Hi folks !
My work is stuck on this question :
Let A be a domain (a quotient of a polynomial algebra over a field is enough).
Consider A' its normalization, and p a prime ideal of A.
Suppose that A/p is integrally closed, then is A'/(pA') integrally closed ?
The question can be geometrically rephrased as :
Let X an algebraic variety, and X' its normalization. Is the pull-back of a normal variety normal again ?
I already know, thanks to Bourbaki, that the components of the pull-back do not interset each other, but I don't know how to say more, even considering the special case where the sub-variety is a smooth curve.
I think that the answer is affirmative.
Thank you very much for any idea you would have !