# Tagged Questions

Algebraic varieties, stacks, sheaves, schemes, moduli spaces, complex geometry, quantum cohomology.

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### Locus where morphism is \'{e}tale is open on target

Let $f : X \to Y$ be a morphism of schemes. Assume that $f$ is finite, flat and locally of finite presentation. Then I can prove that the set $$U:= \{ y\in Y : X_y \to y \hspace{1mm} \text{is ...

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### Flatness and intersection of fibers

Let $f:X \to Y$ be a flat, proper, surjective morphism between noetherian schemes. Assume $Y$ is irreducible and smooth over $\mathbb{C}$. Suppose that $X$ is the union of two schemes $X_1$ and $X_2$ ...

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### Integration currents VS Poincaré Dual

Let $M$ be a complex manifold of dimension $n$ and $S \subset M$ a complex submanifold (closed) of codimension(complex) r. Let $[S] \in H_{2r}(S)$ be the fundamental class of $S$.
1) we have the ...

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### Roots of 3 polynomials in two variables in terms of the coefficients [on hold]

Let $p,q,h$ be in $\mathbb{C}[x,y]$.
If $\{p_{ij}\}, \{q_{ij}\}$ and $\{h_{ij}\}$ are the coefficients of $p,q$ and $h$ respectively,
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### Finiteness of geometric valuations

I feel the following fact has been used in many argument in algebraic geometry, but I was not be able to prove it or find the precise reference:
Let $X$ be a $\mathbb{Q}$-factorial variety with log ...

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### Is it a correct description of the bounded above derived category of coherent sheaves?

Let $X$ be a (Noetherian) scheme. Let $D^{-}_{\text{coh}}(X)$ be the derived category of complexes of $\mathcal{O}_X$-modules with bounded above and coherent cohomologies.
Do we have the following ...

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### When is the category of small (pre)sheaves a(n elementary) topos?

When $C$ is essentially small, the presheaf category $[C^\mathrm{op},\mathsf{Set}]$ is the free cocompletion of $C$. The presheaf category $[C^\mathrm{op},\mathsf{Set}]$ is also a topos.
When $C$ is ...

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### Singular/Smooth locus of Schubert variety of the affine grassmannian

Let $G$ be a connected, simply connected, semisimple, complex linear algebraic group with maximal torus $T$ and affine Grassmannian $\mathcal Gr$. It is well known that $\mathcal Gr$ admits a Bruhat ...

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### Dieudonné modules -reference request

I need a reference to start learning about Dieudonn\'e modules, and their application to the arithmetic of abelian varieities. I know that this is a copy of Reference for Dieudonné modules, ...

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### How can I calculate the global log canonical threshold?

Let $X$ be a normal variety and let $D$ be a $\mathbb{Q}$-divisor. The log canonical threshold of a pair $(X,D)$ is
$lct(X,D)=sup\{c|(X,cD)$ is log canonical$\}$.
If $X$ is $\mathbb{Q}$-Fano ...

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### Irreducibility of a general fibre

Let $A\subseteq B$ be an inclusion of affine domains over an algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic $0$. Can someone give me a reference for the following fact?
If $A$ is algebraically ...

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### Hyperellptic curve defined by a set of rational points

If we fix a field $\mathbb{F}$ of positive characteristic, and a a genus $g$ , how many rational points are enough to build a unique hyperelliptic curve of genus $g$ over $\mathbb{F}$?.
The thing is ...

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### Constructing normal crossing varieties

Let $X_i$ be a smooth projective variety with a smooth divisor $D_i$ 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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### 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 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 [closed]

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 ...