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Rotational invariance assumed, what is the number of $r$-sided simple polygons that can be inscribed into an $n$-sided regular polygon?

When I say that an $r$-sided simple (i.e., not self-intersecting) polygon is inscribed into an $n$-sided regular polygon, I mean that every vertex of the simple $r$-gon is also a vertex of the regular ...
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Counting maximally tangent conics relative to a cubic

Is it possible to count the number of conics in $\mathbb{P}^2$ that are fully tangent at one point to a given (generic) cubic curve using basic intersection theory calculations? The corresponding ...
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Enumerative geometry and restricted plane partitions

Donaldson-Thomas theory is an enumerative theory for virtual counts of ideal sheaves (with trivial determinant) of the structural sheaf $\mathcal{O}_{X}$ of some smooth projective manifold $X$. There ...
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Configuration of points on a plane curve

Let $C\subset\mathbb{P}^2$ be a smooth plane curve of degree six. On $C$ there are $21$ points given as the intersection points of two lines choosen among a set of seven lines. More precisely there ...
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How to compute the class defined by intersection with a square?

$\DeclareMathOperator\Gr{Gr}$Let $\Gr(k,n+k)$ (of course, one can do also for $\Gr(k,\infty)$) be the complex Grassmannian of $k$-planes in $n+k$-dimensional linear space. It is well-known that ...
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Quadrics tangent to lines

I think that the following must be a basic question in enumerative geometry. Take a line $L\subset\mathbb{P}^3$. The quadric surfaces in $\mathbb{P}^3$ that are tangent to $L$ are parametrized by a ...
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Interpretation of "27" lines for cubic surface with rational double points

It is well known that a smooth cubic surface has $27$ distinct lines. Explicitly, if we choose a planar representation, i.e., blowup $\mathbb P^2$ at $6$ general points $p_1,...,p_6$, the $27$ lines ...
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Counting quadratic curves in $\mathbb P^1 \times \mathbb P^1$ passing through seven points in general position

Let $p_1,\dots,p_7 \in \mathbb P^1 \times \mathbb P^1$ be 7 points in general position. What is the number of maps $F=(F_0,F_1):\mathbb P^1 \to \mathbb P^1 \times \mathbb P^1$ modulo domain ...
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Conjectures and open problems in representation theory [closed]

Are there very famous open problems or conjectures in representation theory, or in enumerative geometry, like the volume conjecture in topology?
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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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Reference request for Gromov-Witten Invariants of non compact manifolds

The title of my question essentially explains what I am looking for, but let elaborate a bit, to put it in a more specific context. There are quite a few papers, where the authors compute Gromov-...
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Log-canonical bundle of a smooth curve with marked points

I am not sure if this question is appropriate for this site, but here it goes. I am not a geometer, so I am not familiar with notation in the area. I am interested in the moduli space of $r$-spin ...
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Number of degree d curves passing through d points in the projective plane over a finite field

Let the base field be a finite field $\mathbb F_q$ and fix $d$ rational points that lie on a line in $\mathbb P^2$. Suppose $d$ is a large number (about the order of $q^{\alpha}$ for $\alpha$ some ...
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Galois group for triply tangent planes of generic algebraic surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$

Background: The paper of Joe Harris asserts that for $d\geq 5$, the Galois group of $d(d-2)(d^2-9)/2$ bitangents of generic plane algebraic curve is the full symmetry group. I am wondering whether ...
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Extension of definition of Holonomic closure

My question is about finding the annihilator of a series. Let me begin with what is known and then ask my question. Let $s_d(\frac{q_1}{h},\ldots )$ denote schur function for partition $\lambda =[d]$ ...
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Curve-counting with fixed source

Suppose I fix a smooth projective curve $C$ of positive genus, and I have a smooth projective variety $X$. Do standard tools from GW theory (or any curve-counting theory for that matter) allow me to ...
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Diagonal operator and infinite wedge space formalism

Let $\bigwedge^{\infty /2}V$ denote semiinfinte wedge space. The followin article section 2 gives a good description about the space and the operator on it. https://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0207233.pdf ...
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Proving Positivity for Schubert Calculus

In study of the cohomology ring of the Grassmannians, which is usually known as Schubert calculus, one usually deals with a distinguished basis known as the Schubert basis $\{\sigma_\lambda\}$. One of ...
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How does one obtain the formula for the number of genus one curves in P^2 using Getzler's relation?

