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Is there always a toric isomorphism between isomorphic toric varieties?

Suppose two toric varieties are isomorphic as abstract varieties. Does it follow that there exists a toric isomorphism between them? Edit: the comments below lead me to believe that I'm using the ...
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The Constructions of Davis and Januszkiewicz

One of the most useful tools in the study of convex polytope is to move from polytopes (through their fans) to toric varieties and see how properties of the associated toric variety reflects back on ...
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About a Delzant polytope. (In particular dodecahedron)

Hi. I have a question. Definition. Delzant polytope $P$ is a rational convex simple polytope with the smooth condition. Here, "smooth" means that for each vertex $v$, the $n$ edges containing $v$ ...
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Homology classes of subvarieties of toric varieties

Let $X$ be a smooth proper toric variety, $Z\subseteq X$ a smooth subvariety. Is the fundamental class $[Z] \in H_\ast(X) = A_\ast(X)$ nonzero? Background If $X$ is a Kaehler variety, this is ...
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What are some open problems in toric varieties?

In light of the nice responses to this question, I wonder what are some open problems in the area of toric geometry? In particular, What are some open problems relating to the algebraic ...
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A commutative monoid associated with a finite abelian group

Let $M$ be a finite abelian group, and denote by $e_m$, for $m \in M$, the canonical basis of $\mathbb{Z}^M$. For $m, n \in M$ define elements $v_{m,n} \in \mathbb{Z}^M/\langle e_0\rangle$ as $$ ...
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Is an affine “G-variety” with reductive stabilizers a toric variety?

Let $X=Spec(A)$ be a reduced normal affine scheme over an algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic $0$, with an action of a connected reductive group $G$. Suppose $x\in X$ is a ...
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Detecting tilings by toric geometry

This is probably a silly question, but I figured that if there is a good answer, this would be a good place to ask. Ever since I got my hands on the book "Toric Varieties" by Cox, Little and Schenck, ...
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Cox rings of toric varieties over arbitrary fields

The Cox ring of a toric variety X can be viewed as a generalisation of the homogeneous coordinate ring of projective n-space. Over the complex numbers, the theory is outlined in The Homogeneous ...
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Hamiltonian S^1 actions with isolated fixed points

I have in mind the following question for some time. Is there an example of a compact symplectic manifold with a Hamiltonian S^1 action with isolated fixed points, that does not admit a compatible S^1 ...
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Triangulations of polytopes and tilings of zonotopes

Consider a set $A = \{ a_1,a_2,\ldots, a_n \} $ of vectors in $\mathbb{R}^d$, which lie in a common affine hyperplane. Two convex polytopes may be obtained from $A$, namely the convex hull of the ...
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Proving that a variety is not (isomorphic to) a toric variety

Is there an algorithmic (or other) way to prove that a (projective) variety is not isomorphic to a toric variety? I'd be happy with an algebraic answer (for affine or projective varieties), using the ...
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Computing Ext for toric divisors

Ok, I have an affine (normal) toric variety $X = \text{Spec} k[\sigma]$. Suppose that $F, G$ are two torus invariant Weil divisors on $X$. Is there any relatively straightforward way to compute $$ ...
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Big tangent bundle

Let $X$ be a nonsingular complex algebraic variety whose tangent bundle is $T_X$. I use Lazarsfeld's book for the definition of a big vector bundle. A line bundle $L$ is big if it has Itaka dimension ...
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Derived categories of toric varieties and convex geometry

Toric varieties and convex polyhedra are intimately connected. Some of this can be found in standard text books (the connection between divisors and mixed volumes seems to be a popular example). One ...
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The canonical line bundle of a normal variety

I have heard that the canonical divisor can be defined on a normal variety X since the smooth locus has codimension 2. Then, I have heard as well that for ANY algebraic variety such that the canonical ...
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Counting/constructing Toric Varieties

Given a torus $T$ is there way to classify all the toric varieties it gives rise to? That is, classify all toric varieties $X$ whose torus is isomorphic to $T$. Is there a way to construct these ...
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Are the closures of the tori in the decomposition of a torified variety toric varieties?

