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Toric variety is embedding of algebraic tori.

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Is there always a toric isomorphism between isomorphic toric varieties?

Suppose two toric varieties are isomorphic as abstract varieties. Does it follow that there exists a toric isomorphism between them? Edit: the comments below lead me to believe that I'm using the ...
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About a Delzant polytope. (In particular dodecahedron)

Hi. I have a question. Definition. Delzant polytope $P$ is a rational convex simple polytope with the smooth condition. Here, "smooth" means that for each vertex $v$, the $n$ edges containing $v$ ...
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The Constructions of Davis and Januszkiewicz

One of the most useful tools in the study of convex polytope is to move from polytopes (through their fans) to toric varieties and see how properties of the associated toric variety reflects back on ...
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What are some open problems in toric varieties?

In light of the nice responses to this question, I wonder what are some open problems in the area of toric geometry? In particular, What are some open problems relating to the algebraic ...
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Homology classes of subvarieties of toric varieties

Let $X$ be a smooth proper toric variety, $Z\subseteq X$ a smooth subvariety. Is the fundamental class $[Z] \in H_\ast(X) = A_\ast(X)$ nonzero? Background If $X$ is a Kaehler variety, this is of ...
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The canonical line bundle of a normal variety

I have heard that the canonical divisor can be defined on a normal variety X since the smooth locus has codimension 2. Then, I have heard as well that for ANY algebraic variety such that the canonical ...
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Is the Chow ring of a wonderful model for a hyperplane arrangement isomorphic to the singular cohomology ring?

In the article "Hodge theory for combinatorial geometries" by Adiprasito, Huh and Katz, it it claimed in the proof of theorem 5.12 that there is a Chow equivalence between the de Concini-Processi ...
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Application of toric varieties for problems that do not mention them

I wonder whether there are problems whose statement do not mention toric varieties (nor simple polytopes, vanishing sets of binomials, etc.), but whose proof nicely and essentially uses them? To give ...
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Is an affine “G-variety” with reductive stabilizers a toric variety?

Let $X=Spec(A)$ be a reduced normal affine scheme over an algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic $0$, with an action of a connected reductive group $G$. Suppose $x\in X$ is a $G$-...
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Chow rings of smooth toric varieties

In his 1987 article The geometry of toric varieties Danilov gives a combinatorial presentation of Chow rings of complete smooth toric varietes. Given a complete unimodular fan $\Sigma$ we have $$ A^*(...
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A commutative monoid associated with a finite abelian group

Let $M$ be a finite abelian group, and denote by $e_m$, for $m \in M$, the canonical basis of $\mathbb{Z}^M$. For $m, n \in M$ define elements $v_{m,n} \in \mathbb{Z}^M/\langle e_0\rangle$ as $$ v_{m,...
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Proving that a variety is not (isomorphic to) a toric variety

Is there an algorithmic (or other) way to prove that a (projective) variety is not isomorphic to a toric variety? I'd be happy with an algebraic answer (for affine or projective varieties), using the ...
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Cox rings of toric varieties over arbitrary fields

The Cox ring of a toric variety X can be viewed as a generalisation of the homogeneous coordinate ring of projective n-space. Over the complex numbers, the theory is outlined in The Homogeneous ...
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Hilbert schemes of points on toric surfaces

Let $\mathrm{S}$ be a smooth toric surface. The Hilbert scheme of $n$ points $\mathrm{Hilb}^n(\mathrm{S})$ inherits a torus action, but need not admit the structure of a toric variety itself. For ...
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Big tangent bundle

Let $X$ be a nonsingular complex algebraic variety whose tangent bundle is $T_X$. I use Lazarsfeld's book for the definition of a big vector bundle. A line bundle $L$ is big if it has Itaka dimension ...
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Detecting tilings by toric geometry

This is probably a silly question, but I figured that if there is a good answer, this would be a good place to ask. Ever since I got my hands on the book "Toric Varieties" by Cox, Little and Schenck, ...
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Counting/constructing Toric Varieties

Given a torus $T$ is there way to classify all the toric varieties it gives rise to? That is, classify all toric varieties $X$ whose torus is isomorphic to $T$. Is there a way to construct these ...
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Triangulations of polytopes and tilings of zonotopes

