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Cartwright, Dustin; Jensen, David; Payne, Sam
Lifting Divisors on a Generic Chain of Loops
Let $C$ be a curve over a complete valued field with infinite residue field whose skeleton is a chain of loops with generic edge lengths. We prove that any divisor on the chain of loops that is rational over the value group lifts to a divisor of the same rank on $C$, confirming a conjecture of Cools, Draisma, Robeva, and the third author.

Keywords:tropical geometry, Brill-Noether theory, special divisors on algebraic curves
Categories:14T05, 14H51

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Harada, Megumi; Horiguchi, Tatsuya; Masuda, Mikiya
The equivariant cohomology rings of Peterson varieties in all Lie types
Let $G$ be a complex semisimple linear algebraic group and let $Pet$ be the associated Peterson variety in the flag variety $G/B$. The main theorem of this note gives an efficient presentation of the equivariant cohomology ring $H^*_S(Pet)$ of the Peterson variety as a quotient of a polynomial ring by an ideal $J$ generated by quadratic polynomials, in the spirit of the Borel presentation of the cohomology of the flag variety. Here the group $S \cong \mathbb{C}^*$ is a certain subgroup of a maximal torus $T$ of $G$. Our description of the ideal $J$ uses the Cartan matrix and is uniform across Lie types. In our arguments we use the Monk formula and Giambelli formula for the equivariant cohomology rings of Peterson varieties for all Lie types, as obtained in the work of Drellich. Our result generalizes a previous theorem of Fukukawa-Harada-Masuda, which was only for Lie type $A$.

Keywords:equivariant cohomology, Peterson varieties, flag varieties, Monk formula, Giambelli formula
Categories:55N91, 14N15

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Sebag, Julien
Homological Planes in the Grothendieck Ring of Varieties
In this note, we identify, in the Grothendieck group of complex varieties $K_0(\mathrm Var_\mathbf{C})$, the classes of $\mathbf{Q}$-homological planes. Precisely, we prove that a connected smooth affine complex algebraic surface $X$ is a $\mathbf{Q}$-homological plane if and only if $[X]=[\mathbf{A}^2_\mathbf{C}]$ in the ring $K_0(\mathrm Var_\mathbf{C})$ and $\mathrm{Pic}(X)_\mathbf{Q}:=\mathrm{Pic}(X)\otimes_\mathbf{Z}\mathbf{Q}=0$.

Keywords:motivic nearby cycles, motivic Milnor fiber, nearby motives
Categories:14E05, 14R10

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Cavalieri, Renzo; Marcus, Steffen
Geometric Perspective on Piecewise Polynomiality of Double Hurwitz Numbers
We describe double Hurwitz numbers as intersection numbers on the moduli space of curves $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n}$. Using a result on the polynomiality of intersection numbers of psi classes with the Double Ramification Cycle, our formula explains the polynomiality in chambers of double Hurwitz numbers, and the wall crossing phenomenon in terms of a variation of correction terms to the $\psi$ classes. We interpret this as suggestive evidence for polynomiality of the Double Ramification Cycle (which is only known in genera $0$ and $1$).

Keywords:double Hurwitz numbers, wall crossings, moduli spaces, ELSV formula
Category:14N35

5. CMB 2014 (vol 57 pp. 658)

Thang, Nguyen Tat
Admissibility of Local Systems for some Classes of Line Arrangements
Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a line arrangement in the complex projective plane $\mathbb{P}^2$ and let $M$ be its complement. A rank one local system $\mathcal{L}$ on $M$ is admissible if roughly speaking the cohomology groups $H^m(M,\mathcal{L})$ can be computed directly from the cohomology algebra $H^{*}(M,\mathbb{C})$. In this work, we give a sufficient condition for the admissibility of all rank one local systems on $M$. As a result, we obtain some properties of the characteristic variety $\mathcal{V}_1(M)$ and the Resonance variety $\mathcal{R}_1(M)$.

