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

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### What is the chromatic number of the “conic hypergraph” on a non-singular plane cubic?

Can we color the points of a complex non-singular plane cubic curve with finitely many colors so that no conic intersects the curve at 6 points of the same color?
If so, what is the smallest number ...

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### Lemma 1 from Beilinson's “Coherent Sheaves on $\mathbb{P}^n$ and Problems of Linear Algebra”, intuition?

Consider Lemma 1 from Beilinson's paper "Coherent Sheaves on $\mathbb{P}^n$ and Problems of Linear Algebra", as follows.
Let $\mathcal{C}$ and $\mathcal{D}$ be triangulated categories, $F: ...

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### What are some examples of total derived functors that can't be computed from a functorial replacement?

(Or more generally, what are some examples of Kan extensions which are not pointwise?)
By a total derived functor of a functor $F: C \to D$, I simply mean a (left or right) Kan extension of $F$ along ...

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### Where does the name $NE(X)$ come from?

Why do we call the cone of curves(effective one cycles) on a variety $X$ as $NE(X)$, what does $NE$ stand for?

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### Generalization for Leray Hirsch theorem for Principal $G$-bundle

This is a general question:
Is there a generalized Leray Hirsch theorem for Principal $G$-bundle? with $G$ finite group with discrete topology. I know it does not make sense to compare with original ...

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### confounding riddle about fine moduli schemes and twists of elliptic curves

I've encountered a strange situation while thinking about modular curves... Consider the modular curve $Y(3)$ parametrizing elliptic curves with a symplectic basis for their 3-torsion. This curve has ...

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### About the canonical morphism from $f^{*}f_{*}f^{*}F$ to $f^{*}F$

Assume $X$ and $Y$ are noetherian schemes over $\mathbb{C}$ and there is a proper and faithfully flat morphism $f: X\rightarrow Y$.
Assume the canonical morphism $F\xrightarrow{\sim} f_{*}f^{*}F$ is ...

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### Is the Gysin pullback of an effective cycle effective?

Suppose $E$ is a rank $r$ vector bundle over a projective variety $X$, denote the zero section by $i\colon X\to E$. Given an effective cycle $a\in A_{k+r}(E)$, the Gysin pullback gives us a class ...

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### Is a variety a local complete intersection if it is locally a complement of to a smooth $N$-dimensional affine of $N-m$ affine subvarieties?

If an equidimensional variety $V$ of dimension $m$ is locally a set-theoretic complete intersection (i.e., it can be covered by open subvarieties of certain intersections of $N-n$ hypersurfaces in ...

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### On finite quotients of unions of $n$ affine varieties

Assume that a finite group $G$ acts on a quasi-projective variety $Q$ (say, over complex numbers) that possesses a Zariski cover by $\le n$ affine varieties. My question is: does the quotient $Q/G$ ...

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### Lie algebra and base change

I am very confused by the following and would appreciate any help.
Let $\mu_p \subset \mathbb{G}_m$ be the $p$-torsion subgroup scheme of the multiplicative group over $\mathbb{Z}_p$. I would like to ...

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### quasi-ordinary singularities on a versal deformation?

Let $V$ be a variety over $\mathbb{C}$ and suppose $O$ is a singular point of $V$. Are there conditions on $(V,O)$ such that a versal deformation $W$ of $(V,O)$ has only quasi-ordinary singularities.
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### Why should curves be two-dimensional?

In Weil cohomology, a nice curve has cohomology up to degree 2, or more generally a nice $n$-dimensional variety has cohomology up to degree $2n$.
I know that this was motivated at least in part by a ...

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### Twisting locally free sheaves in characteristic $p$

Let $X$ be an irreducible nodal projective curve over an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p>0$. Denote by $\pi:\tilde{X} \to X$ the normalization of $X$. Recall, the short exact ...

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### Lefschetz morphisms from the relative tangent sheaf exact sequence?

Let $X\subseteq {\mathbb{P}}^N$ be an $n$-dimensional complex projective manifold. Denote by $\pi\colon U\to X$ the affine cone of $X$ with the vertex removed; it is a $\mathbb{C}^*$-bundle over $X$. ...

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### On tangent space of relative quot scheme in positive characteristic

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of positive characteristic and $f:X \to S$ be a smooth, flat, projective morphism between noetherian $k$-schemes. Assume that $S$ is a non-singular ...

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### Homogeneous polynomials on $\mathbb{P}^5$ which vanish on $\mathbb{P}^2$

I have the following questions, both of which has been claimed/used in Fulton and Harris's Representation Theory book.
Suppose $\mathbb{P}^2$ sits inside $\mathbb{P}^5$ via the Veronese map (both are ...