Consider a set $A = \{ a_1,a_2,\ldots, a_n \} $ of vectors in $\mathbb{R}^d$, which lie in a common affine hyperplane. Two convex polytopes may be obtained from $A$, namely the convex hull of the ...
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Computing Ext for toric divisors

Ok, I have an affine (normal) toric variety $X = \text{Spec} k[\sigma]$. Suppose that $F, G$ are two torus invariant Weil divisors on $X$. Is there any relatively straightforward way to compute $$ \...
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Learning Quantum (Co)Homology and Landau Ginzburg Superpotential

I am learning about Quantum Homology which I have to use in my research, and I see that in many papers (For example in FOOO, "Spectral invariants with bulk, Quasimorphisms and Lagrangian Floer theory",...
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Derived categories of toric varieties and convex geometry

Toric varieties and convex polyhedra are intimately connected. Some of this can be found in standard text books (the connection between divisors and mixed volumes seems to be a popular example). One ...
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Separating a lattice simplex from a lattice polytope

Let $P\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ be a convex lattice polytope. Do there always exist a lattice simplex $\Delta\subset P$ and an affine hyperplane $H\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ separating $\Delta$ from the convex ...
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Hamiltonian $S^1$ actions with isolated fixed points

I have in mind the following question for some time. Is there an example of a compact symplectic manifold with a Hamiltonian $S^1$-action with isolated fixed points, that does not admit a compatible $...
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How to calculate the top Chern class of a “functorial” vector bundle on a moduli space of sheaves?

Let $\mathcal M$ be a moduli space of sheaves on a nice variety $X$, with fixed rank $r$ and Chern classes $c_i$, semi-stable with respect to an ample bundle $H$. Let $E$ be a "functorial" vector ...
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nef Cone of a Toric Variety

Is there a systematic/standard way of extracting the nef cone of a toric variety $X$ from its fan (or polytope)? Can I tell from the basis of $A^1(X)$ induced by the one-skeleton, based on ...
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Are quadric hypersurfaces toric varieties?

A quadric hypersurface (over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero) in $\mathbb{P}^n$ for $1\leq n\leq 3$ is a toric variety. (Namely, it's isomorphic to $\mathbb{P}^1\times\mathbb{P}^...
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Software for computing multi-graded Hilbert series

The ring of invariants $S^T$ of $k[a,b,c,d]$ under the algebraic torus action $T = k^{*}$ with weights (1,1,-1,-1) is $S = k[ac,ad,bc,bd]$ which has multigraded Hilbert series $\frac{1 - abcd}{(1-ac)...
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Existence of a morphism between two toric varieties

Does there exist a morphism between the blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^3$ in four general points and $\mathbb{P}^1\times\mathbb{P}^1$? If not why?
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Can one prove that toric varieties are Cohen-Macaulay by finding a regular sequence?

It's well-known that if $P$ is a finitely generated saturated submonoid of $\mathbb{Z}^n$, then the monoid algebra $k[P]$ is Cohen-Macaulay (at the maximal ideal $m = (P-0)k[P]$). However, all proofs ...
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Deformations of Hirzebruch surfaces and toric action

Hi, the Hirzebruch surface $F_n$ admits a deformation for $0\leq m\leq n$ defined by the equation $$ \mathcal{M}=\{ ([x_0:x_1],[y_0:y_1:y_2],t) \in \mathbb{P}^1 \times \mathbb{P}^2 \times \mathbb{C}...
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Closures of torus orbits in flag varieties

Consider the Lie group $G=SL_n(\mathbb C)$ with Borel subgroup $B$ and maximal torus $T\subset B$. I'm interested in the (Zariski) closures of $T$-orbits in the flag variety $F=G/B$. Now, as far as I ...
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When are these definitions of “toric variety” equivalent?

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field. Let $X$ be an integral $k$-scheme, separated and of finite type over $k$. Let $d := \dim X$, let $T := (\mathbb{G}_{m,k})^{d}$ be the $d$-dimensional torus, ...
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Derived category of toroidal varieties

This question comes from the first reduction step of Theorem 4.2 of Kawamata's paper on K-equivalent implies D-equivalent on toroidal varieties. But my question has little to do with this theorem. A ...
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When should a moment polytope have “smooth” faces?

