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When are the fibers of a resolution of singularities reduced?

I apologize if this is too much of a fishing expedition, but I've had bad luck searching for any literature on this subject, and I was hoping someone could tell me if it's too easy to be worth ...
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Resolution of unpleasant singularity

I've been working on some varieties defined by taking some quotients of group actions, and the resolutions have been straightforward... until now. E.g., consider $\mathbb{C}^2$ with the action ...
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Finite generation and Henselization

Now I understand the answers. I am trying to understand Henselian Weierstrass Theorem in Hironaka's Idealistic exponents of singularity, page 76 - 77. A glance at the paper. At some point there is ...
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Is a flop on Calabi-Yau threefolds always Atiyah flop?

Is it true that any flop on a Calabi-Yau threefold is given by the Atiyah flop? That is, there always exists a rigid rational curve $\mathbb{P}^1$ with normal bundle ...
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Schubert varieties which admit small resolutions of singularities

I am looking for an (incomplete) list of partial flag varieties for which all Schubert cells admit small resolutions of singularities. This is interesting, for many reasons. My motivation is, that a ...
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Can we foliate the punctured space by tori?

Is it possible to have a 2 dimensional foliation of $\mathbb{R}^{3}-\{0\}$ such that each leaf is homeomorphic to the torus? what algebraic topological obstruction exist? Another question: is there ...
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Resolution of singularities for flat families.

Is there a resolution of singularities for flat families? More precisely, if $X \rightarrow \mathbb{A} ^n$ is a flat map, does there exist a map $Y \rightarrow X$ such that, for every $p \in ...
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How can one show that orbit closures in representations of a linear quiver don't have small resolutions?

Let $1\to \cdots\to n$ be a linear quiver of length $n$. Let $\mathbf{d}=(d_1,\dots,d_n)$ be a dimension vector. It's well known (for example, by Gabriel's theorem, but also by basic linear algebra) ...
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Bertini's Theorem

Let $p_1,...,p_n\in\mathbb{P}^{N}$ be general points. Consider the linear system $|L|$ of hypersurfaces of degree $d$ in $\mathbb{P}^{N}$ with prescribed multiplicities $m_1,...,m_n$ at $p_1,...,p_n$. ...
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When do blow-up and quotient commute?

Let a finite group $G\subset SL(n,\mathbb{C})$ act on $\mathbb{C}^{n}$ in a natural way. Assume there is a crepant resolution of $f:X\rightarrow \mathbb{C}^{n}/G$. When is it possible to write $X$ as ...
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Crepant resolutions of ODP's on a 3-fold

It seems to be a well-known fact that if we have a 3-fold $X$ with only ODP singularities (ordinary double point) and a smooth Weil divisor $E$ passing through them, then by blowing-up $X$ along $E$ ...
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Do fixed point sets in equivariant crepant resolutions have the same cohomology? How about for the specific case of Nakajima quiver varieties?

A crepant resolution $f:Y\to X$ is a resolution of singularities with $f^*(K_X)=K_Y$. Crepant resolutions do not always exist, and when they exist they may not be unique. However, different crepant ...
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Vanishing associated to a resolution of singularities

Let $\pi: V\to W$ be a resolution of singularities, let $E \subset V$ be the exceptional divisor, and let $F$ be a coherent sheaf such that $R^i\pi_*F=0$ for $i>0$. Can we conclude that ...
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Which schemes can be presented as limits of smooth varieties?

I can prove a certain statement for any scheme that can be presented as the limit of an essentially affine (filtering) projective system of smooth varieties over a perfect field such the connecting ...
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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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Property of singularity

Let $X$ be an algebraic variety, $S \subset X$ its singular locus, and $x \in S$. Say that $x$ is good if for any neighborhood $U$ of $x$, any top differential form $\omega$ on $U \setminus S$ and ...
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affinization of T^*CP^n

Is there an elementary description of the affinization of the algebraic cotangent bundle of $CP^n$? I know that it can be described as some sort coadjoint orbits, but I am interested in a translation ...
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Simultaneous resolution of singularities in special cases of flat families of projective varieties

Let $\pi:\mathcal{X} \to B$ be a flat family of projective varieties. Assume that $B$ is irreducible. Suppose that $\mathcal{X}$ is smooth except for a closed subscheme, say $Y$ which is isomorphic to ...
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Hodge numbers of a Calabi-Yau 3-fold via deformation theory

In their paper "Calabi-Yau 3-folds and Moduli of Abelian Surfaces I", Gross and Popescu calculate the hodge numbers of smooth CY 3-folds obtained in the following way (see Remark 4.11 of their paper): ...
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Embedding of a smooth variety into a complete smooth variety.

