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Moment maps and flat degenerations of toric varieties

We have a flat family of projective varieties with a torus $T$ action, over $\mathbb{A}^1$. How do the moment map images of the fibers change when we pass from the generic fiber to the special fiber ...
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Pure spinors and $SU(n)$ structures

Proposition 9.16 of Lawson's Spin Geometry book reads as follows: Let $X$ be an $2m$-dimensional manifold. Proposition 9.16: Each globally defined pure spinor $\sigma$ on $X$ determines a unique ...
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embedding dimension of normal surface singularity

$0\in X$ : a normal surface singularity. $C_1, C_2$ : hypersurface sections of $0\in X$ and $C_1 \cdot C_2=2$. $\stackrel{(1)}{\Longrightarrow}$ $C_i$ is a reduced curve singularity of multiplicity ...
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Rational curves in projective spaces

Let $X\subset(\mathbb{P}^{N})^n$ be the variety defined as follows: $(p_1,...,p_n)\in (\mathbb{P}^{N})^n$ such that there exists a rational curve $C$ of degree $d$ with $p_1,...,p_n\in C$. Is there a ...
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The sum of squared logarithms conjecture

I'm searching for the first proof (or counterexample to) the following conjecture. (The sum of squared logarithms conjecture) For all natural numbers $n$ and positive numbers $x_1,x_2, \ldots , x_n, ...
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Generalized Hurwitz Spaces

In this question all the varieties are over $\mathbb{C}$. Classic Hurwitz spaces $\mathcal{H}_{g,r}$ are moduli spaces of simple branched coverings $f \colon X \to \mathbb{P}^1$ of degree $d$, where ...
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canonical divisors of a resolution of a normal surface singularity

Let $(0\in X)$ be the germ of a normal surface singularity and let $f: Y \to X$ be the minimal resolution. Questions> (1) How can I define a map $f_*\mathcal{O}_Y(K_Y)\hookrightarrow ...
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Are genus zero Gromov Witten Invariants on Del-Pezzo surfaces enumerative?

Let $X_k$ be $\mathbb{P}^2$ blown up at $k$ points (where $k$ is $0$ to $8$). Let $\beta \in H_2(X_k, \mathbb{Z})$ be the homology class given by $$ \beta := n L + m_1 E_1 + \ldots + m_k E_k $$ ...
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Hyperplane sections of algebraic groups

Let $P_i$ denote the $i-th$ vertex in the Dynkin diagramm of an algebraic group. It symbolizes a parabolic subgroup of $G$ corresponding to the other vertices, meaning $G/P_i$ is a smooth, projective, ...
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Soft Question: Relationships Between Moduli Space and Objects They Parametrize

Apologies in advance if this question is not suitable for MO. My friend and I were wondering recently what, if any, are the relationships between the geometric properties of a moduli space and the ...
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Singularities of the product of a $(\mathbb{C}^*)$-surface with $\mathbb{C}$

Recall that any normal $\mathbb{C}^*$-surface is Cohen-Macaulay and there exists normal $\mathbb{C}^*$-surfaces whose singularities are not rational. Does anyone know an example of a normal ...
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Schubert Polynomials for Complex Projective Space

The Borel picture of the cohomology ring of a flag variety gives a description as a coset space, without identifying any representatives for the classes. Lascaux and Sch\"utzenberger gave specific ...
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On the compactification of moduli space of vector bundles

Let $X$ be an irreducible, nodal curve over an algebraically closed field of genus at least $2$. Denote by $U(r,d)$ (resp. $U^0(r,d)$) the moduli space of torsion-free (resp. locally free) sheaves of ...
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Obstruction to get a galois invariant cycle

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over a finite field $k$, $G=Gal(\bar{k}/k)$ and $\Gamma\in CH^i(\bar{X})$ such that: $cl(\Gamma) \in H_{et}^{2i}(\bar{X},\mathbb{Z}_l(i))^G$ and $\exists$ ...
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Reference for Grothendieck's duality and Cousin, Dualizing and Residual complexes

I am a graduate student currently reading Hartshorne's Residues and Duality. In order to reach the construction of the right adjoint $f^!$ of $Rf_*$ for some special types of maps of locally ...
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Genus formula for a curve in a $2$-dimensional complex torus? [migrated]

For a curve $C$ in a $2$-dimensional complex torus $T$, is there any formula to compute the genus of $C$? Say, in terms of self-intersection number? For a curve in $\mathbb{P}^2$ or a K3 surface, ...
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On Abelian Galois Covering

Consider a complete quadrangle $\Delta$ in $\mathbb{CP}^2$ (i.e. the union of the six lines through points $P_1$, $P_2$, $P_3$ and $P_4$ in general position). Let $f: Y := \hat{\mathbb{CP}^2}(P_1, ...
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What are the indecomposable classes on a del-Pezzo surface?

