# Questions tagged [compactifications]

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### Intuition for the McGerty-Nevins compactification of quiver varieties

In Section 4 of the paper Kirwan surjectivity for quiver varieties (Inventiones Math. 2018) McGerty and Nevins define a compactification of the moduli space of representations
of the preprojective ...

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### A ``1-soft'' improvement of the Parovichenko theorem

This is a ``1-soft'' modification of this problem. We start with the necessary definitions.
Definition 1. A compactification $c\mathbb N$ of the discrete space $\mathbb N$ is called 1-soft if for any ...

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### Nowhere compact subsets of the plane

Suppose $X\subseteq \mathbb R^2$ is nowhere compact ($X$ has no compact neighborhood) and non-empty.
Can $X$ be densely embedded into the plane?
In other words, is there a dense set $X'\subseteq ...

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### The Stone-Čech compactification of a inverse system

Is the Stone-Čech compactification of the inverse limit of an inverse system $\left\{ X_{i},f_{ij},I\right\} $ of Tychonoff spaces equal to the limit of the inverse system $\left\{ \beta X_{i},\beta ...

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### Is there a general theory of “compactification”?

In various branches of mathematics one finds diverse notions of compactification, used for diverse purposes. Certainly one does not expect all instances of "compactification" to be specializations of ...

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### Subspaces of compact spaces and quotients of Hausdorff spaces

Let $\operatorname{Top}$ be the class of topological spaces. Furthermore, let $\mathcal{U}\subset\operatorname{Top}$ and $\mathcal{V}\subset\operatorname{Top}$ classes satisfying the following ...

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### Does surjective map induce surjective map on Hewitt real compactifications?

Let $\beta X$ be the Stone-Čech compactification and $\upsilon X$ be the
Hewitt real compactification of a completely regular space $X$.
It is well
known that any continuous surjective map $f:X\...

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### Research in compactifications of locally compact spaces

I would like to know how is it going the research in compactifications of locally compact Hausdorff spaces. Are there people doing this? Are there relevant conjectures on it?

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### Universal closure of schemes à la Nagata

Nagata compactification theorem is the following fundamental result:
Let $S$ be a qcqs scheme. Let $X$ be a separated $S$-scheme of finite type. Then there exists a proper $S$-scheme $\overline{X}$ ...

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### Is the conformal compactification of $M \setminus \{ p \}$ unique?

Let $(M,c)$ be a compact conformal manifold and $p \in M$.
$M$ is a conformal compactification of $M \setminus \{ p \}$, because the embedding $M \setminus \{p\} \hookrightarrow M$ is an isometry.
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### Which points in the Samuel compactification of a metric space $X$ are limits of uniformly discrete subsets of $X$?

Given a metric space $(X.d)$ the Samuel compactification of $X$, written $sX$, is the unique compactification with the property that if $Y$ is an arbitrary compact Hausdorff space and $f:X\rightarrow ...

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### Are compactifications of completely $T_{4}$ spaces completely $T_{4}$?

The title is the question.
Given a locally compact completely $T_{4}$ space $X$ (every subspace is $T_{4}$) and a (Hausdorff) compactification $\overline{X}$ of $X$, is $\overline{X}$ also completely ...

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### Naive compactification of $\mathbb{C}^*$-fibrations

Let $\pi:X \to Y$ be a $\mathbb{C}^*$-fibration between complex manifolds in the sense that there exists a fixed integer $a$ such that for every $y \in Y$, $\pi^{-1}(y)=(\mathbb{C}^*)^a$. Suppose ...

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### Stone-Cech Compactification of the real line

I have a question in $\beta\mathbb{R}$, the Stone-Cech compactification of the real line $\mathbb{R}$. My question is: is $\beta\mathbb{R}$ a $\mathrm{F}$-space, i.e., the closure of two disjoint open ...

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### The Deligne-Mumford Compactification for Closed Surfaces

I am reading this note on super-Riemann surfaces. In the second paragraph of section 7.4.1 (page 87), there is a statement that I am trying to understand:
The compactified moduli space of closed ...

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### Is each Parovichenko compact space homeomorphic to the remainder of a soft compactification of $\mathbb N$?

Definition 1. A compactification $c\mathbb N$ of the discrete space $\mathbb N$ is called soft if for any disjoint sets $A,B\subset\mathbb N$ with $\bar A\cap\bar B\ne\emptyset$ there exists a ...

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### Is each compactification of $\mathbb N$ soft?