Keywords:admissible local system, line arrangement, characteristic variety, multinet, resonance variety
Categories:14F99, 32S22, 52C35, 05A18, 05C40, 14H50

6. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 562)

Kaveh, Kiumars; Khovanskii, A. G.
Note on the Grothendieck Group of Subspaces of Rational Functions and Shokurov's Cartier b-divisors
In a previous paper the authors developed an intersection theory for subspaces of rational functions on an algebraic variety $X$ over $\mathbf{k} = \mathbb{C}$. In this short note, we first extend this intersection theory to an arbitrary algebraically closed ground field $\mathbf{k}$. Secondly we give an isomorphism between the group of Cartier $b$-divisors on the birational class of $X$ and the Grothendieck group of the semigroup of subspaces of rational functions on $X$. The constructed isomorphism moreover preserves the intersection numbers. This provides an alternative point of view on Cartier $b$-divisors and their intersection theory.

Keywords:intersection number, Cartier divisor, Cartier b-divisor, Grothendieck group
Categories:14C20, 14Exx

7. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 614)

Parusiński, Adam; Rolin, Jean-Philippe
A Note on the Weierstrass Preparation Theorem in Quasianalytic Local Rings
Consider quasianalytic local rings of germs of smooth functions closed under composition, implicit equation, and monomial division. We show that if the Weierstrass Preparation Theorem holds in such a ring then all elements of it are germs of analytic functions.

Categories:26E10, 26E05, 14P15

8. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 439)

Yang, YanHong
The Fixed Point Locus of the Verschiebung on $\mathcal{M}_X(2, 0)$ for Genus-2 Curves $X$ in Charateristic $2$
We prove that for every ordinary genus-$2$ curve $X$ over a finite field $\kappa$ of characteristic $2$ with $\textrm{Aut}(X/\kappa)=\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z} \times S_3$, there exist $\textrm{SL}(2,\kappa[\![s]\!])$-representations of $\pi_1(X)$ such that the image of $\pi_1(\overline{X})$ is infinite. This result produces a family of examples similar to Laszlo's counterexample to de Jong's question regarding the finiteness of the geometric monodromy of representations of the fundamental group.

Keywords:vector bundle, Frobenius pullback, representation, etale fundamental group
Categories:14H60, 14D05, 14G15

9. CMB 2012 (vol 57 pp. 97)

Levy, Jason
Rationality and the Jordan-Gatti-Viniberghi decomposition
We verify our earlier conjecture and use it to prove that the semisimple parts of the rational Jordan-Kac-Vinberg decompositions of a rational vector all lie in a single rational orbit.

Keywords:reductive group, $G$-module, Jordan decomposition, orbit closure, rationality
Categories:20G15, 14L24

10. CMB 2012 (vol 57 pp. 303)

Gille, Philippe
Octonion Algebras over Rings are not Determined by their Norms
Answering a question of H. Petersson, we provide a class of examples of pair of octonion algebras over a ring having isometric norms.

Keywords:octonion algebras, torsors, descent
Categories:14L24, 20G41

11. CMB 2012 (vol 56 pp. 640)

Türkmen, İnan Utku
Regulator Indecomposable Cycles on a Product of Elliptic Curves
We provide a novel proof of the existence of regulator indecomposables in the cycle group $CH^2(X,1)$, where $X$ is a sufficiently general product of two elliptic curves. In particular, the nature of our proof provides an illustration of Beilinson rigidity.

Keywords:real regulator, regulator indecomposable, higher Chow group, indecomposable cycle
Category:14C25

12. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 225)

Agashe, Amod
On the Notion of Visibility of Torsors
Let $J$ be an abelian variety and $A$ be an abelian subvariety of $J$, both defined over $\mathbf{Q}$. Let $x$ be an element of $H^1(\mathbf{Q},A)$. Then there are at least two definitions of $x$ being visible in $J$: one asks that the torsor corresponding to $x$ be isomorphic over $\mathbf{Q}$ to a subvariety of $J$, and the other asks that $x$ be in the kernel of the natural map $H^1(\mathbf{Q},A) \to H^1(\mathbf{Q},J)$. In this article, we clarify the relation between the two definitions.

