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Topological degree and polynomial degree

Let $F:\mathbb{C}^n\to \mathbb{C}^n$ be a homeomorphism homogeneous of degree 1 (i.e., $F(tx)=tF(x)$, $t>0$) and $g:\mathbb{C}^n\to \mathbb{C}$ a homogeneous polynomial of degree $k$. Let $L$ ...
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The Schottky group and the fundamental group of a compact Riemann surface

I am quoting the following description from a paper, "...every compact Riemann surface can be obtained as the quotient $\mathbb{C}/\Gamma$ where $\Gamma$ is a Schottky group. The Schottky group of a ...
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1answer
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Birkhoff decomposition vanishing of the Chern numbers

Birkhoff decomposition vanishing of the Chern numbers of the holomorphic line bundles of the Birkhoff-Grothendieck decomposition, is some statement I read off in One of Connes papers. Without going ...
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1answer
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Existence of a map between automorphism group of universal covers

Let $f:X\to Y$ be a holomorphic map of holomorphic manifolds. You can assume that $dimY=1$. Let $\tilde X$ and $\tilde Y$ be universal covers of $X$ and $Y$ with group of holomorphic automorphisms ...
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Is there a “by hand” proof on the symmetry of the Atiyah class of $TX$?

Let X be a complex manifold and $TX$ its tangent bundle. The Atiyah class $\alpha(E)\in \text{Ext}^1(E\otimes TX, E)$ for a vector bundle $E$ is defined to be the obstruction of the global existence ...
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Universal covering map from $\mathcal{H}$ to $\mathbb{C}\setminus \mathbb{Z}\oplus i\mathbb{Z}$ (the countably punctured complex plane)

It's a consequence of the uniformization theorem for simply connected Riemann surfaces that the universal cover of $\mathbb{C}\setminus(\mathbb{Z}\oplus i\mathbb{Z})$ ($\mathbb{C}$ punctured at all ...
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Are non-isomorphic covers of riemann surfaces also generally nonisomorphic as riemann surfaces?

Suppose you've got a Riemann surface $E$, and two topological covers $X,Y\rightarrow E$. Suppose $X,Y$ are nonisomorphic topological covers of $E$, then would you expect $X,Y$ as Riemann surfaces ...
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Smooth projective varieties with infinite abelian fundamental group and finite $\pi_2$

Let $X$ be a smooth projective complex algebraic variety of general type. Suppose that the (topological) fundamental group of $X$ is an infinite abelian group and that $\pi_2(X^{an})$ is finite. What ...
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347 views

Question about a Lefschetz hyperplane type theorem

Let $X$ be a simply connected projective manifold of dimension $n$ over $\mathbb{C}$ and $D = \cup D_i$ be a divisor with normal crossings such that its all components $D_i$ are smooth and ample. I ...
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Fundamental groups of normal complex quasi-projective varieties

I would like to know if there is an explicit example of a finitely presented group that can not be realised as the (topological) fundamental group of a normal complex quasi-projective variety?
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Is there an analogous concept for the degree of a map, when the spaces are singular?

Let $M$ and $N$ be two smooth compact, oriented manifolds and $X\subset M$ an oriented submanifold of $M$ of dimension $k$ (not necessarily closed). Suppose in addition that $\bar{X}-X$ is contained ...
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Sheaves on Contractible Analytic Spaces

Let $(X,\mathcal{O}_X)$ be a contractible complex analytic space. Suppose that $\mathcal{F}$ is a coherent sheaf of $\mathcal{O}_X$-modules. Can we invoke the fact that $X$ is contractible to ...
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Does the closure of a ``nice'' smooth submanifold define a homology class?

Let $M$ be a smooth compact, oriented manifold. Let $X$ be a submanifold which is of the following type $$X := \{ p \in M: \psi(p) =0, ~~\varphi(p) \neq 0 \} $$ where $$ \psi: M \rightarrow V, ...
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1answer
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Does the closure of a smooth algebraic always define a homology class?

Let $X\subset \mathbb{C} \mathbb{P}^{N}$ be a smooth, algebraic (locally closed) complex submanifold of $\mathbb{C} \mathbb{P}^N$ of complex dimension $k$. More concretely, $X$ is of the ...
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Are there analogous statements for the number of zeros of a section in terms of the Euler class, even when the relevant spaces are not manifolds?

Let $V \rightarrow M$ be an oriented rank $k$ vector bundle over a compact orientd manifold $M$. Let $X \subset M$ be a compact topological subspace of $M$ that is a smooth oriented submanifold of ...
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1answer
211 views

Milnor number in terms of minimal resolution of an isolated singularity.

Suppose $F$ is a holomorphic (or polynomial if you prefer) function on $\mathbb C^3$ and $0$ is an isolated singularity of the surface $F=0$. Then on the one hand we can define Milnor number of this ...
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Existence of open dense subset in a Lie group

Let $G=S\cdot R$ be a Levi-Malcev decomposition of a connected complex Lie group and $\Gamma$ a discrete subgroup of $G$ such that the subgroups $\Gamma_g := \Gamma\cap (gSg^{-1})$ are finite for all ...
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447 views

Is a simply connected Ricci-flat Kaehler manifold a Calabi-Yau manifold?

