# Tagged Questions

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

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### Cohen-Macaulay fibers

Let $Y$ be a set of points in $\mathbb{P}^n$. Then we can write a resolution
$$0\rightarrow P_n \rightarrow \cdots \rightarrow P_0\rightarrow \mathcal{O}_Y$$
where each ...

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### Is the upper boundary of a Schubert variety Cartier?

On $G/B$, the divisor $\bigcup_\alpha X_{r_\alpha}$ is Cartier (where $X_w := \overline{B_- w B}/B$, and $\alpha$ varies over simple roots), not least because $G/B$ is smooth.
Is the same true for ...

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### Relative tangent space to proper morphism and irreducibility of fibers

Let $f:X \to Y$ be a proper surjective morphism of reduced connected noetherian schemes. Assume $Y$ is irreducible. Let $y \in Y$ be a closed point. Denote by $X_y$ the fiber over $y$ to the morphism ...

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### Symplectic reduction: from indefinite signature to Riemannian signature

Let $(M,g,\omega)$ be a $d$-dimensional manifold equipped with a metric $g$ of signature $(t,s)$, $d = t+s$, and a symplectic form $\omega$. Let us assume that a Lie group $G\subset Isometries(M,g)$ ...

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### Morgan Shalen compactification of $\mathbb C^2$

I'm reading the Otal's survey on the compactification of Morgan Shalen.
(available here)
He claims in an example (page 8) that the compactification of $\mathbb C^2$ is $S^4$, which sounds completely ...

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### When do two non-degenerate quadratic forms give rise to isomorphic Lie algebras?

Let $V$ be a vector space over some number field $k$. (I'm fine with $\mathbb{Q}$.)
Let $\phi \colon V \to k$ be a non-degenerate quadratic form. Associated with $\phi$ is the orthogonal group ...

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### An example of toric threefold

I am looking for an example of projective toric threefold $X = \mathbb P_\Delta$ that comes from a rational polytope $\Delta$, where $\Delta$ is a triangular bipyramid (click the word for its image).
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### Existence of Factor rings of UFDs which are UFDs

Suppose that $X=Spec(A)$ is an affine variety over an algebraically closed field $k$ which is normal and such that $Cl(X)=0$.
I am interested in hypersurfaces of $X$ which again satisfy this ...

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### Samuel multiplicity

Let $X$ be the hyper-surface defined by
$$f:=\sum_{i=1}^k x_i^n=0$$
in $\mathbb{C}^k$. Let $Y$ be the non-reduced sub-scheme of $X$ defined by the ideal
$$I=(x_1^{n-1},\dots , x_k^{n-1}) $$
What is ...

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### Bruhat Tits buiding to visualize closed points of affine flag varieties?

In his survey "affine springer fibers and affine Deligne-Lusztig varieties", Goertz gives us a tutorial session on how to use Bruhat Tits buildings to visualize subsets of affine Grassmannians or of ...

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### How to prove two manifolds are not birational?

Given a family of compact complex manifold $\mathcal{X} \rightarrow B$, what are the standard techniques to prove two distinct fibers $\mathcal{X}_a$ and $\mathcal{X}_b$ are not birational?

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### What kind of ringed space $X$ has the property that a locally free sheaf is projective in Qcoh$(X)$?

It is well known that for an affine scheme $X$, every finitely generated locally free sheaf $\mathcal{E}$ is projective in the category Qcoh$(X)$. i.e. the functor ...

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### When is the pullback in Chow groups defined?

This is the first time I ask a question on Mathoverflow, so I apologize in advance if it is not suitable/a duplicate/otherwise inappropriated.
I am thinking about Voevodsky's category of motives and ...

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### Degeneration of wildly ramified local monodromy representations - near or far from Deligne?

Suppose we have a surface $S$ mapping to a curve $C$ and a finite cover $Y/S$ that is ramified at a divisor $D$. For each point $x \in C$ we get a ramified cover of the curve $S_x$, and we can study ...

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### Is the ring $\mathbb{Z}_p [[x]]\otimes_{\mathbb{Z}_p} \overline{\mathbb{Q}}_p$ Noetherian?

Is the ring $\mathbb{Z}_p [[x]]\otimes_{\mathbb{Z}_p} \overline{\mathbb{Q}}_p$ Noetherian?

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### Is a locally free sheaf projective in the category of $\mathcal{O}_X$-modules when $X$ is an affine scheme?

Let $X$ be an affine scheme and $\mathcal{E}$ a finitely generated locally free sheaf on $X$. It is obvious that $\mathcal{E}$ is a projective object in the category Qcoh$(X)$ since we can pass to ...