Definition. A compactification $c\mathbb N$ of the countable discrete space $\mathbb N$ is defined to be soft if for any disjoint sets $A,B\subset\mathbb N\subset c\mathbb N$ with $\bar A\cap\bar B\ne\...

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### Compactification of 6d (2, 0) SCFT on 4-manifolds

This question is about the 6d (2, 0) superconformal field theory (also called 'theory X' by some people). This SCFT, which can be considered as a relative quantum field theory (see here for a ...

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### What are the components of the Stone-Cech Remainder?

Suppose $X = \displaystyle\bigsqcup_{i \in I} X_i$ is the disjoint union of infinitely many continua. The components of the Stone-Cech remainder $X^*$ can be described as follows. Treat $I$ as a ...

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### One point compactification of $(\mathbb{C}^{\ast})^n$

I would like to know if there is a closed form formula for the homotopy type of $\widehat{(\mathbb{C^{\ast}})^n}$? For example, it is not difficult to see that $\widehat{\mathbb{C^{\ast}}}$ has the ...

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### Do maximally almost periodic groups embed homeomorphically into their Bohr compactifications? [duplicate]

If $G$ is a Hausdorff topological group and $bG$ is its Bohr compactification, Wikipedia says that $G$ is called maximally almost periodic (MAP) if and only if the natural map $i : G \to bG$ is ...

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### Is there a compactification with nontrivial connected remainder?

Question: Let $X$ be a continuum and $p \in X$. Under what conditions does there exist a compactification $\gamma (X-p)$ with $\gamma (X-p) - (X-p)$ connected and nondegenerate?
Throughout, $X$ is a ...

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### Extending Kahler metric across a divisor

Let $(X,\omega)$ be a complete noncompact Kahler manifold of finite volume. Suppose $X$ is can be compactified to a compact projective manifold $M$ so that $D=M-X$ is a divisor of simple normal ...

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### Can we express separability of a ray-remainder in terms of the function algebra?

Let $X = [0, 1)$ be a ray and $C(X)$ the algebra of bounded continuous real functions. The spectrum of $C(X)$ is the Stone-Cech compactification $\beta [0,1) $ of the ray. It's easy to see the ...

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### Bohr compactification as a topological compactification

Let $G$ be a locally compact Hausdorff group. Denote its Bohr compactification by $bG$.
Despite group structure, $G$ has several (Hausdorff) compactifications that, in a sense, the smallest one is ...

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### Locally toric resolutions of compactifications

Suppose $U$ is a smooth, open $n$-dimensional variety over $\mathbb{C}.$ Say $X, X'$ are two proper normal-crossings compactifications of $U$. Call a map $m: X'\to X$ a modification if it is an ...

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### How to choose a continuous function which vanishes **only** on the closed set

We are reading John Roe's book Lectures on Coarse Geometry. We come across a question in P27 line 9:
Suppose $X$ is a paracompact and locally compact Hausdorff space, $\bar{X}$ is a ...

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### Two questions related to Dirichlet spaces and Sobolev spaces

I want to ask a question that arises from reading this paper.
Let $X$ be a locally compact space which is countable at infinity and let $\xi$ be a Radon measure on $X$. Suppose $V$ is a Hilbert ...

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### Compactification of the moduli space of Kähler manifolds with negative constant scalar curvatures

Moishezon compactification is very important in the study of the moduli space of varieties which admit canonical metrics. Moishezon showed that any non-projective Moishezon manifold $X$, after a ...

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### Sheaf (Gieseker) compactification of moduli space of vector bundles

I am given to understand that the moduli space $M_k^G$ of $G$ vector bundles with second Chern class $c_2=k$ over an algebraic curve/variety (for me a Riemann surface is enough/projective space for ...

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### On toroidal compactifications of Hilbert Kuga-Sato varieties

Let $F$ be a totally real field of degree d. There are Hilbert modular varieties over $\mathbb{Q}$ that paramatrize abelian varieties of dimension d with an action of $\mathcal{O}_F$ the ring of ...

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### toroidal compactifications of modulis spaces of ppav's

Are the modular toroidal compactifications of ppav's (second Voronoi) defined by Alexeev without self-intersections? i.e. are the irreducible component of the boundary divisor normal? If not, can one ...

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### Sigma algebras on the Stone–Čech compactification of a countable discrete group

Let $\Gamma$ be a countable discrete group and $\beta \Gamma$ be its Stone–Čech compactification.
My question is that
Does the $\sigma$-algebra generated by clopen sets in $\beta \Gamma$ equal to ...