I am trying to get the formula for the number of degree $n$ genus one curves in $\mathbb{P}^2$ passing through 3n generic points, by following the procedure in Getzler's paper https://arxiv.org/pdf/...
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Closed form for integer series from enumerative geometry problem?

Is there a closed form for the following integer sequence: $$ 1,6,145,8806,830622,100317140,14342519633,2325250316950,... $$ This is the degree of the $2n$-th power of the Schubert class $\sigma_{2,...
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Some Elementary Schubert Calculus Calculations

Here are some simple geometry problems I am unable to resolve to my satisfaction. I asked the question on Math Stack (https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2713754/a-problem-in-elementary-...
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Hilbert scheme of points and passing curves

It is well known that through five points on a projective plane you can pass a conic. Q. What happens when points collide ? More precisely: if I consider a more simple question of two points and ...
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how many bitangents on this hypotrochoid?

After playing with spirograph, a bit I realized all these curves I'm drawing should be an algebraic curve and it's birational equivalent to a $\mathbb{P}^1$. In the example below, I have a six-sided ...
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What is an "integrable hierarchy"? (to a mathematician)

This is one of those "what is an $X$?" questions so let me apologize in advance. By now I have already encountered the phrase "integrable hierarchy" in mathematical contexts (in particular the so ...
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Largest number of points one can pick in finite projective space without getting three on a line

Consider the projectivization $\mathbb P\mathbb F_p^n$ of $\mathbb F_p^n$. How large a set $B \subseteq \mathbb P \mathbb F_p^n$ can I pick so that no three points of $B$ lie on the same line?
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Bounding number of $k$-nearest neighbor sets in $\mathbb{R}^d$

Suppose that $\mathcal{X} \subseteq \mathbb{R}^d$ is compact. Let there be $n$ distinct points $X = \{ x_1,...,x_n \} \subseteq \mathcal{X}$ and $k = \lfloor n^\alpha \rfloor$ where $0 < \alpha &...
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3264 rational conics

It's a classical fact that there are 3264 plane conics tangent to 5 general conics, over $\mathbb{C}$ [1]. It was also shown that the 3264 can be defined over the reals [2] or [3]. More precisely, ...
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De Jonquières formula vs. Relative GW invariants

Background. Let $C$ be a smooth projective curve of genus $g$. Denote by $C^d$ its d-th symmetric product and by $G^r_d(C)$ its associated variety of linear series of type $\mathfrak{g}^r_d$, i.e. $$ ...
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Proofs that the Plücker relations generate the ideal of the Grassmannian

Some context: The $(k,n)$-Grassmannian is the set of $k$-dimensional subspaces of an $n$-dimensional vector space $V$. It can be realized as a projective variety via the Plücker embedding, and the set ...
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Random polyominoes containing $2\times2$ squares

The construction quoted in the question "How to sample a uniform random polyomino?" claims to produce a "uniform random polyomino". But apart from the mentioned possibility of getting stuck, it also ...
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Enumerating the number of degree d curves tangent to a planar conic

This question is based on a special case of the Coparaso Harris formula, as described in Counting curves on rational surfaces - R. Vakil. Let $E$ be a non-singular planar conic. Then every degree $d$...
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Schubert Calculus for the Full Flags

Almost all introductory texts on Schubert calculus discuss the Grassmannian case only. Does there exist a nice discussion of the full flag manifold case $SU(N)/T^{N-1}$? A low dimensional example ...
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Listing all Lattice Points in a Box

Let $B := [-1,1]^n$ be an $n$-dimensional box. Moreover, let $v_1,\ldots,v_n \in \mathbb{R}^n$ form a basis of $\mathbb{R}^n$, where the entries of the $v_i$ are explicitly irrational. We can assume ...
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Is there a tropical geometric proof for counting genus g curves in any n dimensional projective space?

Consider the following question: Let $X$ be a compact complex manifold and $\beta \in H_2(X, \mathbb{Z})$ a fixed homology class. Let $\mu_1, \mu_2, \ldots, \mu_k$ denote certain generic ...
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How does one define Moduli spaces in Symplectic Geometry and naively interpret higher genus GW Invariants?

