# Questions tagged [algebraic-surfaces]

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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### bound on the genus of a fiber of the Albanese map of a surface with $h^1({\mathcal O})=1$?

This is maybe more an open problem than a question, since I have seriously thought about it and asked several people working on algebraic surfaces with no success. I hope somebody here can ...
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### A question on surfaces in $\mathbb{P}^4$

On surfaces in $\mathbb P^4$,Ellingsrud and Peskine has proved that There exists an integer $d_0$ such that for any integer $d>d_0$,any smooth surface of degree $d$ in $\mathbb P^4$ is of ...
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### Ample divisors on projective surfaces

Question: If $X$ is a projective surface and $U$ is an open affine subset of $X$, then is it true that $X \setminus U$ is the support of an (effective) ample divisor on $X$? Background: I was reading ...
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### Curves on rational surfaces and Lang's conjecture for M_g

There are a group of related conjectures associated to Lang's name - for this question I'll consider only the weakest one, namely that rational curves in a projective variety of general type are not ...
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### Surfaces with $q=2$ and generically finite Albanese map

I have a family of surfaces of general type $S$ with $q(S)=2$, and such that the Albanese map $$\alpha \colon S \longrightarrow A:=\mathrm{Alb}(S)$$ is generically finite of degree $n$. By a result of ...
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### Singular curve on an abelian surface

Let $C_2$ be a smooth genus $2$ curve and $J(C_2)$ its Jacobian. It is well known that the blow-up of $J(C_2)$ at the origin $o$ is isomorphic to the second symmetric product $\textrm{Sym}^2(C_2)$, ...
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### Very ample divisors on blow ups of the projective plane

Let $X$ be $\mathbb{P}^2$ blown up at $k$ points in general position. The Picard group of $X$ is just $\mathbb{Z}^{k+1}$ and one knows the intersection product explicitly. If $D$ is an ample divisor, ...
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### nonvanishing higher cohomology of a very ample divisor

I am looking for smooth projective varieties $X$, with $h^i(X, \mathcal{O}_X) = 0$ for $i > 0$, with a very ample line bundle $L$ with some nonvanishing higher cohomology. What is clear: (1) Curves ...
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### Can the base of an elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau threefold be an Enriques surface?

For this question, a Calabi-Yau manifold or variety of dimension $n$ is defined as a non-singular projective variety with trivial canonical bundle and $h^{i,0} = 0$ unless $i = 0$ or $i = n$. If ...
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### Max Noether's theorem for algebraic surfaces

The well-known Max Noether's theorem for curves [see Arbarello-Cornalba-Griffiths-Harris Geometry of Algebraic Curves vol.1, p. 117] states that, if a smooth curve $C$ is non-hyperelliptic, then the ...
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### How close is $h^0(mD)$ to be a polynomial?

Let $X$ be a normal (or smooth if it helps) projective variety over an algebraically closed field $k$. Fix a Cartier divisor $D$: I am interested in knowing how $h^0(mD)$ behaves as $m$ varies. At ...
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### Are there methods to compute the induced action of Frobenius map on the Neron-Severi group of a supersingular abelian surface over a finite field?

Let $A$ be a supersingular abelian surface over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$. In that case the Neron-Severi group $NS(A\otimes\overline{\mathbb{F}_q})$ is the lattice of rank $6$. Are there methods ...
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### Is the generalized Kummer threefold rational in characteristics 3?

Let $E_i\!: y_i^2 = x_i^3 - x_i$, $i = 1, 2, 3$ be three copies of the supersingular elliptic curve in characteristics $3$. Consider on $E_i$ the following automorphism of order $3$:  \sigma(x_i,...
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### Under what conditions are superspecial abelian surfaces isomorphic over a finite field?

Let $E_1$, $E_2$, $E_3$, $E_4$ be supersingular elliptic curves over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_{p^2}$, where $p$ is an odd prime. There is a well known theorem stating that over the algebraic closure ...
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### Are unirational K3 surfaces defined over finite fields?

Is every supersingular (thus unirational for ${\rm char }\ k = p\geq 5$, from Liedtke) $K3$ surface defined over a finite field? I guess this is true for Kummer surfaces, for example, since ...
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### What is the most useful rationality criterion of surfaces?

The motivation for this question is that I would like to extract some information from derived category of surfaces to conclude the rationality of surface. There is a well known rationality criterion ...
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### How much information is encoded in the Jacobian-Kummer K3 surface of a curve of genus two?

Assume we work over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $S\subset \mathbb{P}^3$ be a quartic surfaces with 16 nodes (ordinary double points). Then there is a simple principally polarized abelian surface $(A,\theta)$ ...
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### Intuition behind results in Mumford's “Lectures on curves on an algebraic surface”, II

NOTE: This is a followup to my question here. These are some questions concerning Mumford's "Lectures on curves on an algebraic surface". We concern ourselves with questions of the Picard variety $P$...
Let $\mathcal{X}$ be an elliptic surface over $\mathbb{P}^1$ without a section and let $\mathcal{J}$ be an elliptic surface over $\mathbb{P}^1$ with a section. Assume we have the commutative diagram \...