Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics

Varieties of lines on Fermat hypersurfaces

Tomohide Terasoma

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Let $X$ be a hypersurface in the projective space $\mathbf{P}^{n+1}$ and $G(n + 1, 1)$ be the Grassmann variety $G(n+ 1, 1)$ of lines in $\mathbf{P}^{n+1}$. The subvariety $F(X)$ of $G(n+ 1, 1)$ consisting of lines contained in $X$ is called the Fano variety of $X$. We study a detailed structure of the Fano variety of the Fermat hypersurface $X$ of degree $d$ for $n \geq d$. More precisely, we show that a certain open subset $F^0 (X)$ of $F(X)$ has a fibration structure over a moduli space of marked pointed rational curves and that the fibers are complete intersections of Fermat hypersurfaces introduced in [T]. We also study singularities of $F(X)$.

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Arrangements of Hyperplanes — Sapporo 2009, H. Terao and S. Yuzvinsky, eds. (Tokyo: Mathematical Society of Japan, 2012), 459-474

Received: 23 April 2010
Revised: 1 April 2011
First available in Project Euclid: 24 November 2018

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Primary: 14C05: Parametrization (Chow and Hilbert schemes)
Secondary: 52C35: Arrangements of points, flats, hyperplanes [See also 32S22] 14J70: Hypersurfaces

Fano variety Fermat hypersurface


Terasoma, Tomohide. Varieties of lines on Fermat hypersurfaces. Arrangements of Hyperplanes — Sapporo 2009, 459--474, Mathematical Society of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 2012. doi:10.2969/aspm/06210459.

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