Keywords:torsors, principal homogeneous spaces, visibility, Shafarevich-Tate group
Categories:11G35, 14G25

13. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 500)

Browning, T. D.
The Lang--Weil Estimate for Cubic Hypersurfaces
An improved estimate is provided for the number of $\mathbb{F}_q$-rational points on a geometrically irreducible, projective, cubic hypersurface that is not equal to a cone.

Keywords:cubic hypersurface, rational points, finite fields
Categories:11G25, 14G15

14. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 842)

Sairaiji, Fumio; Yamauchi, Takuya
The Rank of Jacobian Varieties over the Maximal Abelian Extensions of Number Fields: Towards the Frey-Jarden Conjecture
Frey and Jarden asked if any abelian variety over a number field $K$ has the infinite Mordell-Weil rank over the maximal abelian extension $K^{\operatorname{ab}}$. In this paper, we give an affirmative answer to their conjecture for the Jacobian variety of any smooth projective curve $C$ over $K$ such that $\sharp C(K^{\operatorname{ab}})=\infty$ and for any abelian variety of $\operatorname{GL}_2$-type with trivial character.

Keywords:Mordell-Weil rank, Jacobian varieties, Frey-Jarden conjecture, abelian points
Categories:11G05, 11D25, 14G25, 14K07

15. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 752)

Hickel, M.; Rond, G.
Approximation of Holomorphic Solutions of a System of Real Analytic Equations
We prove the existence of an approximation function for holomorphic solutions of a system of real analytic equations. For this we use ultraproducts and Weierstrass systems introduced by J. Denef and L. Lipshitz. We also prove a version of the Płoski smoothing theorem in this case.

Keywords:Artin approximation, real analytic equations
Categories:13B40, 13L05, 14F12

16. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 850)

Shparlinski, Igor E.; Stange, Katherine E.
Character Sums with Division Polynomials
We obtain nontrivial estimates of quadratic character sums of division polynomials $\Psi_n(P)$, $n=1,2, \dots$, evaluated at a given point $P$ on an elliptic curve over a finite field of $q$ elements. Our bounds are nontrivial if the order of $P$ is at least $q^{1/2 + \varepsilon}$ for some fixed $\varepsilon > 0$. This work is motivated by an open question about statistical indistinguishability of some cryptographically relevant sequences that was recently brought up by K. Lauter and the second author.

Keywords:division polynomial, character sum
Categories:11L40, 14H52

17. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 799)

Novelli, Carla; Occhetta, Gianluca
Manifolds Covered by Lines and Extremal Rays
Let $X$ be a smooth complex projective variety, and let $H \in \operatorname{Pic}(X)$ be an ample line bundle. Assume that $X$ is covered by rational curves with degree one with respect to $H$ and with anticanonical degree greater than or equal to $(\dim X -1)/2$. We prove that there is a covering family of such curves whose numerical class spans an extremal ray in the cone of curves $\operatorname{NE}(X)$.

Keywords:rational curves, extremal rays
Categories:14J40, 14E30, 14C99

18. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 319)

Jardine, J. F.
The Verdier Hypercovering Theorem
This note gives a simple cocycle-theoretic proof of the Verdier hypercovering theorem. This theorem approximates morphisms $[X,Y]$ in the homotopy category of simplicial sheaves or presheaves by simplicial homotopy classes of maps, in the case where $Y$ is locally fibrant. The statement proved in this paper is a generalization of the standard Verdier hypercovering result in that it is pointed (in a very broad sense) and there is no requirement for the source object $X$ to be locally fibrant.

Keywords:simplicial presheaf, hypercover, cocycle
Categories:14F35, 18G30, 55U35

19. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 26)

Bertin, Marie José
A Mahler Measure of a $K3$ Surface Expressed as a Dirichlet $L$-Series
We present another example of a $3$-variable polynomial defining a $K3$-hypersurface and having a logarithmic Mahler measure expressed in terms of a Dirichlet $L$-series.

