Uniqueness of K-polystable degenerations of Fano varieties


We prove that K-polystable degenerations of $\mathbb{Q}$-Fano varieties are unique. Furthermore, we show that the moduli stack of K-stable $\mathbb{Q}$-Fano varieties is separated. Together with recently proven boundedness and openness statements, the latter result yields a separated Deligne-Mumford stack parametrizing all uniformly K-stable $\Bbb{Q}$-Fano varieties of fixed dimension and volume. The result also implies that the automorphism group of a K-stable $\Bbb{Q}$-Fano variety is finite.


Harold Blum

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 48112, USA

Chenyang Xu

Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research, Beijing 100871, China

Current address:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA