# Charles Vial : On the motive of some hyperKaehler varieties

I will explain why it is expected that the Chow ring of hyperKaehler varieties has a similar structure as the Chow ring of abelian varieties. Examples of hyperKaehler varieties are given by K3 surfaces, and Hilbert schemes of length-n subschemes on K3 surfaces and their deformations. In fact I will introduce the notion of ``multiplicative Chow-Kuenneth decomposition'' and provide examples of varieties that can be endowed with such a decomposition. In the case of curves, or regular surfaces, this notion is intimately linked to the vanishing of a so-called "modified diagonal cycle". For example, a very general curve of genus >2 does not have vanishing modified diagonal cycle, but a result of Ben Gross and Chad Schoen establishes the vanishing of a modified diagonal cycle for hyperelliptic curves.

**Category**: Algebraic Geometry**Duration**: 01:34:50**Date**: February 11, 2015 at 4:25 PM**Views**: 101-
**Tags:**seminar, Algebraic Geometry Seminar

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