In "Torified varieties and their geometries over $\mathbb{F}_1$", J. L. Pena and O. Lorscheid define a torified variety as a variety $X$ over $\mathbb{Z}$ along with a family of locally closed ...
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Clean introduction to toric varieties for an undergraduate audience

I will be giving a talk to a (primarily) undergraduate audience on certain relatively concrete computations with toric varieties and their blowups. The talk is short, about 20 mins. As I result I need ...
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Software for computing multi-graded Hilbert series

The ring of invariants $S^T$ of $k[a,b,c,d]$ under the algebraic torus action $T = k^{*}$ with weights (1,1,-1,-1) is $S = k[ac,ad,bc,bd]$ which has multigraded Hilbert series $\frac{1 - ...
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Can one prove that toric varieties are Cohen-Macaulay by finding a regular sequence?

It's well-known that if $P$ is a finitely generated saturated submonoid of $\mathbb{Z}^n$, then the monoid algebra $k[P]$ is Cohen-Macaulay (at the maximal ideal $m = (P-0)k[P]$). However, all proofs ...
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Deformations of Hirzebruch surfaces and toric action

Hi, the Hirzebruch surface $F_n$ admits a deformation for $0\leq m\leq n$ defined by the equation $$ \mathcal{M}=\{ ([x_0:x_1],[y_0:y_1:y_2],t) \in \mathbb{P}^1 \times \mathbb{P}^2 \times ...
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Do simplicial toric varieties have “lots” of base point free linear systems?

Question: Let $n$ be a positive integer and let $X$ be a simplicial toric variety. Does every coset of $n\cdot Pic(X)\subseteq Pic(X)$ contain a base point free linear system? If $X$ is not ...
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When should a moment polytope have “smooth” faces?

A codimension $d$ face of a polytope is called rationally smooth if it lies on only $d$ facets, because this is exactly the condition for the corresponding toric variety to have only orbifold ...
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Number of $(-1)$ curves on toric surfaces

Hello. My question is: Is it possible that a smooth complete toric surface has infinitely many $(-1)$-curves. I know that there is a blow-up of $\mathbb P^2$ in 9 points containing infintely many ...
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nef Cone of a Toric Variety

Is there a systematic/standard way of extracting the nef cone of a toric variety $X$ from its fan (or polytope)? Can I tell from the basis of $A^1(X)$ induced by the one-skeleton, based on ...
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Why does the Euler characteristic of a toric variety equal the number of vertices in the defining polytope?

In this link, Corollary 3.2.2, page 59 the author claims that: The Euler characteristic of the toric variety $X_K$ associated to a convex polytope $K$ is the number of vertices of $K$. I want to see ...
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Relationship between topological cohomology and $\ell$-adic cohomology

Let $\Delta \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be an $n$-dimensional integral polytope, let $f$ be a Laurent polynomial in $n$-variables with coefficients in an extension of the integers and Newton polytope ...
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relation between toric geometry and log geometry

Hello, I'm trying to understand the relation between the points of view of log geometry (monoids) and toric geometry (fans). Suppose that $k$ is a field and $P$ is a finitely generated monoid. Then ...
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Cohomology of the toric variety $X_\Sigma=\mathbb C^2\sqcup \mathbb C^2\big/\left((x,y)_1\sim(x^{-1},y^{-1})_2\right)_{x,y\neq 0}$

I'm writing a thesis on Chow rings of toric varieties and am looking for a reference on the singular cohomology ring of the blowup of $\mathbb C^2$ at xy=0, i.e. at the coordinate axes. The ...
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Smooth projective toric varieties which are quotients of product of spheres and torii by a free torus action?

