Questions about K3 surfaces, which are smooth complex surfaces $X$ with trivial canonical bundle and vanishing $H^1(O_X)$. They are examples of Calabi-Yau varieties of dimension $2$.

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Characterization of $d$-gonal curves on a K3 surface

Let $X$ be a K3 surface and $C$ a curve on $X$. We say that $C$ is $d$-gonal if it admits a pencil of degree $d$ (and none of smaller degree). I am wondering if there exist characterizations of ...
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Am I missing something about this notion of Mirror Symmetry for abelian varieties?

This is a continuation of my recent question: Mirror symmetry for polarized abelian surfaces and Shioda-Inose K3s. In the comments of the question, I was directed to the paper ...
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Mirror symmetry for polarized abelian surfaces and Shioda-Inose K3s

It is well known (cf. Dolgachev) that there is a beautiful notion of mirror symmetry for lattice-polarized K3 surfaces. That is, if we are given a rank $r$ lattice $M$ of signature $(1, r - 1)$ and a ...
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On the cohomology ring of the Hilbert scheme of points on k3 or abelian surfaces

There are many results on the cohomology of the Hilbert scheme of points of a surface. Gottsche calcaluted the Betti numbers and Nakajima got the generators of the cohomology. Also there are results ...
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When will the mirror of a K3 surface be an elliptic K3?

Let $f:Y\rightarrow\mathbb{P}^1$ be an elliptic $K3$ surface, then the holomorphic 2-form $\Omega_Y$ vanishes when restricted to an elliptic fiber $f^{-1}(b)$ with $b\in\mathbb{P}^1$. After a ...
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K3 surfaces that correspond to rational points of elliptic curves

In his work on mirror symmetry (http://arxiv.org/pdf/alg-geom/9502005v2.pdf) Igor Dolgachev has considered families of K3 surfaces of Picard rank at least 19 with the base given by $X_0(n)^+$, the ...
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Integral cohomology of the hilbert scheme of points on a k3

i'm reading the famous article "Varietes kahleriennes dont la premiere classe de chern est nulle" by Beauville, in particular proposition 6, which characterizes the second cohomology group for the ...
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SYZ mirror symmetry for K3 surfaces

My question is essentially related to this post, but let me formulate it again. Let $f:S \rightarrow \mathbb{P}^1$ be an elliptic fibration, then this can be a SLAG fibration with respect to another ...
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Curves on K3 and modular forms

The paper of Bryan and Leung "The enumerative geometry of $K3$ surfaces and modular forms" provides the following formula. Let $S$ be a $K3$ surface and $C$ be a holomorphic curve in $S$ representing ...
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Linear system on an abelian surface

On a K3 surface $S$, a linear system $|C|$ is said to be hyperelliptic if the corresponding map is of degree 2 and the image is of degree $g_a(C)-1$ in $\mathbb P^{g_a}$. For $g_a(C) > 2$, if ...
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Spectral sequence associated to elliptic fibration degenerates?

Let $\phi:S\rightarrow \mathbb{CP}^1$ be an elliptic fibration of a K3 surface. When is the Leray spectral sequence associated to the fibration $E_2$-degenerate? Are there any good criteria for the ...
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adjacency matrix of a graph and lines on quartic surfaces

Suppose you are given a smooth quartic surface $X$ in $\mathbb P^3$. I would like to find an upper bound for the number of lines on $X$ in the case that there is no plane intersecting the curves in ...
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Euler number for base change of a K3 surface

Suppose you have a K3 surface $S$ containing a smooth rational curve $C$ and suppose you have an elliptic fibration $S \rightarrow \mathbb P^1$ that restricts to a morphism $C \rightarrow \mathbb P^1$ ...
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An ample line bundle on a K3 surface

Let $X$ be a K3 surface obtained as a double covering of $\mathbb{P}^1 \times \mathbb{P}^1$ branching along a $(4,4)$-divisor. I think the natural line bundle $\pi^*\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^1\times ...
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Necessary condition on Calabi-Yau manfiold to be a hypersurface in a Fano manifold

Let $X$ be a smooth projective Calabi-Yau threefold. Are there any known obstructions to it being a member of a base-point-free linear system in a nef-Fano fourfold? What, in anything, is known ...
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Positivity question on K3 surfaces

Let $X$ be a smooth projective complex K3 surface and $L, D$ two effective divisors, $L^2\geq0$ and $D^2\geq0$. (Q1). do we have $L\cdot D\geq0$ ? If either one has positive self-intersection, the ...
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Does $h^1(D)=0$ imply numerical connectedness on K3 surfaces?

