Deep Learning Gauss-Manin Connections [article]

Kathryn Heal, Avinash Kulkarni, Emre Can Sertöz
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The Gauss-Manin connection of a family of hypersurfaces governs the change of the period matrix along the family. This connection can be complicated even when the equations defining the family look simple. When this is the case, it is computationally expensive to compute the period matrices of varieties in the family via homotopy continuation. We train neural networks that can quickly and reliably guess the complexity of the Gauss-Manin connection of a pencil of hypersurfaces. As an
more » ... we compute the periods of 96% of smooth quartic surfaces in projective 3-space whose defining equation is a sum of five monomials; from the periods of these quartic surfaces, we extract their Picard numbers and the endomorphism fields of their transcendental lattices.
arXiv:2007.13786v1 fatcat:cv2c35dalnazvldhao4mgslacy