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1. CJM Online first

Xia, Eugene Z.
The algebraic de Rham cohomology of representation varieties
The $\operatorname{SL}(2,\mathbb C)$-representation varieties of punctured surfaces form natural families parameterized by monodromies at the punctures. In this paper, we compute the loci where these varieties are singular for the cases of one-holed and two-holed tori and the four-holed sphere. We then compute the de Rham cohomologies of these varieties of the one-holed torus and the four-holed sphere when the varieties are smooth via the Grothendieck theorem. Furthermore, we produce the explicit Gauss-Manin connection on the natural family of the smooth $\operatorname{SL}(2,\mathbb C)$-representation varieties of the one-holed torus.

Keywords:surface, algebraic group, representation variety, de Rham cohomology
Categories:14H10, 13D03, 14F40, 14H24, 14Q10, 14R20

2. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 109)

Gurjar, R. V.; Masuda, K.; Miyanishi, M.; Russell, P.
Affine Lines on Affine Surfaces and the Makar--Limanov Invariant
A smooth affine surface $X$ defined over the complex field $\C$ is an $\ML_0$ surface if the Makar--Limanov invariant $\ML(X)$ is trivial. In this paper we study the topology and geometry of $\ML_0$ surfaces. Of particular interest is the question: Is every curve $C$ in $X$ which is isomorphic to the affine line a fiber component of an $\A^1$-fibration on $X$? We shall show that the answer is affirmative if the Picard number $\rho(X)=0$, but negative in case $\rho(X) \ge 1$. We shall also study the ascent and descent of the $\ML_0$ property under proper maps.

Categories:14R20, 14L30

3. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 1145)

Daigle, Daniel; Russell, Peter
On Log $\mathbb Q$-Homology Planes and Weighted Projective Planes
We classify normal affine surfaces with trivial Makar-Limanov invariant and finite Picard group of the smooth locus, realizing them as open subsets of weighted projective planes. We also show that such a surface admits, up to conjugacy, one or two $G_a$-actions.

Categories:14R05, 14J26, 14R20

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