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### Is there a complex surface into which every Riemann surface embeds?

This question was previously asked on Math SE.
Every Riemann surface can be embedded in some complex projective space. In fact, every Riemann surface $\Sigma$ admits an embedding $\varphi : \Sigma ...

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### Is there an integrable complex structure on SU(3)?

Is there a complex manifold diffeomorphic to SU(3)?
This question arises in a StackExchange discussion by HK Lee, Ted Shifrin and Jason DeVito:
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### compact almost complex submanifolds of complex Lie groups

I find the following Corollary 1.21:
Question: does there exist any complex Lie groups $G$ such that there are some compact almost complex submanifolds (for example, $\mathbb{C}P^m$) of $G$? I want ...

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### Can a class be represented by both a $(p,q)$ form and a $(p',q')$ form?

Suppose $X$ is a complex manifold.
If $X$ is Kahler, the cohomology groups decompose into subgroups represented by $(p,q)$ forms.
If $X$ is not Kahler, I think the decomposition may not hold?
Is ...

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### Does there exist an algebraic space with large fundamental group but no finite etale covers by schemes

Does there exits a smooth proper algebraic space $X$ over $\mathbb C$ with "large" fundamental group such that no finite etale cover of $X$ is a scheme?
By "large" fundamental group I mean that $X$ ...

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### Hurwitz's theorem for a system of functions

First, let me define a notation of $H(G_1\times G_2 \times \ldots \times G_m)$.
We say that $f\in H(G_1\times G_2 \times \ldots \times G_m)$ if $$f:G_1\times G_2 \times \ldots \times G_m \rightarrow ...

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### K-theory of coherent sheaves on complex manifolds: references and gamma-filtration?

For a complex manifold $X$ one has an exact category of locally free coherent sheaves; so it seems to be no problem to define certain $K$-theory (I do not know whether the $K$-groups given by the ...

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### Sections of inverse image sheaf of sheaf of sections of vector bundle

Let $\eta \colon Y \to Z$ be holomorphic map between complex manifolds, $E$ holomorphic vector bundle over $Z$, $\eta ^\ast E$ its pullback over $Y$, ${\cal O}_E$ sheaf of sections of $E$, and ...

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### Vanishing of Dolbeault cohomologies and Steinness

That Stein manifolds have all $(p,q), p \geq 0, q \geq 1$ vanishing Dolbeault cohomology groups is more or less standard. I am a little bit confused about the reverse implication: whether the ...

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### Coherence of $\mathcal O_X[T]$

Let $X$ a complex manifold, and $\mathcal O_X$ the sheaf of holomorphic functions. Oka Coherence Theorem states that $\mathcal O_X$ is coherent (as $\mathcal O_X$-module).
How to prove that also the ...

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### A question on the twistor space of a manifold

Let $M$ be either (a) self-dual conformal 4-manifold, or (b) hypercomplex $4n$-manifold.
In either case one can construct the twistor space $Z$ (in the case (b) $Z=\mathbb{C}\mathbb{P}^1\times M$ as a ...

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### Flatness of a morphism of complex analytic spaces

Let $f\colon X\to D$ be a morphism of a complex analytic space $X$ into the 1-dimensional disk $D$. Assume for simplicity that $X$ has a single irreducible component which may not be reduced.
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### A weak analytic version of the valuative criterion of properness

EDIT: Let $f\colon X\to Y$ be a morphism of complex analytic spaces (not necessarily smooth or reduced). Assume that
(a) $f$ is injective on points;
(b) $f$ is local imbedding near each point $x\in ...

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### Relation between Milnor fiber and its restriction via vanishing cycles

I am reading these notes on nearby and vanishing cycles, where an initial assumption is made: the author talks about a complex analytic function $f:X\to \mathbb C$, assuming $X$ is closed in an open ...

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### Ricci flow on non-compact manifold

Suppose $\omega$ defines a Kähler metric on a non-compact complex manifold. Does
the Kähler-Ricci flow equation always have a solution (for small $t$)?

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### Toroidal compactifications

Does anyone know if there is an intrinsic definition of a toroidal compactification (over $\mathbb{C}$)?
Something like: Let $X$ be an algebraic variety over $\mathbb{C}$. Then $X \subset \bar{X}$ ...

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### Moment map coordinates in tours action

I am trying to understand the proof of lemma 3.1, in this paper
In proof, they say that $g(dz_i,d\tau_k)=dz_i(\nabla\tau_k)=0$ I don't understand first and second equality.In second they say, ...

