Local Duality and Polarized Hodge Modules

  • Christian Schnell

    Stony Brook University, USA


We establish a relationship between the graded quotients of a filtered holonomic D{\mathcal{D}}-module, their duals as coherent sheaves, and the characteristic variety, in case the filtered D\mathcal{D}-module underlies a polarized Hodge module on a smooth algebraic variety. The proof is based on M.~Saito's result that the associated graded module is Cohen-Macaulay, and on local duality for the cotangent bundle. The result plays a role in the study of Néron models for families of intermediate Jacobians, recently constructed by the author.

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Christian Schnell, Local Duality and Polarized Hodge Modules. Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci. 47 (2011), no. 3, pp. 705–725

DOI 10.2977/PRIMS/49