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Constructing normal crossing varieites

Let $X_i$ be a smooth projective variety with a smooth divior $D_i$ for $i=1,2$. Suppose that $D_1$ is isomorphic to $D_2$. Then does it make sense to construct a normal crossing variety $X=X_1 ...
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How to prove Butler's inequality for the maximal slope of the kernel bundle?

In Butler' paper "Normal generation of vector bundles over a curve" (J.d.g.,1994). Proposition 1.4 said that $$prop^+(M_E)\leq \max\left\{-2,\frac{-prop^+(E)}{prop^+(E)-g}\right\}$$ where $E$ is a ...
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On 'Riemann Hypothesis' in Geometric Complexity Theory using Algebraic Geometry

In http://ramakrishnadas.cs.uchicago.edu/gctriemann.ps it is stated that there is an unknown non-standard riemann hypothesis. AFAIK riemann hypothesis in AG was shown using Etale cohomology by Artin, ...
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Classification of Hopf-Galois Extensions as Torsors

Faithfully flat Hopf-Galois extensions of rings: $A\to B$, with $H$ coacting on $B$ such that $B\otimes_AB\simeq B\otimes H$, are often thought of as being accessible substitutes for $G$-torsors in ...
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When does an algebraic space that is a torsor over a scheme have to be a scheme?

In Group actions on stacks and applications (Section 4 of part A), M.Romagny gives a definition of $G$-torsor over a scheme $S$ in which the total space need not be a scheme, just an algebraic space. ...
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Are fibers at points of morphism of schemes closed subschemes? [on hold]

Is $X \rightarrow Y$ is a morphism of schemes and $y \in Y$, is the fiber of $y$ a closed subscheme of $X$? Is is true that the fibers of the projection $X \times_S Y \rightarrow Y$ (with $X,Y$ ...
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Representability of morphism of stacks

A morphism of Artin stacks $f:X\to Y$ over $\mathbb Q$ is representable by algebraic spaces if and only if its geometric fibres are algebraic spaces. I would like to know if one can use this to prove ...
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Can anyone comment on uniformizing parameters and uniformizing coordinates?

Let $V$ be an algebraic variety ($\dim V = r$) over an algebraically closed field $k$, $U \subseteq V$ an open subset (in Zariski topology), and W a prime divisor of V, that is, the closed subvariety ...
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How local is the exponent in the definition of a function with analytic/algebraic singularities?

In Demailly's Analytic Methods in Algebraic Geometry (available on his web page), the definition of a (plurisubharmonic) "function with analytic singularities" is a (plurisubharmonic) function $ u: ...
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Functor of points of a tensor triangulated category

Is there is a functor of points approach to tensor triangulated categories parallel to Balmer's theory of prime ideal spectra? Given a tensor triangulated category $\mathcal{T}$ an $R$-point can be ...
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Interplay between Loop Quantum Gravity and Mathematics

It is known that there are many interesting connections between String Theory and modern Mathematics, with a rich feedback going on in both directions: there have been advances in mathematics thanks ...
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homological invariant of the “universal elliptic curve” over the punctured $j$-line

My question considers the curve $E$ over the affine $j$-line $S$ given by $$Y^2 - (j-1728)XY = X^3 - 36(j-1728)^3X - (j-1728)^5$$ This curve has the property that it's $j$-invariant is $j$ (see ...
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Relative Picard functor for the Zariski topology

I'm trying to understand better the relative Picard functor, as defined, for example, in Kleiman's article. Let $X \to S$ be a smooth projective morphism of schemes whose geometric fibres are ...
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Coherent sheaves on $\mathbb C^2$ and commuting matrices

Let $V$ be an $n$-dimensional complex vector space. The stack $Coh^n(\mathbb C^2)$ of coherent sheaves on $\mathbb C^2$ supported on $n$ points (not necessarily distinct) is equivalent to the stack ...
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How to prove a certain theorem about algebraic function fields [on hold]

This question concerns a point from the book David Goldschmidt, Algebraic Functions and Projective Curves, 2001 (link). Let $K$ be a finitely generated extension of $k$ of transcendence degree ...
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Must we know $MU^*(X)$ in order to compute $Ell^*(X)$?

Let $Ell^*(X)$ be the elliptic cohomology theory (associated to a given elliptic curve $E$) of a nice space $X$. Recall the Landweber-Ravenel-Stong construction: $MU^*(X) \otimes_{MU^*} R \simeq ...
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Does the higher cohomology of a quasi-coherent sheaf on a Stein manifold vanish?

