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### Is there a “minimal” Whitney stratification of a complex hypersurface?

Let $X\subset \mathbb C^n$ be a complex hypersurface (given by $F=0$ where $F$ is a polynomial). It is known then that $X$ admits a Whitney stratification. This is a decomposition of $X$ into smooth ...
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### Nice small resolution and normality of blow-up

Let $X$ be a complex variety whose singular locus is a smooth variety $Z$. Let $f:Y\rightarrow X$ be a small resolution of $X$ such that $f^{-1}(z)$ is smooth for any $z\in Z$ and $\dim(f^{-1}(z))$ is ...
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### Symplectic resolutions amongst cotangent bundles

It is known that a generalized flag variety $X=T^*(G/P)$ is a (symplectic) resolution of singularities of its affinization $X^\text{aff}\mathrel{:=}\operatorname{Spec}(H^0(X,\mathcal{O}_X))$. In type ...
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### Perfectoid approach to resolution of singularities in char $p$

Since perfectoid techniques have built a bridge between char $0$ and char $p$ worlds, it is conceivable that they can be applied to resolution of singularities in char $p$ using their successful ...
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### Factorization of birational maps in char $p$

So I was reading about the factorization result that any birational map between smooth varieties is composition of blow-ups and blow-downs with smooth centers. It is apparently true only in ...
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### Realizing a set as the image of a smooth map

Consider the following subset of $\mathbb{R}^2$: $S = \{ (x, y) \in \mathbb{R}^2 : |y| \leq |x|^{3/2} \}$ (See here for a plot on Wolfram Alpha.) The origin $(0, 0)$ is a kind of singular point of $S$....
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### Cohomology of resolution of singularity

If $X,Y$ are smooth projective schemes, then if we have a surjection $f:X\to Y$, we have an injective map on étale cohomology, or more generally on any Weil cohomology (see https://mathoverflow.net/q/...
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### Would full resolution of singularities have cohomological implications beyond the alteration theory?

De Jong's result on alterations allows one to show the potential semistability of certain Galois representations arising from cohomology of varieties (among other things). If we knew the existence of ...
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### Resolution of pairs in characteristic p

Let $R$ be a complete DVR of characteristic $p$, say $R=\mathbb{F}_p[[t]]$, and $X$ be a reduced scheme of finite type over $R$. Let also $X_s$ denote the special fiber of $X$. If I understand ...
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### Is toroidalization local?

Let $f:X \to Y$ be a surjective morphism of smooth projective varieties, $D$ be a simple normal crossings divisor on $X$ and $U_Y \subset Y$ be an open subset over which $(X,D)$ is log smooth (in the ...
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### Log canonical centers of toric (and toroidal) varieties

Q1: Let $(X,B)$ be a toric variety. There exists a toric resolution of singularities $f:(Y,E) \to (X,B)$. Here is my question: Is any lc center of $(X,B)$ an irreducible component of an intersection ...
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### Birational model of a log smooth pair

Given a log smooth pair $(X,B)$ with a reduced boundary divisor $B$, consider a birational model $\pi:X' \to X$ and a boundary divisor $B'$ which is given by $K_{X'}+B'=\pi^*(K_X+B)$. Here is my ...
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### Generators of a graded algebra defining bundle over elliptic curve

I have a question about a statement from P. Wagreich's paper "Elliptic Singularities of Surfaces" (page 425): We consider an elliptic curve $X$ and a line bundle (=invertible sheaf) $L$ on $X$. Then,...
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### Toric Fan for the Du Val's singularities D_n and E_n

Let us consider the Du Val's singularities. i.e. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Du_Val_singularity. It is well known that they are classified by ADE, because the exceptional divisors arising in the ...
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### Igusa zeta functions of univariate polynomials: $\mathbb{Z}_p$ or $\mathbb{Q}_p$ in this statement

Let $f\in\mathbb{Z}_p[X]$ and let $Z_{f,p}(T)\in\mathbb{Z}_{(p)}(T)$ be the $p$-adic Igusa zeta polynomial (i.e. $Z_{f,p}(p^{-s})$ is the $p$-adic Igusa zeta function in the complex variable $s$, with ...
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### Intuition behind RDP (Rational Double Points)

Let $S$ be a surface (so a $2$-dimensional proper $k$-scheme) and $s$ a singular point which is a rational double point. One common characterisation of a RDP is that under sufficient conditions there ...
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### On mixed $p$-adic Hodge theory

Does mixed $p$-adic Hodge theory exist? Can we extend the scope of comparison theorems using simplicial resolutions a la Deligne? Do we get 3 opposite filtrations as in classical mixed Hodge theory, ...
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### Blow up of 9 points in 3-fold and intersection of strict transforms

Suppose we have blown up a variety $X$ at some points $P_j$ so that we introduce exceptional divisors $E_j$ in $\widetilde X$; what is the general strategy to determine the intersections of these ...
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### Image of a quiver variety under natural morphism

We know that the natural morphism $\pi:\mathfrak{M}_{\theta}(Q,\mathbf{v},\mathbf{w})\rightarrow \mathfrak{M}_0(Q,\mathbf{v},\mathbf{w})$ between a smooth and affine quiver variety is not necessarily ...
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### Automorphisms of singular hypersurfaces

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^{n+1}$ be an irreducible and reduced hypersurface of degree $d$. A theorem by Matsumura and Monski asserts that if $n\geq 2$, $d\geq 3$, $(n,d)\neq (2,4)$ and $X$ is smooth ...
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### Cubic 3-fold singular along a curve

Does there exists a cubic or quartic $3$-fold $X\subset\mathbb{P}^4$ such that $Sing(X)$ is a smooth curve $C$ of genus $g(C)\geq 2$ and $X$ has $A_1$-singularities along $C$?
I have some clarifying questions about crepant resolutions of singularities. The definition that I am aware of is that if $f:\tilde X \to X$ is a resolution of singularities, then the resolution is ...