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

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### Grothendieck's paper on principal bundles, reduction to a torus step

In Grothendieck's paper "Sur la Classification des Fibres Holomorphes sur la Sphere de Riemann", there is a step I don't understand in section 4, where he proves reduction to a torus. He states (lemma ...

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### A family of maximal ideals

Let $m_i $, $i \in I,$ be an infinite family of maximal ideals in a commutative ring with identity (it is not supposed to be Noetherian). When does there exist $j \in I$ such that $\cap_{i\not= j} ...

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### $p$-torsion of an abelian variety of $p$-rank $0$

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p > 0$ and let $A$ be an abelian variety over $k$ such that $A[p](k) = 0$, i.e., such that $A$ has $p$-rank $0$. If I am not mistaken, ...

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### Is stable map space $\overline{M_{0,n}}(\mathbb{P}^n,d)$ is irreducible for all $n,d$?

I read a paper "Notes On Stable Maps And Quantum Cohomology, W.Fulton and R.Pandharipande". And I think that $\overline{M_{0,n}}(\mathbb{P}^n,d)$ is irreducible. But I cannot find an exact statement ...

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### Example of a variety with $K_X$ $\mathbb Q$-Cartier but not Cartier

I know the definition of $K_X$ on a normal, singular variety, but I don't have a good set of examples in my mind. What's an example of a variety where $K_X$ is $\mathbb Q$-Cartier but not Cartier? ...

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### Defining Inertia Stack

Let $X$ be a topos and $F: \zeta \rightarrow X$ a stack on $X$. Now in the paper http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0411337v2.pdf ( Definitions 2.1.1.5 and 2.1.1.1) of Lieblich, he describes the inertia stack ...

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### Integrations of Ricci curvature of the Weil-Petersson metric on the moduli space of varieties of general type is a rational numbers?

It is known that the integrations of Ricci curvature of the Weil-Petersson metric on the moduli space of Calabi-Yau varieties is a rational numbers
My question is on moduli space of varieties of ...

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### Brunn-Minkowski Inequality : References request or A Particular Example of a 2 dimensional set

I had this question on Mathematics StackExchange unanswered for a month or so. Hence, it came here which it seems is a more natural place.
I have an inequality - $(R_{C+D})^{2} \geqslant (R_{C})^{2} ...

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### The difference between Hilbert Scheme and Chow Scheme

I am confused by Hilbert Scheme and Chow Scheme. Whenever you have a point in hilbert scheme, take its fiber in the universal family and take its fumdamental class, we get a point in Chow Scheme; and ...

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### If $k$ is an algebraically closed field of any characteristic, then the fundamental group of $A$ is abelian

This is a followup to my earlier question, see here. I reproduce it as follows.
Let $A$ be an abelian variety over a field $k$ of characteristic $0$. How do I prove, without using transcendental ...

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### Smoothing a piecewise smooth manifold

Let $M \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ be a piecewise smooth $2$-manifold. Let $C$ be a polyhedral complex that covers $\mathbb{R}^d$ and contains faces of dimension $[0,d]$. Since $M$ is a $2$-manifold, we can ...

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### $dd^\mathbb{C}$-lemma on pair $(X,D)$

Let $X$ be a Kähler manifold with a simple normal crossing divisor $D$, i.e., pair $(X,D)$. Let $\omega$ and $\omega'$ be two Kähler forms in the same Kähler class then have we $dd^\mathbb{C}$-lemma ...

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### Algebraic independence criterion

Is there any criterion for checking algebraic independence of a set of polynomials in $n$ variables in terms of the leading monomials with respect to some monomial order ? The Jacobian criterion is ...

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### K theory long exact sequence

(1) Suppose that $Z\subset X$ is a closed embedding, $U = X\setminus Z$ is the complement. If relevant, suppose that both $X, Z$ are smooth and even (if relevant) that the normal bundle of $Z\subset ...

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### relation between algebraic geometry and complex geometry

As a complex manifold $\mathbb{P}^n$ is locally the euclidean space $\mathbb{C}^n$, as a projective variety it is locally $\mathbb{C}^n$ with the Zariski topology, as a scheme it is locally ...

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### Equivariant form of Nagata's compactification theorem?

Given a finite group $G$ acting on an algebraic variety $X$ (let's say over $\mathbb C$, if that helps), is there always a proper variety $\bar X$ with a $G$ action such that $X \to \bar X$ is a ...

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### expressing in terms of sum of (double) schubert polynomial

It is well known that Schubert polynomials form a basis for the polynomial ring $\mathbb{Z}[x_1,x_2,x_3,...]$.
I am interested in knowing how to express a particular polynomial into sum of Schubert ...

