Arithmetic of Degenerating Principal Variations of Hodge Structure: Examples Arising From Mirror Symmetry and Middle Convolution Academic Article uri icon


  • © Canadian Mathematical Society 2016. We collect evidence in support of a conjecture of Griffiths, Green, and Kerr on the arithmetic of extension classes of limiting mixed Hodge structures arising from semistable degenerations over a number field. After briefly summarizing how a result of Iritani implies this conjecture for a collection of hypergeometric Calabi-Yau threefold examples studied by Doran and Morgan, the authors investigate a sequence of (non-hypergeometric) examples in dimensions 1 ≤ d ≤ 6 arising from Katz's theory of the middle convolution. A crucial role is played by the Mumford-Tate group (which is G2) of the family of 6-folds, and the theory of boundary components of Mumford-Tate domains.

author list (cited authors)

  • da Silva, G., Kerr, M., & Pearlstein, G.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • April 2016