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

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### Sheaf isomorphism $\mathcal{F}\rightarrow f_{\ast}f^{\ast}(\mathcal{F})$?

Let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ be a morphism of schemes and let $\mathcal{F}$ be a sheaf on $Y$. Then there is a natural map $$\Psi:\mathcal{F} \rightarrow f_{\ast}f^{\ast}(\mathcal{F})$$ and localizing ...

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### Algebraic fundamental group without regularity at infinity

Suppose $X$ is a smooth (connected) variety over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $\mathscr{C}$ be the category of finite rank vector bundles on $X$ equipped with an integrable connection, and let $\mathscr{C}'$ be ...

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### What are reasons to believe that e is not a period?

I hope this rather soft question is suitable for MO, otherwise please migrate it to MSE.
In their paper defining periods [1], Kontsevich and Zagier without further comment state that $e$ is ...

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### Jacobian matrix and dimension of variety

I have 2 questions about the dimension of a complex variety:
1) Suppose I have a variety $V$ in $\mathbb{C}^n$ and an ideal $I$ such that $V=V(I)$ ($I$ may not be radical, i.e., it may differ from ...

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### Feynman integrals in algebraic geometry [closed]

In quantum field theory, multi-loop Feynman integrals are basic ingredients of calculating high order corrections. Recently, I have come across the paper A Feynman integral via higher normal ...

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### reference for Levelt-Turritin

Can anybody recommend a good reference to learn the Level-Turritin decomposition theorem of formal connections? An intuitive description of what it says would also be very appreciated.

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### Is each rationally chain connected surface rational?

Consider a 2-dimensional smooth projective algebraic surface S over complex numbers. Could you recommend any exact references to the proofs of the following assertions (of course, if they are true):
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### integral curves and differential equations on arcs

I am trying to prove a statement that is obivious in analytic setting, but makes me feel at a loss in formal algebraic setting.
Let $M$ be a smooth curve over an algebraically closed field $k$. Let ...

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### on reductive monoids which are gorenstein

Let $M$ a reductive monoid, i.e. a integral normal affine scheme, which is a monoid whose group of units is a connected reductive group.
By Rittatore ...

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### excess intersection theory

Can the excess intersection theory be applied to the following problem:
I have a non-singular irreducible variety $X$ of dimension $k$ and degree $d$ and $k+1$ hyperplane sections of $X$, ...

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### Paper by Mumford

In the paper of "The spectrum of difference operators and algebraic curves",
by P. van Moerbeke and D. Mumford, Acta Mathematics, vol.143, 1979,
(link: ...

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### Quotient of Projective line over rationals with an infinite subgroup of PGL(2,Q)

I am looking for references for the following; how to calculate quotient of the projective line over the field of rationals with an infinite subgroup of PGL(2,Q), e.g, of the form
$
\left(
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### Reference request: Book of topology from “Topos” point of view

Question: Is there any book of topology in the modern language of topos theory?
Motivation:
In "Sheaves in Geometry and Logic" Mac Lane and Moerdijk say: "For Grothendieck, topology became the ...

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### Exactness of the relative de Rham complex restricted to subschemes

I think that the statement below about relative de Rham complex is true (am I wrong?) If it is the case, a reference would be very helpful. (I admit that the statement sounds somewhat technical and ...

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### Invariant obstructions to gluing Galois representations on elliptic curves

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over $\overline{\mathbb F_p}$, or another separably closed field of characteristic $p$. Let $K$ be the function field of $E$, and let $K_p$ be the local field at a point.
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### Realizing algebraic curves as complete intersections

I have two related questions about smooth complete algebraic curves (over $\mathbb{C}$).
Does there exist a smooth complete algebraic curve $X$ that cannot be embedded as a complete intersection in ...

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### Why is the section conjecture important?

As in the title, I want to know the reason for importance of the section conjecture. Of course, the statement of conjecture is important as itself, even I cannot fully grasp the soul of it. However, ...

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### varieties whose canonical bundle has finite order in Pic?

