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Proyecciones (Antofagasta)

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Proyecciones (Antofagasta) vol.31 no.1 Antofagasta mar. 2012 

Proyecciones Journal of Mathematics Vol. 31, No 1, pp. 25-28, March 2012. Universidad Catolica del Norte Antofagasta - Chile

A simple remark on fields of definition *

Rubén Hidalgo

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile



Let K< L be an extension of fields, in characteristic zero, with L algebraically closed and let ¯K < L be the algebraic closure of K in L. Let X and Y be irreducible projective algebraic varieties, X defined over ¯K and Y defined over L, and let π : X →Y be a non-constant morphism, defined over L. If we assume that ¯KL, then one may wonder if Y is definable over ¯K. In the case that K = Q, L = C and that X and Y are smooth curves, a positive answer was obtained by Gonzalez-Diez. In this short note we provide simple conditions to have a positive answer to the above question. We also state a conjecture for a class of varieties of general type.

Keywords : Algebraic curves, field of moduli, field of definition.

Subjclass : [2000]14H30, 11G30, 14H25.



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Ruben A. Hidalgo

Departamento de Matemáatica, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso,


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Received : April 2011. Accepted : November 2011

*Partially supported by projects Fondecyt 1110001 and UTFSM 12.11.01

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