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### Cycle class map in non-smooth family of projective varieties

Let $\pi:\mathcal{X} \to T$ be a family of smooth projective complex varieties. Assume $T$ is quasi-projective, reduced, irreducible but not smooth and of positive dimension. Let $\mathcal{Z}$ be a ...

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### A question on infinitesimal deformation (related to intersection theory)

Let $X$ be a connected projective scheme in $\mathbb{P}^n$. Assume, $2 \le \dim X \le n-2$. Let $H$ be a general hyperplane in $\mathbb{P}^n$. Denote by $Z:=X.H$ and $Z'=X.H^m$ for $m \gg 0$. Then ...

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### Misunderstanding in the hypotheses of Schlessinger's criterion

Good day to everyone.
In studying deformation theory of Galois representations, I've come surely to an error, relating Schlessinger's criterion.
Let's fix a representation $\bar{\rho}$ of a group ...

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### alternative to Kontsevich formality

Has anyone considered an alternative approach to Kontsevich formality in which the DGCA of poly-vector fields is deformed to an $L_\infty$-algebra?

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### Locally trivial deformations of surfaces with quotient singularities

Let us consider the surface $\mathbb{A}^{2}/\mu_{6}$ where the action is given by
$$
\begin{array}{ccc}
\mu_{6}\times\mathbb{A}^{2} & \longrightarrow & \mathbb{A}^{2}\\
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### Deformation of complete intersection curves

Let $\mathcal{X} \to B$ be a family of smooth surfaces in $\mathbb{P}^3$. Let $\mathcal{C} \to B$ be a family of curves in $\mathbb{P}^3$. Assume that for all $b \in B$, the fiber $\mathcal{C}_b$ is ...

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### Stacks and Maurer-Cartan elements

One can associate to any deformation problem a dg Lie or $L_{\infty}$-algebra $g$.
For instance, in algebraic deformation theory, let's say the deformation theory of algebras over a Koszul operad $P$, ...

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### Deformations of quotient singularities

Let $Y$ be an affine scheme over a field of characteristic zero. Suppose we have a group $G$ acting on $Y$ and that the subset of $Y$ of points with non-trivial stabilizer is in codimension greater or ...

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### Are deformations of a scheme some kind of a “derived gerbe” under the cotangent complex?

(This is probably a very naive question. My understanding of the cotangent complex is quite vague.)
Let me first recall the picture for deformations of a smooth morphism:
If $f:X_0\to S_0$ is a ...

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### Why can you deform singularities in two dimensions but not in higher dimensions?

I've been trying to read this paper to understand deformations of surface quotient singularities. I'm particularly interested in when one can deform certain cyclic quotient singularities into other ...

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### Characterizing the rigidity of morphisms of smooth varieties

Let $X$ and $Y$ be smooth algebraic varieties over a field $k$ of characteristic $0$. For varieties we know that $X/k$ is rigid if and only if $H^{1}(X,T_{X})=0$. But $H^{1}(X,T_{X})$ also ...

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### Deformation of transversal intersection

Fix a positive integer $n \ge 2$. Let $\pi:\mathcal{X} \to B$ be a family (flat, projective and surjective morphism) of projective subschemes of $\mathbb{P}^n$.
Assume $B$ is reduced, irreducible.
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### A question on the morphism between Hilbert schemes

Let $L_1,L_2$ be two irreducible component of two different Hilbert schemes parametrizing closed subscheme in $\mathbb{P}^n$ and $\mathbb{P}^{n-1}$, respectively. Denote by $\pi_1: \mathcal{X}_1 \to ...

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### Projective embedding in families of curves

Let $\pi:\mathcal{X} \to B$ be a family (flat, projective, surjective morphism) of projective curves (not necessarily reduced) where $B$ is smooth, irreducible. Suppose that for some closed point $b_0 ...

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### Projective deformations of a projective hyperkahler manifold

Let $X$ be a projective hyperkahler manifold, $f:\mathcal{X}\rightarrow \mathcal{M}$ its Kuranishi family. We define $\mathcal{P}:=\{m\in \mathcal{M} $such that $\mathcal{X}_m$ is projective$\}$, ...

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### Relating deformations of a scheme to deformations of its singular locus

Let $X$ be a normal scheme with quotient singularities and $Y\subset X$ its singular locus. The first order deformations of $X$ are parametrized by $\mathcal{E}xt^{1}(\Omega_{X},\mathcal{O}_{X})$. ...

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### Projective embedding of curves which preserves the degree

Let $C$ be a projective curve (not necessarily reduced or irreducible).
Let $f:C \hookrightarrow \mathbb{P}^n$ be a closed immersion. Suppose that the degree of $f(C)$ is equal to $e$. How many ways ...

