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Fuss-Catalan algebras and non-commutative Hilbert schemes

Hello, this is a question regarding Reineke's paper "Cohomology of non-commutative Hilbert schemes", http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0306185, and more precisely the formula on page 4 there (at $n=1$), ...
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Why do flag manifolds, in the P(V_rho) embedding, look like products of P^1s?

Bert Kostant mentioned an odd fact to me some time ago. As usual (with such statements), fix a complex, connected, reductive) Lie group $G$, with maximal torus $T$, and Weyl vector $\rho$ equal to ...
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Is there a scheme parametrizing the closed subgroups of an algebraic group?

In the following, let $G=\operatorname{GL}_n(\mathbb{C})$ or $G=\operatorname{\mathbb PGL}_n(\mathbb{C})$, depending on whichever has a better chance of yielding an affirmative answer. One could more ...
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Reference for combinatorics of cell decomposition of the Hilbert scheme of points in the plane

It is known from either Morse theory or Bialynicki-Birula decomposition that the fixed points of a ${\mathbb{C}}^*$ action on a smooth algebraic variety over $\mathbb{C}$ determine a cell ...
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Why is Maps(X,Y) an open subfunctor of Hilb(X x Y)?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be projective schemes. Then we can define the mapping scheme between them, $\rm{Maps}(X,Y)$ as follows: To any map $f:X\rightarrow Y$ we consider the graph $\Gamma_f$ as a closed ...
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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 ...
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There are only finitely many varieties up to deformation

Let $h$ be a polynomial. Then results of several authors (including Chow, Grothendieck, Matsusaka, Mumford, Kollar and Viehweg) imply that the moduli space of polarized varieties with Hilbert ...
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Hilbert schemes and moduli of ideal sheaves

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$. The Hilbert scheme on $X$ parametrizes quotients $\mathcal{O}_X \to E$ with fixed Hilbert polynomial. Let us fix the Hilbert polynomial to ...
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When are Hilbert schemes smooth?

I know that Hilbert schemes can be very singular. But are there any interesting and nontrivial Hilbert schemes that are smooth? Are there any necessary conditions or sufficient conditions for a ...
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Families of ideal sheaves: What's the correct definition?

I'm looking at Bridgeland's paper "Flops and Derived categories" and I got confused on what he meant by a family of ideal sheaves. Let $Y$ be a scheme, and let $S$ be another scheme. A family of ...
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Parameter space for complete intersections and their discriminant

Consider globally complete intersections in $\mathbb{P}^n$, of codimension $k$, of some fixed multi-degree $(d_1,\dots,d_k)$. Is there some nice (i.e. "explicit") parameter space for them? (even if ...
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Reference request: is the punctual Hilbert scheme irreducible?

The punctual Hilbert scheme in dimension $d$ parameterizes ideals $I$ of codimension $n$ in $k[x_1,\dots, x_d]$ which are contained in some power of the ideal $(x_1,\dots, x_d)$. In other words, it is ...
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Smooth quadric hypersurface, Hilbert scheme is blowup of Grassmannian?

Let $Q \subset \mathbb{P}^n$ be a smooth quadric hypersurface. Where can I find a proof of/can anyone supply a proof of$$\text{Hilb}_{2m + 1}(Q) \cong \text{Bl}_{OG(3, n+1)}G(3, n+1)?$$Can we conclude ...
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Is there a way to check if a relative Hilbert Scheme is reduced?

More specifically, suppose I have a rational curve on a complete intersection, and I know that the relative Hilbert Scheme is not smooth at the point corresponding to my rational curve. Is there any ...
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Relationship between Hilbert schemes and deformation spaces

Hi, I'm just starting to learn about deformation theory (via Hartshorne's Deformation theory, as well as Fantechi's section of FGA explained), and I feel like I'm confused about fundamental concepts. ...
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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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Branch locus of a 6:1 cover of the grassmannian G(1,3)

Given a general quartic surface $S$ in $\mathbf{P}^3$, there is a natural 6:1 surjective map $\phi: Hilb^2(S) \to G(1,3)$ sending $\{P,Q\}$ to the line through them in $\mathbf{P}^3$. Can you ...
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Examples of nice reduced singularities on Hilbert schemes--Edited