Let $X_k$ be $\mathbb{P}^2$ blown up at $k$ points (where $k$ is $0$ to $8$). Let $\beta \in H_2(X_k, \mathbb{Z}) $ be a homology class given by $$ \beta := n L + m_1 E_1 + \ldots + m_k E_k $$ ...
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Does there exist a continuous surjection? [on hold]

Let $C$ be an irreducible projective cubic in $\mathbb{P}_2$ with a singular point $p$. So consider $f: \mathbb{P}_1 \to C$ defined as follows. Identify $\mathbb{P}_1$ with the set of lines in ...
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Varieties acted upon faithfully by an abelian variety

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over the complex numbers. Suppose that some positive-dimensional abelian variety $A$ acts faithfully on $X$. Examples of such varieties $X$ are provided by ...
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When a smooth algebra is regular?

Let $A \subseteq B$ be noetherian integral domains, $A$ regular (=every localization at maximal ideal is a regular local ring) and $B$ is a smooth $A$-algebra. For the definition of a smooth algebra, ...
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What's the name of this branched covering?

I've come across a double cover of $\mathbb P_1(\mathbb C)$, ramified at $[1:1]$ and $[-1:1]$ in homogeneous coordinates, given as the quotient by the natural $\mathbb Z/2\mathbb Z$-action generated ...
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On the number of irreducible components of an exceptional divisor

Let $X$ be a complex, affine variety and $Z\subseteq X$ a closed subset of $X$ (i.e. a closed, reduced subscheme). Let $E$ be the exceptional divisor of the blow-up $\pi:\tilde X\to X$ of $X$ with ...
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Can a rigid CY threefold have infinitely many automorphisms

Let $X$ be a rigid Calabi-Yau threefold. Does $X$ have only finitely many automorphisms? N.B. A smooth projective threefold $X$ over $\mathbb C$ is a rigid Calabi-Yau variety if $h^i(X,\mathcal O_X) ...
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Fiber Bundle with a perfect bilinear map

Let $\pi:X\rightarrow Y$ a double cover of Riemann surfaces, and consider a $SL_n-$bundle $E$ with a perfect $\mathcal O_Y-$bilinear pairing $$\psi:\pi_*E\times\pi_*E\rightarrow\pi_*\mathcal O_X$$ ...
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Equation of the curve corresponding to a polarization of an abelian surface

Let $\mathbb{C}^2/\Lambda$ be a polarized abelian surface. I think it is well-known how to write down the equation of the divisor corresponding to the polarization, in terms of theta functions etc. ...
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Enriques classification of algebraic surfaces in characteristic zero

I am searching for a reference about the classification of algebraic surfaces over an arbitrary algebraically closed field of characteristic zero. In the 1949 book "le superficie algebriche" by ...
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Is every proper regular relative algebraic space curve over a Dedekind domain projective?

This question is in some sense a follow up to a related question Is a normal proper relative curve over a DVR projective? Let $R$ be a Dedekind domain, let $S := \mathrm{Spec}(R)$, and let $X ...
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Secant varieties of curves in $\mathbb{P}^4$

My question is motivated by the following simple observations. By a standard dimensions count in $\mathbb{P}^4$ there should not exist neither an hypersurface of degree $3$ with multiplicity $2$ in ...
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Do discrete valuation rings correspond to local rings of points in fibre?

Given projective curves $C$ and $C'$ and a surjective morphism $\varphi\colon C\to C'$, such that $Q\in C'$ is a smooth point and its fibre $\varphi^{-1}(Q)$ consists of smooth points. Then ...
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Pros and cons of Stacks Project as a reference compared with EGA/SGA

I would like to know pros and cons of Stacks Project compared with EGA and SGA and whether it serves as a nice alternative to them. Since I haven't read both of these texts, my attempt to compare the ...
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Singularities of Pfaffian hypersurfaces

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^4$ be an hypersurface of degree six given by the Pfaffian of a $6\times 6$ matrix $M$ whose entries are quadratic forms in the homogeneous coordinates of $\mathbb{P}^4$. I am ...
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Decomposition of hyperbolic surfaces near cusps into annuli

Let $C=\mathbb{H}/\Gamma$ be a hyperbolic surface and $c$ a cusp of this sruface. In the paper "Billiards and Teichmüller curves on Hilbert modular surfaces" by C. McMullen, it is claimed that near ...
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Examples of toric threefolds

I am looking for examples of smooth projective toric threefolds $\mathbb P_\Delta$ such that the rational polytope $\Delta$ has only pentagonal faces and hexagonal faces. I quickly searched for ...
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Is a toric blow-up in codimension 2 a real toric blow-up?