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### Generalization of Hilbert/Quot schemes

For some positive integer $n$, recall that the Quot scheme $Quot(\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^n})$ parametrizes ideal sheaves of subschemes in $\mathbb{P}^n$. As far as I understand (from a previous post) ...

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### Making a family of schemes non-reduced

Let $f:X \to Y$ be a flat, family of smooth projective varieties. Assume futher that $Y$ is smooth. Suppose there exists a scheme $Y'$ such that the associated reduced scheme $Y'_{\mathrm{red}} \cong ...

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### Infinitesimal deformation and contractibility of algebraic curves

Let $X$ be a smooth projective surface and $X'$ be an infinitesimal deformation of $X$. Denote by $f: X \to X'$ the natural closed immersion. Let $C' \subset X'$ be a curve such that $f^{-1}(C')$ is ...

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### Are singular rational curves on K3 surfaces rigid?

Let $S$ be a K3 surface over the complex numbers $\mathbb{C}$. If $C\subset S$ is a smooth rational curve, the normal bundle $N_{C/S}$ is isomorphic to $\mathbb{O}(-2)$ and thus $C$ is rigid. What ...

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### A question on nested Hilbert scheme

Let $H_1, H_2$ be two Hilbert schemes parametrizing subschemes in $\mathbb{P}^{n_1}, \mathbb{P}^{n_2}$ with Hilbert polynomials $P_1, P_2$, respectively. Given a pair $(Z_1, Z_2)$ of subschemes in ...

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### Is Mazur's deformation ring R integral?

Consider the absolutely irreducible Galois representation
$\overline{\rho} \colon G_{\Bbb Q} \to {\mathrm{GL}}_2({\Bbb F}_p)$. We apply the Mazur's deformation theory on the lift ${\rho} \colon ...

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### Deformation of a family of curves in a surface

Let $B$ parametrize a family of (reduced) curves in $\mathbb{P}^3$. Assume there exists a smooth hypersurface $X$. in $\mathbb{P}^3$ containing all the curves parametrized by $B$. In otherwords, for ...

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### Existence of rational section to a flat projective morphism

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over an algebraically closed field $K$ of dimension greater than $1$. Suppose there exists a flat projective morphism $f:X \to \mathbb{P}^n$ for some $n \ge 1$. ...

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### Rational equivalence and infinitesimal deformation of curves

Let $C_1$ and $C_2$ be two rationally equivalent curves in $\mathbb{P}^3$. Is it true that the dimension of $H^0(\mathcal{N}_{C_1|\mathbb{P}^3})$ equal to that of ...

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### Higher commutators in E_n algebras and the Maurer--Cartan equation

Let $A$ be an associative algebra in $dgVect_k$. Then the commutator $[\cdot,\cdot]:A\otimes A\to A$ defined by $[x,y]=xy-(-1)^{|x||y|}yx$ gives $A$ the structure of a (dg-)Lie algebra. The ...

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### Changing the Hilbert scheme of curves by adding the hyperplane section

Let $X$ be a smooth degree $d$ ($d>4$) surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$.
Let $C$ be a divisor on $X$. Let $D$ be a general element of the linear series $|C+H_X|$ where $H_X$ is the hyperplane section of ...

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### Deformations of a complex trivial up to quasi-isomorphism

Let $(C, d_0)$ be some cochain complex over commutative ring $R$ and $R$ is an algebra over a field $k$, then I could consider complex $(C[t], d_0+td_1)$ over ring $R \otimes k[t]$ where $d_1$ is some ...

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### On infinitesimal deformation of projective varieties

Let $X$ be a smooth complex projective variety. Suppose $X \hookrightarrow \mathbb{P}^n$. Let $Z$ be a closed (reduced) subscheme of $X$.
Let $X'$ be an infinitesimal deformation of $X$ corresponding ...

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### Obstruction map for local singularities via tangent (Andre-Quillen) cohomology

Let $R$ be a local singularity (for example $R=\mathbb{C}[[x_1, \ldots , x_n]]/I$) ring over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $\mathbb{L}_{R}$ be a cotangent complex of $R$, then one can define tangent ...

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### Isomorphism of homology groups under deformation

Let $\pi:\mathcal{X} \to U$ be a family of hypersurfaces (not necessarily smooth) in $\mathbb{P}^n$ for some $n \ge 3$. Assume that $U$ is simply connected (under analytic topology). For any pair $u,v ...

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### Deformation over small disk and deformation over complex disk

Let $D=\mathop{Spec}(\mathbb C[[t]])$ be the algebraic small disk and let $\Delta= \{z\in \mathbb C: |z|<1\} $. Let $X_0$ be an algebraic surface over $\mathop{Spec}\mathbb C$
Suppose now that I ...

