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A Bertini-type result for hypersurfaces containing a subvariety

Let $P$ be a smooth projective variety of dimension $4$ and let $Z$ be an irreducible subvariety of dimension $2$ ($Z$ is not necessarily smooth, but you can assume it). Is there a smooth, ...
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Spectrum of the Grassmannian Laplacian

The spectrum of the Laplacian (with respect to the Fubini--Study metric) was addressed in this old question. Does anyone know if these results have been extended to the Grassmannians?
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Products Laplacian Eigen-Functions over a Kaehler Manifold

I've been trying to learn a little about Laplacians acting on the smooth functions of a compact Kaehler manifold, and made the following (possibly incorrect) observation: Let $\{f_i\}$ be a set of ...
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Topology of family of complex varieties

It seems to be an oft-cited fact (which comes up, for instance, in describing vanishing/nearby cycles) that: For a proper flat map $f \colon X \rightarrow \Delta$, where $X$ is a complex ...
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What is the Fano index for Hermitian symmetric spaces of compact type?

As we know Hermitian Symmetric spaces of compact type are all Fano picard number one, we can talk about his Fano index. Suppose $X$ is one of those Hermitian symmetric spaces, $L$ is the generator of ...
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Ricci flat metric on pair (X,D)

Let $(X,\omega)$ be a Calabi-Yau variety and $D$ be a simple normal crossing divisor on $X$ with conic singularities with cone angle $2\pi\theta$, $0<\theta<1$ such that $K_X+D>0$, then is ...
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Can Calabi-Yau manifolds have nonabelian discrete symmetry groups?

A particle physicist asked me the above question. Let me try to make it more precise. Suppose $M$ is a 3-dimensional Calabi-Yau manifold: that is, a compact Kähler manifold of complex dimension ...
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Elliptic fibrations with few singular fibers

It is known that non-isotrivial fibrations of genus $g>0$ curves over the projective line have a bunch of singular fibers. There are at least three of them. It is not difficult to prove that an ...
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Pencils in very ample linear systems without curve in its base locus

If $L$ is a very ample line bundle over a smooth complex projective surface $X$ and $s_0, \dots, s_n$ is a basis of the global sections of $L$, is there some choice of $i,j$ such that the pencil ...
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Cohomology of vector bundles in families

Let $\pi \colon \mathfrak{X} \rightarrow B$ be a deformation of complex compact manifolds and $E$ be a holomorphic vector bundle on $\mathfrak{X}$ (or a coherent sheaf on $\mathfrak{X}$ that is flat ...
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Can the $(n-1)$ power of the hermitian form on a compact complex $n$-fold be $\partial {\bar{\partial}}$-exact?

Let $\omega$ be the hermitian form for an hermitian metric on a compact complex manifold. Can $\omega^{n-1}$ be $\partial {\bar{\partial}}$-exact? (We know that our hermitian metric must necessarily ...
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Is there a description of variation of (mixed) Hodge Structures in terms of a Deligne operator?

A complex Mixed Hodge Structure is given by a complex vector space $V$ together with a descending filtration $W$ and two ascending filtrations $F,\bar{F}$ that satisfy the condition \begin{equation} ...
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Generalizing von Staudt's synthetic construction of the complex numbers

Starting from the real projective plane described synthetically/axiomatically, it is possible to construct the complex projective plane directly without passing through coordinates: one adjoins two ...
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Homeomorphism of fibers of holomorphic maps

EDIT (after the comment by Jason Starr): Let $X$ be a complex algebraic (or, more generally, analytic) variety, possibly singular and non-compact. Let $f\colon X\to D^*$ be a proper algebraic morphism ...
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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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classification of homogenous complex manifolds

Suppose $X$ is a complex manifold (doesn't assume it's Kahler), and it's holomorhpic automorphism group is transitive. My question is that is there any classification of those manifolds ?
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Line bundles with vanishing cohomology on Calabi-Yau manifold

Suppose we have some line bundle $L(D)$ on Calabi-Yau threefold. Let's call this line bundle "rigid" if $H^0(X,L(D)) \simeq \mathbb{C}$ and $H^i(X,L(D))=0$ for $i=1,2,3$. Is anything known about such ...
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Stability of automorphism group of complex manifolds