Consider the following fact from algebraic geometry: Any (complex) smooth algebraic variety can be embedded into a complete smooth variety as a locally closed set. I know how to prove this fact ...
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Crepant resolution of isolated fourfold singularity

I stumbled upon this isolated singularity of a Calabi-Yau fourfold: \begin{equation} x_1x_2+x_3x_4+x_5^2=0 \end{equation} as a hypersurface in $\mathbb{C}^5$. Clearly, I can resolve this by a simple ...
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Which isolated surface singularity comes from a -5 curve?

Define the surface $X$ to be the total space of $\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^1}(-5)$. By contracting the exceptional curve in $X$, we get a surface with an isolated singularity. I am looking for the ...
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Contractibility of curves and embedding into projective space

Let $f:X \to Y$ be a proper surjective morphism of projective surfaces such that there exists a curve $C \subset X$ for which $f|_{X\backslash C}$ is an isomorphism and $f(C)$ is a set of points. ...
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Small resolution of a non-isolated singularity?

Consider the the Hypersurface singularity given by the equation $$xyz+st=0 \subset \mathbb{C}^5.$$ How would you describe a (nice!=symmetric) small-resolution of this singularity?
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Normal bundle of exceptional locus of the conifold

Let us consider the conifold singularity $xy-zw=0$ in $\mathbb{C}^4$. By blowing up along the divisor defined by $x=z=0$, we have a small resolution of the conifold with $\mathbb{P}^1$ as the ...
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Blowing up rational singularities

Let $X$ be a projective surface embedded into $\mathbb{P}^n_{\mathbb{C}}$ having at most rational singularities. Let $\tilde{X} \to X$ be the minimal resolution of $X$. Is it possible to embed ...
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$A_{\infty}$ singularity

What kind of singularity is commonly meant by $A_{\infty}$?
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Is it possible to resolve singularities using only normal varieties?

In characteristic 0, is it possible to have a resolution of singularities where the algebraic varieties at every step of the desingularization process are normal. To be more precise, I would like a ...
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big and small resolutions of singularities of a 4-fold

Suppose we have a projective 4fold hypersurface $X\subset P^n$ with ordinary singularities along a smooth curve $C$, and suppose that there exist a projective small resolution $s:Y\to X$. let us ...
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References for resolutions of ordinary singular points

Let $X$ be a $n$-dimensional complex projective algebraic variety, let us suppose that $X$ has only isolated singularities. Edit: Let us say that an ordinary $m$-ple singular point is an isolated ...
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equivariant resolution of singularities

I am looking for some references on equivariant resolution of singularities. In most references quoted on mathoverflow (for instance : Reference on an equivariant resolution of singularities), they ...
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“Step-by-Step” toric resolution process?

WLOG the fan $\Sigma$ of our toric variety $X_{\Sigma}$ is simplicial. (So $X_{\Sigma}$ has at worst orbifold singularities and all cones $\sigma \in \Sigma$ are simplicial). The classical toric ...
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(semi-)Small resolutions of Peterson varieties

Peterson varieties (in type A) can be described as the subvarieties of the full flag variety $$\{(F_{i})\;|\; F_{i}\subset \mathbb{C}^{n}, \; \dim F_{i} =i,\; N(F_{i})\subset F_{i+1}\}$$ where $N$ ...
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Finite Quotients and Resolutions of Singularities

So, I feel like I'm missing something obvious, but I have the following situation: Let $X\to Y$ be a finite group quotient of schemes (in fact, varieties) by the finite group $G$. Let $\tilde{Y}\to ...
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commuting the resolution of 1-dim singular locus and 0-dim singularities in a non isolated singularity of a surface