Is there a structure theorem for such varieties?
If X is a smooth and proper/projective variety whose canonical bundle $\omega_X$ has finite order in the Picard group, do we know anything about X?
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### Existence of affine hulls

(This question is inspired by Matthieu Romagny's answer to my previous question about base change properties of affine hulls.)
Given a scheme $S$, it is well-known (cf. EGA I.9.1.21) that the ...

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### Stable analytic manifold under simple action

For an integer $m > 1$, let us define the action
$$
f: X_i \to (1+X_i)^{m} - 1
$$
on $C[[X_1,...,X_N]]$, where $C$ is the complex number field. Consider the analytic manifold $V(I)$ defined by the ...

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### DEF vs DIFF for projective bundles over $\mathbb{P}^3$

In this MO-question I asked about deformations of vector bundles, and from the answer given by Mohan it appears that there are several deformation classes of rank two bundles with trivial Chern ...

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### Are linear algebraic groups rigid?

The underlying variety of a linear elgebraic group (say, over an algebraically closed field) is affine, so doesn't have nontrivial (infinitesimal) deformations. I'm curious to know whether it's ...

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### irreducible etale cover of a blowup

Let $X\rightarrow Y$ be a smooth morphism of schemes and consider the blowup of the fiber product along the diagonal, $W:=Bl_{\Delta}X\times_Y X$.
a.Does there exist a collection of smooth morphisms ...

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### Counterexamples to Elkik's theorem in the non-Noetherian case

Elkik in Solutions d'equations a coefficients dans un anneu Henselian, Theorem 7 proves that:
Let $A$ be a Noetherian ring that is Henselian with respect to a principal ideal $(a)$.
That is, if ...

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### Affine hulls and base change

Let $S$ be a scheme. We consider the functor, called affine hull, from the category of quasicompact and quasiseparated $S$-schemes to the category of affine $S$-schemes, defined as a left adjoint to ...

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### Galois descent of stacks

Suppose $X$ is a algebraic stack over a field $F$. Consider a Galois finite extension $F'$ of $F$. Let $X_{F'}:=X\times_F F'$ be the base extension.
Suppose $X_{F'}$ is isomorphic to an algebraic ...

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### linear section of codimension $k+1$ of a variety of dimension $k$

Let $X$ be a variety of dimension $k$ and degree $d$. If $L$ is a linear subspace of codimension $k+1$ such that $|L\cap X|$ consists of a finite number of points, is there a way to find the maximum ...

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### (semi)stability of a net of quadrics and a certain criterion

Let $V:=H^0(\mathbb{P}^4,\mathcal{O}(1))$, $W:=H^0(\mathbb{P}^4,\mathcal{O}(2))$ and $Q_i(i=1,2,3)$ be quadric hypersurfaces in $\mathbb{P}^4$.
To a net of quadrics $\Lambda=(Q_1,Q_2,Q_3)$, we ...

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### Degree of a Segre variety (without Hilbert polynomial)

Algebraic Geometry is not my topic of research and I am having troubles in understanding the following:
In Harris book, Algebraic Geometry, a firs course, Example 18.15, there is a proof of the ...

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### Global sections in negative degree line bundles over singular curves

Let $C$ be a local complete intersection projective curve in $\mathbb{P}^3$. Assume that $C$ is integral. Let $\mathcal{L}$ be a line bundle on $C$ of negative degree. We know that if $C$ is smooth ...

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### What is the arithmetic Nullstellensatz?

The only precise statement (coming from a reliable source) of the "arithmetic Nullstellensatz" I can find is in Gowers's book, stating that two polynomials with integral coefficients have the same ...

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### if V(f) is irreducible, then how to show that the polynomial f itself is irreducible? [closed]

V(f) is the zero locus of the polynomial f in the polynomial ring k[x1, x2, ..., xn] with k an algebraically closed field.
If V(f) is irreducible, then how to show that 'f' is irreducible?

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### Weil restriction

I've already asked a similar question in SE, without success, so I've decided to post here a more general version of my question.
Let $f: Y \to X$ be a finite etale morphism of smooth proper ...

