Deforming Nonnormal Isolated Surface Singularities and Constructing Threefolds with \(\mathbb{P}^{1}\) as Exceptional Set

  • Jan StevensEmail author


Normally one assumes isolated surface singularities to be normal. The purpose of this paper is to show that it can be useful to look at nonnormal singularities. By deforming them interesting normal singularities can be constructed, such as isolated, non-Cohen-Macaulay threefold singularities. They arise by a small contraction of a smooth rational curve, whose normal bundle has a sufficiently positive subbundle. We study such singularities from their nonnormal general hyperplane section.


Nonnormal singularities Simultaneous normalisation Small modifications 

MSC codes

32S05 32S25 14B07 32S30 


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  1. 1.Matematik, Göteborgs universitet and Chalmers tekniska högskolaGöteborgSweden

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