Hi, I have the following question: Let $(M,\omega, J)$ be a simply connected Kaehler manifold with Ricci-flat Kaehler metric. How can one show that $M$ is a Calabi-Yau manifold. By Calabi-Yau ...
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Injective maps on cohomology and Kahler manifolds

Compact Kahler manifolds have the property that surjective maps induce injections on cohomology with coefficents in $\mathbb{Q}$ (That is, if $X,Y$ compact Kahler, then a surjective map $\phi: X ...
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386 views

Fundamental group of an analytic hypersurface

Let $M$ denote a complex manifold of dimension $n$ and let $X\subset M$ denote an analytic hypersurface. Then it is a standard fact from several complex variables that around a given point $p\in X$ ...
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connectedness of the complement of the zero set of a polynomial $P: SL(N,\mathbb{C})^n \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$

I know that the complement of the zero set of a polynomial $P: \mathbb{C}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ is connected in $\mathbb{C}^n$ (by the way, can anybody suggest a reference?). Is it possible to ...
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Geometric meaning of L-genus

Is there any reasonable geometric meaning of the L-genus for smooth manifolds? or perhaps easier, for complex algebraic surfaces? The question came up after a friend and I realized that we don't ...
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$\mathbb{Z}/2$ is to $\mathbb{Z}/3$ as K3 is to what?

I'd like to know "what" (say, in the classification of complex surfaces) the following complex manifold $X$ is: Construction: Let $\Lambda$ be the hexagonal lattice in $\mathbb{C}$; that is, the ...
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1answer
155 views

$b_2$ of the blow up of a complex $3$-fold in a curve

Suppose that $V$ is a complex analytic manifold of dimension 3 with mild singularities, say it is an orbifold (i.e. has only quotient singularities). Let $C$ be a complex irreducible curve in $V$. ...
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Euler Characteristic in a neighborhood of a Singularity of Complex Curve, and Deformations

Hello all. Let's say we have a one parameter (complex) family of complex curves on a family of corresponding surfaces. i.e, think of the whole thing living inside some threefold, fibered along ...
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On delta complex structures of complex quasi-projective varieties

Q1.Given a quasi-projective variety $X$ over $\mathbf{C}$, is it always possible to find a $\Delta$-complex structure on $X$? Q2. What is a good reference which gives a survey about what we know of ...
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Homotopy type of the complement to a subvariety of $\mathbb C^n$

Let $V^k\subset \mathbb C^n$ be a sub variety, such that all its irreducible components have dimension $\ge k$. Is it true that $\mathbb C^n\setminus V^k$ has homotopy type of a CW complex of ...
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An example of a complex manifold without a finite open cover

Are there non-compact complex manifolds that a) Don't embed in C^n (holomorphically) and b) Cannot be covered by a finite number of coordinate open sets? If b) can be satisfied, then I think so can a) ...
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Lefschetz Hyper-plane theorem for singular projective varieties?

Lefschetz hyper-plane theorem for smooth projective varieties, $X\subset \mathbb{P}^{n+1}$ says: For smooth hyperplane section $Y= X\cap H$, the restriction map $H^i(X) \rightarrow H^i(Y)$ is an ...
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Fundamental group of a product of two curves

Let $S$ be a complex surface whose fundamental group is isomorphic to the fundamental group of a product of two curves of genera $>1$. Does $S$ have to be a product of two curves?
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Pushing Complex Structure Forward

Let $p: E\to B$ be a covering map of $C^\infty$ manifolds, where $E$ has a complex structure. There are many cases when we want to know whether $B$ has a complex structure (which is obviously unique) ...
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Torsion in the Betti cohomology of complex surfaces

Q1. So what is the "simplest example" of a compact complex manifold of dimenension $2$, say $X$, for which $H_B^2(X,\mathbb{Z})$ has non-trivial torsion. Q2. How do we think about these torsion ...
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On the fundamental group of hypersurfaces

Let $H$ be a smooth projective hypersurface in $\mathbb{P}^n(\mathbb{C})$ where $n\geq 3$. Then by the Lefschetz hyperplane theorem we have that $H^1(H,\mathbb{C})= ...
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Topology of the preimage of a point for degree one holomorphic maps

Let $M^n$ and $N^n$ be two compact complex (or complex projective) manifolds. Let $f: M\to N$ be a holomorphic map of degree one. How to prove that for each $x\in N$ the set $f^{-1}(x)$ is ...
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Griffiths and Harris reference

Trying to read the section on Poincare duality from Griffiths and Harris is a nightmare. I want to know if there is a place where Poincare duality and intersection theory are done cleanly and ...
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1answer
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Chern classes generating cohomology

The fact that Chern classes are Hodge classes (and are rational combinations of algebraic cycles) is a part of the proof of the "Gauss Bonnet theorem" (as given in Griffiths and Harris). So my ...
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Weight filtration over the integers

This is a follow up question to Weight filtration for smooth analytic manifolds As mentioned in that question, the integral cohomology of some smooth complex analytic manifolds is equipped with a ...
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Are spaces of holomorphic maps manifolds?

Hello, Let $X$ and $Y$ be two smooth (probably projective) algebraic varieties defined over $\mathbf{C}$. What is known in general about the (topological) space of holomorphic maps ...