In his "Murphy's Law" paper, Vakil showed that every "singularity type" (with a precise meaning) occurs on certain Hilbert schemes; for instance, the Hilbert scheme of nonsingular curves in projective ...
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Irreducible “family” of relative effective divisors of a smooth morphism

Let $\pi:X\rightarrow Y$ be a smooth proper (assume projective if needed) morphism of schemes with $Y$ locally noetherian, and let $Z\subset X$ be an irreducible integral closed subscheme containing ...
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Connectedness of sub-varieties via Hilbert polynomials

Let $X$ be a sub-variety of $\mathbb CP^n$ and let $p_X(k)$ be its Hilbert polynomial. It is well known that some basic invariants of $X$ (such as its dimension) can be read from $p_X(k)$. I am ...
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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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Status of Haiman's conjectures on the Isospectral Hilbert Scheme for dim X>2?

Let $X$ be a variety of arbitrary dimension, let $H$ denote the main component of the Hilbert scheme of points of $X$ (i.e, the closure of locus of reduced subschemes), and let $Z$ be the reduced ...
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nth symmetric power of a Riemann surface and its Jacobian

Let $C$ be a Riemann surface of genus $g$, $Sym^{n}C$ be the nth symmetric power of $C$ with $n\geq 2g$, and $JC$ denote the Jacobian of $C$. Question: Is it generally true that $Sym^{n}C\cong ...
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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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Deformation of curves and closed immersions

Let $\pi:\mathcal{C} \to B$ be a (flat) family of complex projective schemes of pure dimension $1$ with fixed Hilbert polynomial, in particular, for some $n \ge 3$, $\mathcal{C} \hookrightarrow ...
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Disconnectedness of Hilbert schemes of projective schemes

Let $Y$ be a projective scheme. The naive definition of a Hilbert scheme of subschemes $X$ of $Y$ would require us to projectively embed $Y$, then ask that $X$ have a fixed Hilbert polynomial $p$. ...
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Hilbert scheme of points on a surface

Let $X$ be a complex surface and $X^{[n]}$ be the Hilbert scheme of finite analytic subspaces $Z$ for which $dimH^0(Z,\mathcal{O}_Z)=n$. I have trouble understanding $X^{[n]}$. That's what i've worked ...
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What are the “special” strata of Sym^n(C^2)?

The affine variety $Sym^n(\mathbb{C}^2)$ has a natural quantization as a spherical rational Cherednik algebra. Thus, any primitive ideal of the rational Cherednik algebra has an corresponding ideal ...
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Proving that the Hilbert scheme of points on $\mathbb C^2$ is smooth

On a summer school for undergraduate and graduate students Okounkov gave the following exercise (without hints): Prove that the Hilbert scheme of points on $\mathbb C^2$ is smooth. Only a definition ...
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Complete intersection space curves

Fix two positive integers $d, e$ and assume $d>e$. Is it true that a general degree $e$ curve which lies in a complete intersection of a degree $e$ and a smooth degree $d$ surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$ ...
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Upper bound on the number of generators of a local complete intersection curve in $\mathbb{P}^3$

Let $C$ be a local complete intersection curve in $\mathbb{P}^3$ (not irreducible or smooth) of degree $e$. Suppose $f_1, f_2$ (and $e_i=\deg(f_i)$) are two of the lowest degree generators of $I(C)$. ...
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“Reductive Groups and Hilbert Schemes” - Reference

Bezrukavnikov and Ginzburg have unpublished notes, 'Hilbert Schemes and Reductive Groups' (referenced here, for example): does anyone know what became of these notes? Did Bezrukavnikov-Ginzburg ...
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linear system of non-reduced divisor and associated reduced divisors

Let $X$ be a smooth degree $d$ $(d \ge 5)$ surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$. Let $D$ be an effective Cartier divisor (hence locally of complete intersection) on $X$ and $D_{red}$ the associated reduced ...
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Hilbert scheme of 2 points on an elliptic curve

The Hilbert scheme of 2 points on an elliptic curve $C$, $Hilb^2(C)$, has a natural structure of ruled surface, given by the map $f:Hilb^2(C) \to C$ such that $f(P,Q)=P+Q$. What can we say about the ...
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Standard techniques on rationally connected varieties

Is there some standard technique or approach to determine when a (irreducible) subvariety of a rationally connected variety is again rationally connected? Any reference/text dealing with this kind of ...
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Choosing a group action to do GIT of hypersurfaces

