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Distinguished models of intermediate Jacobians

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Friday, April 19, 2019
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3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
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Sebastian Casalaina-Martin (University of Colorado)
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Algebraic Geometry Seminar

In this talk I will discuss joint work with J. Achter and C. Vial showing that the image of the Abel--Jacobi map on algebraically trivial cycles descends to the field of definition for smooth projective varieties defined over subfields of the complex numbers. The main focus will be on applications to topics such as: descending cohomology geometrically, a conjecture of Orlov regarding the derived category and Hodge theory, and motivated admissible normal functions.