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 Carrell, Jim; Kaveh, Kiumars

Springer's Weyl Group Representation via Localization
Let $G$ denote a reductive algebraic group over
$\mathbb{C}$
and $x$ a nilpotent element of its Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$. The Springer
variety $\mathcal{B}_x$
is the closed subvariety of the flag variety $\mathcal{B}$ of $G$ parameterizing
the
Borel subalgebras of $\mathfrak{g}$ containing $x$. It has the remarkable
property that
the Weyl group $W$ of $G$ admits a representation on the cohomology
of $\mathcal{B}_x$
even though $W$ rarely acts on $\mathcal{B}_x$ itself. Wellknown constructions
of this action
due to Springer et al use technical machinery from algebraic
geometry.
The purpose of this note is to describe an elementary approach
that gives this action
when $x$ is what we call parabolicsurjective. The idea is to
use localization to construct an action of $W$ on
the equivariant cohomology algebra $H_S^*(\mathcal{B}_x)$, where $S$ is a certain algebraic
subtorus of $G$.
This action descends to $H^*(\mathcal{B}_x)$ via the forgetful map and
gives the desired representation. The parabolicsurjective case
includes all nilpotents of type $A$ and,
more generally, all nilpotents for which it is known that $W$
acts on
$H_S^*(\mathcal{B}_x)$ for some torus $S$.
Our result is deduced from a general theorem describing
when a group action on the cohomology of the fixed point set of a
torus action
on a space lifts to the full cohomology algebra of the space.
Keywords:Springer variety, Weyl group action, equivariant cohomology Categories:14M15, 14F43, 55N91 

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 Huang, Yanhe; Sottile, Frank; Zelenko, Igor

Injectivity of generalized Wronski maps
We study linear projections on PlÃ¼cker space whose restriction
to the Grassmannian is a nontrivial branched
cover.
When an automorphism of the Grassmannian preserves the fibers,
we show that the Grassmannian is necessarily
of $m$dimensional linear subspaces in a symplectic vector
space of dimension $2m$, and the linear map is
the Lagrangian involution.
The Wronski map for a selfadjoint linear differential operator
and pole placement map for
symmetric linear systems are natural examples.
Keywords:Wronski map, PlÃ¼cker embedding, curves in Lagrangian Grassmannian, selfadjoint linear differential operator, symmetric linear control system, pole placement map Categories:14M15, 34A30, 93B55 

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 Bahmanpour, Kamal; Naghipour, Reza

Faltings' finiteness dimension of local cohomology modules over local CohenMacaulay rings
Let $(R, \frak m)$ denote a local CohenMacaulay ring and $I$
a nonnilpotent ideal of $R$. The purpose of this article is
to investigate Faltings' finiteness
dimension $f_I(R)$ and equidimensionalness of certain homomorphic
image of $R$. As a consequence
we deduce that $f_I(R)=\operatorname{max}\{1, \operatorname{ht} I\}$
and if $\operatorname{mAss}_R(R/I)$
is contained in $\operatorname{Ass}_R(R)$, then the ring $R/ I+\cup_{n\geq
1}(0:_RI^n)$ is equidimensional of dimension $\dim R1$.
Moreover, we will obtain a lower bound for injective dimension
of the local cohomology module $H^{\operatorname{ht} I}_I(R)$, in the case
$(R, \frak m)$ is a complete equidimensional local ring.
Keywords:Cohen Macaulay ring, equidimensional ring, finiteness dimension, local cohomology Categories:13D45, 14B15 

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 MirandaNeto, Cleto Brasileiro