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### Does the nearby cycle functor commute with the Verdier duality?

I would be interested to know the answer to the above question for the constructible bounded derived category on complex analytic or complex algebraic manifolds (or some other context). A reference ...

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### Are there unconditional results for boundedness of finitely many rational points on $f(x,y)=n$ for all $n$?

Major rewrite due to comments.
Let $f(x,y) \in \mathbb{Q}[x,y]$ and $f$ depends on both $x,y$.
Q1 Is it possible the number of rational solutions to $f(x,y)=n$
to be uniformly bounded for all ...

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### Deep/precise relationship between two approaches to FLT for polynomials, $n = 3$

David Speyer commented the following here.
I saw Brian Conrad give an excellent one hour talk to undergraduates where he proved that there do not exist nonconstant, relatively prime, polynomials ...

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### Branch points of a non-constant holomorphic map between compact riemann surfaces

While working on a project for mathematics I came across the following lemma: [Kock]
If $X$ is a curve defined over an algebraically closed subfield $N$ of $\mathbb{C}$ and let $t:X\rightarrow ...

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### Reference on the classification of (low rank) Gorenstein rings over $\mathbb{C}$

I am interested in the question of the classification of (low rank) Gorenstein rings over $\mathbb{C}$. The socle of a local algebra is the annihilator of its maximal ideal. A commutative local ring ...

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### Galois groups of enumerative problems

Consider Harris's 1979 paper, Galois Groups of Enumerative Problems (see here for the paper itself).
Given a problem in enumerative geometry, there is in addition to the obvious question of finding ...

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### How big can a family of pairwise intesecting affine spaces be?

I apologize if this question might seem to be a bit too elementary.
Let $\mathbb{P}^n$ be the projective space over $k$ - an algebraically closed field of characteristic 0. Let $1\leq l\leq n-1$, and ...

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### Joyal's construction of the spectrum of a commutative ring

I am trying to understand bits and pieces of Lawvere's article Continuously Variable Sets; Algebraic Geometry = Geometric Logic. I'm not doing very well.
I know this is a lot to ask, but basically, I ...

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### Information and intuition packed in the Chern character for coherent sheaves

even after quite some time learning it, I still get somehow puzzled by the Chern character. Let me recall some stuff to get notation and setting.
Let us consider a smooth projective algebraic variety ...

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### Name for the variety of preimages of a finite morphism

If $f:X\to Y$ is a finite morphism of degree $d$ between two varieties, you get a closed subset of the symmetric product $X^{(d)}$ (or perhaps rather the Hilbert scheme $X^{[d]}$), defined as the ...

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### Quantities associated to deformed sheaves

I am trying to figure out what happens to "quantities" associated to a sheaf when one deforms it. I am actually interested in deforming a bounded complex of coherent sheaves but I want to make the ...

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### Euler Characteristic of simple sheaves

Let $X$ be a projective curve over a field $K$ (any characteristic). Let $\mathcal{F}$ be a coherent simple sheaf
(In the sense, that $\mathcal{F}$ doesn't have non-trivial subsheaves). What is the ...

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### Pull back of a semistable vector bundle to a product is semistable?

Let $X$ be a smooth projective surface over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $L$ be an ample line bundle on $X$. Let $F$ be a $\mu_L$ semistable rank 2 vector bundle on $X$ (semistability in the sense of ...

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### Is there a unique line bundle in the Kummer surface which pulls back to a totally symmetric line bundle?

Let $X=Jac(C)$ be an abelian surface over $\mathbb{C}$, the Jacobian of a genus 2 curve. Let $L$ be a symmetric line bundle. Let $Y$ be the Kummer surface, quotient of $X$ by the action of involution. ...

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### Aysmptotic comparison of L^2 sections versus generating sections

Let $s_1,\ldots, s_k$ be linearly independent global holomorphic sections of a holomorphic line bundle $E$ over a compact algebraic manifold $X$, with volume form $\Omega$.
For $m$ large, let ...

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### Decomposition of symmetric homogeneous polynomials

Can every symmetric polynomial of degree $r$ in $d$ variables that has no constant term be written as a sum of the $r$th powers of linear polynomials in $d$ variables and a homogeneous polynomial of ...

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### Cubic, divisor of rational function $x/z$? [on hold]

Let $k$ be a field, and let $a \neq 0$, $1 \in k$. Let $C = V(y^2z - x(x-z)(x - az))$. What is the divisor of the rational function $\psi([x, y, z]) = x/z \in k(C)$?

