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### Does a moving family of lines through a fixed point produce a singularity?

This is just a feeling that I had and I am curious if it is totally wrong or true to some extent.
Let $X\subseteq \mathbb{P}^r$ be an integral hypersurface of degree $r-1$, which is not a cone. In ...

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### Orbit spaces of Coxeter groups and singularities

I have often seen in the literature the statement that the orbit spaces of irreducible finite Coxeter groups are equivalent to unfoldings of singularities.
For instance, taken from Dubrovin, ...

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### Kähler forms arising as the curvature form of a singular metric on a line bundle

The Fubini-Study metric on complex projective space $\mathbb{P}^n$ is a smooth metric $h = e^{-\phi}$ on the line bundle $\mathcal{O}(1)$ and it is a standard calculation to check that its curvature ...

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### Are rational surface singularities $\mathbb{Q}$-Gorenstein?

I know that, in general, rational singularities are not necessarily $\mathbb{Q}$-Gorenstein. So I ask:
is there any positive result in this direction known for surfaces?

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### Can you prove Givental's conjecture on wavefronts and the icosahedron?

In his remarkable book The Theory of Singularities and its Applications, Vladimir Arnol'd discussed a conjecture of A. B. Givental, which asserts that the symmetry group of the icosahedron is secretly ...

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### Singular symplectic reduction in infinite dimension

In 1991, Sjamaar and Lerman [1] introduced the notion of stratified symplectic spaces. Namely, if $M$ is a symplectic manifold and $G$ a Lie group acting properly (but not necessarily freely) on $M$ ...

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### Cohomology of tangent sheaf of a singular hypersurface

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ be a hypersurface singular at finitely many points $p_i\in X$. We may assume that $X$ has ordinary singularities at the $p_i$'s.
Does there exists a formula, perhaps in ...

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### (Etale) fundamental group of quotient singularity $\mathbb{C}^n/G$

I don't know much about (algebraic/etale) fundamental groups, so sorry if this question sounds stupid. I am interested in quotient singularities (quotients $X$ of $\mathbb{C}^n$ by a finite subgroup $...

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### When is a critical value of a map contained in the interior of the image?

Let $M^n$ be a compact manifold, and $F\colon M \to \mathbb{R}^n$ a smooth map. The inverse function theorem implies that every regular value of $F$ lies in the interior of $F(M)$, hence every point ...

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### Does the link of a hypersurface singularity determine its analytic type?

Consider a hypersurface $V(f) \subseteq \mathbb{C}^{n+1}$ with an isolated singularity at the origin. If $L := V(f) \cap S^{2n+1}_\epsilon$ is the link of $V(f)$ (with $S^{2n+1}_\epsilon$ a ...

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### General Reference for surface singularities

Is there any "standard" reference for (rational) singularities on algebraic surfaces? I'm aware of Artin's papers and the one of Brieskorn (Rationale Singularitäten komplexer Flächen), but they seem ...

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### Some examples where the plurigenera are nonconstant, when the fibres have worse singularities than canonical

Let start with a definition
Invariance of plurigenera: Choose $m$ large enough so that $mK_F$ has a non-zero global section for some fibre $F$. For any fibre $F$, we have $K_F = K_{X/D}~_{|F}$. So ...

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### The volume around a singular isolated root when equalities are loosened

Suppose I have a system of polynomial equations in $n$ real variables $f_i(x_1,\ldots,x_n)=0$, $i=1,\ldots,m$, such that $0$ is an isolated solution. Now I replace each of the equations with a double-...

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### Canonical scheme structure on the singular locus of a variety

I first asked this question on Math StackExchange but no answers were given.
Let $X$ be subvariety of affine space $\mathbb{A}_{k}^n$, where $k$ is a field, and suppose $X$ is given by equations
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### Ricci curvature in resolution of singularities

Let $X$ and $X'$ are Kahler variety and $f: (X',\omega')\to (X,\omega)$ be the resolution of singularities of $X$ then from $K_X=f^*K_X'+E$ how can we find
the relation between $Ric(\omega)$ and $...

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### Complexifying a real-analytic singularity

This is probably a well-known issue, but I could not find a clear discussion in the literature, and I think others could find it useful.
Consider a real-analytic function germ $f:(\mathbb R^2,0) \...

