An algebraic surface is an algebraic variety of dimension two. In the case of geometry over the field of complex numbers, an algebraic surface has complex dimension two (as a complex manifold, when it is non-singular) and so of dimension four as a smooth manifold.

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Normal bundle to fibers of a rational morphism

Let $f:X\dashrightarrow C$ be a rational fibration from a 3-dimensional variety $X$ to a curve $C$ such that generic fiber is smooth and different fibers intrsect in smooth curves. Take $S$ to be a ...
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Rational curves on varieties of general type

Let $S$ be a complex surface of general type. Are there infinitely many smooth rational curves on $S$? And more general, what if $V$ is a variety of general type?
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Triple covers of $\mathbb{P}^2$ with fixed branch locus

Let us consider a smooth (complex) cubic surface $X \subset \mathbb{P}^3$ and a general point $p \notin X$. Then it is classically well-known that linear the projection $$\pi_p \colon X ...
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Does $\omega_C\simeq N_{C/S}$ always happen on Enriques surfaces?

Let $S$ be an Enriques surface and $C\subset S$ a smooth irreducible curve of genus $g$. Consider the condition $$\omega_C\simeq N_{C/S}$$ For example, when $g=1$ then $\omega_C=\mathcal{O}_C$ and ...
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What is the integral cohomology of an Enriques surface over a finite field?

Probably this is well-known, but I could not find it. I would like to understand the integral $2$-adic etale cohomology of an Enriques surface over $\mathbb{F}_q$ in dimension 2: $H_{et}^2(X, ...
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Polars of algebraic curves and surfaces

I asked this on Math.StackExchange, but received no response, so trying here ... A paper I'm reading says the following ... With homogeneous coordinates $\mathbf{x} = [x,y,z,w]$, let ...
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What is $\mathrm{Num}(X)$ for the canonical cover $X$ of a bielliptic surface $S$?

A bielliptic surface $S$ is a smooth projective complex surface of Kodaira dimension 0 with $h^1(\mathcal O_S)=1$ and $h^2(\mathcal O_S)=0$. It is well known that $S=(A\times B)/G$, where $G$ is a ...
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Restriction of the Picard group of a surface to a curve

In a paper by Griffiths and Harris on the Noether-Lefschetz theorem, they use the following fact which they don't comment as if it is obvious: For a general (smooth) surface $S$ in $\mathbb{P}^3$ ...
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Global sections of higher direct image sheaf

Let $X$ be a regular projective (complex) surface and $S$ be a finite set of closed points on $X$. Denote by $j:X\backslash S \to X$ the open immersion. Assume further that $H^1(\mathcal{O}_X)=0$. Is ...
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level sets of multivariate polynomials

Let $p:\mathbb R^n \rightarrow \mathbb R$ be a polynomial of degree at most $d$. Restrict $p$ to the unit cube $Q=[0,1]^n\subset\mathbb R^n$. We assume that $p$ has mean value zero on the unit cube ...
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When is a general sheaf (on the projective plane) globally generated?

Let $v$ be a chern character on $\mathbb P^2$ so that the moduli of sheaves of chern character $v$ is non-empty of the expected dimension. When is it true that the general sheaf in moduli is globally ...
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Obstruction to lifting of global sections of invertible sheaves

Are there known examples of smooth projective hypersurface in $\mathbb{P}^3$, say $X$ and an invertible sheaf $L$ on $X$ with $H^0(X,L)>0$ satisfying the following property: There exists an ...
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Endomorphism algebras of abelian surfaces with real multiplication

Given an abelian variety $A$ over a field $F$, one may consider the ring of endomorphisms $End(A)$, the ring of $F$-rational maps $A \to A$ respecting the group structure on $A$. We may also consider ...
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Elliptic fibration arising from a higher genus linear system

Let $H$ be a very ample linear system on a smooth compact complex surface $X$ whose Kodaira dimension is $\geq 0$. A general element of $H$ is smooth and has genus $\geq 2$. Let $L\subset H$ be a ...
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Real algebraic surface

Let $f(u,v,z)\in \mathbb{Q}[u,v,z]$ be a polynomial in three variables such that $X_{\mathbb{R}}\subset \mathbb{R}^{3} $ (the associated surface of real solution) is smooth. Suppose that the set of ...
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Gromov-Witten invariants for arithmetic surfaces counting sections passing through points

Suppose we are given an arithmetic surface, $X\to \text{Spec}\mathbb{Z}[1/N]$ smooth and quasi-projective, and a finite set of closed points all in different vertical fibers. Can we count the number ...
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Elliptic fibrations with few singular fibers

