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The geometry of the versal deformation. (English) Zbl 1101.14005
Lossen, Christoph (ed.) et al., Singularities and computer algebra. Selected papers of the conference, Kaiserslautern, Germany, October 18–20, 2004 on the occasion of Gert-Martin Greuel’s 60th birthday. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (ISBN 0-521-68309-2/pbk). London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series 324, 233-246 (2006).
Summary: We give a survey on known results about the versal deformation of an isolated complex hypersurface singularity. We recall the interest in the geometry of these deformations and we give some open problems in relation with the local topology of isolated hypersurface singularities.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1086.14001].
14B05 Singularities in algebraic geometry
14B07 Deformations of singularities
14F35 Homotopy theory and fundamental groups in algebraic geometry