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### Points of a linear system on a cubic surface

Let $S$ be a generic cubic surface and let $C$ be its intersection with a generic quadric surface.
In the linear system of hyperplane sections of $S$, how many points represent the planes $H$ tangent ...

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### Smoothness of the quotient surface by an involution with nice fixed locus

Let $X$ be a (smooth complex algebraic) surface. Suppose $\theta$ is an automorphism of order $2$ of $X$, such that its fixed locus is a disjoint union of smooth curves. I am trying to prove that the ...

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### Kodaira classification and the McKay correspondence

Kodaira's table of singular fibers has a singular fiber
for each of $\tilde{A}_n$, $\tilde{D}_n$, $\tilde{E}_6$, $\tilde{E}_7$, and $\tilde{E}_8$; these are chains or cycles of (-2)-curves connected ...

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### Do there exist double points on an algebraic surface in $\mathbb{P}_{\mathbb{C}}^3$ that are not rational?

The title explains it all.
I'm familiar with the du val singularities on surfaces, also known as rational double points. In http://homepages.warwick.ac.uk/~masda/surf/more/DuVal.pdf, 2.1, they are ...

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### invariance of the dimension of severi varieties of surfaces

Suppose I have a smooth projective surface $S\subset P^n$ embedded by a very ample linear system $|L|$. Consider now the generalized Severi varieties that parametrize curves on $S$ belonging to $|L|$, ...

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### singularities of the dual variety of a surface

I am looking for a proof/reference of the following simple fact, which I think it holds true.
Let $S\subset \mathbb{P}^n$ be a surface embedded by a very ample linear system. Then I know that the ...

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### Dual of a Complex 2-Torus

Is a complex torus $A$ of dimension 2 always isomorphic to its dual torus (i.e. the torus obtained by taking the dual lattice), or are there counterexamples to this?

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### Reference for Automorphisms of K3 surfaces

I am looking for some introductory reference concerning Automorphisms (of finite order) on K3 surfaces. Any suggestion?

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### Complete Linear system on Del Pezzo surfaces

Is there always a reducible curve (EDIT: with exactly two irreducible components intersecting in at least 2 points) in a complete linear system (EDIT: of dimension at least 2 with curves of genus at ...

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### On complex surfaces with Kodaira dimension 1

Let $S$ be a complex surface of Kodaira dimension $1$ and $\pi_{1}(S) \neq 1 $.
What is known on possible diffeomorphism types of such $complex$ surfaces with a given fundamental group? Is it true ...

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### Bezout Theorem in $\mathbb P^3$

For a $\mathbb C P^2$ is known a result: if through the generic points $p_1,p_2,\dots p_n$ with multiplicities $m_1,m_2\dots, m_n$ correspondingly a degree $d$ curve passes then $d^2\geq ...

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### Uniformization of Kodaira fibered surfaces

Consider a Kodaira fibration. i.e. a smooth non-isotrivial fibration $X\rightarrow C$ with $X$ a smooth complex surface and $C$ a smooth complex curve, such that both the genus of $C$ and genus of the ...

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### When does Bogomolov's inequality become an equality?

The Bogomolov theorem says if $V$ is a rank 2 vector bundle on an algebriac surfaces $S$ is $H$-stable (in the sense of Mumford-Takemoto) for some ample divisor $H$, then $c_1^2(V) \leq 4c_2(V)$ ...

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### A question on an elliptic fibration of the Enriques surface

Let $S$ be an Enriques surface over complex numbers. It is known that $S$ admits an elliptic fibration over $\mathbb{P}^1$ with $12$ nodal singular fibers and $2$ double fibers. How can I see this ...

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### what is the cyclic cover trick?

What do people mean by the "cyclic cover trick"? I have found this expression a couple of times with no complete explaination, both talking about curves and surfaces...

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### What does Hodge theory tell us about simply connected surfaces of general type

Let $X$ be a smooth complex projective variety. We know that $\Omega^1_X$ has a non-zero section if and only if the abelianization of the fundamental group of X is infinite. This follows from Hodge ...

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### A question on existence of degeneration of Enriques surface.

Let $S$ be an Enriques surface, i.e. a quotient of a K3 surface by a free involution. Enriques surfaces arise as elliptic fibrations $S\rightarrow \mathbb{P}^1$ with 12 singular fibers and 2 double ...

