes

$\DeclareMathOperator\Pic{Pic}$If $A$ is a ring, then we know that $\Pic(A)=\Pic(A_\text{red})$, but for a scheme $X$ it is false in general.
On the other hand, we have that $\Pic(X)=H^{1}_{et}(X,\...

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### Examples of smooth projective varieties with “nice” Picard group

I am looking for examples of smooth projective varieties $(X,H)$ with $H$ a polarization on $X$, $\dim \mbox{Pic}^0(X)=0$, $\mbox{Pic}(X) \not= \mathbb{Z}$ satisfying the property: for any two line ...

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### On a smooth curve $C$, when is $K_C \sim_\mathbb{Q} (2g-2)P$?

Let $C$ be a smooth curve of genus $g$ over $\mathbb{C}$. I am interested in the following property:
There exists a point $P \in C$ such that $K_C \sim_\mathbb{Q} (2g-2)P$. Equivalently, $K_C - (2g-2)...

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### Picard group of a finite type $\mathbb{Z}$-algebra

Let $A$ be a finitely generated $\mathbb{Z}$-algebra. Is $\operatorname{Pic}(A)$ finitely generated (as an abelian group)?
Thoughts:
We may assume that $A$ is reduced since $\operatorname{Pic}(A) = \...

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### Why is the theorem of the base mostly cited only for smooth proper varieties

This is a very soft question, and I'm not sure what I expect as an answer.
In SGA6, Expose XIII, Theoreme 5.1 it is proven that, if $X$ is a proper scheme over a field $k$, then $NS(X)$ is finitely ...

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### Galois invariant Picard group elements

Let $X$ be a smooth variety over a perfect field $k$ with $X(k) \neq \emptyset$. Then is the natural map
\begin{equation}
\mathrm{Pic}(X) \to (\mathrm{Pic}(X_{\bar{k}}))^{\mathrm{Gal}(\bar{k}/k)} \...

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### Explicit algebraic cycles

Fix a smooth sextic curve curve $C = \{f_6(x,y,z) = 0\}$ in $\mathbb{P}^2$, and consider the double cover $X_{f_6}$ defined by $z^2 = f_6$ in the appropriate weighted projective space. This is known ...

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### Picard group of normalization

Let $X$ be a projective variety with at worst (analytic) normal crossings singularities and $\pi:\tilde{X} \to X$ be the normalisation. Is there a "nice" description relating the picard group of $X$ ...

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### Pic^0 and H^0(K,Pic^0)

Let $K$ be a field and $C$ a smooth and projective curve over $K$. Then the kernel $Pic^0(C)$ of the degree map injects into $H^0(K,Pic^0_C)$, where $Pic_C^0$ is the connected component of the Picard ...

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### Connection on line bundle over general simplicial toric variety

In https://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0005247.pdf, on page 60 and 61, it is mentioned that the connection of $\mathcal{O}(-n)$ over a (simplicial) toric variety of the form
$$
(\mathbb{C}^N \backslash U)/(\...

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### Surjectivity of map of Picard schemes implies abelian

Note: This question was asked on MSE first, but got zero reactions. So I deleted it there, and am now posting it here.
I am looking for a reference or explanation of the fact that is used in Mumford'...

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### Picard group of toric varieties

I am trying to understand how to obtain the Picard group for general toric varieties. So far, I have been using information found in https://arxiv.org/pdf/1003.5217.pdf .
Here, a toric variety has ...

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### Is the class (resp. Picard) group of a $G$-variety generated by invariant divisors?

Let's work over the complex numbers. Let $S$ be a normal surface, $\mathrm{A}^1(S)$ the class group of divisors on $S$ and $\mathrm{Pic}(S)$ its Picard group. Let $G$ be a reductive group acting on $S$...

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### Given an embedding of $X$ into $\mathbb{P}^n_K$, do you get an induced embedding of any twist of it into $\mathbb{P}^n_K$?

Let $X$ be a projective algebraic curve over some number field $K$, and let $\varphi:X\hookrightarrow \mathbb{P}^n_K$ be an embedding of it (defined over $K$) into some projective space.
Now let $X'$ ...

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### Galois invariant line bundles on a product of varieties

Let $k$ be a field with separable algebraic closure $k^{\rm s}$ and corresponding absolute Galois group $\varGamma={\rm Gal}(k^{\rm s}/\,k)$ and let $X$ and $Y$ be geometrically connected and ...

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### Picard group of derived category of sheaves

Let $X$ be a topological space and $R$ be a commutative ring with unit, $D(X,R)$ is the derived category of unbounded complexes of sheaves of $R$-modules. Moreover we suppose that $X$ is a stratified ...

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### Picard groups and birational morphisms

Let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ be a birational morphism of projective varieties. Assume that $Pic(X)$ is a free abelian group generated by $n$ divisors $D_1,...,D_n$.
Under which hypothesis on $X$ and $Y$ is ...