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Linear projections and successive minima

Christophe Soulé

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Let X be an arithmetic surface, and let L be a line bundle on X. Choose a metric h on the lattice Λ of sections of L over X. When the degree of the generic fiber of X is large enough, we get lower bounds for the successive minima of (Λ,h) in terms of the normalized height of X. The proof uses an effective version (due to C. Voisin) of a theorem of Segre on linear projections and Morrison's proof that smooth projective curves of high degree are Chow semistable.

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Nagoya Math. J., Volume 197 (2010), 45-57.

First available in Project Euclid: 16 March 2010

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Primary: 14H99: None of the above, but in this section 14G40: Arithmetic varieties and schemes; Arakelov theory; heights [See also 11G50, 37P30] 11H06: Lattices and convex bodies [See also 11P21, 52C05, 52C07]


Soulé, Christophe. Linear projections and successive minima. Nagoya Math. J. 197 (2010), 45--57. doi:10.1215/00277630-2009-002.

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