Let $X$ be a complex K3 surface and $D$ an effective divisor on $X$. We shall say: $D$ is connected if its support is connected. $D$ is numerically connected if for any non-trivial effective ...
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K3 surface with $D_{14}$ singular fiber

Let $X$ be an elliptic K3 surface with $D_{14}$ singular fiber. Do you know an explicit equation for such $X$? Also, how many disjoint sections such fibration admits? Any reference would be greatly ...
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Weyl group of a K3 surface

I am wondering wether the action of the Weyl group $W_X$ of a K3 surface $X$ is transitive on the sets of curves of fixed genus. Suppose $W_X$ is non-trivial. Given two curves $C,C'$ of genus ...
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on the automorphisms of the transcendental Hodge structure of a K3 surface

Let $S$ be a complex projective K3 surface and consider the sub-Hodge structure $$ T(S) \subset H^2(S, \mathbb{Q}) $$ consisting of transcendental cycles. Let $\varphi$ be an automorphism of Hodge ...
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Are singular rational curves on K3 surfaces rigid?

Let $S$ be a K3 surface over the complex numbers $\mathbb{C}$. If $C\subset S$ is a smooth rational curve, the normal bundle $N_{C/S}$ is isomorphic to $\mathbb{O}(-2)$ and thus $C$ is rigid. What ...
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K3 surface with a non-symplectic involution: a basic question

Let $X$ be a K3 surface (algebraic, complex). An involution $\sigma:X\rightarrow X$ is called non-symplectic if it acts trivially on $H^{2,0}(X)=\Bbb{C}\omega_X$ $\ $ (where $\omega_X$ is any nowhere ...
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Semistable minimal model of a $K3$-surface and the special fibre

Suppose that $K$ is a $p$-adic field, that is a field of characteristic $0$ whose ring of integers is a complete discrete valuation ring $\mathcal O_K$ and with residue field $k$ (algebraic closed) of ...
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Non minimal K3 surfaces as hypersurfaces of weighted projective spaces

I recently learnt that the hypersurface $$ S:=(x^2+y^3+z^{11}+w^{66}=0) \subset \mathbb{P}(33,22,6,1) $$ is birational to a K3 surface. This is surprising because the surface is quasi-smooth, ...
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Nefness on a K3 surface

Let $D$ be a divisor on a (complex) K3 surface. Suppose $D^2\geq0$. In general, $D$ is nef if $D\cdot C\geq0$ for all irreducible curves on the surface. Is in our case sufficient to check this for ...
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Monstrous moonshine for $M_{24}$ and K3?

An important piece of Monstrous moonshine is the j-function, $$j(\tau) = \frac{1}{q}+744+196884q+21493760q^2+\dots\tag{1}$$ In the paper "Umbral Moonshine" (2013), page 5, authors Cheng, Duncan, and ...
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Action of automorphisms of a $K3$ surface on its $(-2)$-curves

Consider a complex $K3$ surface $X$ and take its group of automorphisms $Aut(X)$. It is a known fact that the action of $Aut(X)$ on the set of rational $-2$ curves of $X$ has only finite number of ...
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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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K3 surface minus finite set

Let $S$ be a complex K3 surface, and $P\subset S$ a finite set of points in $S$. It is known that $$ H^i(S,\mathbb{Z})\cong H^i(S\setminus P,\mathbb{Z}) $$ for $0\le i \le 2$. Then the Euler ...
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Moduli space of K3 surfaces and Bogomolov-Tian-Todorov theorem

The famous Bogomolov-Tian-Todorov theorem says that the moduli space of Calabi-Yau manifold is smooth, that is locally a complex manifold. Doesn't this contradicts to the fact that the moduli space ...
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Existence of logarithmic structures and d-semistability

I am reading a paper ( Kawamata, Y.; Namikawa, Y. Logarithmic deformations of normal crossing varieties and smoothing of degenerate Calabi-Yau varieties. Invent. math. 1994, 118, 395–409.) I have a ...
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Torelli-like theorem for K3 surfaces on terms of its étale cohomology

Is there a proof of a Torelli-like Theorem for a K3-surface over any field (non complex) in terms of its etale or crystalline cohomology? For example: If $K\ne \mathbb{C} $ and $X\rightarrow ...
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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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Algebraic cycles on a K3 surface after hyperKahler rotation.

