# Questions tagged [compactifications]

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### “Transitivity” of the Stone-Cech compactification

Let $\beta \mathbb{N}$ be the Stone-Cech compactification of the natural numbers $\mathbb{N}$, and let $x, y \in \beta \mathbb{N} \setminus \mathbb{N}$ be two non-principal elements of this ...

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### Compactification theorem for differentiable manifolds ?

Just parallelling this question, that seemed not to admit an easy answer at all, let's "soft down" the category and ask the same thing in the case of $\mathcal{C}^{\infty}$-differentiable manifolds [...

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### Reference Request for Drinfeld and Laumon Compactifications

Background
Let $X$ denote a smooth projective curve over $\mathbb{C}$ and let $G$ denote a semi-simple simply connected algebraic group over $\mathbb{C},$ which has associated flag variety $G/B.$
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### A product on the square roots of unit matrix

There is a strange product that takes two square roots of unit matrix, say $A$ and $B$, $A^2=I$, $B^2=I$ to a square root again,
$$ A\star B=(A+B)^{-1}(A-B+2I), \qquad (A\star B)^2=I$$
Could anybody ...

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### Direct construction of the Stone-Čech compactification using ultrafilters?

If $X$ is a set (regarded as a discrete space), its Stone-Čech compactification can be identified with the set of ultrafilters on $X$ with its natural (Stone) topology. If $X$ is a general ...

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### Monograph or rich survey on infinite-dimensional Riemann manifolds

I'm working with the space of smooth curves $\mathcal{C}$ in a smooth manifold $M$, having (different, pre-determined) fixed endpoints. I'd like to endow it with a Riemann structure (I already have a ...

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### When is the one-point compactification well-pointed?

This is a follow up to my previous
question.
Question:
Is there a reasonably natural set of conditions which guarantee that the one-point
compactification $X^+$ of a locally compact Hausdorff ...

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### Non-bimeromorphic compactifications

Let $X$ be a (smooth, non-compact) complex space. By a compactification of $X$ we mean a compact complex space $\overline X$ which contains a dense open subset biholomorphic to $X$ (we shall identify ...

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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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### 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-Čech compactification of $\mathbb R$

Let $\beta X$ - is a Stone-Čech compactification of $X$. $I=(-1,1)$ - is an interval of the real line. Is it true that $\beta \mathbb R\setminus I = \beta(\mathbb R\setminus I)$? In other words, it ...

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### End point compactification for metric spaces

Freundenthal introduced ends of topological spaces and the end point compactification of locally compact topological spaces adding one point for each end of the topological space (see here).
For ...

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### Compactifications of varieties with small complement

Let $X$ be a smooth variety over an algebraically closed field $k$. If it makes things easier, $X$ may be assumed to be quasi-projective. By Nagata (or quasi-projectivity) there exists a proper ...

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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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### Flatly compactifiable morphisms

Let $f:U \to S$ be a flat morphism. Let us say that $f$ is flatly compactifiable if there exists a proper morphism $\bar{f}:X \to S$ and a closed subscheme $Z \subset X$ such that
1) $U = X \...

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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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### Deligne-Mumford moduli spaces and compactification of symmetric matrices

The real Deligne-Mumford moduli space $\bar M_{0,n+1}(\mathbb R)$ of stable genus
zero curves with $n+1$ marked points is a compactification of the space of
configurations of $n$ distinct ordered ...

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### Alterations of regular varieties

Let $X$ be a regular quasi-projective variety over a perfect field $k$. The existence of a "good compactification" of $X$, i.e. a regular projective variety $\bar{X}$ with an embedding $X\...

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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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### 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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### 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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### A question about the Stone–Čech compactification of discrete spaces

Let $D(\kappa)$ be the discrete space of cardinality $\kappa$, and $\beta D(\kappa)$ its Stone–Čech compactification.
Is there, for every infinite cardinal $\kappa$, a subset $Y \in [\beta D(\kappa)]^...

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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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### 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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### 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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### Ends of topological spaces. Why independent of choice of ascending sequence of compact subsets?

Quoting from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_(topology):
"Let X be a topological space, and suppose that
K1 ⊂ K2 ⊂ K3 ⊂ · · ·
is an ascending sequence of compact ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### Non-uniqueness of smooth compactification

Let $U$ be a smooth quasi-projective variety. Does there always exist a smooth compactification of $U$? If not always when can we have smooth compactification?
In particular, suppose $X$ is a ...

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### What is the Stone–Čech compactification of a dense set of $\beta N \setminus N$?

Is the Stone–Čech compactification of a dense $G_\delta$-set $X \subset\beta N \setminus N$ homeomorphic to $\beta N \setminus N$? Here, $\beta N \setminus N$ is the complement of $N$ in the Stone–...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### When is the Freudenthal compactification an ANR?

Let $X$ be a locally compact metric ANR (or, if preferred, a locally compact simplicial complex). If needed, assume that $X$ has finitely many ends or is of finite dimension. My question is:
What ...

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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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### Reference for homeomorphism between “analytic” compactification of $M_{g,n}$ and Deligne-Mumford compactification

There are several natural ways to endow the compactification of the space of
marked Riemann surfaces $M_{g,n}$ ($2g+n\geq 3$), with a topology, which is
defined using "differential geometric or ...

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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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### Extending uniformly continuous functions on subspaces to non-metrizable compactifications

I have a complete metric space $Y$, some non-metrizable(!) Hausdorff compactification $Z$ of it and a subspace $X \subset Y$.
Furthermore, I do have a uniformly continuous function $f$ on $X$. So ...

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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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### A completely regular space that is very non-normal

Take a completely regular Hausdorff topological space $X$ considered as a subset of its Stone-Čech compactification $\beta X$. If $X$ is not normal, we can find a closed subset $Y$ of $X$ and a ...

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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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### 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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### 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 ...