00809nas a2200157 4500008004100000245003700041210003700078260002300115520037700138653001900515100002000534700002000554700002200574700001900596856003600615 2013 en d00aExpanded degenerations and pairs0 aExpanded degenerations and pairs bTaylor and Francis3 aSince Jun Li's original definition, several other definitions of expanded
pairs and expanded degenerations have appeared in the literature. We explain
how these definitions are related and introduce several new variants and
perspectives. Among these are the twisted expansions used by Abramovich and
Fantechi as a basis for orbifold techniques in degeneation formulas.10aExpanded pairs1 aAbramovich, Dan1 aCadman, Charles1 aFantechi, Barbara1 aWise, Jonathan uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/738301121nas a2200121 4500008004300000245007400043210006900117260003700186520069600223100002200919700002200941856003600963 2010 en_Ud 00aRiemann-Roch theorems and elliptic genus for virtually smooth schemes0 aRiemannRoch theorems and elliptic genus for virtually smooth sch bMathematical Sciences Publishers3 aFor a proper scheme X with a fixed 1-perfect obstruction theory, we define virtual versions of holomorphic Euler characteristic, chi y-genus, and elliptic genus; they are deformation invariant, and extend the usual definition in the smooth case. We prove virtual versions of the Grothendieck-Riemann-Roch and Hirzebruch-Riemann-Roch theorems. We show that the virtual chi y-genus is a polynomial, and use this to define a virtual topological Euler characteristic. We prove that the virtual elliptic genus satisfies a Jacobi modularity property; we state and prove a localization theorem in the toric equivariant case. We show how some of our results apply to moduli spaces of stable sheaves.1 aFantechi, Barbara1 aGöttsche, Lothar uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/388801518nas a2200109 4500008004300000245007900043210006900122520114200191100001701333700002201350856003601372 2008 en_Ud 00aSymmetric obstruction theories and Hilbert schemes of points on threefolds0 aSymmetric obstruction theories and Hilbert schemes of points on 3 aIn an earlier paper by one of us (Behrend), Donaldson-Thomas type invariants were expressed as certain weighted Euler characteristics of the moduli space. The Euler characteristic is weighted by a certain canonical\\nZ-valued constructible function on the moduli space. This constructible function associates to\\nany point of the moduli space a certain invariant of the singularity of the space at the point. Here we evaluate this invariant for the case of a singularity that is an isolated point of a C∗-action and that admits a symmetric obstruction theory compatible with the C∗-action. The answer is (-1)d, where d\\nis the dimension of the Zariski tangent space. We use this result to prove that for any threefold, proper or not, the weighted Euler characteristic of the Hilbert scheme of n points on the threefold is, up to sign, equal to the usual Euler characteristic. For the case of a projective Calabi-Yau threefold, we deduce that the Donaldson-Thomas invariant of the Hilbert scheme of n points is, up to sign, equal to the Euler characteristic. This proves a conjecture of Maulik, Nekrasov, Okounkov and Pandharipande.1 aBehrend, Kai1 aFantechi, Barbara uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/270900729nas a2200121 4500008004300000245002700043210002700070520041600097100002200513700001800535700001800553856003600571 2007 en_Ud 00aSmooth toric DM stacks0 aSmooth toric DM stacks3 aWe give a new definition of smooth toric DM stacks in the same spirit of toric varieties. We show that our definition is equivalent to the one of Borisov, Chen and Smith in terms of stacky fans. In particular, we give a geometric interpretation of the combinatorial data contained in a stacky fan. We also give a bottom up classification in terms of simplicial toric varieties and fiber products of root stacks.1 aFantechi, Barbara1 aMann, Etienne1 aNironi, Fabio uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/2120