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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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votes

**4**answers

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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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votes

**0**answers

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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 ...

**14**

votes

**1**answer

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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 $M_{24}$ ...

**13**

votes

**4**answers

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### K3 surfaces with good reduction away from finitely many places

Let S be a finite set of primes in Q. What, if anything, do we know about K3 surfaces over Q with good reduction away from S? (To be more precise, I suppose I mean schemes over Spec Z[1/S] whose ...

**12**

votes

**1**answer

580 views

### 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 ...

**11**

votes

**1**answer

354 views

### 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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votes

**0**answers

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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 ...

**10**

votes

**3**answers

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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 ...

**10**

votes

**2**answers

752 views

### 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
...

**10**

votes

**1**answer

335 views

### 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 ...

**8**

votes

**2**answers

773 views

### 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 ...

**8**

votes

**0**answers

375 views

### 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 ...

**7**

votes

**4**answers

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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 ...

**7**

votes

**2**answers

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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?
...

**7**

votes

**1**answer

488 views

### 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 ...

**7**

votes

**2**answers

602 views

### 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 ...

**7**

votes

**2**answers

307 views

### 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 ...

**7**

votes

**1**answer

468 views

### 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 ...

**7**

votes

**1**answer

220 views

### 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 ...

**7**

votes

**0**answers

218 views

### 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 ...

**6**

votes

**3**answers

642 views

### 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 ...

**6**

votes

**2**answers

219 views

### 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 ...

**6**

votes

**1**answer

214 views

### $K3$ 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?

**6**

votes

**0**answers

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### Why are solutions to $\sqrt[k]{x_1^k+x_2^k+x_3^k+x_4^k}$ for $k=2,3$ curiously smooth?

Given an integer solution $s_m$ to the system,
$$x_1^2+x_2^2+\dots+x_n^2 = y^2$$
$$x_1^3+x_2^3+\dots+x_n^3 = z^3$$
and define the function,
$$F(s_m) = x_1+x_2+\dots+x_n$$
For $n\geq3$, using an ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

351 views

### 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 ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

461 views

### 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 ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

215 views

### 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 ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

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### Singular K3 — mathematical meaning?

There's a very interesting text by Cumrun Vafa called Geometric Physics.
Here I'm particularly interested in Chapter 4, where we take a Calabi-Yau manifold presented as a degenerating fibration:
...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

231 views

### 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 ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

186 views

### 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 ...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

144 views

### 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 ...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

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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, ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

592 views

### 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 ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

320 views

### Reference for Automorphisms of K3 surfaces

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

**4**

votes

**1**answer

381 views

### 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.

**4**

votes

**1**answer

252 views

### Singular models of K3 surfaces

Let us work over a ground field of characteristic zero. As is well-known, a K3 surface is a smooth projective geometrically integral surface $X$ whose canonical class $\omega_X$ is trivial and for ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

387 views

### 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 ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

464 views

### 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 ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

146 views

### 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 $C \rightarrow \mathbb P^1$ ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

406 views

### 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 ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

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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 ...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

346 views

### 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)

**3**

votes

**2**answers

320 views

### 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, ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

699 views

### 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 ...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

578 views

### 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 ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

441 views

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votes

**1**answer

223 views

### 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 ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

152 views

### 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 ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

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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 ...