A Filtration on the Chow Groups of a Complex Projective Variety

Research paper by James D. Lewis

Indexed on: 01 Sep '01Published on: 01 Sep '01Published in: Compositio Mathematica


Let X/C be a projective algebraic manifold, and further let CHk(X)Q be the Chow group of codimension k algebraic cycles on X, modulo rational equivalence. By considering Q-spreads of cycles on X and the corresponding cycle map into absolute Hodge cohomology, we construct a filtration {Fl}l ≥ 0 on CHk(X)Q of ‘Bloch-Beilinson’ type. In the event that a certain conjecture of Jannsen holds (related to the Bloch-Beilinson conjecture on the injectivity, modulo torsion, of the Abel–Jacobi map for smooth proper varieties over Q), this filtration truncates. In particular, his conjecture implies that Fk+1 = 0.