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### What's the relation between the heat kernel proof of the index theorem and deformation quantization?

In the book "Heat kernels and Dirac operators", I found the slogan by Quillen in the Introduction: "Dirac operators are a quantization of the theory of connections, and the supertrace of the heat ...

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### Is Nijenhuis–Richardson bracket a BV bracket?

Let $g$ be a finite dimensional Lie algebra, and let me denote $A=(\bigwedge g^* \otimes g, d)$ the Chevalley-Eilenberg complex that calculates cohomology of the Lie algebra with coefficients in the ...

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### Why should we study deformations of perfect complexes

What are the advantanges of studying deformation of perfect complexes over the classical theory of deformation of coherent sheaves? Any references which elaborates on the applications on deformation ...

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### Proof of Hensel's lemma by using the deformation theory

I am thinking about the simplest version of Hensel's lemma. Fix a prime $p$. Let $f(x)\in \mathbf{Z}[x]$ be a polynomial. Assume there exists $a_0\in \mathbf{F}_p$ such that $f(a_0)=0\mod p$, and ...

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### Functorial property of universal family

Let $P_1, P_2$ and $P_3$ be Hilbert polynomials of projective schemes. Suppose that the flag Hilbert scheme $Hilb_{P_1,P_2}$ is non-empty. Assume further that there exists a closed immersion of the ...

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### Is projective morphism with projective fiber flat?

Let $X, Y$ be quasi-projective Noetherian schemes and $f:X \to Y$ be a projective surjective morphism. Assume that every fiber of $f$ is isomorphic to a projective space $\mathbb{P}^n$ for a fixed ...

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### cotangent complex for finite flat morphism and different ideal

Let a ring $A$, $F=A[X_{1},\dots X_{n}]$ and $B:= F/J$.
We suppose that we have a finite flat lci morphism $f:Spec(B)\rightarrow Spec(A)$.
To mesure the singularities of this map, Gabber-Ramero ...

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### Formal series convergence in deformation quantization and $C^*$-condition

A link between formal series convergence in deformation quantization (strict deformation quantization) and producing $C^*$-algebras instead of mere $*$-algebras (which ...

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### Contractibility of union of smooth rational curves in famillies

Let $\pi:\mathcal{X} \to S$ be a family of smooth surfaces containing a subfamily $\mathcal{Y} \subset \mathcal{X}$ proper, flat over $S$ parametrizing contractible curves in $\mathcal{X}$ satisfying ...

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### Existence of logarithmic structures and d-semistability

I am reading a paper ( Kawamata, Y.; Namikawa, Y. Logarithmic deformations of normal crossing varieties and smoothing of degenerate Calabi-Yau varieties. Invent. math. 1994, 118, 395–409.) I have a ...

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### Questions (related to deformation theory?) about modular ideals in mod ell Hecke algebras

I suspect that I'm asking (familiar?) questions from deformation theory in a different language. But I'm an illiterate in deformation theory language; if my suspicion is correct I'd be grateful for an ...

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### Kodaira Spencer map and versal deformation

First I want to clarify what I mean by the Kodaira-Spencer map.
Let's have a family of deformations $\pi:\mathcal{X}\rightarrow B$ of a complex manifold $X=\mathcal{X}_0:=f^{-1}(0)$ (by that I mean ...

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### When does the categorical definition of a module work?

$\DeclareMathOperator{\ab}{Ab}\DeclareMathOperator{\qcoh}{QCoh}$
This entry in the nlab shows that for $A$ a (commutative unital) ring, the category $\mathsf{Mod}_A$ of $A$-modules is equivalent to ...

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### fpqc, formal smoothness

Based on Possible formal smoothness mistake in EGA, let $X$ and $Y$ $k$-schemes ($k$ a field),
let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ a fpqc morphism such that $f$ is formally smooth and $X$ formally smooth, do we ...

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### formal smooth morphism with a formal smooth source

Let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ a morpism between $k$-schemes ( $k$ a field).
We suppose that X is formally smooth and f is formally smooth and surjective.
Do we have that $Y$ is formally smooth?
Or if it's ...

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### Strict applications of deformation theory in which to dip one's toe

I hesitate to ask a question like this, but I really have tried finding answers to this question on my own and seemed to come up short. I readily admit this is due to my ignorance of algebraic ...

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### functor of Artinian rings in Deformation theory

$k$ : algebraically closed field
$\mathcal{C}$: category of local Artinian $k$-algebras with residue field $k$
$\hat{\mathcal{C}}$: category of complete local $k$-algebras with residue field $k$
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