# Questions tagged [enumerative-geometry]

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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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### Counting plane curves over various fields

Fix two integers $d$ and $g$. The number of genus $g$ and degree $d$ curves passing through $3d+g-1$ generic points on the complex projective plane is finite and doesn't depend on the choice of points....

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### Chow ring of a $\mu_2$-gerbe

Suppose that $X$ is a stack, and $Y \to X$ is a $\mu_2$-gerbe. Is there any relationship between the integral Chow rings (in the sense of Edidin and Graham) of $X$ and $Y$?
(I assume they become ...

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### “Degree” of a Fano Scheme of a projective variety

Consider subschemes $F$ of the Grassmannian $\mathbb{G}(k,n)$ satisfying the condition that each point of $\mathbb{P}^n$ is contained in only finitely many of the $k$-planes in $F$. Does this give us ...

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### Conics in the quadric line complex

Hello, I apologize in advance if this question is misguided somehow, since my algebraic geometry is pretty shaky.
I am wondering if there is a way to understand all the conics in a generic quadric ...

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### Riemann-Roch and dim of deformation space.

Let's consider curve $C\subset \mathbb P^n$ of degree $d$ and genus $g$. We want to calculate dimension of deformation space of $C$, i.e. $h^0(C,L)$ where $L$ is the normal bundle.
We can decompose $...

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### Incidence Correspondence

A useful tool in Algebraic Geometry is the incidence correspondence. Loosely speaking, it is a set of the form $$\{(p,X): p \text{ a fixed dimension subscheme of } Y \text{ and } X \text{ a specific ...

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### Is P^2 important in Kontsevich's recursion formula?

There is a famous recursion formula by Kontsevich to find the number of
genus zero degree $d$ curves in $\mathbb{CP}^2$ through $3d-1$ points.
My question is the following: Let $S$ be a complex ...

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### Are there ways to make low degree checks for enumerative formulas except for curves in CP^2?

This is a concrete question in Enumerative geometry. Let $S$ be a compact
complex surface and $L\rightarrow S$ a holomorphic line bundle. Let
$$ \delta_d = \text{dim}~ \mathbb{P}(H^0(S,L^d)) $$
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### Hurwitz numbers and Frobenius manifolds

Generating functions of the Gromov-Witten invariants (as well as some other important partition functions) are known to be related to the Frobenius manifold structure. Are there any Frobenius ...

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### Multiple Hodge integrals and integrability

It is known that a generating function of the linear Hodge integrals is a tau function of the KP hierarchy, namely a one-parameter deformation of the Kontsevich-Witten tau-function (see Kazarian). ...

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### Nagata's conjecture, Seshadri constant

What is it known now about Nagata's conjecture and Seshadri constant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagata%27s_conjecture_on_curves and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seshadri_constant) for toric ...