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Flips in the Minimal Model Program

In order get a minimal model for a given a variety $X$, we can carry out a sequence of contractions $X\rightarrow X_1\ldots \rightarrow X_n$ in such a way that that every map contracts some curves on ...
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What is known about the MMP over non-algebraically closed fields

I would like to know how much of the recent results on the MMP (due to Hacon, McKernan, Birkar, Cascini, Siu,...) which are usually only stated for varieties over the complex numbers, extend to ...
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Does negative Kodaira dimension imply uniruled?

There is a conjecture (often attributed to Mumford) I believe which states that if, on a smooth proper variety $X$ (over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero), there are no ...
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Singularities of pairs

In the next days I have to give a talk in which I need to explain some of the usual singularities of pairs that one meets when dealing with the minimal model program: KLT, DLT and LC pairs. In ...
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The minimal model program and symplectic resolutions

I've been reading some papers of Namikawa lately, and have on several occasions come across a claim I would really like someone to expand on. On page 4 of Poisson deformations of affine symplectic ...
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Infinitely many minimal models

There are examples of elliptic fiber spaces over a two-dimensional base which have infinitely many relative minimal models (where two abstractly isomorphic models connected by flops are counted ...
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How much can small modifications change the nef cone?

First let me give a precise formulation of the question; I'll give some background/motivation at the end. If X is a projective variety which is Q-factorial (meaning X is normal, and some sufficiently ...
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Are conical symplectic resolutions Mori dream spaces?

This is one of these questions where it's tempting to just leave it at the title, but let me try to define the objects in question. A conical symplectic resolution is a projective resolution of ...
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Basepoints in the Canonical System of Algebraic Surfaces

Let X be an smooth projective variety defined over $\mathbb{C}$. In the context of the minimal model program it is often important to understand the geometry of the maps defined by the complete ...
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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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Minimal Model Program for surfaces over algebraically closed fields of characteristic p

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p>0$. I have been trying to find out unsuccessfully if there is a mmp for algebraic surfaces over $k$. I know minimal surfaces are ...
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Training towards research on birational geometry/minimal model program

Being a not yet enrolled independently supervised graduate student in mathematics, with prospects of applying to American graduate schools hopefully in a 1-2 years' time, I have a background of having ...
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References about pseudoeffective cone

I'm looking for references of explicit computation of the pseudoeffective cone $\overline{\text{Eff}}(X)$ of a projective variety $X$.
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Possible singularities of the base of a Mori fiber space

Suppose X is a normal projective complex variety, (X, $\Delta$) is a klt pair and f : X $\to$ Z is a Mori fiber space given by a contraction of an extremal ray for this pair. Here I mean that the ...
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Semistable minimal model of a $K3$-surface and the special fibre

Suppose that $K$ is a $p$-adic field, that is a field of characteristic $0$ whose ring of integers is a complete discrete valuation ring $\mathcal O_K$ and with residue field $k$ (algebraic closed) of ...
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Properties of extreme rays

Let $X$ be a projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$, then the effective curves module the numerical equivalence form a cone. For my understanding, if the extreme ray $[C]$ has the property that ...
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Minimal semistable model for K3-surfaces.

I wonder if a semistalbe K3 surface over a $p$-adic field has a minimal semistable model. I guess yes but I do not find any reference. Also, if we have a semistable K3 surface with a log structure, ...
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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) ...
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Trivial canonical bundle

Let $X$ be a complex compact Kähler minimal surface with zero algebraic dimension and $H^2(X,\mathcal{O}_X) \ne 0$. We know that according to Enriques–Kodaira classification, $X$ is either a torus or ...
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Why are the different definitions of minimal model equivalent?

I'm starting to learn the minimal model program. It seems there are two definitions for a variety $X$ with only terminal singularities to be minimal. $K_X$ is nef. Every birational morphism from ...
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Kawamata-Log-Terminal pairs

Let $p_1,...,p_n\in\mathbb{P}^3$ be general points, and let $\Delta\subset\mathbb{P}^3$ be a general surface of degree $d$ with points of multiplicity $m_i$ at $p_i$ for $i = 1,...,n$. Consider the ...
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On Non F-pure ideal and Sharp F-Purity for a pair $(X, \Delta)$ where $K_X+\Delta$ is NOT $\mathbb{Q}$-Cartier

Suppose $(X,\Delta\ge 0)$ is a pair such that $(p^g-1)(K_X+\Delta)$ is an Integral Weil Divisor for some $g>0$ and $X$ is a normal variety. Define $\mathcal{L}_{e,\Delta} = \mathcal{O}_X( ...
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A covering lemma of Kawamata

In the paper "A generalization of Kodaira-Ramanujam's vanishing theorem", Kawamata states a covering lemma (Lemma 5) which is Let $X$ be a non-singular projective variety, and $D$ be a divisor ...