Let $X$ be a surface with a non isolated singularity $C = Sing(X)$ such that the curve $C$ has singularities itself. We can solve $Sing(X)$ by blowing up close points and by normalizing. Indeed, we ...
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Some Kind of Resolution of Singularites

Let $X \subseteq \mathbb{P}^n$ be a projective variety. I would like to have a morphism $f: \tilde{X}\to X \subseteq \mathbb{P}^n$ where $f$ is finite and birational, $f^* ...
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Invariant planes of a nilpotent matrix with two Jordan blocks of size two

Describe all the invariant 2-dimensional subspaces of $\mathbb{C}^4$ (or $\mathbb{R}^4$) of the nilpotent map $$ N = \begin{pmatrix} 0 & 1 & & \\ 0 & 0 & & \\ & & 0 ...
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Surfaces singular along a curve

Let $C\subset\mathbb{P}^3$ be a smooth curve a degree $d$ and genus $g$. Let $\mathcal{S}$ be the system of surfaces of degree $k$ in $\mathbb{P}^3$ containing $C$ with multiplicity $\beta$. What is ...
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Is $\pi_1(\widetilde{X/G})$ always finite if $\pi_1(X)$ is finite?

Let $X$ be a smooth complex manifold with finite fundamental group. Suppose that a finite group $G$ acts on $X$ and let $\widetilde{X/G}$ be a resolution of singularities. Is $\pi_1(\widetilde{X/G})$ ...
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springer resolution over $\wedge^3 \mathbb{C}^6$

The action of $GL_6$ on $P(\wedge^3 \mathbb{C}^6)=P^{19}$ has 4 orbits (of dim 19, 18, 14, 9). Can you describe how the springer resolution applies to each of these orbits? It should have positive ...
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resolution of strata of the affine grassmanian

Let G a semisimple simply connected group over an algebraically closed field. Let $Gr:= G(k((t))/G(k[[t]])$ be the affine grassmanian. It admits a stratification indexed by the dominant cocaracter ...
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minimality/universality of the Springer resolution of a determinantal variety

Let $X\subset P^n$ be a singular determinantal variety and $S\to X$ its Springer resolution. Let $X'\to X$ another resolution of singularities (say, a blow-up). Does $S$ have some ...
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Singularities of secant varieties of rational normal curves

Let $C\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ be a rational normal curve of degree $n$, and let $Sec_k(C)\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ be its $k$-th secant variety. By Theorem 1.1 in this paper: ...
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A question on resolution of singularities

I am wondering if it could be possible in particular cases to resolve a singularity of dimension $n$ by blowing-up a locus of dimension smaller than $n$. For instance consider a cubic surface ...
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Global minimal model over a non-affine base

Remark 10.1.8 in Liu's book (AG and Arithmetic curves) says that over a non-affine base (base is always assumed to be a Dedekind scheme of dim 1), the minimal regular model of a (smooth projective) ...
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Crepant resolutions of cDV singularities?

Compound Du Val 3-fold singularities form a good class of singularities in 3-fold singularity theory. I would like to know which singularities admit crepant resolutions. If I remember correctly, ...
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Determining the desingularization from the complete local ring

Suppose I have a curve $C$ over a field $k$ and that $p$ is a singular point of $C$. Let $f : X \to C$ be the desingularization of $C$ at $p$. Then for each $s \in f^{-1}(p)$ we have a map of local ...
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Line bundles and rational singularities

Hi, I have some problem to understand the proof of lemma 3.2 of this article: http://www.ams.org/journals/jams/2001-14-03/S0894-0347-01-00368-X/. The lemma states the following: Let $X$ be a variety ...
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Small birational maps and singularities of the pair

Let $f:X\dashrightarrow Y$ be a small birational map, where $X,Y$ are normal $\mathbb{Q}$-factorial varieties. Let $\Delta_X\subset X$ be an effective $\mathbb{Q}$-divisor such that the pair ...
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Pushforward of $K_X+D$ on the non-snc locus

Let $f:Y\rightarrow X$ be a birational morphism of smooth projective varieties, $F$ an effective divisor on $X$, $D=f^{-1}F_{\mathrm{red}}+\mathrm{Ex}(f)$, $B$ a smooth subvariety of $Y$ contained in ...