# Questions tagged [calabi-yau]

Calabi-Yau manifolds are higher dimensional generalizations of elliptic curves and K3 surfaces. They can be defined as the compact complex Kähler manifolds with trivial canonical bundle, and play a central role in mirror symmetry. This tag can also be used for Calabi-Yau algebras and categories. These algebraic notions are inspired by the properties of the derived categories of coherent sheaves on Calabi-Yau manifolds.

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### Hodge coniveaux of Calabi-Yau manifolds

Let $X$ be a strict compact Calabi-Yau manifold of dimension $n$. By this, I mean that $X$ is a simply connected projective manifold whose holomorphic forms are generated by a nowhere zero top degree ...
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### Proof of the existence of a mirror Calabi–Yau manifold

Let $X$ be a Calabi–Yau threefold. Here, Calabi–Yau is understood to a mean a smooth simply connected projective threefold with $h^1(\mathcal{O}_X) = h^2(\mathcal{O}_X)=0$ and holomorphically trivial ...
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### Do there exist Calabi-Yau 3-folds that contain a finite number of elliptic curves?

The moduli space $M_1(X, e)$ of degree $e$ elliptic curves on $X$ has virtual dimension zero if $X$ is a Calabi-Yau 3-fold. I am wondering if there is an example of such an $X$ so that each $M_1(X, e)$...
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### Contracting a family of rational curves in a Calabi Yau threefold

Suppose we have a Calabi-Yau 3-fold $X$ (not necessarily compact, over $\mathbb{C}$) that contains a ruled surface over a smooth curve $C$ of genus $g$. I am using a strong definition of a ruled ...
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### How many Coulomb branches do we (conjecturally) know?

Physics preamble: Attached to any $3$ or $4$ dimensional SCFT it is expected to be a Poisson variety $\mathcal{M}_C$ called the Coulomb branch. It should admit a symplectic resolution. Moreover, ...
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### What sort of spaces show up as intersection complexes of toric degenerations of Calabi-Yau Varieties?

Roughly, a toric degeneration is a proper flat family $f:\mathcal{X}\to D$ of relative dimension $n$ with the properties that $\mathcal{X}_t$ is an irreducible normal Calabi-Yau and $\mathcal{X}_0$ is ...
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### Is Stenzel's Ricci-flat metric on $T^*\mathbb{CP}^n$ hyperkahler?

In a well-known paper, Stenzel constructed complete Ricci-flat Kahler metrics on the total spaces of cotangent bundles of $S^n$, $\mathbb{RP}^n,$ $\mathbb{CP}^n$, $\mathbb{HP}^n$, and $\mathbb{OP}^2$. ...
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### Betti numbers of threefolds with trivial canonical class

I am interested in a simply-connected compact complex manifold $M$ of dimension three with trivial canonical class. Note that if it is K"ahler, then it is a Calabi-Yau threefold. Its independent ...
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### Minimal Betti numbers of simply-connected threefolds with trivial canonical class

By a threefold, I mean a compact complex manifold of dimension three. For a simply-connected threefold with trivial canonical class, its Betti numbers satisfy: $$b_2 \ge 0, b_3 \ge 2.$$ I am wondering ...
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### Iterated integrals on higher dimensional Calabi-Yau manifolds?

I recently read about the construction of closed quasi-periodic differential forms on elliptic curves (1-dim Calabi-Yaus) via the Kronecker-Eisenstein series. I now wonder if similar constructions are ...
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### Smallest Hodge numbers of Calabi-Yau threefolds ever found

By a Calabi-Yau threefold, I mean a simply-connected smooth compact K"ahler threefold with trivial canonical class. It has two independent Hodge numbers $h^{1,1}$ and $h^{1,2}$. What is the ...
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### Calabi–Yau theorem and complex Monge–Ampère equation for transversally Kähler manifolds

Let $M$ be a compact smooth manifold, and $F\subset TM$ a smooth foliation. It is called transversally Kähler if the normal bundle $TM/F$ is equipped with a Hermitian structure (that is, a complex ...
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### Are the symmetric spaces $\operatorname{SU}(n)/{\operatorname{SO}(n)}$ always nontrivial in the bordism rings for $n>2$?