A moduletheoretic characterization of algebraic hypersurfaces
In this note we prove the following surprising characterization:
if
$X\subset {\mathbb A}^n$ is an (embedded, nonempty, proper)
algebraic variety defined over a
field $k$ of characteristic zero, then $X$ is a hypersurface
if and only if the module $T_{{\mathcal O}_{{\mathbb
A}^n}/k}(X)$ of logarithmic vector fields of
$X$ is a reflexive ${\mathcal
O}_{{\mathbb A}^n}$module. As a consequence of this result,
we derive that if $T_{{\mathcal O}_{{\mathbb A}^n}/k}(X)$ is a
free ${\mathcal
O}_{{\mathbb A}^n}$module, which is shown to be equivalent
to the freeness of the $t$th exterior power of $T_{{\mathcal O}_{{\mathbb
A}^n}/k}(X)$ for some (in fact, any) $t\leq n$, then necessarily
$X$ is a Saito free divisor.
Keywords:hypersurface, logarithmic vector field, logarithmic derivation, free divisor Categories:14J70, 13N15, 32S22, 13C05, 13C10, 14N20, , , , , 14C20, 32M25 

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 Le Fourn, Samuel

Nonvanishing of central values of $L$functions of newforms in $S_2 (\Gamma_0 (dp^2))$ twisted by quadratic characters
We prove that for $d \in \{ 2,3,5,7,13 \}$ and $K$ a quadratic
(or rational) field of discriminant $D$ and Dirichlet character
$\chi$, if a prime $p$ is large enough compared to $D$, there
is a newform $f \in S_2(\Gamma_0(dp^2))$ with sign $(+1)$ with
respect to the AtkinLehner involution $w_{p^2}$ such that $L(f
\otimes \chi,1) \neq 0$. This result is obtained through an estimate
of a weighted sum of twists of $L$functions which generalises
a result of Ellenberg. It relies on the approximate functional
equation for the $L$functions $L(f \otimes \chi, \cdot)$ and
a Petersson trace formula restricted to AtkinLehner eigenspaces.
An application of this nonvanishing theorem will be given in
terms of existence of rank zero quotients of some twisted jacobians,
which generalises a result of Darmon and Merel.
Keywords:nonvanishing of $L$functions of modular forms, Petersson trace formula, rank zero quotients of jacobians Categories:14J15, 11F67 

7. CMB Online first
 Haase, Christian; Hofmann, Jan

Convexnormal (pairs of) polytopes
In 2012 Gubeladze (Adv. Math. 2012)
introduced the notion of $k$convexnormal polytopes to show
that
integral polytopes all of whose edges are longer than $4d(d+1)$
have
the integer decomposition property.
In the first part of this paper we show that for lattice polytopes
there is no difference between $k$ and $(k+1)$convexnormality
(for
$k\geq 3 $) and improve the bound to $2d(d+1)$. In the second
part we
extend the definition to pairs of polytopes. Given two rational
polytopes $P$ and $Q$, where the normal fan of $P$ is a refinement
of
the normal fan of $Q$.
If every edge $e_P$ of $P$ is at least $d$ times as long as the
corresponding face (edge or vertex) $e_Q$ of $Q$, then $(P+Q)\cap
\mathbb{Z}^d
= (P\cap \mathbb{Z}^d ) + (Q \cap \mathbb{Z}^d)$.
Keywords:integer decomposition property, integrally closed, projectively normal, lattice polytopes Categories:52B20, 14M25, 90C10 

8. CMB Online first
 Reichstein, Zinovy; Vistoli, Angelo

On the dimension of the locus of determinantal hypersurfaces
The characteristic polynomial $P_A(x_0, \dots,
x_r)$
of an $r$tuple $A := (A_1, \dots, A_r)$ of $n \times n$matrices
is
defined as
\[ P_A(x_0, \dots, x_r) := \det(x_0 I + x_1 A_1 + \dots + x_r
A_r) \, . \]
We show that if $r \geqslant 3$
and $A := (A_1, \dots, A_r)$ is an $r$tuple of $n \times n$matrices in general position,
then up to conjugacy, there are only finitely many $r$tuples
$A' := (A_1', \dots, A_r')$ such that $p_A = p_{A'}$. Equivalently,
the locus of determinantal hypersurfaces of degree $n$ in $\mathbf{P}^r$
is irreducible of dimension $(r1)n^2 + 1$.
Keywords:determinantal hypersurface, matrix invariant, $q$binomial coefficient Categories:14M12, 15A22, 05A10 

9. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 865)
 Pal, Sarbeswar

Moduli of Rank 2 Stable Bundles and Hecke Curves
Let $X$ be smooth projective curve of arbitrary genus $g \gt 3$
over complex numbers. In this short note we will show that the
moduli
space of rank $2$ stable vector bundles with determinant isomorphic
to $L_x$, where $L_x$ denote the line bundle corresponding to
a point $x \in X$ is isomorphic to certain lines in the moduli
space of Sequivalence classes of semistable bundles of rank
2 with
trivial determinant.
Keywords:Hecke curve, (0,1) stable bundle Category:14D21 

10. CMB Online first
 Iena, Oleksandr; Leytem, Alain

On the singular sheaves in the fine Simpson moduli spaces of $1$dimensional sheaves
In the Simpson moduli space $M$ of semistable sheaves with
Hilbert polynomial $dm1$ on a projective plane we study the
closed subvariety $M'$ of sheaves that are not locally free on
their support. We show that for $d\ge 4$ it is a singular subvariety
of codimension $2$ in $M$. The blow up of $M$ along $M'$ is interpreted
as a (partial) modification of $M\setminus M'$ by line bundles
(on support).
Keywords:Simpson moduli spaces, coherent sheaves, vector bundles on curves, singular sheaves Category:14D20 

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12. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 760)
 Fichou, Goulwen; Quarez, Ronan; Shiota, Masahiro

Artin Approximation Compatible with a Change of Variables
We propose a version of the classical Artin
approximation
which allows to perturb the variables of the approximated solution. Namely, it is possible to approximate a formal solution of a
Nash equation by a Nash solution in a
compatible way with a given Nash change of variables.
This result is closely related to the socalled nested Artin
approximation and becomes false in the analytic setting. We provide
local and global versions of this approximation in real and complex
geometry together with an application to the RightLeft equivalence
of Nash maps.
Keywords:Artin approximation, global case, Nash functions Categories:14P20, 58A07 

13. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 824)
 Karpenko, Nikita A.

Incompressibility of Products of Pseudohomogeneous Varieties
We show that the conjectural criterion of $p$incompressibility
for products of projective homogeneous varieties in terms of
the factors, previously known in a few special cases only, holds
in general.
Actually, the proof goes through for a wider class of varieties
which includes the norm varieties associated to symbols in Galois
cohomology of arbitrary degree.
Keywords:algebraic groups, projective homogeneous varieties, Chow groups and motives, canonical dimension and incompressibility Categories:20G15, 14C25 

14. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 449)
 Abdallah, Nancy

On Hodge Theory of Singular Plane Curves
The dimensions of the graded quotients of the
cohomology of a plane curve complement $U=\mathbb P^2 \setminus C$
with respect to the Hodge filtration are described in terms of
simple geometrical invariants. The case of curves with ordinary
singularities is discussed in detail. We also give a precise
numerical estimate for the difference between the Hodge filtration
and the pole order filtration on $H^2(U,\mathbb C)$.
Keywords:plane curves, Hodge and pole order filtrations Categories:32S35, 32S22, 14H50 

15. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 858)
 Osserman, Brian

Stability of Vector Bundles on Curves and Degenerations
We introduce a weaker notion of (semi)stability for vector bundles
on
reducible curves which does not depend on a choice of polarization,
and
which suffices for many applications of degeneration techniques.
We explore the basic
properties of this alternate notion of (semi)stability. In a
complementary
direction, we record a proof of the existence of semistable extensions
of vector bundles in suitable degenerations.
Keywords:vector bundle, stability, degeneration Categories:14D06, 14H60 

16. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 311)
 Ilten, Nathan; Teitler, Zach

