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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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, L)+h^0(...
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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 $g$...
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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 ...
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Coherent systems on K3 surfaces

Does anyone know whether the theory of coherent systems on $K3$ surfaces has been studied and, if yes, can you give me a reference? In particular, is there an analogue of Gieseker stability and of ...
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Non Smooth K3 surface?

Hi, My question is related to Algebraic Surfaces. I have seen that we always consider K3 surfaces which are smooth, but I wonder how can we define a non-smooth K3 surface. The problem I see is on ...
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Involution of the Fermat quartic

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^{3}$ be the Fermat quartic surface given by $$x^4-y^4-z^4+w^4 = 0$$ and consider the involution $$i:X\rightarrow X,\: (x,y,z,w)\mapsto (y,x,w,z).$$ The surface $X$ can be seen ...
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Topology of K3 as a sum of two abelian fibrations.

Let $E$ be a blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^2$ at 9-points in the bases locus of a pencil of elliptic curves (A $T^2$ fibration over $S^2$). K3 surfaces is obtained by removing a fiber from two copies of $E$ ...
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$K3$ surfaces admitting finite non-symplectic group actions are projective

I have read somewhere that "$K3$ surfaces admitting finite non-symplectic group actions are projective". Could someone remind me of a proof?
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How to compute the Picard rank of a K3 surface?

I'm curious about the following question: Given a K3 surface, how does one proceed to compute its rank? Of course the answer may depend on the form of the input, i.e. how the K3 is "given". So ...
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$T^2$-fibered K3 surface with involution

Let $S$ be a K3 surface and $f:S\rightarrow \mathbb{P}^1$ a $T^2$-fibration (not necessarily holomorphic, I have a special Langrangian fibration in mind). Assume there is a $k$-section, then a fiber ...
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Singular fibers of an elliptic fibered K3 surface.

Let $f:S\rightarrow \mathbb{P}^1$ be an elliptic K3 surface. Assume that $\mathrm{Pic}(S)\cong U$, where $U$ stands for the hyperbolic lattice. I think that the elliptic fibration has only singular ...
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Complex structures on a K3 surface as a hyperkähler manifold

A hyperkähler manifold is a Riemannian manifold of real dimension $4k$ and holonomy group contained in $Sp(k)$. It is known that every hyperkähler manifold has a $2$-sphere $S^{2}$ of complex ...
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2-cycle of K3 surface

Hi there, I want to ask about the 2-cycle of K3 surface. As we know, its betti number $b_2$=22, so there will be 22 2-cycle generators. Is there any topological way to figure out such cycles direct?...
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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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Does $(x^2 - 1)(y^2 - 1) = c z^4$ have a rational point, with z non-zero, for any given rational c?

I need this result for something else. It seems fairly hard, but I may be missing something obvious. Just one non-trivial solution for any given $c$ would be fine (for my application).
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Symmetric functions on three parameters being perfect squares

Is it possible for $x+y+z, xy+yz+zx$, and $xyz$ to be perfect squares at the same time for positive integer values of $x,y,z$?
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Picard/cohomology lattice of surfaces of low degree in $\mathbb P^3$

Let $S_{d>3}\subset\mathbb{P}^3_{\mathbb{C}}$ be a smooth surface of degree $d$. What is known (where to read?) about the Picard/cohomology lattice for small d? e.g. for $d=4$ the cohomology ...
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holomorphic sections on elliptic K3 surface

Hi all, I want to ask something about the holomorphic sections on elliptic K3: Is there any obstruction for an ellptic K3 (as an elliptic fibration) to have holomorphic sections? Is that always some ...
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construct the elliptic fibration of elliptic k3 surface

Hi all, As we know, every elliptic k3 surface admits an elliptic fibration over $P^1$, but generally how do we construct this fibration? For example, how to get such a fibration for Fermat quartic? ...
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Polarizations of K3 surfaces over finite fields

Suppose that $X$ is a (projective) K3 surface over a field $k$. A polarization of $X$ is an element $\lambda\in Pic_X(k)$ that is represented over an algebraic closure $\overline{k}$ by an ample line ...
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Sheaves with zero Chern classes on a $K3$ surface.

