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The construction problem for Hodge numbers modulo an integer in positive characteristic

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 November 2020

Remy van Dobben de Bruyn
Department of Mathematics, Princeton University, Fine Hall, Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA; E-mail: Institute for Advanced Study, 1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
Matthias Paulsen
Institute of Algebraic Geometry, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Welfengarten 1, D-30167Hannover, Germany; E-mail:


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Let k be an algebraically closed field of positive characteristic. For any integer $m\ge 2$ , we show that the Hodge numbers of a smooth projective k-variety can take on any combination of values modulo m, subject only to Serre duality. In particular, there are no non-trivial polynomial relations between the Hodge numbers.

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