It is a well-known result in algebraic geometry that if $X$ is an affine scheme and $\mathcal{F}$ is a quasi-coherent sheaf on $X$, then the higher cohomologies of $\mathcal{F}$ vanish, i.e. $$ ...
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Enriques surfaces over $\mathbb Z$

Does there exist a smooth proper morphism $E \to \operatorname{Spec} \mathbb Z$ whose fibers are Enriques surfaces? By a theorem of, independently, Fontaine and Abrashkin, combined with the ...
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Is surjectivity for morphisms of schemes local on the domain?

It is said so in Knutson's book 'algebraic sapces' in several places for different topologies on schemes, see Chapt. I, 2.19 for Zariski top, 3.13 for flat top., 4.11 for etale topology. But this ...
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Smoothing transverse intersections

Let $S$ be a complex surface with ample canonical class. Let $C_1$ and $C_2$ be smooth complex curves in $S$ that intersect transversally at $n $ points. Furthermore, assume that the self-intersection ...
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Is the derived category of perfect complexes idempotent complete?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a category. We call a morphism $\alpha: X\rightarrow X$ an idempotent if $\alpha^2=\alpha$ in $\mathcal{C}$. We call $\mathcal{C}$ is $\textit{idempotent complete}$ if any ...
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Are there any Algebraic Geometry Theorems that were proved using Combinatorics?

I'm collaborating with some algebraic geometers in a paper, and when writing the introduction I mentioned the interaction of Combinatorics and Algebraic Geometry, and gave some examples like the ...
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Non-embeddable varieties

Suppose that $k$ is a perfect field of characteristic $p>0$, $\mathcal{V}$ is a complete discrete valuation ring with residue field $k$ and quotient field $K$, of characteristic $0$. Then when ...
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How far is it to extend the results of SGA III Exp. VIB from group schemes to group spaces?

How far is it to extend the results of SGA III Exp. VIB from group schemes to group spaces? In particular, does Corollary 4.4 from SGA III Exp. VIB hold for G/S being merely a group space? Here the ...
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How singular can the Stein factorization of a proper map between smooth varieties be?

A little bit of motivation (the question starts below the line): I am studying a proper, generically finite map of varieties $X \to Y$, with $X$ and $Y$ smooth. Since the map is proper, we can use the ...
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Is Frobenius on $R^\circ/p$ surjective for general perfectoid rings $R$?

In [1], Propisition 6.1.9(2), it said that if $R$ is a perfectoid ring such that $pR^\circ$ is closed in $R^\circ$ (this includes the case if $R$ is of character $p$, or if $p$ is invertible in $R$, ...
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Stiefel-Whitney class of complex projective spaces [on hold]

Let $T\mathbb{C}P^m$ be the tangent bundle of complex projective space. What is the total Stiefel-Whitney class $w(T\mathbb{C}P^m)$? Let $a_m$ be the maximal integer such that the $a_m$-th dual ...
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UFD and fundamental group

Let $C$ be the curve $x^2+y^2-1$, defined over $\mathbb R$. It is easy to see that $\mathbb R[C]$ is not a UFD, as witnessed by the identity $(1-x)(1+x)=y^2$. On the other hand, the real locus ...
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Moduli space of flat connections over a torus

Let us fix a principal bundle $G\hookrightarrow P\to T^{2}$, where $T^{2}$ is a torus. Is the moduli space of flat connections on $P$ known? At least, it is known for some particular gauge groups, ...
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Flatness over a perfectoid ring

I want to prove the following: Let $R$ be a perfectoid ring and $\varpi$ a pseudo uniformizer in $R$ which admits all $p$-th power roots, then a module over $R^\circ$ is flat if and only if it has no ...
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Connectedness of fibers for flat, proper morphism

Let $f:X \to Y$ be a flat proper morphism of noetherian schemes of finite type over a field. Assume that $Y$ is an integral scheme and the generic fiber of $f$ is irreducible of dimension $1$. Is it ...
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Do algebraic stacks satisfy fpqc descent?