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### Reference or explanation: Cup products, deformations of complex structure and Mirror Symmetry

In section 0.3. of their paper "Frobenius Manifolds and Formality of Lie Algebras of Polyvector Fields," Barannikov and Kontsevich discuss the fact that Kontsevich's formality morphism (from his paper ...

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### polynomials with similar maxima-minima

Assume $p$ and $q$ are n-variate degree d, homogeneous polynomials. Define $ |p|_{\infty}= \max_{x \in S^{n-1}} |p(x)|$
$D(p)=\{ x \in S^{n-1} : p(x)= |p|_{\infty} \}$
$E(p)=\{x \in S^{n-1} : p(x)= ...

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### Obstruction and rational points on curves

Is etale-Brauer the only obstruction to the existence of rational points on projective plane curves over number fields?

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### How to compute class number of a torus

Let $T$ be an algebraic torus over a number field $K$.
Following notations in Ono's The Arithmetic of Tori,
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### motive of the general linear group

Let $k$ be a perfect field. Let $GL_n$ be the general linear group over $k$. Does anybody know a reference for the computation of the motive
$$
M(GL_n)
$$ in Voevodsky's category $DM(k)$?

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### Map of the Klein quartic from $CP^2$ to $R^3$

The Klein quartic $\mathcal{X}$ is cut out of $\mathbb{C}P^2$ by the homogeneous equation $$x^3 y + y^3 z + z^3 x = 0.$$ It has 168 orientation preserving automorphisms and includes several copies of ...

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### going down theorem

Typical maps that satisfy "going down theorem" are flat morphisms and integral extensions of normal rings that are integral.
Let $Spec(B)\rightarrow Spec(A)$ be a finite type morphism of k-noetherian ...

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### Singular models of K3 surfaces

Let us work over a ground field of characteristic zero. As is well-known, a K3 surface is a smooth projective geometrically integral surface $X$ whose canonical class $\omega_X$ is trivial and for ...

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### Mixed Hodge structure and cup product

I'm looking for a reference for the answer to the following questions.
Let $X$ be an algebraic variety over C. When is the cup product a morphism of Mixed Hodge structures? Does $X$ have to be ...

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### Should the Grothendieck ring of varieties be K_0 of numerical motives?

Assuming the Standard Conjectures, should the Grothendieck ring of varieties be the $K_0$ of the abelian category of numerical motives?

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### Proper morphism and irreducibility of schemes

Let $f:X \to Y$ be a proper surjective morphism of quasi-projective noetherian schemes over $\mathbb{C}$. Assume that $Y$ is irreducible and $X$ is reduced, connected with finitely many irreducible ...

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### Recollement of multiple $t$-structures

Given a recollement
$$
\mathbf{D}^0 \underset{\underset{i_R}\leftarrow}{\overset{\overset{i_L}\leftarrow}\to} \mathbf{D} \underset{\underset{q_R}\leftarrow}{\overset{\overset{q_L}\leftarrow}\to} ...

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### Récollement of stable $t$-structures

Given a recollement
$$
\mathbf{D}^0 \underset{\underset{i_R}\leftarrow}{\overset{\overset{i_L}\leftarrow}\to} \mathbf{D} \underset{\underset{q_R}\leftarrow}{\overset{\overset{q_L}\leftarrow}\to} ...

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### Linearly normal but not projectively normal variety

Suppose $X$ is a smooth variety, $X\to \mathbf{P}^n$ is a closed immersion. For the fixed imbedding, we call $X$ is linearly normal if $\Gamma(\mathbf{P}^n,O(1))\to\Gamma(X,O_X(1))$ is surjective; we ...

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### Why is the first chern class of a line bundle $c_1(L) = 1-L$ in complex K-theory?

I'm trying to understand why on earth the first chern class of a line bundle in K-theory $c_1(L) = 1-L$.
I understand that the first Chern class of the trivial bundle is zero, and that $H-1$ ...

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### Presentation of the tautological bundle of the Grassmannian

Consider a Grassmannian $G=Gr(r,n)$ embedded in projective space $P^n$ by its Plucker embedding. Is there a way of writing down a presentation of the tautological bundle of $G$, as a module over the ...

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### pull-back of canonical divisor under blow-up of a singular point

I was checking an example of canonical singularities from surface.
We consider the surface $X:(xz=y^2)\subset \mathbb A^3$. The only singular point is the origin. We write down one affine piece of ...

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### What is the cohomology of the tangent bundle of a flag variety?