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### A definition of arithmetic divisor with conic singularities?

I have a question related to the preprint "Heights and metrics with logarithmic singularities" by G. Freixas i Montplet.
Let $X$ be an arithmetic variety with arithmetic divisor $D$ how can we ...

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### Singularities of algebraic curves, and torsion of the pull-back of the differential module by the normalisation

The problem in the following :
given an algebraic curve $C$, it's well-known that a smooth projective model of $C$ can be construct as the set of discrete valuations $v$ on it's function field $\...

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### Reference request: English translation of Brieskorn 1970 paper

Is there any english (or french) translation of the following paper by Brieskorn (1970)?
Brieskorn, E., "Die Monodromie der Isolierten Singularitäten von Hyperflächen", Manuscripta Mathematica 2 (...

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### Is there a correspondence between counting curves in P^2 blown up at a point and counting curves in P^2?

Let $X$ be $\mathbb{P}^2$ blownup at one point
and $\beta := d L -2E \in H_2(X, \mathbb{Z})$, where $L$ and $E$
denote the class of a line and the exceptional divisor respectively.
Let $\mathcal{L}...

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### Rationality of higher dimensional du Val singularities

I am interested in the isolated singularity defined over $\mathbb{C}$ by
$$
x_1^2+\cdots + x_n^2+x_{n+1}^k=0,
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where $n>2$ and $k>2$.
I would like to know whether this singularity is rational,...

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### Gysin exact sequence for a singular subvariety

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field (I'm interested in a characteristic $p>0$ specific example) and let $X$ be a (smooth if needed) algebraic variety.
Let $Y \subset X$ be a (possibly) ...

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### reference for weighted blow-up

Let $(0\in X)$ be a germ of a normal 3-fold with a singular point $0$
(over $\mathbb{C}$).
We think of $X$ as a small neighborhood of $0$ (for studying singularity).
If we can think $X$ as a ...

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### Stratification of complex algebraic varieties

Let $V$ be a complex quasi-projective variety, we know from H. Whitney's and B Teissier works on stratifications of algebraic varieties that $V$ has an intrinsic stratification
$$X_0\subset X_2\...

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### Is a variety a local complete intersection if it is locally a complement of to a smooth $N$-dimensional affine of $N-m$ affine subvarieties?

If an equidimensional variety $V$ of dimension $m$ is locally a set-theoretic complete intersection (i.e., it can be covered by open subvarieties of certain intersections of $N-n$ hypersurfaces in $P^...

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### quasi-ordinary singularities on a versal deformation?

Let $V$ be a variety over $\mathbb{C}$ and suppose $O$ is a singular point of $V$. Are there conditions on $(V,O)$ such that a versal deformation $W$ of $(V,O)$ has only quasi-ordinary singularities.
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### Which weighted projective spaces (and their finite quotients) are local complete intersections?

Let $G$ be a finite subgroup of $\textrm{Gl}_{n+1}(k)$ (where $k$ is an algebraically closed field). My question is: do there exist examples of $G$ such that the corresponding quotient $P$ of $\mathbb{...

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### Weil Petersson metric on moduli space of Calabi Yau manifolds

Let $f:(X,D)\to Y$ be a holomorphic fibre space where $D$ is divisor with conic singularities and let fibres $(X_s,D_s)$ are log Calabi-Yau pair .i.e $K_X+D$ is nummerically trivial, then we have ...

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### Jaffe's exact sequence

Let $X$ be a normal projective rational surface over $\mathbb{C}$ with finitely generated divisor class group $\text{Cl}(X)$. Consider the exact sequence $$0 \rightarrow \text{Pic}(X) \rightarrow \...

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### Toric Degenerations and Nearby Cycles

Suppose that $f: X \to \mathbb{A}^1$ is a toric degeneration in the sense of Nishinou-Siebert. In other words let X be a (possibly singular) toric variety equipped with a (not necessarily proper) ...

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### If there exists an immersion, then does a neighbourhood of a singular rational curve contain a genuine cuspidal point?

Let $X$ be a compact complex surface and $u_1, u_2: \mathbb{P}^1 \longrightarrow X$ be rational curves that are not multiply covered that represents a class $\beta \in H_2(X, \mathbb{Z})$. Suppose $...