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### Descent theorems for fundamental groups and groupoids?

Grothendieck in his 1984 "Esquisse d'un programme" (Section 2) wrote (English translation):
" ..,people still obstinately persist, when calculating with fundamental groups, in fixing a single base ...

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### Smoothness and Cohen Macaulay [on hold]

One always get the idea (almost a slogan in Alg. Geom.) that Cohen-Macaulay varieties will have some (mild) singularities and Gorenstein can be smooth.
I found a smooth scheme that by construction ...

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### When does a “universal” quot scheme exist?

Suppose $M$ is a moduli space of semistable sheaves on a projective variety $X$. Let $v$ be some the discrete invariants. I would like to form a space $\mathcal Q(v) \rightarrow M$, where the fiber ...

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### Vector bundles on open (affine) curves

It is well-known by Grothendieck (or earlier by Dedekind-Weber) that every vector bundle on $\mathbb{P}^1_k$ for $k$ a field decomposes into a sum of the line bundles $\mathcal{O}(k)$.
As ...

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### Which weighted projective spaces (and their finite quotients) are local complete intersections?

Let $G$ be a finite subgroup of $\textrm{Gl}_{n+1}(k)$ (where $k$ is an algebraically closed field). My question is: do there exist examples of $G$ such that the corresponding quotient $P$ of ...

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### Rearrangement of difficult algebraic equations [on hold]

I have always had difficulty when rearranging large equations of functions to find the roots and also the turning points(using derivatives) and was hoping some people could give me some tips when it ...

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### Calculation-free proof of the Weyl Integral formula for U(n)

The Weyl integral formula states that if f is a class function on U(n), T is the torus of diagonal matrices in U(n), and dU(n) and dT are the standard Haar measures on U(n) and T, then
$$\int_{U(n)} ...

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### On conflicting descriptions for tor of a local cohomology group

Let $X$ be a smooth projective surface and $C$ a Cartier divisor on $X$. Denote by $\mathcal{H}^1_C(\mathcal{O}_X)$ the sheaf associated to the presheaf $U \mapsto H^1_{C \cap U}(\mathcal{O}_X|_U)$. ...

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### Is the localization sequence exact in the middle mod. algebraic equivalence?

Let $X$ be a smooth projective $k$-variety ($k=\bar k$) and $U\subset X$ an nonempty open subset. Is it true that a cycle algebraically equivalent to zero in $U$ comes from a cycle of $X\backslash U$ ...

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### space of stability condition for an elliptic curve

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve. I want to understand why $\mathrm{Stab}(E)/\mathrm{Aut}(D^b(E))$ is a $\mathbb{C}^\times$-bundle over the moduli space $\mathbb{H}/\mathrm{SL}(2,\mathbb{Z})$ of elliptic ...

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### Reduction formula for Schubert polynomials

In my endless fiddling with formulas I discovered one that fills in the blanks in a generic formula I saw in a paper, but I'm wondering if maybe it's already known and the paper was just mentioning ...

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### Weil Petersson metric on moduli space of Calabi Yau manifolds

Let $f:(X,D)\to Y$ be a holomorphic fibre space where $D$ is divisor with conic singularities and let fibres $(X_s,D_s)$ are log Calabi-Yau pair .i.e $K_X+D$ is nummerically trivial, then we have ...

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### In a noetherian commutative ring with only one associated prime, is the nilradical locally free?

The title says it all.
I suspect that the answer in general is no, although my intuition tells me that a jump in the dimension of the fibre of the nilradical at some point of Spec(A) can occur only ...

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### Can one drop the locally free assumption in projection formula on a projective bundle?

Let $X$ be a noetherian scheme over $\mathbb{C}$, and let $E$ be a locally free sheaf of finite rank over $X$. Then we have the projective bundle $f: \mathbb{P}(E)\rightarrow X$.
Now $f$ is a flat ...

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### Endomorphism of Chow goup induced by a birational map

Let $\phi:X\dashrightarrow Y$ be a birational map between smooth projective $k$-varieties ($k=\bar k$) and $\Gamma$ be the closure of the graph of $\phi$. In Fulton's intersection theory example ...

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### Looking for Schmickler-Hirzebruch' monograph on elliptic surfaces

I wonder if it is possible to find (and if yes, where?) an electronic copy of the following monograph:
Author: Schmickler-Hirzebruch, Ulrike
Title: Elliptische Flächen über $\mathbb P^1(\mathbb ...

