On K3 double planes covering Enriques surfaces

Chris Peters (Corresponding author), Hans Sterk

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The moduli space of nodal Enriques surfaces is irreducible of dimension 9. A nodal Enriques surface is shown to be the quotient of a double cover of the plane by a lift of the Cremona involution. We also show that this gives a straightforward proof of the known description of the automorphism group for the generic such surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1599-1628
Number of pages30
JournalMathematische Annalen
Issue number3-4
Early online date2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020


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