In my recent research, I need to know if the symmetric spaces $\operatorname{SU}(n)/{\operatorname{SO}(n)}$ are always nontrivial in the unoriented and oriented bordism rings for $n>2$. (For the ...
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### Mirror symmetry for K3 fibered Calabi-Yau threefolds

By a K3 fibered Calabi-Yau threefold, I mean a smooth projective threefold $X$ with trivial canonical class and $h^{1,0}(X) =h^{2,0}(X) = 0$ that has a fibration $X \rightarrow \mathbb P^1$ whose ...
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### When is the birational Torelli problem for CY threefolds true?

I am aware from Borisov, Căldăraru, Perry and Ottem, Rennemo that what is known as the birational Torelli problem is false in general for Calabi-Yau threefolds, but I would like to know if there are ...
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### Examples or references for this claim about elliptic Calabi-Yau threefolds

In this article (page 2) , the authors say: "it is expected, based on known examples, that Calabi–Yau threefolds of large Picard rank are always elliptically fibered, perhaps after flopping a ...
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### What is a moduli space of Calabi-Yau threefolds?

A Calabi-Yau threefold is a compact Kahler threefold which is simply connected and has trivial canonical bundle. So my question is as in the title. What is the moduli space of such objects? I'm ...
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### Does existance of crepant resolution of tangent space imply existance of crepant resolution globally in the algebraic setting?

Suppose $X$ is smooth proper algebraic $\mathbb C$-variety with algebraic action of a finite abelian group $G$. Suppose I know that $X/G$ (good geometric quotient) exists and it is normal Gorenstein ...
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### Mirror partners of some Calabi-Yau threefolds

I don't have experience in mirror symmetry, hence I am not sure that my question is of research level. Sorry in advance. Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $\neq 2, 3$. ...
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### When do crepant resolutions of quotients of Calabi-Yau varieties exist?

Suppose I have a Gorenstein variety $X$ over $\mathbb{C}$ with trivial canonical bundle, and the action of a finite group $G$ on $X$, which acts trivially on the canonical bundle. Question. When does ...
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### Explicitly computing Donaldson-Thomas invariants (of CY 3-folds)

I am interested in the explicit computation of generating functions of rank 1 and higher rank Donaldson-Thomas (DT) invariants. In particular, I am interested in DT invariants of K3 fibered Calabi-Yau ...
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### Is there a Calabi-Yau threefold with $h^{1,1}=1$ and $h^{1,2}=0$?

Is there a Calabi-Yau threefold with $h^{1,1}=1$ and $h^{1,2}=0$?
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### Examples of Calabi-Yau manifolds with $\mathbb{T}^2$ symmetry

I want to know if there exists examples of Calabi-Yau manifolds with $\mathbb{T}^2$-invariant $SU(n)$-structure. In particular these actions are both Killing and holomorphic. I am especially ...
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### geometrical or physical interpretation of second Chern classes of Calabi-Yau threefold

It's my first post. Consider Calabi-Yau threefold $M$ and its tangent bundle $TM$. I know $c_1(TM)=0$ means metric on $M$ is a solution of vacuum Einstein equation. Then my question is "are there any ...
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### A Calabi-Yau manifold with finite simple fundamental group?

Is there a known example of a Calabi-Yau manifold (say, a Kähler compact manifold with $c_1$ torsion) with finite simple (non cyclic) fundamental group, for instance $\mathfrak{A}_5$? I am pretty sure ...
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### Analytical point of view of Kawamata's Unipotent reduction condition for Calabi-Yau family

Motivation: Unipotent reduction condition is very important for study of family of algebraic varieties. For example for algebraic fiber space if we have such condition then the direct image of ...
Suppose I have a Cayley cycle in a $Spin(7)$ holonomy manifold $M$, i.e. a calibrated submanifold. In the special case that $M=CY_3\times T^2$, is it possible that the Cayley cycle reduces to a Kahler ...
Let me start with a couple of examples of rationality. Let $X$ be a nonsingular, projective Calabi-Yau threefold. Let $\beta\in H_2(X)$ be a homology class. The rationality of the reduced Donaldson-...