# Sergio Da Silva

### First Position

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) postdoctoral fellowship, University of Manitoba### Dissertation

*On the Gorensteinization of Schubert varieties via boundary divisors*

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### Abstract

We will describe a one-step “Gorensteinization” process for a Schubert variety by blowing-up along its boundary divisor. The local question involves Kazhdan-Lusztig varieties which can be degenerated to affine toric schemes defined using the Stanley-Reisner ideal of a subword complex. The blow-up along the boundary in this toric case is in fact Gorenstein. We show that there exists a degeneration of the blow-up of the Kazhdan-Lusztig variety to this Gorenstein scheme, allowing us to extend this result to Schubert varieties in general. The potential use of this one-step Gorensteinization to describe the non-Gorenstein locus of Schubert varieties is discussed, as well as the relationship between Gorensteinizations and the convergence of the Nash blow-up process in the toric case.