Let $G$ be the general linear group $\operatorname{GL}(n,\mathbb{C})$ and $P$ a parabolic subgroup with Lie algebra $\mathfrak{p}$. Consider the vector bundles
$$
\mathcal{P} = G\times_P ...

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### applications of Berkovich spaces

What are applications of the theory of Berkovich analytic spaces? The analytification $X \mapsto X^{\mathrm{an}}$

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### Covering of schemes and flatness

Let $f:X \to Y$ be a finite surjective morphism of quasi-projective schemes over $\mathbb{C}$, $X$ is reduced and $Y$ is integral. Suppose that there exists an integer $n$ such that for every closed ...

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### For which pairs of distinct positive primes $p$ and $q$, the integral closure of $\mathbb{Z}$ in $\mathbb{Q}[\sqrt{pq}]$ is a UFD?

For which pairs of distinct positive primes $p$ and $q$, the integral closure of $\mathbb{Z}$ in $\mathbb{Q}[\sqrt{pq}]$ is a UFD? I've proved that neither $p$ nor $q$ can be congruent to $1$ modulo ...

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### Reference Request: Fundamental Group Scheme

I want to learn about the Fundamental Group Scheme(First introduced by Madhav Nori). I am familiar with Basic Algebraic Geometry at the level of Eisenbud & Harris'"Geometry of Schemes" & to a ...

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### Intersection Multiplicity

Let $X$ be an hyper-surface in an affine space defined by an equation $F$. We can assume that the ground field is $\mathbb{C}$ and $X$ is normal. Take functions $f_1,\dots, f_n$ on $X$ and let $B$ ...

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### Estimate self crossings of a curve parameterized by a trigonometric polynomial

Given z on the unit circle, let $P(z)= \sum\limits_{k=-D}^D p_k z^k $.
Can one estimate the number of self crossings of the following curve with an analytic expression in terms of the coefficients ...

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### Does the fundamental group identify group structure on subvarieties of products of curves?

Let $C_1,\dots, C_n$ be smooth curves over $\overline{\mathbb F}_p$, not necessarily proper. Let $X$ be a subvariety of $C_1 \times \dots \times C_n$. I'm interested in the natural map:
$$ ...

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### Analytically but not algebraically smoothable singularity

Are there examples of algebraic singularities which may be smoothed analytically but not algebraically? It certainly seems possible, but if not, why? Are there conditions under which this becomes ...

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### miniversality vs versality

Consider a moduli problem $\mathcal{M}$. Assume, at each point $x$, the associated deformation problem $\mathcal{M}_x$ has a tangent-obstruction theory. It follows that $\mathcal{M}_x$ has a hull ...

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### A question on polynomial heights

For a given polynomial $f(x_1, \cdots, x_n) \in \mathbb{Z}[x_1, \cdots, x_n]$, define the height of $f$ as $H(f)$ as the maximum absolute value among its coefficients. We can also define the log ...

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### Degree of irreducible locally free sheaves and global sections on curves

Let $X$ be a smooth projective curve and $\mathcal{F}$ a locally free sheaf on $X$ of rank $2$ and negative degree. Assume further that $\mathcal{F}$ is irreducible in the sense, $\mathcal{F}$ cannot ...

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### Find all possible rational values of the parameter of a parametric cubic such that it is reducible

Description: Given the following parametric cubic polynomials ${E}^{3}
- 15\, {\beta}_{\pm}\, {E}^{2} - 3 \left({71\, {\beta}_{\pm}^{2} + 352\, {\beta}_{\mp}}\right) E
+ 135\, {\beta}_{\pm} ...

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### divisor is big iff its birational pullback is big

In Kollár and Mori's Birational Geometry of Algebraic Varieties, the authors say a Cartier divisor is big iff its birational pullback is big (Definition 2.59 below). But I can't understand. Maybe the ...

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### Special linear sections of a hypersurface

We discuss on the field of complex numbers. Let $X$ be a smooth projective hypersurface of dimension $n \geq 4$ in $\mathbb{P}^{n+1}(\mathbb{C})$. Assume that for a general point $x \in X$, there ...

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### About bounding values of quadratic forms

It would be helpful if someone can share (either as references) examples of calculations/analysis which achieves bounding of values of quadratic forms in say either of the following situations,
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### Fixed space of the square of a symmetric matrix over $\mathbb{F}_2$

Let $M$ be an invertible symmetric $2n \times 2n$ matrix with entries in the finite field $\mathbb{F}_2$. Is $\mathrm{Ker}\ (M^2 - I_{2n})$ necessarily even dimensional?