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Title: Non-simple abelian varieties and (1,3) Theta divisors
Author: Borowka, Pawel
ISNI:       0000 0004 2727 7800
Awarding Body: University of Bath
Current Institution: University of Bath
Date of Award: 2012
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This thesis studies non-simple Jacobians and non-simple abelian varieties. The moti- vation of the study is a construction which gives a distinguished genus 4 curve in the linear system of a (1, 3)-polarised surface. The main theorem characterises such curves as hyperelliptic genus 4 curves whose Jacobian contains a (1, 3)-polarised surface. This leads to investigating the locus of non-simple principally polarised abelian g- folds. The main theorem of this part shows that the irreducible components of this locus are Is~, defined as the locus of principally polarised g-folds having an abelian subvariety with induced polarisation of type d. = (d1, ... , dk), where k ≤ g/2 Moreover, there are theorems which characterise the Jacobians of curves that are etale double covers or double covers branched in two points. There is also a detailed computation showing that, for p > 1 an odd number, the hyperelliptic locus meets IS4(l,p) transversely in the Siegel upper half space
Supervisor: Sankaran, Gregory Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: non-simple ; adelian variety ; theta ; (1,3) surface ; genus 4' curve