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### Resolution of singularities in étale cohomology

The lack of a suitable resolution of singularities comes up often in work on étale cohomology from the 1960s and 70s, And I think even the latest version of Milne's lecture notes says "It is likely ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### Blowing-up a point in the singular locus

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ be a variety singular along a smooth subvariety $Z\subset X$ of positive dimension. Let us assume that $X$ has ordinary singularities along $Z$. Now, let $\pi:Y\rightarrow ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### Cone over the Veronese surface

Let $V\subset\mathbb{P}^5$ be the Veronese surface and let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^6$ be the cone over it. Since $X$ is $\mathbb{Q}$-factorial there are two integers $a,b$ such that $aK_X = ...

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### Singularities of Pfaffian hypersurfaces

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^4$ be an hypersurface of degree six given by the Pfaffian of a $6\times 6$ matrix $M$ whose entries are quadratic forms in the homogeneous coordinates of $\mathbb{P}^4$. I am ...

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### Contracting a rational curve in a Calabi-Yau threefold

Let $X$ be a Calabi-Yau threefold and $C \subset X$ be a rational curve with $N_{C/X}\cong \mathcal{O}\oplus \mathcal{O}(-2)$. Can one contract the curve $C$? Assuming the answer is yes, what kind of ...

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### Are codimension one foliations of $\mathbb{R}^{n}-\{0\}$ with compact leaves, stable at origin?

Assume that we have a codimension one foliation of $\mathbb{R}^{n}-\{0\}$ with compact leaves.
Is it true to say that the foliation is stable at origin:That is: for every neighborhood $V$ of ...

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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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### How singular can the Stein factorization of a proper map between smooth varieties be?

A little bit of motivation (the question starts below the line): I am studying a proper, generically finite map of varieties $X \to Y$, with $X$ and $Y$ smooth. Since the map is proper, we can use the ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Embedded resolution of curves on smooth varieties

As far as I understand, embedded resolution of singularities means the following: given a variety $X$ over an algebraically closed field, and a closed subvariety $Y$, there exists a birational map ...

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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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### Rationality of higher dimensional du Val singularities

I am interested in the isolated singularity defined over $\mathbb{C}$ by
$$
x_1^2+\cdots + x_n^2+x_{n+1}^k=0,
$$
where $n>2$ and $k>2$.
I would like to know whether this singularity is ...

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### A question on klt pairs

Let $D$ be a $\mathbb{Q}$-divisor in a smooth variety $X$. In Lazarsfeld book "Positivity in Algebraic Geometry 2" I found Proposition 9.5.13 saying that if for any $x\in D$ we have $mult_xD < 1$ ...

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### Resolving quotient singularities without the quotient

This has been asked on MSE here, but has not had much traffic so I will ask a similar question here as many people here enjoy topics around resolving singularities.
Let $X$ be a complex threefold ...

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### Singularities in mixed characteristic

Let $R$ be a regular local ring in mixed characteristic. Moreover, I assume that $R$ is the local ring of a point on a smooth $\mathbb Z_p$-scheme and that $R/pR$ is regular. ($\mathbb Z_p$ is the ...

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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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### Resolving nodes of a quintic CY 3-fold

Let's consider the following quintic 3-fold $X$:
\begin{equation}
\{(x_i) \in \mathbb{P}^4 \ | \ x_1f(x)-x_2g(x)=0\}
\end{equation}
for generic homogeneous polynomials $f(x),g(x)$ of degree four. It ...

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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 ...