When studying GIT stability of hypersurfaces $d$ of $\mathbb P^n$ we look at the Hilbert Scheme $H=\mathbb P^N$ parametrizing homogeneous polynomials $f_d(x_0,\ldots,x_n)$ of degree $d$. There is ...
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Hilbert vs Chow in nice cases

I'm trying to understand the relationship between the Hilbert schemes and Chow varieties in situations where everything is simple. Suppose that $X$ is a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb C$, ...
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Projective schemes with a fixed hyperplane section

Let $H$ be a hyperplane in $\mathbb P^n$, and $X \subseteq H$ be a subscheme. Let $CX \subseteq \mathbb P^n$ be the cone on $X$ from a point $p \notin H$. Let $Hilb_{CX}$ be the Hilbert scheme whose ...
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Non-reduced flag Hilbert schemes

Let $P, Q$ be Hilbert polynomials of curves in $\mathbb{P}^3$. Assume that $pr_2(Hilb_{Q,P})$ is positive dimensional where $pr_2$ is the natural projection map onto the second coordinate and ...
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Upper bound on the dimension of the Hilbert scheme of space cuves

Denote by $H_{P,Q}$ the flag Hilbert scheme parametrizing a pair $(C,X)$ such that $X$ is a degree $d$ surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$ with Hilbert polynomial $Q$ and $C \subset X$ is a curve with Hilbert ...
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Hilbert function of a Hilbert scheme

Given a Hilbert scheme $H$ of curves in $\mathbb{P}^3$ satisfying certain Hilbert polynomial, is there any way of understanding the degree or arithmetic genus of an irreducible component of the ...
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Polarizations on $M_{0,n}$ from Kapranov's quotient constructions

In Kapranov's marvelous paper Chow quotients of Grassmannian I, he proves that $\overline{M}_{0,n}$ is isomorphic to both the Hilbert quotient and Chow quotient $(\mathbb{P}^1)^n//\text{SL}_2$. These ...
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What is the family derived from the absolute Frobenius on the Hilbert scheme?

Let $f$ be a Hilbert polynomial, and $X := Hilb_h(P^d_{F_p})$ a Hilbert scheme defined over $F_p$. Then there is an absolute Frobenius map $F: X \to X$. I'm even interested in the case $f \equiv 1$, ...
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Singular locus of a Hilbert scheme

Consider the Hilbert scheme $H$ of conics in $\mathbb{P}^3$. It is easy to see that there exists a closed subscheme $H'$ of $H$ parametrizing $2$ lines intersecting at a point. This can be seen as the ...
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On the place where $\mathrm{Hilb}_{lines}^{x}(X)$ is smooth.

Let $X\subset \mathbb{P}_{\mathbb{C}}^N$ be irreducible generically smooth closed subscheme and let $\mathrm{Hilb}_{lines}^{x}(X)$ denote the Hilbert scheme of lines contained in $X$ and passing ...
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Generic vs General property of reducedness in a family of projective schemes

Let $\pi:\mathcal{X} \to B$ be a flat family of projective schemes, $B$ is irreducible. Let $\mathrm{Spec} K$ be a generic point on $B$. Denote by $\mathcal{X}_K$, the pull-back of $\mathcal{X}$. This ...
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When is the Hom-scheme connected?

Suppose that $A$ and $B$ are two algebras finite over a field $K$ (which may be assumed to be separably closed, if that helps), then we know that the functor ...
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Deformation of space curves to union of lines

Does every irreducible component of a Hilbert scheme of curves in $\mathbb{P}^3$ contain a curve that is a union of lines (not necessarily reduced)? Furthermore, given a curve $C \subset \mathbb{P}^3$ ...
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When is the natural projection of the HIlbert flag scheme a flat morphism

Let ${Hilb_{P,Q}}_{red}$ be the reduced scheme associated to the Hilbert flag scheme parametrizing all pairs $(C,X)$ with $C \subset X \subset \mathbb{P}^3$, where $C$ is a curve and $X$ a degree $d$ ...
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Carving out subsheaves of local hom-sheaves of stacks of categories

Recall from my previous question the definition of a local hom-sheaf of a stack of categories. I am interested in stacks of categories such that the underlying stack of groupoids is a moduli stack. ...