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### $8$-ary operation $(\mathbb{P}^2)^8 \text{ }-\to \mathbb{P}^2$, can we say anything about what this formula would look like?

My friend, who is currently taking an algebraic geometry course from an unnamed prolific poster on MO, told me about the following bonus question on one of his problem sets a few weeks ago. ...
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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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### 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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### 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 Request for Hilbert Schemes

I'm a physicist working on Fractional Quantum Hall effect. The mathematical subjects of study are symmetric, translational invariant, homogeneous polynomials on $\mathbb{C}$. Very early in my study I ...
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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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### Moduli spaces in applied mathematics and condensed matter physics?

In this MO question it is stated that there is a relation between some aspects of condensed matter physics (namely the fractional quantum Hall effect) and the algebraic geometry of Hilbert schemes. ...
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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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### 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 $\mathbb C$, ...
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 ...