Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics

K3 surfaces of genus sixteen

Shigeru Mukai

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The generic polarized $K3$ surface $(S, h)$ of genus 16, that is, $(h^2)=30$, is described in a certain compactified moduli space $\mathcal T$ of twisted cubics in $\mathbb{P}^3$, as a complete intersection with respect to an almost homogeneous vector bundle of rank 10. As corollary we prove the unirationality of the moduli space $\mathcal{F}_{16}$ of such K3 surfaces.

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Minimal Models and Extremal Rays (Kyoto, 2011), J. Kollár, O. Fujino, S. Mukai and N. Nakayama, eds. (Tokyo: Mathematical Society of Japan, 2016), 379-396

Received: 29 February 2012
Revised: 28 June 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 4 October 2018

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Mukai, Shigeru. K3 surfaces of genus sixteen. Minimal Models and Extremal Rays (Kyoto, 2011), 379--396, Mathematical Society of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 2016. doi:10.2969/aspm/07010379.

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