versión ISSN 0716-0917
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 *
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 ¯K ≠ L, 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 : 14H30, 11G30, 14H25.
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Ruben A. Hidalgo
Departamento de Matemáatica, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso,
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Received : April 2011. Accepted : November 2011
*Partially supported by projects Fondecyt 1110001 and UTFSM 12.11.01