Cartwright–Sturmfels ideals associated to graphs and linear spaces

  • Aldo Conca

    Università di Genova, Italy
  • Emanuela De Negri

    Università di Genova, Italy
  • Elisa Gorla

    Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland


Inspired by work of Cartwright and Sturmfels, in [15] we introduced two classes of multigraded ideals named after them. These ideals are defined in terms of properties of their multigraded generic initial ideals. The goal of this paper is showing that three families of ideals that have recently attracted the attention of researchers are Cartwright–Sturmfels ideals. More specifically, we prove that binomial edge ideals, multigraded homogenizations of linear spaces, and multiview ideals are Cartwright–Sturmfels ideals, hence recovering and extending recent results of Herzog, Hibi, Hreinsdottir, Kahle, and Rauh [20], Ohtani [28], Ardila and Boocher [3], Aholt, Sturmfels, and Thomas [2], and Binglin Li [6].We also propose a conjecture on the rigidity of local cohomology modules of Cartwright–Sturmfels ideals, that was inspired by a theorem of Brion. We provide some evidence for the conjecture by proving it in the monomial case.

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Aldo Conca, Emanuela De Negri, Elisa Gorla, Cartwright–Sturmfels ideals associated to graphs and linear spaces. J. Comb. Algebra 2 (2018), no. 3, pp. 231–257

DOI 10.4171/JCA/2-3-2