This is a very basic question about the definition of Moduli space of maps. My reason for asking this question is because I haven't actually seen this definition explicitly given anywhere, and hence ...
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Are genus zero Gromov Witten Invariants on Del-Pezzo surfaces enumerative?

Let $X_k$ be $\mathbb{P}^2$ blown up at $k$ points (where $k$ is $0$ to $8$). Let $\beta \in H_2(X_k, \mathbb{Z})$ be the homology class given by $$ \beta := n L + m_1 E_1 + \ldots + m_k E_k $$ ...
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What are the indecomposable classes on a del-Pezzo surface?

Let $X_k$ be $\mathbb{P}^2$ blown up at $k$ points (where $k$ is $0$ to $8$). Let $\beta \in H_2(X_k, \mathbb{Z}) $ be a homology class given by $$ \beta := n L + m_1 E_1 + \ldots + m_k E_k $$ ...
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Degree 2 curves on a degree d hypersurface in P^(2d+2)/3

One of the foundations of Gromov-Witten theory is the use (due to Kontsevich I think) of localization to calculate the number of degree $n$ curves on a general quintic 3-fold. When calculating the ...
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Is there a formula for the number of rational cuspidal curves in surfaces other than P^2?

Let $M$ be a two dimensional compact complex manifold and $A \in H_2(M, \mathbb{Z})$ a fixed homology class. Define a rational curve in $M$ to be $\textit{1-cuspidal}$ if the singularities of the ...
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How big can a family of pairwise intesecting affine spaces be?

I apologize if this question might seem to be a bit too elementary. Let $\mathbb{P}^n$ be the projective space over $k$ - an algebraically closed field of characteristic 0. Let $1\leq l\leq n-1$, and ...
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A funny factorization of the Jacobian coming from the lines on the Fermat cubic

Here is something which came up in my algebraic geometry class, and I'm wondering if it has a deeper explanation. Let $F(w,x,y,z) = w^3+x^3+y^3+z^3$ and let $X$ be the cubic surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$ ...
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Piercing of subspaces in a projective space?

The "piercing subspace" problem may be stated as follows: There are given several subspaces in a projective space, rather non-intersecting. Find an additional subspace of a prescribed dimension that ...
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How many ways can a snake lie?

This is essentially a question about counting nonintersecting short paths in a cubic lattice, but with a twist. (One constraint that I did not make clear below is that when to turn is already chosen:...
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degree 7 rational curves through ten points in P4

This is a very classical flavoured question, and probabaly it is not difficult. I would like to know the shape of the space of rational degree 7 curves in $P^4$ that pass through 10 fixed points. By "...
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Curve of degree $d$ through $2d+1$ points in $\mathbb P^3$

It is known that a Hilbert scheme of degree $d$ curves in $\mathbb P^3$ can have dimension more than $4d$. But, does it imply that for some types of curves there are such a curve through any, say, $2d+...
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Counting curves of degree 4 in $\mathbb{P}^{3}$

Let $p_1,...,p_8\in\mathbb{P}^{3}$ be points in linear general position. Then there exists a unique elliptic curve $C$ of degree $4$ passing through $p_1,...,p_8$. I am interested in what happens for ...
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Question on Ionel and Parker's paper: Relative Gromov Witten Invariants

In defining Gromov-Witten invariants using symplectic geometry, most of the trouble is to achieve transversality for moduli spaces of pseudo-holomorphic curves which are multiple covers of simple ones....
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holomorphic embeddings of the sphere into the quintic in degree 2

Is there an explicit way of classifying (with regard to their compatibiliy with $\Omega_+$ or $\Omega_-,$ see below) the various families of equivariant holomorphic embeddings from $\mathbb{CP}^1$ to ...
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Looking for a reference (on GW invariants of quintic)

1) Apparently, physicist can calculate the GW invariants of quintic CY 3-fold up to genus 51. I am looking for a reference that has a table of these number for some low degrees (say up to degree 5) ...
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Nagata's conjecture in positive characteristic

For a $\mathbb C P^2$ is known a result: if through the generic points $p_1,p_2,\dots p_n$ with multiplicities $m_1,m_2\dots, m_n$ correspondingly a degree $d$ irreducible reduced curve passes then $d^...
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