Questions tagged [projective-varieties]

In algebraic geometry, a projective variety over an algebraically closed field $k$ is a subset of some projective $n$-space $\mathbb P^n$ over $k$ that is the zero-locus of some finite family of homogeneous polynomials of $n + 1$ variables with coefficients in $k$, that generate a prime ideal, the defining ideal of the variety

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Non-unique completion of a flat family of smooth projective varieties

Let $\mathbb{k}$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic 0. Denote $S=\mathrm{Spec}\:\mathbb{k}[t]$, $U=\mathrm{Spec}\:\mathbb{k}[t, t^{-1}]$, $Z=\mathrm{Spec}\:\mathbb{k}[t]/(t)$. What is ...
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Projective embeddings of quotients of normal varieties

Let $X$ be a normal complex projective variety of dimension $m$, $G$ be a finite subgroup of $\mathrm{Aut}(X)$, and $Y = X / G$ be the quotient. I am particularly interested in the case where $X$ is a ...
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Closed points of a closed subscheme of $\mathbb{P}^n$ over the residue field and the fraction field of a valuation ring $R$

Let $(R, M)$ be a valuation ring with algebraically closed fraction field $k$. Let $L = R/M$ be the residue field of $R$; it follows that $L$ is algebraically closed. I would like to understand the ...
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Chow form of closure of product of affine varieties given the chow forms of their closurs

This question is about the connection between $\overline{X\times Y}$ and $\overline{X}$,$\overline{Y}$ where $X\subset \mathbb{A}^{n},\;Y\subset\mathbb{A}^{m}$ are affine varities over an ...
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Bertini theorem for connectedness

Let $X$ be a geometrically irreducible, possibly singular projective variety over an infinite field $k$. Assume that the dimension of $X$ is at least 2. Can there exist a hyperplane section of $X$ ...
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When is the pushout of projective varieties along embeddings a projective variety?

From Karl Schwede's paper "Gluing schemes and a scheme without closed points'', I know that there exists a pushout of schemes for closed embeddings. Now, if I start in the projective world I would ...
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Ample line bundle gives alternative description of a variety

Let $X$ be a (smooth) projective variety (over $\mathbb{C}$), and $\mathcal{L}$ an ample line bundle on $X$. I have heard that then $$ X \cong \mathrm{Proj} \left( \bigoplus_{k \ge 0} H^0(X,\mathcal{...
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Why can we require that the hyperdeterminant has integral coefficients?

Let $X=P^{k_1}\times \ldots \times P^{k_r}$ be the product of several complex projective spaces ($P^k$ is the projectivization of $\mathbb{C}^{k+1}$) in the Segre embedding into $P=P^{(k_1+1)\cdots(...
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When is a monomial rational map on the projective space birational?

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $0$. For $\alpha :=(a_1,\dots,a_{n+1})\in \mathbb N^{n+1}_{\ge 0}$ , let $\bar x^{\alpha}:= x_1^{a_1} \dots x_{n+1}^{a_{n+1}} \in k[x_1,\...
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Is projective closure of a regular affine algebraic set also regular?

Now to specifics: Let $V \subset \mathbb{A}^3$ be a reducible affine algebraic set defined by two irreducible polynomials $f,g \in K[X,Y, Z]$ of degree $d$ ($K$ algebraically closed). So, if $V$ is ...
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What is the precise relationship between projective duality and the Radon transform?

The Radon transform I am referring to is the one appearing in Brylinski's paper on projective duality, using the incidence correspondence over projective space and its dual projective space, $R p_{2*} ...
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Combinatorial curves in combinatorial projective planes

Suppose $\mathcal{P}$ is an axiomatic projective plane (a nondegenerate point-line incidence geometry in which there is a unique line on any two different points, and a unique intersection point for ...
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Morphisms from projective space to lower dimension spaces [duplicate]

Let $X$ be a variety over a base field $k$ of dimension $n$. Can there be non constant morphisms $P^m \to X$?
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Representability of Grassmannian functor by a scheme