A codimension $d$ face of a polytope is called rationally smooth if it lies on only $d$ facets, because this is exactly the condition for the corresponding toric variety to have only orbifold ...
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Relationship between fans and root data

A (split) reductive linear algebraic group is equivalently described by combinatorial information called a root datum. A toric variety is described by combinatorial information called a fan. Both ...
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Clean introduction to toric varieties for an undergraduate audience

I will be giving a talk to a (primarily) undergraduate audience on certain relatively concrete computations with toric varieties and their blowups. The talk is short, about 20 mins. As I result I need ...
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Are the closures of the tori in the decomposition of a torified variety toric varieties?

In "Torified varieties and their geometries over $\mathbb{F}_1$", J. L. Pena and O. Lorscheid define a torified variety as a variety $X$ over $\mathbb{Z}$ along with a family of locally closed ...
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relation between toric geometry and log geometry

Hello, I'm trying to understand the relation between the points of view of log geometry (monoids) and toric geometry (fans). Suppose that $k$ is a field and $P$ is a finitely generated monoid. Then $...
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Isomorphic equivariant sheaves are equivariantly isomorphic on a toric variety

Let $X$ be a toric variety containing the $n$-torus $T\overset{i}{\hookrightarrow} X$. The action of $T$ extends naturally to an action on the sheaf $i_*\mathcal{O}_T$ by $$(\alpha\cdot f)(x):=f(\...
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Irreducibility of Gelfand-Serganova strata

To keep the notations simple I'll restrict my attention to the complete flag variety although the question should be equally valid for partial flag varieties. Consider $G=SL_n(\mathbb C)$ with Borel $...
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Why only some del Pezzo are toric?

Let us define smooth del Pezzo surfaces $dP_r$ as the blowup of $r$ generic points in $\mathbb{CP}_2$. One can show that if we request $dP_r$ to be Fano, then $r=0,...,8$. In theoretical physics ...
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What is the combinatorial data classifying non-normal affine toric varieties?

Recall that a toric variety is a variety $V$ containing an open dense algebraic torus. Here an algebraic torus means a finite product of copies of the multiplicative group of the ground field (which I ...
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Cohomology of toric blowup

Let $n\geq2$. Let $G$ be a linear automorphisms group of prime order on $\mathbb{C}^n$. We assume that $0$ is the unique fixed point of $G$. I consider the quotient $\mathbb{C}^n/G$. It is a toric ...
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algebraic de Rham cohomology of toric varieties (reference request)

I haven't been able to find anything workable yet, but I'm looking for a reference on the de Rham cohomology of toric varieties, where as many as possible of the following conditions are handled: ...
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Picard group of toric varieties

I am trying to understand how to obtain the Picard group for general toric varieties. So far, I have been using information found in https://arxiv.org/pdf/1003.5217.pdf . Here, a toric variety has ...
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How to describe morphisms to a weighted projective space (bundle)?

The case of an usual projective space (bundle) is well known (Grothendiek,EGA II, Publ.Math. IHES, 8, 1961; or Hartshorne, Alg.Geom.).The more general case of toric varieties has been considered by D. ...
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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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Geodesic rays in a toric variety

Let $\{\alpha_0, \ldots, \alpha_r\} \subset \mathbb{Z}^n$ be a finite subset of lattice points and let $\Phi: (\mathbb{C}^*)^n \to \mathbb{C}\mathbb{P}^r$ be the corresponding map from the algebraic ...
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Do simplicial toric varieties have “lots” of base point free linear systems?

Question: Let $n$ be a positive integer and let $X$ be a simplicial toric variety. Does every coset of $n\cdot Pic(X)\subseteq Pic(X)$ contain a base point free linear system? If $X$ is not ...
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What is the fan of the toric blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^3$ along the union of two intersecting lines?

Is there a good way to find the fan and polytope of the blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^3$ along the union of two invariant intersecting lines? Everything I find in the literature is for blow-ups along smooth ...

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