Questions tagged [serre-duality]

Serre duality is a duality present on non-singular projective algebraic varieties V of dimension n (and in greater generality for vector bundles and further, for coherent sheaves)

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The Serre duality theorem intuition

It is a well known fact that proper scheme $X$ over $k$ has a up to isomorphism unique dualizing sheaf (EGA I, Hartshorne). This dualizing sheaf $\omega_X$ comes with two striking properties: (i) ...
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Does the $\overline{\partial}$ operator have closed image?

Let $X$ be a complex-analytic manifold, not necessarily compact. Does $\overline{\partial} : C^\infty(X) \rightarrow \Omega^{0,1}(X)$ have closed image with respect to the Fréchet topology given by ...
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Is Serre duality related to Pontryagin duality?

I am wondering if there is some relationship between Serre duality and Pontryagin duality for compact complex manifolds. In this case Serre duality reduces to the commutativity of Hodge-star operator ...
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Serre duality graded singularity category

Let $R$ be a local Gorenstein ring of Krull dimension $d$ with an isolated singularity. Defined $D_{sing}(R)$ as the Verdier quotient $D^b(R)/Perf(R)$). Then, a famous result of Auslander says that ...
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What does deformation theory have to do with Serre duality?

The cotangent bundle $\Omega_X$ of a smooth scheme $X$ shows up in two places in my understanding of algebraic geometry. The first is deformation theory, where maps out of $\Omega_X$ control the ...
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On the dualizing sheaf of a curve

Let $X$ be a smooth projective surface in $\mathbb{P}^n$ and $C$ be an effective curve. I know that the dualizing sheaf, $\omega_C$ of $C$ is $\mathcal{E}xt^{n-1}_{\mathbb{P}^n}(\mathcal{O}_C,K_{\...
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Balanced dualizing complex vs rigid dualizing complex?

In noncommutative projective geometry, there is a counterpart of dualizing complex in commutative world. It seems to me that they are called either a balanced dualizing complex or rigid dualizing ...
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Serre duality and Hirzebruch-Riemann-Roch in the non-projective case

Serre duality and the Hirzebruch-Riemann-Roch formula are usually stated for $X$ a smooth projective algebraic variety. Do you know of a reference which proves these results for $X$ smooth and proper? ...