It is known that non-isotrivial fibrations of genus $g>0$ curves over the projective line have a bunch of singular fibers. There are at least three of them. It is not difficult to prove that an ...
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Pencils in very ample linear systems without curve in its base locus

If $L$ is a very ample line bundle over a smooth complex projective surface $X$ and $s_0, \dots, s_n$ is a basis of the global sections of $L$, is there some choice of $i,j$ such that the pencil ...
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Surfaces in $\mathbb{P}^3$ with isolated singularities

It is classically known that every smooth, complex, projective surface $S$ is birational to a surface $S' \subset \mathbb{P}^3$ having only ordinary singularities, i.e. a curve $C$ of double points, ...
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Can an ample class be written as a sum of two classes which are not even nef?

Let $X$ be a smooth projective surface over $\mathbb{C}$. We know that nef line bundles form a closed convex cone whose interior is the ample cone. My doubt is the other direction, is it possible to ...
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Globally generated, nef and big line bundles which are not ample on a K3 surface

Let $X$ be a K3 surface over $\mathbb{C}$. On a $K3$ surface we know that $Pic(X)\cong Num(X)\cong NS(X)$. A class $L\in Num(X)$ is called movable if $L.C\geq 0$ for every curve $C$ in $X$. It just ...
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Relation between curves in a complete linear system contained in another

Let $X$ be a projective surface over $\mathbb{C}$, let $x\in X$ be the only singular point of $X$. Let $L$ be an ample line bundle on $X$. Consider the blow up $Y$ of $X$ along $x$, ...
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Quartic symmetroids and 10-points sets

A quartic surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$ is said to be a "symmetroid" if its equation is obtained as the determinant of a 4x4 symmetric matrix of linear forms. It is well known that the general symmetroid ...
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Self intersection and deformations

Suppose I have a smooth projective surface $S$ and a curve $C\subset S$. The self-intersection of $C$ is by definition the degree of the restriction to $C$ of the normal bundle of $C$ inside $S$. By ...
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Dimension of Quot scheme of zero dimensional quotients of a locally free sheaf

Given a locally free sheaf $E$ of rank $r$ on a (smooth, projective, algebraic) surface, I want to know the dimension of the scheme parametrizing the zero-dimensional (meaning they have zero ...
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A question on young persons guide to canonical singularities

In the Corollary at pag 407 of Young persons guide to canonical singularities there is a formula to compute the contributions $c_q(D)$ to Riemann-Roch of a divisor $D$ passing through a point $q\in ...
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Two basic questions concerning geometrically ruled surfaces. [closed]

Good Morning, These questions are a result of trying to understand the proof of Proposition III.18 in Beauville's book 'Complex Algebraic Surfaces'. Here is the setup - everything is smooth, ...
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On surfaces with $p_g=0$, $q=1$, and $K^2=-3$ [closed]

I am having a trouble in understanding the Example 4.7 (pages 65-66), the genus two fibrations with $p_g=0$, $q=1$, and $K^2 = -3$, in "Surfaces fibrées en courbes de genre deux", Lecture Notes in ...
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Euler Characteristic of Real Algebraic Surfaces

Given a (compact if needed) real smooth surface $V(f)$ defined by $f\in \mathbb{R}[X,Y,Z]$, in particular it is oriented. Is there a formula which gives the Euler character of $V(f)$ ? Thanks.
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Does there exist a holomorphic fibration of genus two over $\mathbb{P}^{1}$ with $7$ nodal singularities?

This is a problem about the holomorphic fibration on a complex manifold. Does there exist a holomorphic fibration of genus two over $\mathbb{CP}^{1}$ with 7 nodal singularities? If you are aware of ...
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Del Pezzo surfaces and homotopy groups of spheres

A (complex) del Pezzo surface is a smooth projective complex surface with ample anticanonical line bundle. Such surface has a degree defined as the self intersection of the canonical divisor. It is ...
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Does the Bombieri-Lang conjecture imply severe restrictions on rational points on twists of hyperelliptic curves?

According to Silverman, the Bombieri-Lang conjecture implies that the rational points of surface on general type lie on finite set of curves, except for a finite set of points. Let $f$ be univariate ...
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What is the type of the surfaces $x^5 - y^5 + z^2 + x=0$ and $x^5 - y^5 + z^2 + x+1=0$?

Crossposted from MSE. I am interested what is the type of the surfaces over the rationals $$ x^5 - y^5 + z^2 + x=0$$ and $$ x^5 - y^5 + z^2 + x+1=0$$ Magma's ...
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How to check with a CAS if a surface is of general type?