Keywords:modular Mahler measure, Eisenstein-Kronecker series, $L$-series of $K3$-surfaces, $l$-adic representations, Livné criterion, Rankin-Cohen brackets
Categories:11, 14D, 14J

20. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 430)

DeLand, Matthew
Complete Families of Linearly Non-degenerate Rational Curves
We prove that every complete family of linearly non-degenerate rational curves of degree $e > 2$ in $\mathbb{P}^{n}$ has at most $n-1$ moduli. For $e = 2$ we prove that such a family has at most $n$ moduli. The general method involves exhibiting a map from the base of a family $X$ to the Grassmannian of $e$-planes in $\mathbb{P}^{n}$ and analyzing the resulting map on cohomology.

Categories:14N05, 14H10

21. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 472)

Iacono, Donatella
A Semiregularity Map Annihilating Obstructions to Deforming Holomorphic Maps
We study infinitesimal deformations of holomorphic maps of compact, complex, Kähler manifolds. In particular, we describe a generalization of Bloch's semiregularity map that annihilates obstructions to deform holomorphic maps with fixed codomain.

Keywords:semiregularity map, obstruction theory, functors of Artin rings, differential graded Lie algebras
Categories:13D10, 14D15, 14B10

22. CMB 2010 (vol 54 pp. 561)

Uren, James J.
A Note on Toric Varieties Associated with Moduli Spaces
In this note we give a brief review of the construction of a toric variety $\mathcal{V}$ coming from a genus $g \geq 2$ Riemann surface $\Sigma^g$ equipped with a trinion, or pair of pants, decomposition. This was outlined by J. Hurtubise and L.~C. Jeffrey. A. Tyurin used this construction on a certain collection of trinion decomposed surfaces to produce a variety $DM_g$, the so-called \emph{Delzant model of moduli space}, for each genus $g.$ We conclude this note with some basic facts about the moment polytopes of the varieties $\mathcal{V}.$ In particular, we show that the varieties $DM_g$ constructed by Tyurin, and claimed to be smooth, are in fact singular for $g \geq 3.$

Categories:14M25, 52B20

23. CMB 2010 (vol 54 pp. 520)

Polishchuk, A.
Simple Helices on Fano Threefolds
Building on the work of Nogin, we prove that the braid group $B_4$ acts transitively on full exceptional collections of vector bundles on Fano threefolds with $b_2=1$ and $b_3=0$. Equivalently, this group acts transitively on the set of simple helices (considered up to a shift in the derived category) on such a Fano threefold. We also prove that on threefolds with $b_2=1$ and very ample anticanonical class, every exceptional coherent sheaf is locally free.

Categories:14F05, 14J45

24. CMB 2010 (vol 54 pp. 381)

Velušček, Dejan
A Short Note on the Higher Level Version of the Krull--Baer Theorem
Klep and Velu\v{s}\v{c}ek generalized the Krull--Baer theorem for higher level preorderings to the non-commutative setting. A $n$-real valuation $v$ on a skew field $D$ induces a group homomorphism $\overline{v}$. A section of $\overline{v}$ is a crucial ingredient of the construction of a complete preordering on the base field $D$ such that its projection on the residue skew field $k_v$ equals the given level $1$ ordering on $k_v$. In the article we give a proof of the existence of the section of $\overline{v}$, which was left as an open problem by Klep and Velu\v{s}\v{c}ek, and thus complete the generalization of the Krull--Baer theorem for preorderings.

Keywords:orderings of higher level, division rings, valuations
Categories:14P99, 06Fxx

25. CMB 2010 (vol 54 pp. 56)

Dinh, Thi Anh Thu
Characteristic Varieties for a Class of Line Arrangements
Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a line arrangement in the complex projective plane $\mathbb{P}^2$, having the points of multiplicity $\geq 3$ situated on two lines in $\mathcal{A}$, say $H_0$ and $H_{\infty}$. Then we show that the non-local irreducible components of the first resonance variety $\mathcal{R}_1(\mathcal{A})$ are 2-dimensional and correspond to parallelograms $\mathcal{P}$ in $\mathbb{C}^2=\mathbb{P}^2 \setminus H_{\infty}$ whose sides are in $\mathcal{A}$ and for which $H_0$ is a diagonal.

Keywords:local system, line arrangement, characteristic variety, resonance variety
Categories:14C21, 14F99, 32S22, 14E05, 14H50
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