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### When a proper morphism of schemes is a closed imbedding?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be finitely presented schemes over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $f\colon X\to Y$ be a proper morphism. Let us assume that for any finitely presented scheme $S$ the induced map
$$Mor_{Sch}(S,X)\to ...

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### Connection between Strebel differentials, ribbon graphs, and Belyi maps

In this paper, a nice story is woven regarding the connection between quadratic differentials on Riemann surfaces, so-called 'ribbon graphs' drawn on those surfaces, and Belyi maps. However, I am ...

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### Different notions of convergence of complex subvarieties

Let $X$ be a smooth complex algebraic variety (or, better, complex analytic manifold). Let $\{C_i\}$ be a sequence of compact algebraic subvarieties (resp. analytic reduced subspaces) which converges ...

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### Exactness of the relative de Rham complex restricted to subschemes

I think that the statement below about relative de Rham complex is true (am I wrong?) If it is the case, a reference would be very helpful. (I admit that the statement sounds somewhat technical and ...

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### Hilbert scheme of a closed subscheme

Let $X$ be a complex algebraic variety. Its Hilbert scheme represents the functor $G$ from schemes to sets given by $$G(S)=\{Z\subset X\times S|\, Z \mbox{ is a closed subscheme, flat and proper over ...

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### Hilbert scheme of an infinitesimal neighborhood of a subvariety

Let $X$ be a complex algebraic variety. Let $C\subset X$ be a compact (reduced) subvariety. Let $C^{(n)}$ denote the $n$th infinitesimal neighborhood of $C$ inside $X$. Let $Hilb(X)$ denote the ...

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### Basic questions on the Hilbert scheme/ Douady space

Let $X$ be a complex projective scheme (resp. complex analytic space). The Hilbert scheme (resp. Douady space) parameterizes closed subschemes (resp. complex analytic subspaces) of $X$. More ...

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### Flat family with special fiber $\mathbb{C}\mathbb{P}^1$

Let $C=Spec \mathbb{C}[t]/(t^{n+1})$. Let $X$ be an algebraic (or complex analytic) scheme, flat over $C$ with the structure morphism $f\colon X\to C$. Assume that the special fiber is isomorphic to ...

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### When flatness of a morphism implies smoothness?

EDIT: Let $f\colon X\to C$ be a flat proper morphism of complex algebraic (or analytic) varieties. Assume the special fiber over a point $p\in C$ is smooth.
Is it true that there exists a ...

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### A question related to the Grauert semi-continuity theorem

Let $f\colon X\to Y$ be a proper holomorphic map of complex analytic manifolds. Assume $f$ to be submersive for simplicity, but probably it is not important. Let $\mathcal{F}$ be a coherent sheaf on ...

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### A generalization of the Grauert direct image theorem

EDIT: Let $f\colon X\to Y$ be proper holomorphic submersive map of complex analytic manifolds. Let $\mathcal{F}$ be the sheaf of holomorphic sections of a holomorphic vector bundle over $X$. Assume ...

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### Kodaira-Spencer theory of deformation done right

I thought in asking this question on Math StackExchange, but by my experience I don' t think anyone will notice me. Recently, I started studying deformation of complex manifolds in the sense of ...

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### Why Cech cohomology does not compute sheaf cohomology on an open annulus

Let $A=\{z\in\mathbf{C}:1/2<|z|<1\}$ be an open annulus. Let us cover $A$ by 3 open sets:
$U_0,U_1$ and $U_2$ which we assume to be all homeomorphic to a 2 dimensional open disc. Moreover, we ...

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### What are the known examples of compact complex $n$-folds that do not have a strongly Gauduchon metric for $n >2$?

Gauduchon showed that every conformal hermitian structure on a compact complex $n$-fold contains an hermitian metric such that the associated 1,1-form $\omega$ satisfies $\partial ...

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### Hirzebruch's ICM talk

Is there an English translation of Hirzebruch's 1958 ICM lecture note:
KOMPLEXE MANNIGFALTIGKEITEN
Thank you very much!

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### Definition of a complex space

In the definition of a complex space (in the sense of Grauert), one defines a model space (one to which we require a complex space to be locally isomorphic) to be the support of the quotient sheaf ...