Are there any stability theorems of analytic automorphism groups concerning the deformation of complex manifolds. For example, in the case of K3 or Calabi-Yau.
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Holomorphic natural bundles and operators

I am wondering up to what extent the classical theory of (smooth) natural bundles and natural operations extends to the holomorphic setting. After a quick thought, I've gone through the standard ...
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Control of a meromorphic function according to distance between its zeros

My question is rather philosophical : can a meromorphic function of normalized norm with simple zeros on the flat torus stay close to zero on a large set when its zeros are far from each other ? The ...
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Let $X$ be a projective variety and let $Pic(X) \cong \mathbb Z$, then $(X, −K_X) $ is $K$-semistable

Is there any approach for the following conjecture? Let $X$ be a projective Fano manifold and let $Pic(X) \cong \mathbb Z$, then $(X, −K_X) $ is $K$-semistable.
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Is there an example of a holomorphic vector bundle whose Atiyah class vanishes and does not admit a flat connection?

Let $E\to X$ be a holomorphic vector bundle over a Kähler manifold. The vanishing of the Atiyah class, $At(E)=0$, is equivalent to the existence of a holomorphic connection on $E$. Moreover, it is ...
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H. Cartan's “Variétés analytiques complexes et cohomologie”?

Does anyone know where I might find an online version (for free or purchase, translated or in french) of this paper by Henri Cartan from 1953? I know it was published in Colloque sur les fonctions de ...
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Hermitian manifold with harmonic holomorphic volume form

Let M be a compact complex 3-manifold with trivial canonical line bundle and Ω be the non-vanishing holomorphic 3-form. If the real and imaginary part of Ω are both harmonic with respect to the ...
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If G-invariant metric is always Kahler-Einstein

Suppose there is an Hermitian symmetric space of compact type X. It is realized in the following way: $X\hookrightarrow\mathbb{P}^N$ and equip it with induced Fubini-Study metric g. What's more, the ...
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reference for weighted blow-up

Let $(0\in X)$ be a germ of a normal 3-fold with a singular point $0$ (over $\mathbb{C}$). We think of $X$ as a small neighborhood of $0$ (for studying singularity). If we can think $X$ as a ...
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Neron-Severi group for product of curves

Let $C$ be a general genus $g$ curve, how can we describe the Neron-Severi group of its $n$-th self product $C^n=C\times \dots \times C$? It is a lattice in $H^2(C^n,\mathbb{Z})\cong ...
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Is there a complex surface into which every Riemann surface embeds?

This question was previously asked on Math SE. Every Riemann surface can be embedded in some complex projective space. In fact, every Riemann surface $\Sigma$ admits an embedding $\varphi : \Sigma ...
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A simple fundamental group of an hypersurface

Is there an example of analytic hypersurface in $C^n$ such that its fundamental group is simple i.e. does not have normal subgroups except the trivial group and the group itself ? Thank you EDIT : ...
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Stratification of complex algebraic varieties

Let $V$ be a complex quasi-projective variety, we know from H. Whitney's and B Teissier works on stratifications of algebraic varieties that $V$ has an intrinsic stratification $$X_0\subset ...
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What is the obstruction to the existence of a global Kahler potential?

It is a well-know fact that if $(X,\omega)$ is Kahler then about every point $x \in X$ there exists a neighbourhood $U$ and a function $K \in C^{\infty}(U,\mathbb{R})$ such that $\omega|_U = i\partial ...
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Do all simple factors of jacobians of curves come from correspondences?

For this question I will let the overly ambiguous word curve mean: smooth projective and connected curve over $\mathbb C$ (or equivalently a smooth compact Riemann-Surface). Let $C$ be a curve over ...
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Classifying compact homogeneous Kähler manifolds

In this comprehensive answer to an old question, it is stated that Flag manifolds exhaust all compact homogeneous Kähler manifolds corresponding to a compact connected semi-simple Lie group. ...
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Can one integrate around a branch-cut?

