Classifications of Elliptic Fibrations of a Singular K3 Surface

  • Marie José Bertin
  • Alice Garbagnati
  • Ruthi Hortsch
  • Odile Lecacheux
  • Makiko Mase
  • Cecília Salgado
  • Ursula Whitcher
Part of the Association for Women in Mathematics Series book series (AWMS, volume 2)


We classify, up to automorphisms, the elliptic fibrations on the singular K3 surface X whose transcendental lattice is isometric to \(\langle 6\rangle \oplus \langle 2\rangle\).

MSC 2010:

Primary 14J28 14J27 Secondary 11G05 11G42 14J33 



We thank the organizers and all those who supported our project for their efficiency, their tenacity and expertise. The authors of the paper have enjoyed the hospitality of CIRM at Luminy, which helped to initiate a very fruitful collaboration, gathering from all over the world junior and senior women, bringing their skill, experience, and knowledge from geometry and number theory. Our gratitude goes also to the referee for pertinent remarks and helpful comments.

A.G is supported by FIRB 2012 “Moduli Spaces and Their Applications” and by PRIN 2010–2011 “Geometria delle varietà algebriche.” C.S is supported by FAPERJ (grant E26/112.422/2012). U.W. thanks the NSF-AWM Travel Grant Program for supporting her visit to CIRM.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie José Bertin
    • 1
  • Alice Garbagnati
    • 2
  • Ruthi Hortsch
    • 3
  • Odile Lecacheux
    • 1
  • Makiko Mase
    • 4
  • Cecília Salgado
    • 5
  • Ursula Whitcher
    • 6
  1. 1.Jussieu Institute of MathematicsPierre and Marie Curie UniversityParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of MilanMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  4. 4.Tokyo Metropolitan UniversityTokyoJapan
  5. 5.Institute for MathematicsFederal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  6. 6.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Wisconsin-Eau ClaireEau ClaireUSA

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