I am having some trouble following a proof that the Grassmannian functor is representable by a scheme. I am following the proof in EGA 9.7.4. It is only a small step that I am stuck on. For reference, ...
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The Grothendieck ring of varieties with classical Zariski

Consider $\mathcal{V}_k$, the category of $k$-varieties over the finite field $k = \mathbb{F}_q$ with $q$ elements. We see varieties in the old "classical" sense of the word, foreseen with the old ...
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Cohomological criterion for being projectively normal

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over some algebraically closed field $K$ and let $\mathcal{L}$ be a line bundle that is generated by global sections. I want to know whether the ring $\sum_{n\in\...
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Existence of regular hypersurface sections

Let $X$ be a irreducible regular projective variety over $Spec(O_K)$ for some number field $K$. Is it known that there exists at least one hypersurface over $Spec(O_K)$ such that cuts $X$ in a regular ...
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Intersection of two quadrics in $\mathbb{R} P^5$

Is there an ''algorithmic'' way to get that intersection of two quadrics $$x_1 y_1 -x_2 y_2 - z_1^2+z_2^2=0$$ and $$x_2 y_1 + x_1 y_2 -2z_1z_2=0$$ inside $\mathbb{R}P^5[x_1:x_2:y_1:y_2:z_1:z_2]$ is ...
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An inverse problem for Grothendieck rings of varieties

Suppose $A$ is a given commutative ring, and suppose that one knows that $A$ is isomorphic to the Grothendieck ring of $k$-varieties for some unknown field $k$. Can $k$ be recovered from $A$ ? If ...
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Image of smooth curve containing the image of a point as smooth point

Let $f: X \to Y$ be a finite, surjective morphism of smooth, quasi-projective varieties over a field $k$ of characteristic zero. Let $p\in X$. If $\dim X>0$, then does there necessarily exist a ...
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Graded Betti numbers $\beta_{n,j}$ for points in $\mathbb{P}^n$

Let $S = \mathbb{C}[z_0, \dots, z_n]$, and let $X$ be a set of points in $\mathbb{P}^n$. I'm looking for references concerning results for the graded Betti numbers $\beta_{n,j}(S/I(X))$, i.e., the ...
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Embedding of $CP^2/CP^1$ into euclidean space [closed]

Is there a "nice" embedding of $\mathbb{C}\mathbb{P}^2/\,\mathbb{C}\mathbb{P}^1$ into $\mathbb{R}^8$?
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Coordinate ring of complete intersection Calabi Yau (CICY)

EDIT: If the question is for SE level just delete from here as it is also posted there. In fact I have seen some questions in SE regarding the coordinate rings of product of projective varieties but ...
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Moduli space of flat connections over a Riemann surface

If I understand correctly, in the Refs below: We can see that the moduli space of SU($N$) flat connections over a torus, is equivalent to a complex projective space $\mathbb{P}^{N-1}$ Namely, $$ M_{\...
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Moduli space is a Calabi-Yau manifold?

I asked a question here where a moduli space of flat connection is related to the $n$-dimensional complex projective space: $$\Bbb E/S_n \cong \Bbb P^{n-1}. $$ This is related to a 4d SU(N) Yang-...
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The isometry groups of flag manifolds

For any sequence of integers $0<n_1<...<n_k$, there is a flag manifold of type $(n_1, ..., n_k)$, which is the collection of ordered sets of vector subspaces of $R^{(n_k)}$ $(V_1, ..., V_k)$ ...
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Complex projective algebraic variety, moduli space of flat connections, and instantons

In Looijenga's work below, if I understand correctly, it shows that Statement 1: At an algebraic variety, the moduli space of SU($N$) flat connections on a 2-torus $T^2$ is given by the space of ...
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A non-rational variety with a full exceptional collection?

Does there exist a smooth non-rational projective variety whose bounded derived category of coherent sheaves admits a full exceptional collection? I could not find any examples in the literature (for ...
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The different gradings of a graded ring, and their schemes

Let $(A,g)$ be a graded commutative ring, where $A$ denotes the commutative ring, and $g$ its grading. What can be said about the set $\mathcal{G}_A := \{ \mathrm{Proj}\Big((A,g)\Big)\ \vert\ g \}$? ...
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Fiber product of projective varieties and ample line bundles

Let $X, Y$ be smooth, projective varieties, $L_X$ and $L_Y$ are very ample line bundles on $X$ and $Y$, respectively. If I understand correctly, $\mbox{pr}_1^*L_X \otimes \mbox{pr}_2^*L_Y$ is a very ...
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Relations between an projective variety and galois cohomology

Let $f_1, \cdots, f_k$ be homogeneous polynomials over $\mathbb{Q}[x_0, \cdots, x_n]$. They define an projective variety $X$ over $\mathbb{P}^n(\mathbb{C})$, namely their set of zeros $$X = Z(f_1, \...
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What can be said about the topological K-theory of non-singular varieties of small codimension in projective space?

Working over $\mathbb{C}$, the Barth-Larsen results tell us a lot about the ordinary cohomology of non-singular varieties of small codimension in projective space. For example if $X \subseteq \mathbb{...
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G-modules and ideals of secant varieties

Consider the action of $G = SL(n+1)$ on $\mathbb{P}^N$, and embed $\mathbb{P}^n$ in $\mathbb{P}^N$ via the degree two Veronese embedding. Let $V\subset\mathbb{P}^N$ be the corresponding Veronese ...
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Given an embedding of $X$ into $\mathbb{P}^n_K$, do you get an induced embedding of any twist of it into $\mathbb{P}^n_K$?

Let $X$ be a projective algebraic curve over some number field $K$, and let $\varphi:X\hookrightarrow \mathbb{P}^n_K$ be an embedding of it (defined over $K$) into some projective space. Now let $X'$ ...
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A sub-variety of a Grassmannian

Is there a nice description of the variety $G(r,2r) \setminus \sqcup_{i+j=r}(G(i,r) \times G(j,r))$ in terms of blow ups or a sub-variety of a secant variety or any other natural construction to see ...
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Semistable Higgs bundles and flat connections

Let $\mathfrak{E}=(E,\varphi)$ be a Higgs bundle on a projective manifold $(X,\omega)$ of dimension $n$, where $\omega$ is a Kähler form; the holomorphic structure of $E$ defines an operator $\bar{\...
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Birational immersion of projective plane

Let $X$ be a smooth, projective $3$-fold. Under what condition on $X$, does there exist a birational immersion from the projective plane $\mathbb{P}^2$ to $X$?
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Where can I find a proof of identity of $H^1(X,T_X)$ and a quotient by the jacobian?

I'm reading some notes on hodge theory by Charles Siegel which makes a claim on page 16 relating the space of deformations of a smooth projective hypersurface $X$ with the jacobian ideal. More ...
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What techniques are available for constructing D-modules over smooth projective varieties?

I'm trying to learn about D-modules for computing intersection cohomology but I'm having trouble coming up with explicit constructions of D-modules on projective varieties. Since this is an involved ...
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Intersection multiplicity of limit linear spaces

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^N$ be a smooth projective variety. Let us fix a general point $q \in X$, and let $C\subseteq X$ be a smooth curve passing through $q$. Now let $\Lambda_{\xi, q}$, with $\xi \...
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homeomorphism type of punctured real projective spaces

Let $\mathbb{R}P^m$ be the $m$-dimensional real projective space and let $\mathbb{R}P^m\setminus\{*\}$ be the punctured space. I observe: $\mathbb{R}P^2\setminus\{*\}$ is homeomorphic to a (open) ...
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Finite group action on quasi-projective varieties

Let $X$ be a smooth, quasi-projective variety, $G$ be a finite group which acts freely and properly on $X$. Denote by $\alpha:X \to X/G$ the quotient. Is $\alpha$ generically etale? Also, as I am ...
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A question about canonical bundle of moduli space of Kahler Einstein metrics

Let $\mathcal M$ be a moduli space of Kahler-Einstein metrics with negative Ricci curvatures on pairs $(X,D)$. Is the canonical bundle of $\mathcal M$ nef? Motivation: If we know the nefness of $\...