I would like to find a gap in the following observation. I found a suspicious part but cannot prove it wrong. I would appreciate your assistance. Let $M$ be a lattice of signature $(1,t)$ and $S$ be ...
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Possible automorphism groups of a K3 surface

Which finite groups are automorphism groups of polarized K3 surfaces (let's say over ℂ)? ...and does the answer change is I remove "polarized"? (polarized = equipped with an ample line bundle)
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A question on real surfaces on K3 surfaces.

Let $X$ be a K3 surface and $\omega$ be a nowhere vanishing 2-form on $X$. Suppose $Y\subset X$ be a smooth real surface. How can one see that $\omega|_Y=0$ implies $Y$ is a complex submanifold (a ...
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Rookie questions about k3's

Hi everyone, I am trying to go through parts of Saint-Donat's 1974 paper 'Projective Models of K3-surfaces', and have been stuck on a few claims for a while now - I'd appreciate some help explaining ...
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Line bundles on K3 surfaces

Let $L$ be a line bundle on an (algebraic) K3 surface over a field $k$. The Riemann-Roch theorem specializes to $$ \chi(X, L)=\frac{1}{2}(L\cdot L)+2 $$ which can be rewritten as $$ h^0(X, ...
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Picard group of a K3 surface generated by a curve

In Lazarsfeld's article "Brill Noether Petri without degenerations" he mentions the fact that for any integer $g \geq 2$, one may find a K3 surface $X$ and a curve $C$ of genus $g$ on $X$ such that ...
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Is this an embedding of $S^{[2]}$?

The intersection of 3 quadrics in $P^5$ is a K3 surface $S$. There is a natural map $S^{[2]} \to G(1,5)$ well defined everywhere, because a generic K3 doesn't contain any line and this family is ...
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Maximally unipotent monodromy point of a K3 surface

I have a question on maximally unipotent monodromy point (or large complex structure limit) of the family of polarized K3 surfaces $(X,L)$. It is known that the moduli space of such pair is given by ...
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Minimal semistable model for K3-surfaces.

I wonder if a semistalbe K3 surface over a $p$-adic field has a minimal semistable model. I guess yes but I do not find any reference. Also, if we have a semistable K3 surface with a log structure, ...
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Elliptic fibration of K3 surface

Let $X$ be a K3 surface with $U(k) \subset NS(X)$ for some $k$. Here $U$ is the hyperbolic lattice. Can one conclude that $X$ admits an elliptic fibration? If my memory serves, I read somewhere that ...
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Mirror symmetry for hyperkahler manifold

Hi there, I have some questions about the mirror symmetry of hyperkahler manifold and K3 surface. The well-known result said: the mirror symmetry for K3 surface is just given by its hyperkahler ...
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Isometry of K3 surface.

Let $S$ be a K3 surface and $\iota$ be anti-symplectic involution of $S$. Suppose that $g$ is a Kahler-Einstein metric on $S$. My question is; Why $\iota$ is an isometry of $S$ with respect to ...
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Euler characteristic of nodal K3 surfaces (as in singular)

This is probably easy, but I was just wondering if there is a nice and easy formula for the topological Euler characteristic of a K3 surface $X$ with say $k$ nodes. If there is no general formula, is ...
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Isotrivial K3 family and Picard number

Is it true that any family of K3 surfaces over $\mathbb{C}$ whose Picard number is constant is isotrivial? Here isotrivial means locally analytically trivial. Speculation: Let $\mathcal{M}$ be the ...
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(3,3) abelian surface and k3 surfaces

SOrry for the very specific question, but curiosity bites.... So here's the story: an idecomposable principally polarized abelian surface is embedded in $P^8=|3\Theta |^* $ as a deg 18 surface A. ...
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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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Moduli Space of an Algebraic K3 surface with singularities.

Suppose that $X$ is an algebraic K3 surface (say polarized). If the singular divisor of $X$ is normal crossing... Do we have a moduli space parametrizing such $K3$ surfaces? If yes do we have a ...