The automorphism group of a rigid affine variety
An irreducible algebraic variety X is rigid if it admits no nontrivial action of the additive group of the ground field. We prove that the automorphism group of a rigid affine variety contains a unique maximal torus . If the grading on the algebra of regular functions defined by the action of is pointed, the group is a finite extension of . As an application, we describe the automorphism group of a rigid trinomial affine hypersurface and find all isomorphisms between such hypersurfaces.