Product Ranks of the $3\times 3$ Determinant and Permanent
We show that the product rank of the $3 \times 3$ determinant
$\det_3$ is $5$,
and the product rank of the $3 \times 3$ permanent
$\operatorname{perm}_3$
is $4$.
As a corollary, we obtain that the tensor rank of $\det_3$ is
$5$ and the tensor rank of $\operatorname{perm}_3$ is $4$.
We show moreover that the border product rank of $\operatorname{perm}_n$ is
larger than $n$ for any $n\geq 3$.
Keywords:product rank, tensor rank, determinant, permanent, Fano schemes Categories:15A21, 15A69, 14M12, 14N15 

17. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 673)
 Achter, Jeffrey; Williams, Cassandra

Local Heuristics and an Exact Formula for Abelian Surfaces Over Finite Fields
Consider a quartic $q$Weil polynomial $f$. Motivated by equidistribution
considerations, we define, for each prime $\ell$, a local factor
that
measures the relative frequency with which $f\bmod \ell$ occurs
as the
characteristic polynomial of a symplectic similitude over $\mathbb{F}_\ell$.
For a certain
class of polynomials, we show that the resulting infinite product
calculates the number of principally polarized abelian surfaces
over $\mathbb{F}_q$
with Weil polynomial $f$.
Keywords:abelian surfaces, finite fields, random matrices Category:14K02 

18. CMB 2015 (vol 59 pp. 144)
 Laterveer, Robert

A Brief Note Concerning Hard Lefschetz for Chow Groups
We formulate a conjectural hard Lefschetz property
for Chow groups, and prove this in some special cases: roughly
speaking, for varieties with finitedimensional motive, and
for varieties whose selfproduct has vanishing middledimensional
Griffiths group. An appendix includes related statements that
follow from results of Vial.
Keywords:algebraic cycles, Chow groups, finitedimensional motives Categories:14C15, 14C25, 14C30 

19. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 620)
 Sands, Jonathan W.

$L$functions for Quadratic Characters and Annihilation of Motivic Cohomology Groups
Let $n$ be a positive even integer, and let $F$ be a totally real
number field and $L$ be an abelian Galois extension which is totally
real or CM.
Fix a finite set $S$ of primes of $F$ containing the infinite primes
and all those which ramify in
$L$, and let $S_L$ denote the primes of $L$ lying above those in
$S$. Then $\mathcal{O}_L^S$ denotes the ring of $S_L$integers of $L$.
Suppose that $\psi$ is a quadratic character of the Galois group of
$L$ over $F$. Under the assumption of the motivic Lichtenbaum
conjecture, we obtain a nontrivial annihilator of the motivic
cohomology group
$H_\mathcal{M}^2(\mathcal{O}_L^S,\mathbb{Z}(n))$ from the lead term of the Taylor series for the
$S$modified Artin $L$function $L_{L/F}^S(s,\psi)$ at $s=1n$.
Keywords:motivic cohomology, regulator, Artin Lfunctions Categories:11R42, 11R70, 14F42, 19F27 

20. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 519)
 Kang, SuJeong

Refined Motivic Dimension
We define a refined motivic dimension for an algebraic variety
by modifying the definition of motivic dimension by Arapura.
We apply this to check and recheck the generalized Hodge conjecture
for certain varieties, such as uniruled, rationally connected
varieties and a rational surface fibration.
Keywords:motivic dimension, generalized Hodge conjecture Categories:14C30, 14C25 

21. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 250)
 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, BrillNoether theory, special divisors on algebraic curves Categories:14T05, 14H51 

22. CMB 2014 (vol 58 pp. 80)
 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 FukukawaHaradaMasuda,
which was only for Lie type $A$.
Keywords:equivariant cohomology, Peterson varieties, flag varieties, Monk formula, Giambelli formula Categories:55N91, 14N15 

23. CMB 2014 (vol 58 pp. 356)
 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 

24. CMB 2014 (vol 57 pp. 749)
 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 

25. 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 
