1. CJM Online first
 Manon, Christopher

Toric geometry of $SL_2(\mathbb{C})$ free group character varieties from outer space
Culler and Vogtmann defined a simplicial space $O(g)$ called
outer space to study the outer automorphism group
of the free group $F_g$. Using representation theoretic methods,
we give an embedding of $O(g)$ into the analytification of $\mathcal{X}(F_g,
SL_2(\mathbb{C})),$ the $SL_2(\mathbb{C})$ character variety
of $F_g,$ reproving a result of Morgan and Shalen. Then we show
that every point $v$ contained in a maximal cell of $O(g)$ defines
a flat degeneration of $\mathcal{X}(F_g, SL_2(\mathbb{C}))$ to
a toric variety $X(P_{\Gamma})$. We relate $\mathcal{X}(F_g,
SL_2(\mathbb{C}))$ and $X(v)$ topologically by showing that there
is a surjective, continuous, proper map $\Xi_v: \mathcal{X}(F_g,
SL_2(\mathbb{C})) \to X(v)$. We then show that this map is a
symplectomorphism on a dense, open subset of $\mathcal{X}(F_g,
SL_2(\mathbb{C}))$ with respect to natural symplectic structures
on $\mathcal{X}(F_g, SL_2(\mathbb{C}))$ and $X(v)$. In this
way, we construct an integrable Hamiltonian system in $\mathcal{X}(F_g,
SL_2(\mathbb{C}))$ for each point in a maximal cell of $O(g)$,
and we show that each $v$ defines a topological decomposition
of $\mathcal{X}(F_g, SL_2(\mathbb{C}))$ derived from the decomposition
of $X(P_{\Gamma})$ by its torus orbits. Finally, we show that
the valuations coming from the closure of a maximal cell in $O(g)$
all arise as divisorial valuations built from an associated projective
compactification of $\mathcal{X}(F_g, SL_2(\mathbb{C})).$
Keywords:character variety, outer space, analytification, compactification, integrable system Categories:14M25, 14T05, 14D20 

2. CJM Online first
 Choi, Suyoung; Park, Hanchul

Wedge operations and torus symmetries II
A fundamental idea in toric topology is that classes of manifolds
with wellbehaved torus actions (simply, toric spaces) are classified
by pairs of simplicial complexes and (nonsingular) characteristic
maps. The authors in their previous paper provided a new way
to find all characteristic maps on a simplicial complex $K(J)$
obtainable by a sequence of wedgings from $K$. The main idea
was that characteristic maps on $K$ theoretically determine all
possible characteristic maps on a wedge of $K$.
In this work, we further develop our previous work for classification
of toric spaces. For a starshaped simplicial sphere $K$ of dimension
$n1$ with $m$ vertices, the Picard number $\operatorname{Pic}(K)$ of $K$ is
$mn$. We refer to $K$ as a seed if $K$ cannot be obtained
by wedgings. First, we show that, for a fixed positive integer
$\ell$, there are at most finitely many seeds of Picard number
$\ell$ supporting characteristic maps. As a corollary, the conjecture
proposed by V.V. Batyrev in 1991 is solved affirmatively.
Second, we investigate a systematic method to find all characteristic
maps on $K(J)$ using combinatorial objects called (realizable)
puzzles that only depend on a seed $K$.
These two facts lead to a practical way to classify the toric
spaces of fixed Picard number.
Keywords:puzzle, toric variety, simplicial wedge, characteristic map Categories:57S25, 14M25, 52B11, 13F55, 18A10 

3. CJM 2016 (vol 68 pp. 280)
 da Silva, Genival; Kerr, Matt; Pearlstein, Gregory

Arithmetic of Degenerating Principal Variations of Hodge Structure: Examples Arising from Mirror Symmetry and Middle Convolution
We collect evidence in support of a conjecture of Griffiths,
Green
and Kerr
on the arithmetic of extension classes of
limiting
mixed Hodge structures arising from semistable degenerations
over
a number field. After briefly summarizing how a result of Iritani
implies this conjecture for a collection of hypergeometric
CalabiYau threefold examples studied by Doran and Morgan,
the authors investigate a sequence of (nonhypergeometric) examples
in dimensions $1\leq d\leq6$ arising from Katz's theory of the
middle
convolution.
A crucial role is played by the MumfordTate
group (which is $G_{2}$) of the family of 6folds, and the theory
of boundary components of MumfordTate domains.
Keywords:variation of Hodge structure, limiting mixed Hodge structure, CalabiYau variety, middle convolution, MumfordTate group Categories:14D07, 14M17, 17B45, 20G99, 32M10, 32G20 