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### Dimension of the singular locus of $\mathcal M_X(r,d)$

Let $X$ be an algebraic smooth curve of genus $g$ over $\mathbb C$, and let $\mathcal M_X(r,d)$ (resp $\mathcal M_X^0(r)$) be the moduli space of vector bundle of rank $r$ and degree $d$ (resp. with ...

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### Curve meeting an open subset

I would like a reference for the following (easy/classical?) result:
Let $X$ be a quasi-projective irreducible algebraic variety of dimension $\ge 1$, defined over an algebraically closed field $k$ ...

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### “Interesting” projective varieties being quotients of $\mathbb{A}^n\setminus \{0\}$ by an action of an algebraic group?

The algebraic (multiplicative) group $G^m$ acts on $\mathbb{A}^n$ (diagonally) and the quotient of $\mathbb{A}^n\setminus \{0\}$ by $G_m$ is $\mathbb{P}^{n-1}$ (which is a proper variety). I would ...

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### What is behind the Hodge conjecture? [duplicate]

My question is quite naive, and my knowledge limited on the subject. I heard lot of talks about Hodge conjecture. I wanted to ask about an intuitive way to figure out why we should care about Hodge ...

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### How to extend an equivariant map from a compact Lie group

Let $G$ be a compact Lie group and let $H$ be a closed subgroup of it. Let $g$ be a torsion element of $G$ and $C_G(g)$ the centralizer of it. Let $Y$ be a $C_G(g)-$space. I'm working on the space ...

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### Family $(X_y,D_y)$ with trivial canonical bundles

Let $i:D\hookrightarrow X$ and $f : X \to Y$ be holomorphic mappings of complex manifolds
such that $i$ is a closed embedding and $f$ as well as$ f \circ i$ are proper and smooth and $D$ is a divisor. ...

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### Smooth complete intersections and sharpness of the Chevalley-Warning theorem

Let $X$ be a complete intersection in $\mathbb{P}^n$ of multidegree $(d_1,\ldots,d_r)$. If we're working over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$, the Ax-Chevalley-Warning theorem says that if $X$ is in the ...

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### Existence of real solutions for a system of linear and quadratic equations

Suppose we have a system of linear and quadratic equations with rational coefficients and we want to find out whether this system has a real solution or not. The actual values of a solution is not ...

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### Andre-Oort for conjecture [closed]

Is Andre-Oort conjecture expected to hold for complex analytic topology? If yes, do the recent results on abelian type Shimura varieties cover this case?
Sorry for my ignorance, but several ...

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### Existense of semi-stable vector bundles on smooth curves in positive characteristic

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of positive characteristic and $X$ be a smooth projective curve over $k$ of genus $g \ge 2$. Fix a polarization $L$ on $X$. Does there exist a semi-stable ...

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### Overview and/or reference of theory of pro-universal covers?

This question will contain very little in the way of concrete information, because I don't have much to go on. I've heard whispers of something called a "pro-universal cover," which is the inverse ...

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### Weil's paper under a pseudonym on deforming singular varieties

I am looking for a paper of Weil that is published under a pseudonym, in which he proves a statement along the lines of: a singular algebraic variety cannot be deformed into a nonsingular one.
Thanks ...

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### Formal generic fibre and Fermat's Last Theorem

Set $A_{n} \colon= {\Bbb F}_p[[S_1,...,S_n]]$ and
$A_{n,d} \colon= {\Bbb F}_p[[S_1,...,S_n]][[X_1,...,X_d]]$ be a $d$-variables formal power series ring over $A_n$. We denote by $K$ the fractional ...

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### What can we say about tropical maps $\mathbb{P}^1 \to A$ for an Abelian variety $A$?

It's well known that maps $\mathbb{P}^1_\mathbb{C} \to A$ are constant for any Abelian variety $A$ (in fact, for any complex torus).
Is there any similar statement in the tropical case? Naively, the ...

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### Which sheaves on a projective bundle are flat over the base scheme?

Assume $X$ is a noetherian scheme over $\mathbb{C}$ and $E$ a locally free sheaf of finite rank on $X$. Denote the the associated projective bundle by $f: \mathbb{P}(E)\rightarrow X$.
Are there any ...

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### Inverse limits of schemes and open subsets

Let $R$ be a discrete valuation ring, $\{A_i\}_{i \in I}$ be a direct system of $R$-algebras and $A$ the limit of the system. Let $X$ be a noetherian projective scheme over $\mathrm{Spec}(R)$. ...

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### Gonality and Clifford dimension of curves on a K3 surface

Let $X$ be a K3 surface. Let $L$ be an ample line bundle on $X$. When/how can we say that any smooth curve $C\in |L|$ has maximal gonality $k=[\frac{g+3}{2}]$ and Clifford dimension 1. Is there some ...