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2008 On non fundamental group equivalent surfaces
Mina Teicher, Michael Friedman
Algebr. Geom. Topol. 8(1): 397-433 (2008). DOI: 10.2140/agt.2008.8.397


In this paper we present an example of two polarized K3 surfaces which are not Fundamental Group Equivalent (their fundamental groups of the complement of the branch curves are not isomorphic; denoted by FGE) but the fundamental groups of their related Galois covers are isomorphic. For each surface, we consider a generic projection to 2 and a degenerations of the surface into a union of planes – the “pillow" degeneration for the non-prime surface and the “magician" degeneration for the prime surface. We compute the Braid Monodromy Factorization (BMF) of the branch curve of each projected surface, using the related degenerations. By these factorizations, we compute the above fundamental groups. It is known that the two surfaces are not in the same component of the Hilbert scheme of linearly embedded K3 surfaces. Here we prove that furthermore they are not FGE equivalent, and thus they are not of the same Braid Monodromy Type (BMT) (which implies that they are not a projective deformation of each other).


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Mina Teicher. Michael Friedman. "On non fundamental group equivalent surfaces." Algebr. Geom. Topol. 8 (1) 397 - 433, 2008.


Received: 1 August 2007; Revised: 27 December 2007; Accepted: 28 December 2007; Published: 2008
First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2017

zbMATH: 1139.14022
MathSciNet: MR2443234
Digital Object Identifier: 10.2140/agt.2008.8.397

Primary: 14H30, 14J28
Secondary: 14F35, 14H20, 14Q05, 20F36, 57M12

Rights: Copyright © 2008 Mathematical Sciences Publishers


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