# 1-$t$-Motifs

• ### Lenny Taelman

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

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## Abstract

We show that the module of rational points on an abelian $t$\dash module $E$ is canonically isomorphic with the module $\mathrm {Ext}^1(M_E, K[t])$ of extensions of the trivial $t$-motif $K[t]$ by the $t$-motif $M_E$ associated with $E$. This generalizes prior results of Anderson and Thakur, Papanikolas and Ramachandran, and Woo.

In case $E$ is uniformizable we show that this extension module is canonically isomorphic with the corresponding extension module of Pink–Hodge structures. This situation is formally very similar to Deligne's theory of 1-motifs and we have tried to build up the theory in a way that makes this analogy as clear as possible.