Let $X, Y$ be toric projective algebraic varieties over $\mathbb{C}$. Suppose that $X$ and $Y$ are $\mathbb{Q}$-factorial and smooth in codimension two (e.g. they have terminal singularities). Let ...
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Is g( ) rational if it looks that way on a large rational subset?

Let $F$ be any infinite field, $U\subset F^n$ be an open, dense (in Zariski topology) subset, $x_1,x_2,…,x_n$ be an algebraic independent system of variables over $F$ , $f,f_1,f_2,…,f_n \in ...
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Explicitly describing the region of the plane “outward of” a simple, open, oriented, cubic curve $c:(0,1)\to\mathbb{R}^2$

Some Context: I'm working with some data given in the form of Bezier curves. I need to sort these (partially ordered) Bezier curves by "outwardness" (described below) and have come across an ...
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is there a moduli of stable infinity categories?

I know there exists a groupoid-valued prestack parameterizing (connected) triangulated dg-categories (ie the points of this moduli are not objects of a fixed dg-category, but rather dg-categories ...
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K3 surface as an anticanonical section

Let $S$ be a projective K3 surface. Then is there always a smooth projective 3-fold $V$ that has $S$ as its anticanonical section?
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Castelnuovo-Mumford regularity in multigraded case

Let $R=\oplus_{n\geq 0}R_n$ be a standard Noetherian commuative graded ring over a local ring $(A,m)$ where $R_0=A.$ Put $R_+=\oplus_{n\geq 1}R_n.$ Let $M$ be a finitely generated $\mathbb Z$-graded ...
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The dualizing sheaf for a proper smooth variety

Suppose $X$ is a $n$ dimensional proper smooth variety, is the dualizing sheaf of $X$ the top wedge of sheaf of differentials: $\omega_X^0=\wedge^n\Omega^1_X$? If not what is it? (By Chow lemma, we ...
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Difference between Gieseker semistable and slope semistable

Let $X$ be a projective reduced (not necessarily irreducible) curve over an algebraically closed field and $\mathcal{F}$ be a pure coherent sheaf on $X$. Is it true that $\mathcal{F}$ is Gieseker ...
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Rank of the augmented jacobian matrix

I'm struggling to understand the proof of the following theorem found in 'Solving the Likelihood Equations'. Suppose that $V$ is a complete intersection, i.e. its defining ideal $P$ can be generated ...
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Are del-Pezzo surfaces complete intersections?

Let $X_k$ be $\mathbb{CP}^2$ blown up at $k$-points (where $k$ is from $0$ to $8$). I think it is known that $X_k$ can be embedded in $\mathbb{CP}^n$ for some $n$. $\textbf{Question:}$ Can $X_k$ ...
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Verifying that $\epsilon^!$ is indeed the right adjoint of $\epsilon_*$ in the context of algebraic stacks

The question is about the last paragraph of Remark 12.4.3 in the book on algebraic stacks by Laumon and Moret-Bailly. Let $S$ be a (quasi-separated) scheme and let $\mathscr{X}$ be an algebraic stack ...
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Cycle class map in smooth quasi-projective varieties

Let $X$ be a smooth quasi-projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$ and $Z$ be a closed subvariety of codimension $k$. Q1. How to define a cycle class $[Z]\in H^k(X,\Omega_X^{k})$ ? Q2. More general, ...
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Geometric/algebraic interpretation of quadratic points of rank r

In the paper of Eckl/Puhklikov (http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.3715) the following terminology is introduced: " Let $X \subset Y$ be a subvariety of codimension 1 in a smooth quasiprojective complex ...
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Projection mappings [closed]

I'm learning about projection mappings that can be done using mathematical models or functions. I wish to convert points in a network to a 2D vector by means of a Mathematical model. I could possibly ...
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Embedding curves in hypersurfaces

Consider a curve $C$ in $\mathbb{F}_q^m$, say. I am interested in the existence of curves not contained in any small degree hypersurface. For instance, a helix is not contained (or non-embeddable) in ...
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Is any F-stable maximal torus contained in some F-stable Borel subgroup? [closed]

Denote by $\mathbb{F}_q$ the finite field with $q$ elements, and denote by $\bar{\mathbb{F}}_q$ its algebraic closure. Let $G$ be an affine algebraic group over $\bar{\mathbb{F}}_q$, and let $F$ be a ...