4. CJM 2015 (vol 68 pp. 3)
 Boden, Hans Ulysses; Curtis, Cynthia L

The SL$(2, C)$ Casson Invariant for Knots and the $\hat{A}$polynomial
In this paper, we extend the definition of the ${SL(2, {\mathbb C})}$ Casson
invariant
to arbitrary knots $K$ in integral homology 3spheres and relate
it to the $m$degree of the $\widehat{A}$polynomial of $K$. We
prove a product formula for the $\widehat{A}$polynomial of the connected
sum $K_1 \# K_2$ of two knots in $S^3$ and deduce additivity
of ${SL(2, {\mathbb C})}$ Casson knot invariant under connected sum for a large
class of knots in $S^3$. We also present an example of a nontrivial
knot $K$ in $S^3$ with trivial $\widehat{A}$polynomial and trivial
${SL(2, {\mathbb C})}$ Casson knot invariant, showing that neither of these invariants
detect the unknot.
Keywords:Knots, 3manifolds, character variety, Casson invariant, $A$polynomial Categories:57M27, 57M25, 57M05 

5. CJM 2015 (vol 67 pp. 654)
 Lim, Meng Fai; Murty, V. Kumar

Growth of Selmer groups of CM Abelian varieties
Let $p$ be an odd prime. We study the variation of the $p$rank of
the Selmer group of Abelian varieties with complex multiplication in
certain towers of number fields.
Keywords:Selmer group, Abelian variety with complex multiplication, $\mathbb{Z}_p$extension, $p$Hilbert class tower Categories:11G15, 11G10, 11R23, 11R34 

6. CJM 2015 (vol 67 pp. 696)
 Zhang, Tong

Geography of Irregular Gorenstein 3folds
In this paper, we study the explicit geography problem of irregular Gorenstein minimal 3folds of general type. We generalize the classical NoetherCastelnuovo type inequalities for irregular surfaces to irregular 3folds according to the Albanese dimension.
Keywords:3fold, geography, irregular variety Category:14J30 

7. CJM 2012 (vol 64 pp. 1222)
 Bobiński, Grzegorz

Normality of Maximal Orbit Closures for Euclidean Quivers
Let $\Delta$ be an Euclidean quiver. We prove that the closures of
the maximal orbits in the varieties of representations of $\Delta$
are normal and CohenMacaulay (even complete intersections).
Moreover, we give a generalization of this result for the tame
concealedcanonical algebras.
Keywords:normal variety, complete intersection, Euclidean quiver, concealedcanonical algebra Categories:16G20, 14L30 

8. CJM 2011 (vol 65 pp. 3)
 Barto, Libor

Finitely Related Algebras in Congruence Distributive Varieties Have Near Unanimity Terms
We show that every finite, finitely related algebra in a congruence
distributive variety has a near unanimity term operation.
As a consequence we solve the near unanimity problem for relational
structures: it is decidable whether a given finite set of relations on
a finite set admits a compatible near unanimity operation. This
consequence also implies that it is decidable whether a given finite
constraint language defines a constraint satisfaction problem of
bounded strict width.
Keywords:congruence distributive variety, JÃ³nsson operations, near unanimity operation, finitely related algebra, constraint satisfaction problem Categories:08B05, 08B10 

9. CJM 2011 (vol 63 pp. 616)
 Lee, Edward

A Modular Quintic CalabiYau Threefold of Level 55
In this note we search the parameter space of HorrocksMumford quintic
threefolds and locate a CalabiYau threefold that is modular, in the
sense that the $L$function of its middledimensional cohomology is
associated with a classical modular form of weight 4 and level 55.
Keywords: CalabiYau threefold, nonrigid CalabiYau threefold, twodimensional Galois representation, modular variety, HorrocksMumford vector bundle Categories:14J15, 11F23, 14J32, 11G40 

10. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 961)
 Abrescia, Silvia

About the Defectivity of Certain SegreVeronese Varieties
We study the regularity of the higher secant varieties of $\PP^1\times
\PP^n$, embedded with divisors of type $(d,2)$ and $(d,3)$. We
produce, for the highest defective cases, a ``determinantal'' equation
of the secant variety. As a corollary, we prove that the Veronese
triple embedding of $\PP^n$ is not Grassmann defective.
Keywords:Waring problem, SegreVeronese embedding, secant variety, Grassmann defectivity Categories:14N15, 14N05, 14M12 

11. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 36)
 Develin, Mike; Martin, Jeremy L.; Reiner, Victor

Classification of Ding's Schubert Varieties: Finer Rook Equivalence
K.~Ding studied a class of Schubert varieties $X_\lambda$
in type A partial
flag manifolds, indexed by
integer partitions $\lambda$ and in bijection
with dominant permutations. He observed that the
Schubert cell structure of $X_\lambda$ is indexed by maximal rook
placements on the Ferrers board $B_\lambda$, and that the
integral cohomology groups $H^*(X_\lambda;\:\Zz)$, $H^*(X_\mu;\:\Zz)$ are
additively isomorphic exactly when the Ferrers boards $B_\lambda, B_\mu$
satisfy the combinatorial condition of \emph{rookequivalence}.
We classify the varieties $X_\lambda$ up to isomorphism, distinguishing them
by their graded cohomology rings with integer coefficients. The crux of our approach
is studying the nilpotence orders of linear forms in
the cohomology ring.
Keywords:Schubert variety, rook placement, Ferrers board, flag manifold, cohomology ring, nilpotence Categories:14M15, 05E05 

12. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 265)
 Brion, Michel; Helminck, Aloysius G.

On Orbit Closures of Symmetric Subgroups in Flag Varieties
We study $K$orbits in $G/P$ where $G$ is a complex connected
reductive group, $P \subseteq G$ is a parabolic subgroup, and $K
\subseteq G$ is the fixed point subgroup of an involutive
automorphism $\theta$. Generalizing work of Springer, we
parametrize the (finite) orbit set $K \setminus G \slash P$ and we
determine the isotropy groups. As a consequence, we describe the
closed (resp. affine) orbits in terms of $\theta$stable
(resp. $\theta$split) parabolic subgroups. We also describe the
decomposition of any $(K,P)$double coset in $G$ into
$(K,B)$double cosets, where $B \subseteq P$ is a Borel subgroup.
Finally, for certain $K$orbit closures $X \subseteq G/B$, and for
any homogeneous line bundle $\mathcal{L}$ on $G/B$ having nonzero
global sections, we show that the restriction map $\res_X \colon
H^0 (G/B, \mathcal{L}) \to H^0 (X, \mathcal{L})$ is surjective and
that $H^i (X, \mathcal{L}) = 0$ for $i \geq 1$. Moreover, we
describe the $K$module $H^0 (X, \mathcal{L})$. This gives
information on the restriction to $K$ of the simple $G$module $H^0
(G/B, \mathcal{L})$. Our construction is a geometric analogue of
Vogan and Sepanski's approach to extremal $K$types.
Keywords:flag variety, symmetric subgroup Categories:14M15, 20G05 

13. CJM 1998 (vol 50 pp. 1253)
 LópezBautista, Pedro Ricardo; VillaSalvador, Gabriel Daniel

Integral representation of $p$class groups in ${\Bbb Z}_p$extensions and the Jacobian variety
For an arbitrary finite Galois $p$extension $L/K$ of
$\zp$cyclotomic number fields of $\CM$type with Galois group $G =
\Gal(L/K)$ such that the Iwasawa invariants $\mu_K^$, $ \mu_L^$
are zero, we obtain unconditionally and explicitly the Galois
module structure of $\clases$, the minus part of the $p$subgroup
of the class group of $L$. For an arbitrary finite Galois
$p$extension $L/K$ of algebraic function fields of one variable
over an algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic $p$ as its
exact field of constants with Galois group $G = \Gal(L/K)$ we
obtain unconditionally and explicitly the Galois module structure
of the $p$torsion part of the Jacobian variety $J_L(p)$ associated
to $L/k$.
Keywords:${\Bbb Z}_p$extensions, Iwasawa's theory, class group, integral representation, fields of algebraic functions, Jacobian variety, Galois module structure Categories:11R33, 11R23, 11R58, 14H40 

14. CJM 1997 (vol 49 pp. 675)
 de Cataldo, Mark Andrea A.

Some adjunctiontheoretic properties of codimension two nonsingular subvarities of quadrics
We make precise the structure of the first two reduction morphisms
associated with codimension two nonsingular subvarieties
of nonsingular quadrics $\Q^n$, $n\geq 5$.
We give a coarse classification of the same class of subvarieties
when they are assumed not to be of loggeneraltype.}
Keywords:Adjunction Theory, classification, codimension two, conic bundles,, low codimension, non loggeneraltype, quadric, reduction, special, variety. Categories:14C05, 14E05, 14E25, 14E30, 14E35, 14J10 