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### Characterization of Singular locus

Let $A$ be a complete regular local ring over a field $k$ and $B$ be a complete normal local ring over a field $k$. We assume that the Krull-dimension of $A$ is greater than 1.
We consider the ...

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### Analytical formula for topological degree

At the first page of the following article http://arxiv.org/pdf/1004.1018v1.pdf [edit: the formula on the arXiv differs from the formula in the published paper, and the formula displayed below is the ...

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### Framed singular knots

I've recently run across what one might (and I suspect people probably do) call framed singular knots, or maybe singular ribbon knots. Regardless of the name, what I mean is the following: Let $D$ be ...

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### Infinitesimal deformations of a singular projective surface

Let $X$ be a normal projective surface with just two singular points $x_1,x_2\in X$, where $X$ has rational quotient singularities.
Assume that both the singularities in $x_1$ and in $x_2$ admit a ...

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### Is there any explicit result on the triangulated category of singularities of a curve?

This question is related to this MO question.
Let $X$ be a projective curve over a field $\mathbb{C}$. We have the bounded derived category of coherent sheaves $D^b_{coh}(X)$ and the derived category ...

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### Cohen-Macaulayness of the direct image of the canonical sheaf

Let $Y$ be a normal projective variety and let $f:X\to Y$ be a desingularization. Define $\mathcal K_X=f_*\omega_X$, the Grauert--Riemenschneider canonical sheaf of $X$. It is independent of the ...

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### Singularities of an analytic function over a non-archimedean field

What do we know about the types of singularities that a convergent power series over a non-archimedean field can have?
More specifically:
i) What types of essential singularities can occur?
ii) Are ...

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### $\mathbb{Q}$-factoriality of singularities

I would like to understand if a certain variety is $\mathbb{Q}$-factorial (i.e., if every Weil divisor $D$ has a multiple $mD$ that is Cartier). This property can be deduced by a local picture around ...

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### Analytically but not algebraically smoothable singularity

Are there examples of algebraic singularities which may be smoothed analytically but not algebraically? It certainly seems possible, but if not, why? Are there conditions under which this becomes true,...

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### Hochster-Roberts Theorem reciprocal

Given a Cohen-Macaulay ring $R$ over a field of characteristic zero and $G$
a reductive algebraic group acting on $R$, then the ring of ivanriants $R^G$
is also Cohen-Macaulay. This is known as ...

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### Implicit Function Theorem on Singular Varieties

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two complex reduced affine algebraic or analytic varieties, possibly singular. Take a regular proper function
$$f\colon X \to Y $$
and assume that it is bijective at the level of $...

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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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### Implicit function theorem for singularities

I am looking for an implicit function theorem which holds also on singular spaces, at least if the singularities are "mild".
For example, let $0 = z^2 - x y + z w + w^2 + \epsilon w$ define a ...

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### Global topological equivalence of Morse functions

Two Morse functions $f$ and $g$ are called topologicaly equivalent if there are diffeomorphism $h$ of the source and orientational-preserving diffeomorphism $k$ of the target such that $f=k\circ g\...

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### About 3-fold log canonical singularity

As far as I know, log canonical surface singularities were classified. How about higher dimensional case?
I especially want to know whether given 3-fold singularity is log canonical or not.
Let $f$ ...

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### Hypersurface with singularities

I heard once about one open problem. That was about existing a hypersurface of a small degree (5? or 6?) passing through some number (5? 6?) of 3-fold points and 2-fold lines (3 lines?).
It was said ...

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### projective map from $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{0,n}$

Suppose I have a morphism $f:\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{0,n} \to \mathbb{P}^N$ birational onto its image, and I know exactly what $F$-curves are contracted (or "dually", what divisors are contracted). ...

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### When is a smooth function locally equivalent to a truncation of its Taylor series?

Let $U \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be an open set and let $f:U \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a smooth proper function. For $p \in \mathbb{R}^n$ let
$$T_p(x_1,\ldots,x_n) = \sum_{i_1,\ldots,i_n=0}^{\infty} c_{...

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### Disturbing regular level submanifold of a smooth function

Let $a$ be a regular value of a smooth function on a closed manifold and $\{f=a\}$ a corresponding level submanifold. It is known that any such function can be approximated by a Morse function $g$. ...