The main question is: How to check with a CAS if a surface is of general type? Magma's function KodairaEnriquesType is close to this, but doesn't always work. ...
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Is it normal surface of general type to have infinitely many positive rank elliptic curves?

Cross-posted from MSE. I am not good at algebraic geometry and almost surely am misunderstanding something. Got an alleged argument against Bombieri-Lang conjecture and would like to know what the ...
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Automorphisms of del Pezzo surfaces

Let $S$ be a del Pezzo surface of degree six over $\mathbb{C}$. Then $S$ is the blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^2$ in three general points $p_1,p_2,p_3$. Is it true that its automorphism group is ...
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Infinitesimal deformations of a singular projective surface

Let $X$ be a normal projective surface with just two singular points $x_1,x_2\in X$, where $X$ has rational quotient singularities. Assume that both the singularities in $x_1$ and in $x_2$ admit a ...
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Morphisms contracting a family of curves

Let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ be a morphism of normal projective varieties. Let $S\subseteq X$ be a surface admitting a morphism $g:S\rightarrow C$ to a curve $C$ such that any fiber of $g$ is a curve. ...
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Are all these K3 surfaces supersingular?

Consider all the smooth K3 surfaces given by $X^4+W^2X^2+XW^3 = f(Y,Z,W)$ or $X^4+XW^3 = g(Y,Z,W)$ over $\mathbb F_{2}$ with $f$ or $g$ homogenous of degree 4. There are a lot of choices for $f$ and ...
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Göttsche's formula for non-compact complex surfaces?

Is the Göttsche's formula (Eq (2.1) of this paper) expressing the Poincare polynomial (or the Euler char version) of the Hilbert scheme of points on a projective surface valid for non-compact complex ...
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Automorphisms of surfaces

Let $X$ be a projective surface with a morphism $f:X\rightarrow\mathbb{P}^1$. Assume that $f^{-1}(t)\cong\mathbb{P}^1$ for any $t\neq 0$ but $f^{-1}(0)$ is the union of two $\mathbb{P}^1$'s ...
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On Abelian Galois Covering

Consider a complete quadrangle $\Delta$ in $\mathbb{CP}^2$ (i.e. the union of the six lines through points $P_1$, $P_2$, $P_3$ and $P_4$ in general position). Let $f: Y := \hat{\mathbb{CP}^2}(P_1, ...
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Enriques classification of algebraic surfaces in characteristic zero

I am searching for a reference about the classification of algebraic surfaces over an arbitrary algebraically closed field of characteristic zero. In the 1949 book "le superficie algebriche" by ...
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Adjunction map for projective surfaces

Before stating my question, let me recall (part of) the classical result on the adjunction map for complex projective surfaces, due in this modern form to Beltrametti and Sommese: Adjunction ...
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Computing Euler Characteristics of Line Bundles on the Hilbert Scheme of n points

Let $S^{[n]}$ be the Hilbert scheme of $n$ points on a smooth projective surface (actually, right now I am particularly interested in del Pezzo surfaces). Let $B$ be the exceptional divisor of the ...
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Why does this vector bundle on the surface sit in this exact sequence?

Let $X$ be a K3 surface. Let $E$ be a semistable rank 3 vector bundle. Now suppose $0 = E_0\subset E_1\cdots\subset E_s=E$ be the Harder-Narasimhan filtration. Suppose $E_1$ is $\mu$-stable and rank ...
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What is the co-kernel of the morphism of vector bundles?

Let $X$ be a surface, and $i:C\subset X$ be a smooth curve. Let $A$ be a line bundle on $C$, and $E$ be a vector bundle of rank $r$ on $X$. Suppose there is a surjection: $E\longrightarrow ...
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Enriques surfaces over $\mathbb Z$

Does there exist a smooth proper morphism $E \to \operatorname{Spec} \mathbb Z$ whose fibers are Enriques surfaces? By a theorem of, independently, Fontaine and Abrashkin, combined with the ...
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Smoothing transverse intersections

Let $S$ be a complex surface with ample canonical class. Let $C_1$ and $C_2$ be smooth complex curves in $S$ that intersect transversally at $n $ points. Furthermore, assume that the self-intersection ...
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Disjoint curves in an algebraic surface

Let $X$ be an algebraic surface (over the complex) with $p_g=q=0$. Is it possible to have disjoint curves $C_1,\ldots, C_b$, of positive genus, spanning $H_2(X,{\mathbb Q})$, $b=b_2(X)$? (When $X$ is ...