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### $C = V(x^3 - xz^2 - y^2z)$, linear equivalence [on hold]

Let $C = V(x^3 - xz^2 - y^2z) \subset \mathbb{P}^2(\mathbb{C})$. Let $p_0 = [0, 1, 0]$, $p_1 = [0, 0, 1]$, $p_2 = [1, 0, 1]$, $p_3 = [-1, 0, 1]$. I have two questions.
Is $2p_0$ linearly equivalent ...

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### Etale fundamental of a parahoric group scheme

Let $p:X\rightarrow Y$ be a double cover of curves, denote by $$SU_n:=(p_*SL_n(\mathcal O_X))^{\tilde{\sigma}}$$
i.e. the $\tilde{\sigma}-$invariant part, the action of $\tilde{\sigma}$ is given by ...

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### Quotient rule, differential operator on a localization is well-defined, underlying geometry?

Using the quotient rule, we obtain that the notion of differential operator on a localization is well-defined:$$\mathcal{D}_A(B_f) \cong \mathcal{D}_A(B)_f.$$Here, $B$ is a commutative $A$-algebra, ...

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### Local cohomology commuting with fiber

Let $A$ be a nice commutative ring (say, $A=k[t_1,\ldots , t_n]$, ring of polynomials over an algebraically closed field $k$).
Let $M$ be an $A[x]$-module, which is finitely generated as an ...

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### Injectivity of a multivariate homogeneous polynomial mapping

Consider the mapping
$$ \Psi: \mathbb R^2 \to \mathbb R^5, \\
\Psi(x) = \begin{pmatrix} x_1 \\ x_2 \\ x_1^2 \\ x_1 x_2 \\ x_2^2 \end{pmatrix}.$$
Which are the matrices $A \in \mathbb R^{m \times 5}$ ...

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### No nonconstant coprime polynomials $a(t)$, $b(t)$, $c(t) \in \mathbb{C}[t]$ where $a(t)^3 + b(t)^3 = c(t)^3$

See David Speyer's answer here.
I saw Brian Conrad give an excellent one hour talk to undergraduates where he proved that there do not exist nonconstant, relatively prime, polynomials $a(t)$, ...

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### Examples of Noetherian overkill

I have read in many places that the noetherian hypothesis is often overkill - both in commutative algebra and in ($\overset?=$) algebraic geometry. In particular, I've read that coherence and finite ...

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### How to compute the first etale cohomology of a constructible torsion-free sheaf?

I am interested in the following example!
Let $k$ be a field, let $X_0$ be the scheme $\mathrm{Spec}R$ with $R_0=k[x,y]/(xy)$, let $R$ be the strict Hensilian localalisation of $R_0$ at the origin ...

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### Generalization of a Result about degree bounds of invariant rings

A theorem of Knop states that if $G$ is semisimple and connected acting on a vector space $V$ over a field $K$ of characteristic 0, then the degree of the Hilbert series of $K[V]^G$ is less than or ...

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### Pullback along Frobenius morphism

Let $X$ be a scheme over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$ and let $F : X \to X$ be the absolute Frobenius morphism. If $\mathcal{L}$ is an invertible $\mathcal{O}_X$-module, then there is a natural ...

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### Definition of étale (etc) for non-representable morphisms of algebraic stacks?

I've stumbled upon the statement that the morphism $\pi$ from a root stack of the form $\sqrt[r]{\mathscr{L}/\mathscr{Y}}$ (i.e. the "generic" version, not the one concentrated along a divisor) to its ...

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### The limit of parametrized algebraic variety

Consider the following situation. Take our field to be complex number $\mathbb{C}$, and the polynomial ring $\mathbb{C}[x_1,x_2,\dots,x_n]$. Suppose one has an ideal $I \subset ...

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### Pair (X,D) model of Iitaka fibration

Let $(X,D)$ be a pair with simple normal crossing divisor $D$, then is there any Iitaka fibration on pair $(X,D)$?

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### State of the art for Gersten's conjecture for K-theory?

Does anyone know (of a reference to) under what restrictions on the regular scheme $X$ it is known that we have an exact sequence
$$0 \to \mathcal{K}_n(X) \to \bigoplus_{x \in X^{(0)}} K_n(k(x)) \to ...

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### Hilbert schemes and moduli of ideal sheaves

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$. The Hilbert scheme on $X$ parametrizes quotients $\mathcal{O}_X \to E$ with fixed Hilbert polynomial. Let us fix the Hilbert polynomial to ...

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### Number of unimodular and singular matrices of particular type

Consider matrices of type
$$K_{r,n}=\begin{bmatrix}
a_{11} &a_{12} &\dots &a_{1n}\\
a_{21} &a_{22} &\dots &a_{2n}\\
\vdots &\vdots &\ddots &\vdots\\
a_{r1} ...