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Does there exist an algebraic space with large fundamental group but no finite etale covers by schemes

Does there exits a smooth proper algebraic space $X$ over $\mathbb C$ with "large" fundamental group such that no finite etale cover of $X$ is a scheme? By "large" fundamental group I mean that $X$ ...
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extension of holomorphic mappings

In 1971 Phillip.A.Griffith proved that Let $B_n^\ast=\{z\in\mathbb{C}^n:0<\|z\|\le 1\}$ be the punctured ball in $\mathbb{C}^n$,and $f:B_n^\ast\rightarrow M$ a holomorphic mapping into a compact ...
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Polynomials with Unique Critical Value

My question is extremely simple to state: I am looking for a characterization of multivariate complex polynomials $f$ such that $f(Sing(f))=\{0\}$. My motivation is that I recently read somewhere that ...
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Uniqueness of Riemann Constant Vector Solution

Let $X$ be a compact, genus $g$ Riemann surface (given as the desingularization and compactification of a plane algebraic curve), $J(X)$ its Jacobian, and $A : X \to J(X)$ the Abel map $$A(P) = ...
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Intuition behind the Kodaira Vanishing Theorem?

As the question suggests, what is the intuition behind the Kodaira Vanishing Theorem? The Kodaira Vanishing Theorem says that the cohomology groups $H^q(M, L \otimes K_M)$ vanish for $q \ge 1$ when ...
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Explicit metrics on non-compact Calabi-Yau threefolds

I would like to know which explicit metrics on non-compact Calabi-Yau (CY) threefolds are known. For instance, an important class of such spaces can be constructed algebraically, including local ...
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Transformations that leave the Plucker embedding of G(2,4) invariant

I am interested in a group of transformations that leave the Plucker embedding of complex Grassmannian $G(2,4)$ into $CP^5$ given by ...
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Metrics on Teichmüller spaces

I know that Teichmüller $\mathcal{T}_g$ spaces support different metrics. One of them is the Bergman metric; which is a particular case of the Bergman metric on any domain of holomorphy. On the other ...
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Toponogov comparison theorem for complex manifold

I want to know some reference for the Toponogov comparison theorem for complex manifold, in particular, for complex manifold with bounded holomorphic sectional curvature. As far as I know, the ...
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The complex leaves containing real limit cycles of Lienard equation

According to the answer and comments to this question we realize that a useful approach to such type of questions is to consider algebraic vector field which possess algebraic solutions. On the ...
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How does $H_1$ change after projection

Suppose $X\subset \mathbb{CP}^N$ is a $n$ dimensional projective manifold (and complex dimension $n>1$), take a general projection $p\colon X\to\mathbb{CP}^{n+1}$. Suppose $H_1(X)$ is nontravial. ...
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Two limit cycles which lie on the same leaf

Edit 1: For a related discussion see this MSE post I apologize in advance, if this question is obvious: 1)What is an example of a polynomial vector field on $\mathbb{R}^{2}$ with at least two ...
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Infinitesimal deformations of fake projective planes (or ball quotients)

This question is related to the answer I gave to this MO question. What I'm asking is probably well-known to the experts in the field, and I apologize in advance if this turns out to be trivial. By ...
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Analytic Chern classes

I have two questions on Chern classes, following Huybrechts' Complex Geometry. Are the analytic Chern forms just the elementary symmetric polynomials of the eigenvalues of the curvature? I googled ...
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Orientation form on the blow up of a Kaehler manifold

Let $(X,\omega)$ be a complex Kaehler manifold of (complex) dimension $d$, and let $Y\subset X$ a complex submanifold of dimension $k$. Evidently $[\omega]^d\in H^{2d}(X,{\mathbb{R}})$ is always ...
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How to get a polygon from a translation surface $(X,\omega)$

Let $S_g$ be a compact topological surface of genus $g$. I know there is the correspondence $\{$Abelian differentials on compact Riemann surfaces of genus g$\}\leftrightarrow\{$ Translation surfaces ...
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Ricci flow in complex analysis [closed]

Occasionally, I find a paper http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0505163 written by Chen, Lu and Tian. In this paper, the uniformalization theorem was proved by Ricci flow. I think it is a very interesting ...
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Complex structure on $S^6$ gets published in Journ. Math. Phys

A paper by Gabor Etesi was published that purports to solve a major outstanding problem: Complex structure on the six dimensional sphere from a spontaneous symmetry breaking Journ. Math. Phys. 56, ...
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Looking for examples of holomorphic maps to $\mathbb{P}^1$ with certain property

I would like to know any example of nonconstant holomorphic map $f:X\to\mathbb{P}^1$ such that $K_X\cong f^*\mathcal{O}(2n)$ for some positive integer $n$, where $K_X$ is the canonical bundle of $X$. ...
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Do smooth manifolds create colimits for complex manifolds?

Suppose we have a diagram $D$ in the category $\textrm{Diff}_\mathbb{C}$ of complex manifolds, and suppose this diagram has a colimit $L$ after inclusion in the category $\textrm{Diff}$ of smooth ...
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Tate twist and comparison between Betti and de Rham cohomology

In Deligne's paper "Hodge cycles on abelian varieties" (see page 11 of http://jmilne.org/math/Documents/Deligne82.pdf) he says that the following diagram fails to commute by a factor of $(2 \pi i)^m$, ...
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Lie derivative and taking trace

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a complex Kahler manifold, and $g$ is a smooth function such that $\int_Mg\omega^n=0$. It is obvious that there exists a smooth function $f$ such that $\triangle_\omega f=g$. ...
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Almost complex structure and nontrivial idempotents

Is there a compact Reiemannian manifold $M$ for which the following complex $C^{*}$ algebra does not have a nontrivial idempotent: $A=Hom(E,E)$ where $E$ is the complexification of $TM$. Of ...
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Blow-up as polar coordinates?