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### The central fiber of this family of surfaces?

I have a question on a description of a central fiber of the following family of surfaces.
Let $B,C \subset \mathbb{P}^2$ be smooth curve of degree $2d$ and $d$ respectively. Let's consider the ...

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### What can a quartic surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$ with an ordinary quadruple point look like?

All varieties will be projective and over $\mathbb{C}$.
If $S$ is any surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$ of degree 2 that posseses an ordinary double point, it follows easily that $S$ is projectively ...

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### Surfaces ruled over elliptic curves

Ground field $\Bbb{C}$. Algebraic category. Elliptic surfaces are those surfaces endowed with a morphism onto some smooth curve, with generic fiber an elliptic curve.
Suppose $E$ is an elliptic curve ...

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### Basics of minimal Elliptic Surfaces [following Beauville]

I am reading Beauville's chapter IX on Elliptic surfaces.
Let $S$ be a minimal elliptic surface with $\kappa=1$ and $p:S\rightarrow C$ be the elliptic fibration.
We know $K^2=0$. Suppose the ...

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### Embeddings of smooth projective surfaces

Let $X$ be a smooth projective surface not contained in $\mathbb{P}^3$.
Is there any known condition on $X$ under which I can embed it into $\mathbb{P}^3$ such that the its image contains at most ...

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### pencils on varieties of general type

I was wondering about a generalization of the following property of surfaces of general type.
Let $X$ be a smooth projective surface of general type. Then there is no pencil of rational or elliptic ...

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### Existence of smooth surfaces containing a curve

Let $C$ be a curve in $\mathbb{P}^3$, possibly non-reduced. Assume, there exists a smooth surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$ containing $C$. Is it true that for $d \gg 0$, a generic element of $I_d(C)$ defines ...

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### families of curves on surfaces which are products of curves

Let $C$ be a projective curve (over an algebraically closed field) of genus $\geq 1$. Let $S = C \times C$. By normalisation we have a ramified cover $C \to \mathbb{P}^1$ and so a map $p: S \to ...

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### Contracting a curve of negative self-intersection on a surface

It is easy to show using birational factorization that the only curves on a surface which can be contracted to get an algebraic, smooth surface are smooth $(-1)$-curves. Furthermore, I know of ...

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### A classification of rational surfaces with effective $K$

I would like to know if there can be some kind of classification of normal rational surfaces with Gorenstein singularities, such that their canonical divisor is effective.
Additional question. Are ...

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### Divisor class group on blowup of nodal surface

The following got no answer on mathstackexchange. I believe it not to be hard, but maybe it is a little specialized?
All varieties will be over $\mathbb{C}$ and projective unless stated otherwise.
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### Counting nodal singularities on a surface

How many lines in $\mathbf{P}^5$ passing through a fixed point $p$ meet in at least two points a fixed smooth surface $S$ given by the intersection of three quadrics?
Or equivalently, calling $T$ the ...

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### Absorbing ramification and factoring finite flat maps

In his Algebraic surfaces book, Beauville gives a result allowing one to "absorb ramification" for certain maps (see below). There are also something similar one can do with number fields. I would ...

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### Can you get an Enrique surface from quotient of Abelian surface?

Let $A=\mathbb{C}^2/\Lambda^2$, where $\Lambda=\mathbb{Z}+i\mathbb{Z}$, be an abelian surface.
Then every body knows that the resolution of the quotient $A/<\pm>$ is a K3 surface.
Question: Is ...

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### Is the set of surfaces over Spec Z with ample canonical sheaf empty

Main question. Does there exist a smooth projective morphism $X\to$ Spec $\mathbf Z$ of relative dimension two such that the canonical sheaf $\omega_{X_{\mathbf Q}}$ of the generic fibre $X_{\mathbf ...

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### Quotients of rational surfaces

Let $X$ be a projective surface defined over a field $k$ of characteristic $0$, and let $G$ be a finite group acting biregularly on $X$.
Assuming that $X$ is rational over $k$, is the quotient $X/G$ ...

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### Contracting rational curves on surfaces and getting something non-algebraic

Recently I posted an "announcement" on arxiv where I said something to the effect of "this is the first example we know where contracting (a tree of) rational curves from a non-singular algebraic ...

