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### Why is the Fano variety of lines on a smooth three-dimensional quadric isomorphic to $\mathbb{P}^3$?

Let $Q \subset \mathbb{P}^4$ be a smooth three-dimensional quadric over an algebraically closed field $k$ ($\mathrm{char}(k) \neq 2$) and let $F$ be the Fano variety of lines on $Q$.
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### The canonical bundle of an infinitesimal deformation

Let $X_0$ be a smooth projective variety over the complex numbers and let $X$ be an infinitesimal deformation of $X_0$ over the ring of dual numbers.
If the canonical bundle of $X_0$ is ample (resp. ...

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### Picard groups of Fano varieties in positive characteristic

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p \geq 0$. Let $X$ be a smooth Fano variety over $k$ and let $\ell \neq p$ be a prime.
Is the natural morphism $\mathrm{Pic}(X) \otimes ...

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### Reference request: log Fano varieties

I need a reference for a proof of the following fact: let $X$ be a toric variety then $X$ is log Fano.
Thanks a lot.

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### Fano varieties of cubic threefolds

Let $X$ be a smooth cubic threefold over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $F(X)$ denote the Fano variety of lines in $X$, which is a smooth surface of general type.
Is this class of surfaces distingushed ...

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### Pseudo-automorphisms on Fano varieties

Is every pseudo-automorphism (self-birational map which does not contract any hypersurface) of a smooth Fano variety of Picard rank $1$ equal to a biregular automorphism?
Remark: For $\mathbb{P}^n$, ...

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### Families of Fano varieties over non-hyperbolic curves

Let $C$ be a non-hyperbolic (smooth quasi-projective connected complex algebraic) curve. That is, $C$ is isomorphic to $\mathbb P^1, \mathbb A^1, \mathbb G_m$, or an elliptic curve.
Let $f:X\to C$ be ...

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### Is being fano preserved under flat base change [closed]

Let $K$ be a field of characteristic zero and $X$ be a projective variety over $\mbox{Spec} K$. Denote by $\bar{K}$ the algebraic closure of $K$. Let $\bar{X}$ be the fiber product $X \times_K ...

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### Varieties with big anti-canonical divisor

I recently heard about the following problem:
Let $X$ be a projective variety with klt singularities and such that $-K_X$ is big. Is $X$ a Mori Dream Space ?
Now, $-K_X$ big if and only if $-K_X ...

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### Blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^4$ along a quadric surface

Let $Q\subset\mathbb{P}^3\subset\mathbb{P}^4$ be a smooth quadric surface, and let $X = Bl_Q\mathbb{P}^4$ the blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^4$ along $Q$. Let $H$ be the pull-back of the hyperplane section of ...

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### Weak Fano and Log fano varieties

A projective smooth variety $X$ is weak Fano if $-K_X$ is nef and big. We say that $X$ is log Fano is there exists a divisor $D$ such that $-(K_X+D)$ is ample and $(X,D)$ is Kawamata log terminal.
Is ...

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### Necessary condition on Calabi-Yau manfiold to be a hypersurface in a Fano manifold

Let $X$ be a smooth projective Calabi-Yau threefold. Are there any known obstructions to it
being a member of a base-point-free linear system in a nef-Fano fourfold?
What, in anything, is known ...

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### Toric Fano Kahler manifolds and Delzant polytopes

Let $P$ be a Delzant polytope in $\mathbb R^n$, given by a set of inequalities $\ell_i(x) > 0$ where $\ell_i(x) = \sum_k \mu_k^i x_k - \lambda_i$.
In his paper http://arxiv.org/abs/0803.0985 ...

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### Lines on Fano complete intersections

Let $X \subset \mathbb{P}^n$ be a non-singular complete intersection of $s$ hypersurfaces
of degrees $d_1,\dots,d_s$ over an algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic zero. Let $d=d_1 + \dots + ...

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### Are weak Fano 4-folds with canonical Gorenstein singularities bounded?

A Fano variety over $\mathbb{C}$ with Gorenstein singularity is called weak Fano if the anti-canonical divisor is nef and big.
Are there finite families of weak Fano 4-folds with canonical ...

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### Existence of constant scalar curvature Kahler metrics on projective manifolds

It is well known that the blow-up of $\mathbb P^2$ in one or two points does not accept a Kahler-Einstein metric. Kahler-Einstein metrics are particular cases of constant scalar curvature Kahler ...

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### Arithmetic of Fano varieties of lines

Let $k$ be a number field and let $X \subset \mathbb{P}^n$ be a non-singular hypersurface of degree $n-1$. Let $F(X)$ denote the Fano variety of lines of $X$. Then it is known that for general $X$ the ...

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### Cohomology of twisted holomorphic forms on Fano threefolds

Given a Fano threefold $X$, its index $ind(X)$ is the largest integer $r$ such that there exists a divisor $H$ such that $rH \cong -K_X$. Let $\mathcal{L}$ be the associated (ample) line bundle and ...

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### Big tangent bundle

Let $X$ be a nonsingular complex algebraic variety whose tangent bundle is $T_X$. I use Lazarsfeld's book for the definition of a big vector bundle. A line bundle $L$ is big if it has Itaka dimension ...

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### Toric Fano manifolds with Picard number 1

As far as I know, toric Fano manifolds are classified only up to dimension 4. In dimension one the projective line is the only example. In dimension two we have five examples: $\mathbb P ^2$, $\mathbb ...

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### Is there an Enriques–Kodaira-like classification of Fano threefolds?

I am mainly interested in varieties over an algebraic closed field $k$ (or $\mathbb{C}$). The classification of complex surface is established in the last century and known as Enriques–Kodaira ...

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### How does one prove that the complete intersection of a quadric and a cubic of $\mathbb P^5$ is unirational?

The question is stated in the title, but I would like to add some motivation.
I've been teaching a course on complex tori and abelian varieties this semester and I would like to end it by showing ...

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### Derived category of varieties and derived category of quiver algebras

I have heard that derived category of coherent sheaves $\mathrm{Coh}(X)$ on any Fano varieties $X$ may be realized as derived category $\mathrm{Coh}(\mathrm{Rep}(Q,W))$ of representation of quiver $Q$ ...

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### Frobenius splitting of Fano varieties

Dear MO,
Question 1. Do you know of an example of a Fano variety which is not Frobenius split?
Background
(1) A variety $X$ in characteristic $p$ is called Frobenius split if there is a "$p$-th ...

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### Semiorthogonal decompositions for Fano 3-folds and 4folds

Let $X$ be a projective Fano 3-fold or 4-fold and let $D^b(X)$ be the bounded derived category of coherent sheaves on $X$. For what $X$ is it known a semi orthogonal decomposition into indecomposable ...

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### Bound for the Picard number of a Fano 3-fold

Let $X$ be a Fano 3-fold with terminal singularities. Is there some bound (possibly explicit) for the Picard rank of $X$ ?
If $X$ is smooth, it is well-known that the bound is $10$, obtained by del ...

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### Controlling singularities on log mmp

Suppose all my varieties are complex threefolds $X\rightarrow Y$ over some smooth base curve germ $Y$. We can assume the fibres are Del Pezzo surfaces with generic smooth fibre.
If I do (relative) ...