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### symmetric theta structures and arithmetic subgroups

A symmetric theta structure is a theta structure that commutes with (a lift of) the natural involution $\imath: A \to A$ an an abelian variety. For simplicity I will assume that $A$ is a surface.
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### Invariant planes of a nilpotent matrix with two Jordan blocks of size two

Describe all the invariant 2-dimensional subspaces of $\mathbb{C}^4$ (or $\mathbb{R}^4$) of the nilpotent map
$$
N = \begin{pmatrix}
0 & 1 & & \\
0 & 0 & & \\
& & 0 ...

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### Twist in identification with singular cohomology

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb{Q}$ and $$V = H^m(X(\mathbb{C}), \mathbb{Q} \cdot (2\pi i)^r)$$ Then I've seen people write the comparison with complex cohomology (an isomorphism ...

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### Hermitian metric on $f_*(\Omega_{X/X_{can}}^{n-k})$

Let $X$ be an n- dimensional algebraic manifold . Suppose that its canonical line bundle $K_X$ is semi-positive and $0<k=Kod(X)<n $ . Let $f: X\to X_{can}\subset \mathbb CP^N$
Here $X_{can}$ ...

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### Rational points techniques on curves not using their Jacobian

Let $C/K$ be a curve of genus > 2 over a number field $K$ and suppose there exists a $p \in C(K)$. Then a recurring theme in studying $C(K)$ is using the map $C \to J(C)$ normalized by sending $p$ to ...

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### A question on resolution of singularities

I am wondering if it could be possible in particular cases to resolve a singularity of dimension $n$ by blowing-up a locus of dimension smaller than $n$.
For instance consider a cubic surface ...

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### Real solutions for systems of monomial equations

I have a $K$ equations of the form $x_1^{a_{i1}} \cdots x_n^{a_{in}}=c_i$ where $a_{ij}$ are non-negative integer constants and $c_i$ are real constants -- i.e. each equation is a monomial in $n$ ...

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### Non-linearly isomorphic non-equivalent $G-$representations?

Let $G$ be an algebraic group (or a group scheme) over a field $\Bbbk$, and let $V$ be an algebraic $G-$representation (I mean, corresponding to a homomorphism of $\Bbbk-$group schemes $G\rightarrow ...

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### What is the current state of the crystalline analogue of the Weil conjectures?

In "F-isocrystals on open varieties results and conjectures" Faltings says:
"Finally, we extend the theory of weights and show as much as possible of the crystalline analogue of the Weil ...

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### Which of the Mochizuki's works are the most closely related to elliptic curves?

I'm very much interest about algebraic geometry and number theory along with cryptography, but I have a special interest about the elliptic curves. I have heard a lot of interesting things about ...

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### A question about “Zariski dense” arguments

This question is a little basic, but I think it is consistent with the goals of MO.
My question is about a certain type of argument in algebraic geometry which exploits the abundance of dense sets ...

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### Is there a hyperplane avoiding two independent sets?

Let $V$ be a vector space over a field with $5$ elements, $A,B \subseteq V$ independent subsets. Must there be a subspace of $V$ of codimension 1 disjoint from $A \cup B$?

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### Standard conjectures on positive characteristic

In this MO answer of M. Bondarko, he says:
"the Hodge conjecture implies all the Grothendieck's standard conjectures over base fields of characteristic 0..."
and in Remarks on Grothendieck's ...

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### Nearby cycles and specialisation - properties

I am looking for reference for properties of nearby cycles - specifically, commutation with non-characteristic pull-back (good enough - commutation with pull-back to closed subvariety which is ...

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### Plucker embedding and tautological/universal quotient bundle

Let $G$ be a Grassmannian and $Q$ the tautological/universal quotient bundle of $G$. As far as I understand, the associated tautological quotient line bundle for the Plucker embedding of the ...

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### Pseudo-automorphisms on Fano varieties

Is every pseudo-automorphism (self-birational map which does not contract any hypersurface) of a smooth Fano variety of Picard rank $1$ equal to a biregular automorphism?
Remark: For $\mathbb{P}^n$, ...

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### Is Mumford's statement about the representability of some functor wrong?

I am having trouble proving a result in Mumfords book 'Lectures on Curves on an Algebraic surface.
It is a statement about the representability of some functor. It is stated on page 108 and says the ...