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### Wonderful compactification

Suppose $G$ is a semi-simple group of adjoint type over an algebraic closed field, and $X$ its wonderful compactification a la De Concini and Procesi. Let $P=MU$ be a parabolic subgroup in $G$, and ...

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### Minimal Nagata-like compactification

Working over a field $k$, Nagata's compactification theorem implies that any separated scheme $X$ of finite type over $k$ admits a compactification (a dense open immersion $i \colon X\hookrightarrow\...

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### Uniqueness of smooth compactification upto a smooth morphism

By a $k$-variety, we will mean a separated scheme of finte type over a field $k$. Let $k$ be of characteristic 0. Given a smooth quasi-projective $k$-variety $X$, there is a projective $k$-variety $\...

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### Siegel domains and the Baily-Borel compactification of $\mathcal{A}_2$

Consider the connected, almost simple, algebraic group $Sp_4$ over $\mathbb{Q}$ (embedded canonically in $GL_4$). For the following facts, I refer the reader to Murnaghan, Linear Algebraic Groups, ...

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### An explicit description of neighborhoods of the rank 2 boundary in the Satake Compactification of $\mathbf{A}_2$

My Motivation: I'm having a hard time following the description of the topology in the Satake Compactification of locally symmetric spaces. The group theory is something I'm finding a bit tricky to ...

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### Equivariant form of Nagata's compactification theorem?

Given a finite group $G$ acting on an algebraic variety $X$ (let's say over $\mathbb C$, if that helps), is there always a proper variety $\bar X$ with a $G$ action such that $X \to \bar X$ is a $G$-...

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### Embedding $\beta\mathbb{N}$ into a product of Cantor sets

Let us consider $\beta\mathbb{N}$, the Stone-Čech compactification of the natural numbers (where we do not take $0$ to be a natural number, so the only idempotent elements are nonprincipal ...

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### Stone-Cech compactification of $\mathbb{R}^n$ and smooth functions

I am currently attending a course where we are now covering the Stone-Cech compactification. Today we proved in some detail that extensions of bounded smooth functions on $\mathbb{R}^n$ to $\beta\...

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### How is a MacNeille completion “universal” like a beta-compactification is “universal”?

The beta-compactification of a topological space is characterized as the largest space such that every mapping from the original space to another (range) space can be extended through to a mapping ...

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### degenerate abelian surfaces

I am wondering if the family of degenerate abelian surfaces constructed by K. Hulek, C. Kahn and S.H. Weintraub in "Moduli spaces of Abelian Surfaces: Compactification, Degenarations, and Theta ...

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### Extending a model to a given compactification of its generic fiber

Let $R$ be a discrete valuation ring and $K$ its field of fraction. Let $X$ be a proper $K$-variety, $U$ a dense open and consider an $R$-model $\mathcal{U}$ of $U$.
Can we embed $\mathcal{U}$ in a ...

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### Non-idempotent ultrafilters in the Stone-Cech compactification

Supposing that $\Gamma$ is an infinite, discrete group and that $\beta\Gamma$ is the Stone-Cech compactification of $\Gamma$, the group structure of $\Gamma$ can be extended to a semigroup structure ...

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### A compactification of the non-negative rationals with the discrete topology

Let $S$ be the set of non-negative rational numbers. (If it makes any difference, feel free to take the non-negative dyadic rationals instead.) Let $B=\ell_\infty(S)$; as a ${\rm C}^*$-algebra this is ...

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### Are countable FC-groups maximally almost periodic?

An FC-group is a group in which every element has a finite conjugacy class. A group G is said to be maximally almost periodic if there is an injective homomorphism from G into a compact Hausdorff ...

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### Are Hausdorff compactifications of a Tychonoff space $X$ in one-to-one correspondence with completely regular subalgebras of $BC(X)$?

Let $X$ be a completely regular (Tychonoff) topological space. It is known that if $\mathscr F\subseteq C(X,[0,1])$ separates points and closed sets (that is, for every closed set $E\subseteq X$ and $...

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### Compactly supported cohomology of homotopy equivalent manifolds

Are there examples of homotopy equivalent smooth, orientable manifolds $M$ and $N$ of the same dimension with non-isomorphic compactly supported cohomology rings?

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### How can the interersection number of $2$ $D6$ branes wrapping around a CY manifold be derived?

For two intersecting $D6$ branes $a$ and $b$ wrapped around a $6$ dimensional torus $T^6 = T^2 \times T^2 \times T^2$ specified by
$$
\textrm{D6-brane a:}\, (l_1^a,l_2^a,l_3^a)
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$$
\textrm{D6-...