Transcendence and CM on Borcea–Voisin towers of Calabi–Yau manifolds Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2015. Text: This paper is a sequel to [32], in which we showed the validity of a special case of a conjecture of Green, Griffiths and Kerr [14] for certain families of Calabi-Yau manifolds over Hermitian symmetric domains. Our results are analogues of a celebrated theorem of Th. Schneider [25] on the transcendence of values of the elliptic modular function, and its generalization to the context of abelian varieties in [5,29]. In the present paper, we apply related techniques to examples of families of Calabi-Yau varieties from the work of Rohde [24], and in particular to Borcea-Voisin towers. Our results fit into the broader context of transcendence theory for variations of Hodge structure of higher weight. Video: For a video summary of this paper, please visit

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  • Tretkoff, P.

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  • 2

publication date

  • July 2015