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### Is there an octonionic analog of the K3 surface, with implications for stable homotopy groups of spheres?

The infamous K3 surface has many constructions in many fields ranging from algebraic geometry to algebraic topology. Its many properties are well known. For this question I am really interested in the ...

**20**

votes

**1**answer

963 views

### 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 ...

**19**

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).

**19**

votes

**1**answer

474 views

### $\int_0^\infty x \, [J_0(x)]^5 \, dx$: source and context, if any?

QUESTION
Numerical calculation with gp (first to the default 38-digit
precision, then tripled) supports the conjecture that
$$
\int_0^\infty x \, [J_0(x)]^5 \, dx =
\frac{\Gamma(1/15) \, \Gamma(2/15) ...

**19**

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 ...

**15**

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**1**answer

355 views

### Vector field on a K3 surface with 24 zeroes

In http://mathoverflow.net/a/44885/4177, Tilman points out that one can use a $K3$ surface minus the zeroes of a generic vector field to build a nullcobordism for $24[SU(2)]$. Given that a) this is a ...

**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

630 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 ...

**12**

votes

**0**answers

538 views

### 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 ...

**11**

votes

**1**answer

357 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 $x,y,z$?

**11**

votes

**2**answers

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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
...

**11**

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

891 views

### 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

**1**answer

380 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 ...

**9**

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?
...

**9**

votes

**1**answer

501 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 ...

**9**

votes

**0**answers

425 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 ...

**8**

votes

**2**answers

849 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

**1**answer

354 views

### Non-algebraic K3 surfaces in characteristic $p$

I have a very naive question.
Recall that over the field of complex numbers, there exist non-algebraic K3 surfaces. Namely, smooth non-projective simply connected compact complex surfaces with ...

**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

634 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

323 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

487 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

247 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

257 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

655 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

237 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

220 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

**1**answer

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### Loci in the moduli space of K3 surfaces associated to lattices

The moduli space of K3 surfaces forms a 20-dimensional family with countably many 19-dimensional components $M_d$ corresponding to the polarized K3s $(X,L)$ with $L^2=d$. The moduli space $M_d$ has a ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

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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 ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

498 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

327 views

### Training towards research on k3 surfaces

I am a graduate student learning basic algebraic geometry (from Hartshorne, Shafarevich). I'm planning to work in k3 surfaces (arithmetic and geometric properties, in my guide's words). I came to know ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

236 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

238 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

242 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

140 views

### 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 ...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

153 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, ...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

421 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)

**4**

votes

**2**answers

610 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

339 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

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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.

**4**

votes

**1**answer

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### 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

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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. ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

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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 ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

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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 ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

154 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

420 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 ...