My question is just as in the box. Is every smooth projective toric variety diffeomorphic to a quotient of $\prod_i S^{n_i} \times T^k$ (I know torus is a one-sphere but I just wanted to make clear I ...
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Secondary fans and Stanley Reisner ideals

Consider a collection of points $S \subset \mathbb R^d$. I would like to understand all possible fans $\Sigma$ whose support is the cone over $S$: $|\Sigma| = cone(S)$. I have heard that the ...
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Computational complexity of deciding isomorphism of rational polyhedral cones

Let $C,C'$ be rational polyhedral cones in $\mathbb R^n$ both with non-empty interior. Rational means they are generated by vectors with rational entries. One says that $C,C'$ are isomorphic if there ...
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Intersection of curves on projective toric surface and some enumerative questions

Reading on the tropical approach to enumerative geometry I have come across the claim: given a projective toric surface from a polygon P, we can consider a tautological bundle of algebraic / ...
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Toric Fano Kahler manifolds and Delzant polytopes

Let $P$ be a Delzant polytope in $\mathbb R^n$, given by a set of inequalities $\ell_i(x) > 0$ where $\ell_i(x) = \sum_k \mu_k^i x_k - \lambda_i$. In his paper http://arxiv.org/abs/0803.0985 ...
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Derived category of toroidal varieties

This question comes from the first reduction step of Theorem 4.2 of Kawamata's paper on K-equivalent implies D-equivalent on toroidal varieties. But my question has little to do with this theorem. A ...
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Do projective hypersurfaces contain projective toric varieties?

Is there an example of a smooth projective hypersurface in $\mathbb{P}^n_k$ ($k=\overline{k}$) that does not contain any projective toric varieties (edit: of positive dimension)? Or is it the case ...
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Are projective toric varieties, locally complete intersection?

Let $X^n \subset \mathbb{P}^N$ to be a toric projective variety. Is $X$ a local complete intersection? Is being a local complete intersection an intrinsic property, independent of embedding?
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Toric Fano manifolds with Picard number 1

As far as I know, toric Fano manifolds are classified only up to dimension 4. In dimension one the projective line is the only example. In dimension two we have five examples: $\mathbb P ^2$, $\mathbb ...
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Is there extremal metric on toric Fano manifolds which futaki invariant is nonzero?

According the work by Wang & Zhu, on toric Fano manifolds there exists Kahler-Ricci solitons, if futaki=0 there exist CSCK metric, but if futaki invariant is not vanished, what about extremal ...
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When a quotient singularity is toric?

Let $G \subset SL(n,\mathbb{C})$ be a cyclic subgroup of finite order, Is it true that $\mathbb{C}^n /G$ is toric ? If not then when it is ?
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How to recover toric invariants tropically?

My excuses in advance in case my question is too vague (which is mainly due to the fact that I'm not really familiar with tropical/toric geometry, but at least I still believe that the content of the ...
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Can cones (toric monoids) be built as colimits of their faces?

Suppose $L$ is a lattice (free abelian group) and $\sigma$ is a (pointed) spanning rational cone in $L\otimes\mathbb Q$. Then $M=L\cap \sigma$ is a monoid with $M^{gp}=L$. A monoid of this form is ...
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Singularities induced by the toric ambient spaces

Let $\Delta \subset \mathbb{R}^4$ be a (reflexive) polytope and $X$ be the hypersurfacedefined by a generic section of the any-canonical bundle of the toric variety $\mathbb{P}_{\Delta}$. Are there ...
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Moment map for toric actions — online references?

Consider a toric variety, defined as a (normal?) complex projective variety $X$ together with an algebraic action of $(\mathbb C^*)^n$ with finitely many orbits. Now we have two "real symplectic" ...
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Toric ideal of slice of a polytope?

Given a collection $A:=\{a_1, \ldots ,a_n \}$ of different integer points in $\mathbb{N}^d$, which span an affine hyperplane when viewed in $\mathbb{R}^d$, one can define a toric ideal $I_A$ from a ...
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What is the combinatorial data classifying non-normal affine toric varieties?

Recall that a toric variety is a variety $V$ containing an open dense algebraic torus. Here an algebraic torus means a finite product of copies of the multiplicative group of the ground field (which I ...
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determine if a toric variety is Gorenstein

Let $G$ a simply connected group over $k$ and $car(k)=0$. Let $T_{+}=(T\times T)/Z_{G}$ we consider the closure $\overline{T}_{+}$ of the torus $T_{+}$ in $\prod ...
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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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Intersection Theory on a toric variety

Hi All, I'm having some trouble understanding a result about calculating $D.C$ on a toric variety. The proposition I am trying to follow is from Cox, Little, Schenck. Either there is a mistake with ...