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Hirzebruch's ICM talk

Is there an English translation of Hirzebruch's 1958 ICM lecture note: KOMPLEXE MANNIGFALTIGKEITEN Thank you very much!
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Boundary of fibers of submersions

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold with boundary (say of dimension $m$) and let $N$ be a smooth manifold with no boundary (say of dimension $n$ with $m\geq n$). We have the following classical result: ...
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Finiteness of De Rham cohomology of smooth quasi-projective varieties

Let $U$ be a smooth quasi-projective variety over $\mathbf{C}$. Let $U^{\infty}$ be $U$ but thought of as a smooth manifold. Q1: Is there a simple proof (so it should avoid Hironaka's ...
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An isomorphism on space of smooth sections

Let $M$ be a smooth complex manifold and $L$ be a complex line bundle over $M$. Let $\Gamma(M,L)$ be the space of smooth sections. Why $\Gamma(M,L)$ is it isomorphic to $$A=\{f:L^{\times}\to ...
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Is the space of degree $d$ curves with marked smooth points dense inside the space of curves with marked points?

Let $\mathcal{D} \approx \mathbb{P}^{\delta_d} $ be the space of nonzero homogeneous degree $d$ polynomials in three variables upto scaling, where $\delta_d = \frac{d(d+3)}{2} $ (basically degree ...
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General position argument for reasonable spaces

Let $\mathcal{D} \approx \mathbb{P}^{\delta_d}$ be the space of non zero homogeneous degree $d$ polynomials in three variables up to scaling, where $\delta_d:= \frac{d(d+3)}{2} $. Given a point $p ...
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What is the easiest way to show that three lines in two dimensional space do not intersect?

I have two similar questions: 1) Let $X$ and $Y$ be two measure spaces. Suppose for every point $x \in X $ there exists a set $ \mathcal{U}_x \subset Y $ of full measure in $Y$. Suppose $V \subset ...
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Is it impossible for the dimension of a topological space to increase under a smooth map?

First let me make a definition. Let $M$ be a smooth manifold and $S \subset M $ a topological subspace of $M$. We say that $S$ has "dimenion" at most $k$ if $S$ is a subset of $$ X_1 \cup X_2 \ldots ...
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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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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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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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If you perturb a polynomial by a smooth function, then is the signed number of small zeros of the perturbed equation the same as the lowest non zero derivative?

Let $f: \mathbb{C} \rightarrow \mathbb{C} $ be a function of the form $$ f(z) = z^n + z^{n+ 1} g(z) $$ where $g$ is a $\textbf{smooth}$ function (not necessarily holomorphic). Is it true that the ...
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Is there a natural form representing the Thom class of a vector bundle, which when pulled back via the zero section represents the Euler class on the level of forms?

Let $V \rightarrow M$ be an oriented vector bundle over a compact oriented manifold $M$ equipped with a metric $h$ (the metric $h$ is a metric on the Vector bundle $V$, not on the manifold $M$). Is ...
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General position argument

Let $\mathcal{D} \approx \mathbb{P}^{\delta_d}$ be the space of homogeneous degree $d$ polynomials in three variables (up to scaling), where $\delta_d = \frac{d(d+3)}{2}$. Define $\mathcal{A}$ to be ...
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Does a generic curve inside the space of curves with a node at a specific point have only finitely many nodes?

Let $\mathcal{D} \approx \mathbb{P}^{\delta_d}$ be the space of homogeneous degree $d$ polynomials in three variables (up to scaling), where $\delta_d = \frac{d(d+3)}{2}$. Define $\mathcal{A}$ to be ...
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Does the diffeomorphism group preserving a particular section act transitively?

Let $\mathcal{D} \approx \mathbb{P}^{\delta_d}$, be the space of homogeneous degree $d$ polynomials in three variables $[X,Y,Z] \in \mathbb{P}^2$ upto scaling, where $\delta_d = \frac{d(d+3)}{2}$. ...
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What is the simplest way to show that a section of a vector bundle is transverse to the zero set

Let $\mathcal{D} \approx \mathbb{P}^{\delta_d}$, be the space of homogeneous degree $d$ polynomials in three variables $[X,Y,Z] \in \mathbb{P}^2$ upto scaling, where $\delta_d = \frac{d(d+3)}{2}$. ...
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Does passing through a point in general position cut down the dimension by one?

Let $\mathcal{D} \approx P^{\delta_d}$ be the space of homogeneous degree $d$ polynomials in three variables (up to scaling), where $\delta_d = \frac{d(d+3)}{2}$. A point $p\in \mathbb{P}^2$ gives ...
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If you take the closure of two smooth varieties and then take their intersections, is the singular locus still small?

Let $$ X, Y \subset \mathbb{P}^N$$ be two non singular algebraic varieties of dimensions $k$ and $l$ that intersect transversally. Is it true that the ``dimension'' of the variety $\overline{X} \cap ...
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Can you ``perturb'' a submanifold to intersect transversally with any other smooth submanifold of projective space?

Let $\mathcal{D} \approx \mathbb{P}^{\delta_d}$ be the space of homogeneous degree $d$ polynomials in three vriables, where $\delta_d = \frac{d(d+3)}{2}$. Let $$ X \subset \mathcal{D} \times ...
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Does the Bertini Theorem imply that there exists $k$ points such that passing through them imposes linearly independent conditions?

Consider the space of all homogeneous degree $d$ polynomials in three variables $[X,Y,Z]$, i.e. $$ f[X,Y,Z] = f_{d00} X^d + f_{d10} X^{d-1}Y + \ldots .$$ This can be thought of as a section of the ...
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Unique Almost Complex Structure with a Two-Form

I am studying complex structures $I$ on [real] 4-manifolds $M$, and in particular uniqueness properties. Through one example, it seems that this property (written below) guarantees the existence (and ...
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What's the difference between a real manifold and a smooth variety?

I am teaching a course on Riemann Surfaces next term, and would like a list of facts illustrating the difference between the theory of real (differentiable) manifolds and the theory non-singular ...
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A topological consequence of Riemann-Roch in the almost complex case

This question originated from a conversation with Dmitry that took place here Is there a complex structure on the 6-sphere? The Hirzebruch-Riemann-Roch formula expresses the Euler characteristic of ...