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### Vector Bundles on normal surfaces

Let $X$ be a projective normal surface over $\mathbb{C}$. In this related question it is stated as soon as $X$ is smooth any vector bundle defined on the compliment of a codimension 2 subset extends ...

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### Hilbert scheme of 2 points on an elliptic curve

The Hilbert scheme of 2 points on an elliptic curve $C$, $Hilb^2(C)$, has a natural structure of ruled surface, given by the map $f:Hilb^2(C) \to C$ such that $f(P,Q)=P+Q$.
What can we say about the ...

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### octic K3s inside cubic 4-folds

From the Thesis of B.Hassett I seem to understand that a smooth cubic 4-fold $X$ containing a $\mathbb{P}^2$ should contain also a octic K3, but I cannot see a natural way by which this K3 octic could ...

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### Constructing a curve with good reduction over a function field

Let $K$ be the function field of a smooth projective connected curve $B$ over $\mathbf{C}$.
Let $g\geq 0$ be an integer.
Does there exist an nonsingular integral $\mathbf{C}$-scheme $X$ with a ...

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### Bertini's Theorem small print

Suppose $S\subset \mathbb{P}^n$ is a smooth del Pezzo surface and $C$ is an irreducible smooth curve (you can make it rational if it simplifies the setting) such that $\mathcal{L}=\vert -K_S-C\vert $ ...

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### How to construct Enriques surface from Fermat K3

Let $x_1^4+x_2^4+x_3^4+x_4^4=0 \subset \mathbb{P}^4$ be the Fermat K3 surface. Is it possible to start from some involution on $\mathbb{P}^3$, do blow-ups to get rid of fixed points and then quotient ...

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### Invariant lattice of algebraic surface.

Given an algebraic surface $S$ with action of a finite group $G$. Is it true that the invariant lattice $H^2(X,\mathbb{Z})^G$ is generated by elements pulled back from the $H^2(X/G,\mathbb{Z})$ (or ...

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### blowing up general k points on the plane

Del Pezzo surfaces are obtained by blowing up $1 \leq k \leq 8$ points on general position in $\mathbb{P}^2$. What does it happen when the number of points is larger than nine? In this sense, ...

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### Divisorial contraction: when is the image an algebraic space or a stack?

Let $X$ be a smooth projective surface (in the category of varieties, or schemes), and let $C\subset X$ be a curve (a priori not irreducible, but the irreducible case in itself is already ...

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### Question on Ball Quotients

Let $X$ be a compact Kahler surface which is a ball quotient. Can such $X$ contain a torus $T$ such that the fudamental class of $T$ is non-trivial? I expect this is false as $\pi_{1}(X)$ is a ...

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### Algebraic surfaces of general type

Question. Are there smooth complex surfaces of general type with an irregularity $q = 1$ and
Euler characteristic $3$.
If the answer is yes, what is known about the geometry of such surfaces? Are ...

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### On $\pi_1$ of surface of general type

Let $X$ be an algebraic surface of general type. Assume $K_X$ is an integer multiple of another class $A$, and the class $A$ can be represented by a symplectic submanifold $S$ of $X$ with non-negative ...

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### Genus two pencil in K3 surface

It is known that smooth $K3$ surface can be obtained as two fold branched cover of rational elliptic surface $E(1) = \mathbb{CP}^2 9 \bar{{\mathbb{{CP}^2}}}$ along the smooth divisor $2F_{E(1)} = 6H - ...

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### Question on K3 Surface

Is it possible to realize $K3$ surface as a ramified double cover of rational elliptic surface? If so, is there way to see an elliptic fibration structure on $K3$ from such cover? It seems to me one ...

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### Classification of fibres in pencils of curves of genus two

For the case of characteristic positive, there exist some clasification of families of curves of genus two over a elliptic curve?.

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### The cohomology of the relative dualizing sheaf of a relative curve

Let $X\to S$ be a curve over $S=\mathrm{Spec} \ \mathbf{Z}$. Let $\omega$ be the relative dualizing sheaf of $X\to S$. Let $g$ be the genus of the generic fibre. Assume that $g\geq 2$.
I know that ...