# Questions tagged [flips-flops]

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### Flipping and flipped loci

Let $f:X\dashrightarrow Y$ be the flip of a small contraction $\phi:X\rightarrow Z$, and let $\psi:Y\rightarrow Z$ be the small contraction such that $\psi\circ f = \phi$. Let $Exc(\phi), Exc(\psi)$ ...

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### Termination of flops vs termination of D-flops

It is known that any sequence of $D$-flops eventually terminates (in dimension at most four and with canonical singularities) where $D$ is an effective $\mathbb{Q}$-Cartier divisor which is negative ...

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### Stable base loci and flips

Let $D_1,D_2$ be two effective divisors on o normal and $\mathbb{Q}$-factorial projective variety $X$ of Picard rank two. Assume that $D_1$ is semi-ample and that it induces a small-comtraction $f_{...

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### Grassmannian inside a hyperkahler manifold

I am currently looking at stratified Mukai flop. Roughly speaking, this is a construction that, starting with a grassmannian $G$ inside a hyperkahler $X$ produces a birational manifold $X^*$ (with a ...

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### $Ex(f)$ has codimension at least 2

The following is a part of proof of lemma 6.2 in the book.
$f:X \to Y$ a projective birational morphism of normal varieties
$D$: Weil divisor on $Y$, $E$: exceptional divisor of $f$
$\mathcal{O}_X(...

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### Is the number of minimal models finite

Let $X$ be a variety of general type.
Assume that $\dim X = 3$. In https://eudml.org/doc/164223 it is proven that $X$ has only finitely many minimal models (i.e., only $\mathbb Q$-factorial terminal ...

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### Recognizing a Mukai flop

Let us first review the usual construction of a Mukai flop. Suppose $M$ is a smooth $2m$-dimensional projective variety over $\mathbb C$ containing a closed $m$-dimensional subvariety $W$, and suppose ...

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### Why is the standard flop a flop?

I have seen at least two ways to define flops (and similarly flips).
We start with $Y \to X$, a surjective birational morphism, contracting a locus of codimension at least 2, such that $K_Y$ is ...

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### Is a flop on Calabi-Yau threefolds always Atiyah flop?

Is it true that any flop on a Calabi-Yau threefold is given by the Atiyah flop? That is, there always exists a rigid rational curve $\mathbb{P}^1$ with normal bundle $\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^1}(-1)^{\...

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### What is the Exceptional Locus of a flopping contraction between threefolds?

Hi,
I'm trying to understand the group of cycles (modulo numerical equivalence) contracted by a flopping contraction $f$.
More precisely, I'm in the setup of Definition 2.12 of this paper by ...