A variety that cannot be dominated by one that lifts

Remy van Dobben De Bruyn

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We prove a strong version of a theorem of Siu and Beauville on morphisms to higher genus curves, and we use it to show that if a variety X in characteristic p lifts to characteristic 0, then any morphism X ! C to a curve of genus g ≥ 2 can be lifted along. We use this to construct, for every prime p, a smooth projective surface X over FNp that cannot be rationally dominated by a smooth proper variety Y that lifts to characteristic 0.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1251-1289
Number of pages39
JournalDuke Mathematical Journal
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics


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