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Three embeddings of the Klein simple group into the Cremona group of rank three

Transformation Groups. 2012. Vol. 17. No. 2. P. 303-350.

We study the action of the Klein simple group PSL2(F7 ) consisting of 168 elements on two rational threefolds: the three-dimensional projective space and a smooth Fano threefold X of anticanonical degree 22 and index 1. We show that the Cremona group of rank three has at least three non-conjugate subgroups isomorphic to PSL2(F7 ). As a by-product, we prove that X admits a Kähler–Einstein metric, and we construct a smooth polarized K3 surface of degree 22 with an action of the group PSL2( F7 ).

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, varieties are assumed to be projective, normal and complex.