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### Solutions of the $\overline{\partial}$ equation in the upper half-plane

I am looking for references on solutions of the $\overline{\partial}$ equation in the upper half-plane (with conditions on the boundary). But this subject is completely outside my area of expertise ...

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### Existence of a map between automorphism group of universal covers

Let $f:X\to Y$ be a holomorphic map of holomorphic manifolds. You can assume that $dimY=1$. Let $\tilde X$ and $\tilde Y$ be universal covers of $X$ and $Y$ with group of holomorphic automorphisms ...

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### Off-diagonal holomorphic extension of real analytic functions on $\mathbb{C}^n \times\mathbb{C}^n$

I am struggling trying to understand an statement in a paper I am reading:
Let $M$ be a complex manifold of dimension $2n$. Let's consider a function $\xi$: $M$ $\rightarrow$ $\mathbb{C}$ whose ...

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### Do versions of the Nakai-Moishezon and Kleiman criteria hold for Moishezon manifolds, or other 'nice' spaces?

As I understand it, the Nakai-Moishezon criterion gives conditions for the existence of an ample divisor class on an arbitrary proper scheme, and Kleiman's criterion does the same for arbitrary ...

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### When is $\mathrm{Aut}(X)\times \mathrm{Aut}(Y)$ of finite index in $\mathrm{Aut}(X\times Y)$?

Let $\mathrm{Aut}(X)$ denote the group of biholomorphic autmorphisms of the (non-compact) complex manifold $X$. If $X$ and $Y$ are two (non-compact) complex manifolds, then $\mathrm{Aut}(X)$ and ...

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### Foliations by holomorphic curves on complex surfaces

On a complex surface, does there exist a non-singular foliation by holomorphic curves that is NOT a holomorphic foliation, i.e. transversally holomorphic foliation?
The surface should be compact and ...

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### Stokes theorem for Grassmanians

This question is extensively rewritten by David Speyer; the original version is below.
The Grassmannian $G(k,n)$ is the quotient $SU(n)/S[U(k) \times U(n-k)]$. Let's write $\pi$ for the map $SU(n) ...

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### Cohomology of submanifold complements

Let $X$ be a finite-dimensional complex manifold (possibly non-compact). Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a union of codimension-$1$ submanifolds such that the local picture is that of intersecting hyperplanes. I ...

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### Kodaira Spencer map and versal deformation

First I want to clarify what I mean by the Kodaira-Spencer map.
Let's have a family of deformations $\pi:\mathcal{X}\rightarrow B$ of a complex manifold $X=\mathcal{X}_0:=f^{-1}(0)$ (by that I mean ...

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### Least area minimal hypersurface of $\mathbb C P^{n+1}$

After a few lectures on min-max for minimal hypersurfaces and isoperimetric problems, and seeing in several instances that the least area minimal hypersurface of the round sphere is an equator, I was ...

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### Holomorphic separation and the existence of strictly plurisubharmonic functions

Recall that a complex manifold is Stein if it is holomorphically convex and separable. If we assume holomorphically convex alone, then there is Cartan-Remmert reduction to say how far it is from being ...

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### complex Morse function on a four-manifold

If we have a complex Morse function on a complex four-manifold, $f: X\to \mathbb{C} $, can we tell from the function how the genus of inverse images $f^{-1}(z)$ (for regular values) may change? under ...

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### Holomorphic objects associated with a compact complex manifold?

Good morning,
I'm just curious about the following. With a compact Kahler manifold, we can associate an Albanese torus. This helps us a lot study the manifold.
My question: Are there other ...

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### Another fibration with a given singular fiber class.

Let $f:X\rightarrow C$ be a fibration of complex manifold over a smooth curve $C$. Let $D$ be an irreducible component of singular fibers. How can one prove that $X$ does not admit any fibration with ...

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### Toroidal embedding

Its known ( see " The birational geometry of degenerations") that there exist a smooth one parameter family (i.e. total space is smooth) of two dimensional complex toris over unit disk whose central ...

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### On a Hirzebruch surface.

I am trying to solve exercise in Huybrechts's book 'Complex geometry'
While solving problems, one problem kept me from going forward.
That is,
The surface $\Sigma_n=\mathbb{P}$ $(\mathcal{O}_ ...

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### Betti numbers of Proper nonprojective varieties

This is a question about pathologies.
Let $X/\mathbb{C}$ be an irreducible projective variety smooth over $\mathbb{C}$. Then, the singular cohomology groups $H^i(X, \mathbb{C})$ have a hodge ...