How meaningful is it to try to integrate around the branch-cut of a function? For example lets say I have the function $\log(z^2+a^2)$ for $a>0$ and I choose my branch-cuts to be starting at $\pm ...
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Are holomorphic quasi-positive line bundles on a Kähler manifold positive?

Holomorphic quasi-positive line bundles on a complex manifold $M$ are line bundles whose chern class can be represented by a closed $(1,1)$-form which is quasi-positive, that is, non-negative at all ...
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Hodge-Weil Formula for Quaternionic-Kähler manifold

Let $M$ be a quaternionic-Kähler manifold, with fundamental form $\omega$, and let $L$ be the Lefschetz operator of $\omega$. In the Kähler and, more generally, symplectic cases, there is a mysterious ...
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Construction of homogeneous Siegel domain from j-algebra

I am reading bounded homogeneous domain from Piatetski-Shapiro's book ``Automorphic functions and the geometry of classical domains'' and have questions on how to construct homogeneous Siegel domain ...
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Does the degeneracy of the Frölicher spectral sequence vary in families?

I would like to know if there are any known examples of families of complex manifolds for which the Frölicher spectral sequence of one fibre degenerates on the $E_m$ page and the spectral sequence of ...
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Spin Structures for Quaternionic-Kaehler and Hyper-Kaehler Manifolds

As is well-known (see Friedrich's book for example) every Kähler manifold is spin (or at least spin$^c$) and the Dirac is given (up to a twist) by $\partial + \partial^*$. What happens in the ...
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Are Wolf spaces flag manifolds?

It's all in the title: Are Wolf spaces flag manifolds? Both are group quotients of semi-simple Lie groups. In the Grassmannian case this is so, and I always tacitly assumed it extended to the general ...
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What is behind the Hodge conjecture? [duplicate]

My question is quite naive, and my knowledge limited on the subject. I heard lot of talks about Hodge conjecture. I wanted to ask about an intuitive way to figure out why we should care about Hodge ...
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Is there an integrable complex structure on SU(3)?

Is there a complex manifold diffeomorphic to SU(3)? This question arises in a StackExchange discussion by HK Lee, Ted Shifrin and Jason DeVito: ...
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Homogeneous Quaternionic-Kähler Structure of the Grassmannians?

Paraphrasing from Cortes' notes: The quaternionic Kähler condition for a manifold $M$, means that $\operatorname{End}(T(M))$ admits a parallel subbundle $Q$ which is locally spanned by $3$ ...
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Family $(X_y,D_y)$ with trivial canonical bundles

Let $i:D\hookrightarrow X$ and $f : X \to Y$ be holomorphic mappings of complex manifolds such that $i$ is a closed embedding and $f$ as well as$ f \circ i$ are proper and smooth and $D$ is a divisor. ...
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Rellich Embedding Theorem for the $2$-Sphere

I'm trying to understand the Rellich-Embedding Theorem in the non-flat case by looking at the $2$-sphere. To be precise, for $S$ the spinor bundle of $S^2$; $L^2(S^2)$ the space of square integrable ...
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What is the role of projective spaces in GAGA?

The GAGA theorem is a celebrated elaboration of the idea that complex analytic and complex algebraic geometry are equivalent, at least for smooth projective varieties/manifolds. I am aware why this ...
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rings of modular functions on the upper half plane

Let $\Gamma_1\le SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$ be a noncongruence subgroup of finite index. Let $\Gamma_2\le SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$ be another subgroup of finite index. Let $M_0(\Gamma_i)$ denote the ring of modular ...
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what's the minimal embedding of orthogonal grassmannian

Suppose X is the orthogonal grassmanian. We know the plucker embedding does not span the whole background CP^N, just span Subspace CP^m. My question is that is there an expression of the isometric ...
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Loci in the moduli space of K3 surfaces associated to lattices

The moduli space of K3 surfaces forms a 20-dimensional family with countably many 19-dimensional components $M_d$ corresponding to the polarized K3s $(X,L)$ with $L^2=d$. The moduli space $M_d$ has a ...
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compact almost complex submanifolds of complex Lie groups

I find the following Corollary 1.21: Question: does there exist any complex Lie groups $G$ such that there are some compact almost complex submanifolds (for example, $\mathbb{C}P^m$) of $G$? I want ...