It is known, thanks to Gabber, that algebraic spaces are sheaves in the fpqc topology: Stacks project 03W8 Is the analogous statement for algebraic (Artin) stacks true? If not, is it true under ...
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Relationship between coherent toposes/coherent logic and coherent sheaves

I've heard it claimed that the adjective "coherent" in logic/topos theory (i.e. coherent logic, coherent toposes, coherent categories) was adopted to fit in with the terminology of coherent sheaves in ...
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Showing a wedge product is nonzero

Let $V$ be a complex vector space of dimension $n$, equipped with a Hermitian inner product whose Kahler form we denote by $\omega$. Let's set $P = \bigwedge^{2p} V^*$ and $Q = \bigwedge^{2q} V^*$ for ...
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Galois cohomology out of the classifying stack

Suppose $G$ is a smooth and abelian $k$-group scheme, for $k$ a field. Is it possible to get back galois cohomology groups $H^*(k,G)$ studying the cohomology of the classifying stack $BG=[*/G]$ ?
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Connected components of algebraic groups

Let $G$ be an algebraic group, and $G_{Id}$ the connected component of the identity. Then $G_{Id}$ is a normal subgroup of $G$ and $G/G_{Id}$ is the component group of $G$. Let $G_{c}\subset G$ be ...
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Picard group of classifying stack

Suppose $S$ is a scheme, and $G$ a smooth $S$-group scheme. Then there exists an algebraic stack BG called the classifying stack of $G$, defined as the quotient stack $[S/G]$ where $G$ acts trivially ...
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Motives of a variety of type D4

Over the last decade Nikita Semenov, Skip Garibaldi and others have made some progress in the theory of cohomological invariants, (Rost)-motives and motivic decompositions of algebraic groups. For ...
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Continuity of Intersection Multiplicities

I’m looking for a correct technical version (and in the best case a reference) for a statement of the following type: Consider a complex algebraic variety $X\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ and a sequence of ...
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Abelian varieties with good reduction everywhere over function fields

There is a famous theorem due to J.-M. Fontaine, Il n'y a pas de variété abélienne sur Z (and independently by V.A. Abrashkin) that there are no abelian varieties over Z. I was wondering whether ...
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Lefschetz hyperplane theorem for Neron-Severi

Suppose that $X$ is a smooth projective variety of dimension at least $3$, and that $D$ is a smooth ample divisor. I am wondering to about the status of the Lefschetz hyperplane theorem for the map ...
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On Q-Cartier Divisors

I have my question on Q-Cartier Weil divisor. People say $D$ is Q-Cartier divisor if $nD$ is Cartier for some $n \geq 1$. Especially for $n > 1$, I have never seen the `rigorous' definition of ...
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An example of threefold

Its description is a little bit complicated but it would be great if anyone can give an example. I tried to construct it as a toric variety (See the previous question) but did not succeed. I am ...
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Evaluation maps for moduli of stable maps

Let $\overline{M}_{0,n}(\mathbb{P}^N,d)$ be the moduli space of stable maps of degree $d$ from curves of genus zero with $n$-marked points to $\mathbb{P}^N$. Consider the product of the evaluation ...
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completion of non-finitely generated ideal

Let consider $A=k[x_{1},x_{2}...]$, the polynomial ring with countably many indeterminates. Then we can consider the completion ...
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Existence of a special Kahler structure on the contangent bundle

It is known that the total space of the cotangent bundle $T^{\ast}M\to M$ of any manifold $M$ can be equipped with a Kahler structure. My question is, it is known when $T^{\ast}M$ admits a Special ...
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Real Zeros - tail estimate

Given a random polynomial with Gaussian coefficients, the Kac-Rice formula tells us what the expected number of real zeros is (for more on this, see the excellent paper of Edelman and Kostlan in the ...
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Whats the name of a cylinder with 3 parabolic equilateral points? [closed]

If we start with a normal cylinder and pinch in 3 sides so that the top-down view looks like a curved, three-pointed equilateral star, what is the name of this shape and what's it's function look like ...
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When do we have $D_{\text{perf}}(\text{Qcoh}(X))\simeq D_{\text{perf}}(X)$?

Let $(X,\mathcal{O}_X)$ be a scheme (or more generally a ringed space). We know that in general the derived category of complexes of quasi-coherent modules $D(\text{Qcoh}(X))$ is not equivalent to the ...
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Residual scheme to local complete intersection schemes in the projective space

Let $A$ be an integral Noetherian $\mathbb{C}$-algebra. Denote by $\mathbb{P}^3_A:=\mathbb{P}^3_{\mathbb{C}} \times_{\mathbb{C}} \mathrm{Spec}(A)$. Let $X,Y$ be closed local complete intersection ...