While doing some explicit calculations involving a blow-up of the plane in a point, I realised what I was doing was basically writing things in polar coordinates. Somewhat astonished that I hadn't ...
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Moduli space of line-bundle holomorphic structures and sections over a Kahler-Hodge manifold

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a Kahler manifold with Kahler integral two-form $\omega$ and let $(L,h)$ be a rank-one complex vector bundle over $M$ equipped with a fixed hermitian metric $h$. I am interested in ...
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Vafa's semi-Ricci flat metric

Cumrun Vafa with Greene-Shapere-Yau introduced semi-Ricci flat metric here B. Greene, A. Shapere, C. Vafa, and S.-T. Yau. Stringy cosmic strings and noncompact Calabi-Yau manifolds. Nuclear Physics ...
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How to study Kähler metrics singular along a submanifold of codim 2?

Let $M$ be a compact complex manifold, $S\subset M$ a submanifold of codimension $2$, let $\omega$ be a k\"ahler metric on $M\setminus S$. Then we know by Reese Harvey's paper "Removable singularities ...
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Topology of algebraic varieties

Let $X$ be a projective variety (lets say normal and irreducible) with the topology coming from being a subspace of $\mathbb{P}^N$ (and not the Zariski topology). Surely one can then define the ...
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Algebraic spaces which are automatically schemes

Let $S$ be a scheme, and let $f:X\to S$ be a morphism of algebraic spaces. If $f$ is smooth proper curve of genus at least two, then $X$ is a scheme. (Here I mean that $f$ is a smooth proper morphism ...
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Pontryagin Forms and Special Holonomy

Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold. Recall that the $k^{th}$-Pontryagin class is a topological invariant which, by classical Chern-Weil theory, can be represented using the so-called Pontryagin ...
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Geometric transitions of Calabi-Yau threefolds

Let me start with the definition of geometric transition: Let $Y$ be a Calabi–Yau 3–fold and $\phi: Y \rightarrow \overline Y$ be a birational contraction onto a normal variety. If there exists a ...
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Constant spinors from constant forms

Let $(X,g)$ be a $m$-dimensional complex, hermitian, spin manifold and let us denote by $S_{\mathbb{C}}$ its complex spinor bundle. Then: $S_{\mathbb{C}}\simeq \Lambda_{\mathbb{C}}(X)$ Let $\nabla$ ...
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Special connection of vector bundle over real manifold

Let $E \rightarrow M$ be a vector bundle over a smooth manifold $M$ and let $g$ be a bundle metric. Does there exists a conection (maybe unique) $\nabla$ which is compatible with $g$. By this I mean: ...
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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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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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Intersection of an irreducible curve with an exceptional divisor

Suppose $A$ is an irreducible curve on the blowup of $\mathbb{P}^2$. Then if $A$ is not equal to $E$ (where $E$ is the exceptional divisor) it has to intersect it positively. However, $A.E = c_1 ...
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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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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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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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Cohomology of Homogeneous Complex Manifolds

Let $M$ be compact $G$-homogeneous manifold, equipped with the equivariant complex structure, when $G$ is a semi-simple algebraic group. The obvious example is every flag manifold. In that case, all ...
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Is there any topological information encoded by the zero locus of a complex Hessian?

On a Kahler manifold one can always find a function $K$ so that (up to some constant) the Kahler form $\omega$ can be written as $\omega = \partial \bar{\partial}K$ (sometimes, under conditions that I ...
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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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What are “minimal lines” in complex geometry?

Schwarz reflection across a real analytic arc $C$ in $\mathbb{R}^2$ is usually defined analytically. Thinking of the arc as the image of an interval in $\mathbb{R}$ under an invertible holomorphic map ...
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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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Does the monodromy of such VHS have to be trivial

Consider a variation of polarized Hodge structure on a punctured disk. Suppose that connection preserves Hodge filtration (which is much stronger, than Griffiths transversality). Moreover assume that ...
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Almost complex structure gluing

Consider smooth complex manifold $X$ of complex dimension $n$ and its smooth submanifold $Z$ of codimension $k$. Denote the normal bundle of the inclusion $Z\subset X$ by $\nu.$ One can blow up $X$ ...
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Is every positive $(n-1,n-1)$ form almost decomposable?

Suppose $(X,\omega)$ is a compact hermitian manifold of complex dimension $n$, and $\alpha$ is a smooth $(n-1,n-1)$ positive form, i.e., $\alpha = a \omega ^{n-1} + \displaystyle \sum _{i=1} ^m ...
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Tensoring by Line Bundles to Produce Holomorphic Sections

Inspired by the line bundle case, I have the following question: Given an equivariant holomorphic vector bundle over complex projective space, is it true that tensoring it by line bundles often ...
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Smooth paths on affine varieties

I have the following question which is in some way related to an application of Randell Isotopy Theorem to complex hyperplane arrangements. Let $h,k\geq1$ be integer numbers and let ...
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de Rham cohomology group and Dolbeault cohomology group on compact complex analytic spaces

My question is: On a compact complex analytic space,since Hodge Theorem becomes invalid,is it true that the de Rham cohomology group $H^p_{DR}(M)$ and the Dolbeault cohomology group ...