Unpolarized Shafarevich conjectures for hyper-Kähler varieties [article]

Lie Fu, Zhiyuan Li, Teppei Takamatsu, Haitao Zou
2022 arXiv   pre-print
The Shafarevich conjecture/problem is about the finiteness of isomorphism classes of a family of varieties defined over a number field with good reduction outside a finite collection of places. For K3 surfaces, such a finiteness result was proved by Y. She. For hyper-K\"ahler varieties, which are higher-dimensional analogs of K3 surfaces, Y. Andr\'e proved the Shafarevich conjecture for hyper-K\"ahler varieties of a given dimension and admitting a very ample polarization of bounded degree. In
more » ... is paper, we provide a unification of both results by proving the (unpolarized) Shafarevich conjecture for hyper-K\"ahler varieties in a given deformation type. We also discuss the cohomological generalization of the Shafarevich conjecture by replacing the good reduction condition by the unramifiedness of the cohomology, where our results are subject to a certain necessary assumption on the faithfulness of the action of the automorphism group on cohomology. In a similar fashion, generalizing a result of Orr and Skorobogatov on K3 surfaces, we prove the finiteness of geometric isomorphism classes of hyper-K\"ahler varieties of CM type in a given deformation type defined over a number field with bounded degree. A key to our approach to these results is a uniform Kuga--Satake map, inspired by She's work, and we study its arithmetic properties, which are of independent interest.
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