Let $S$ be a $K3$ surface. Is it true that any sheaf on $S$ with zero Chern classes is isomorphic to $\mathcal{O}_S^{\oplus n}$ for some $n$? If not, do you have any counterexample?
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To what extent does Poincare duality hold on moduli stacks?

Poincare duality gives us, for a smooth orientable $n$-manifold, an isomorphism $H^k(M) \to H_{n-k}(M)$ given by $\gamma \mapsto \gamma \frown [M]$ where $[M]$ is the fundamental class of the manifold,...
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Kuga-Satake with p-adic methods

Is it possible to construct the Kuga-Satake abelian variety attached to a K3 surfaces (over a local field) only using p-adic methods? If the K3 surface is defined over a local field, the Kuga-...
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Dodecahedral K3?

In pondering this MO question and in particularly its 1st answer, and answers to this one recently posed, I realized there ought to be a dodecahedral K3 surface $X$. This $X$ would fiber as an ...
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A K3 over $P^1$ with six singular $A_1$- fibers?

Hirzebruch, in the paper 'Arrangements of Lines and Algebraic Surfaces' constructs a special $K3$ surface out of a 'complete quadrilateral' in $CP^2$. A complete quadritlateral consists of 4 ...
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Sums of four fourth powers

Apologies in advance if this is a naive question. If I understand correctly, it's well-known that the Fermat quartic surface $X = \lbrace w^4 +x^4+y^4+z^4 =0 \rbrace \subset \mathbf{P}^3$ has ...
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cuspidal curves in K3 surfaces

Let $S\subset\mathbb{P}^g$ be a smooth polarized K3 surface of genus $g$. I am interested in the existence of certain cuspidal curves in the linear system. We know a general hyperplane section $H\cap ...
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Is any K3 surface of degree 8 in P^5 the complete intersection of quadrics?

Here the base field is the field of complex numbers.
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Neron-Severi Lattice of Elliptic K3

I'm trying to compute Neron-Severi lattices of some K3 surfaces. They have elliptic fibrations with multiple sections. Setting one section to be the identity section, I can write down a Weierstrass ...
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Period integrals of the fiber of elliptically fibered K3 manifolds

Suppose I have a smooth elliptically fibered K3 manifold over $\mathbb{P}^1$ defined by the Weierstrass equation, \begin{equation} y^2=x^3+f(z)x+g(z) \end{equation} where $x,y,z$ are local ...
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The surface $ x^2 y^2 + 1 = (x^2 + y^2) z^2 $

Hi, I'm trying to find all rational points on the surface of the title, in connection with the Euler Brick (AKA Rational Box) problem. This surface is equivalent to $ x^2 z^2 - 1 = (x^2 - z^2) y^2 $, ...
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M24 moonshine for K3

There are recent papers suggesting that the elliptic genus of K3 exhibits moonshine for the Mathieu group $M_{24}$ (http://arXiv.org/pdf/1004.0956). Does anyone know of constructions of $M_{24}$ ...
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Spherical objects on Kummer surfaces

Spherical objects E in the derived category of coherent sheaves over a K3 surface satisfy: 1) Hom(E,E)=C 2) Ext^2(E,E)=C 3 Ext^i=0 otherwise. Are the structure sheaf O_X and the sheaves associated ...
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Are any two K3 surfaces over C diffeomorphic?

Let $S$ be a K3 surface over $\mathbb{C}$, that is, $S$ is a simply connected compact smooth complex surface whose canonical bundle is trivial. I recall reading somewhere that any two such surfaces ...
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What classes am I missing in the Picard lattice of a Kummer K3 surface?

Constructing the Kummer K3 of an Abelian surface $A$, we have an obvious 22-dimensional collection of classes in $H^2(K3, \mathbb{Z})$ given by the 16 (-2)-curves (which by construction do not ...