We prove that the sum of the αα-invariants of two different Kollár components of a Kawamata log terminal singularity is less than 1.

We classify three-dimensional singular cubic hypersurfaces with an action of a finite group *G*, which are not *G*-rational and have no birational structure of *G*-Mori fiber space with the base of positive dimension. Also we prove the 𝔄5A5-birational superrigidity of the Segre cubic.

We prove that a family of varieties is birationally isotrivial if all the fibers are birational to each other.

According to the classical theorem, every algebraic variety endowed with a nontrivial rational action of a connected linear algebraic group is birationally isomorphic to a product of another algebraic variety and the projective space of a positive dimension. We show that the classical proof of this theorem actually works only in characteristic 0 and we give a characteristic free proof of it. To this end we prove and use a characterization of connected linear algebraic groups G with the property that every rational action of G on an irreducible algebraic variety is birationally equivalent to a regular action of G on an affine algebraic variety.

We classify holomorphic Pfaff systems (possibly non-locally decomposable) on certain Hopf manifolds. As a consequence, we prove some integrability results. We also prove that any holomorphic distribution on a general (non-resonance) Hopf manifold is integrable.

This work was done during authors’ visit to Kavli IPMU and was supported by the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI Initiative), MEXT, Japan. The reported study was partially supported by RFBR, Research Projects 13-01-00234, 14-01-00416 and 15-51-50045. The article was prepared within the framework of a subsidy granted to the HSE by the Government of the Russian Federation for the implementation of the Global Competitiveness Program.

We prove that 𝛿δ-invariants of smooth cubic surfaces are at least 6/5.

We prove new determinantal identities for a family of flagged Schur polynomials. As a corollary of these identities we obtain determinantal expressions of Schubert polynomials for certain vexillary permutations.

For a morphism of smooth schemes over a regular affine base we define functors of derived direct image and extraordinary inverse image on coderived categories of DG-modules over deRham DG-algebras. Positselski proved that for a smooth algebraic variety X over a field k of characteristic zero the coderived category of DGmodules over •X/k is equivalent to the unbounded derived category of quasi-coherent right DX -modules.We prove that our functors correspond to the functors of the same name for DX -modules under Positselski equivalence.

Given two elliptic curves, each of which is associated with a projection map that identifies opposite elements with respect to the natural group structure, we investigate how their corresponding projective images of torsion points intersect.

We give evidence for a uniformization-type conjecture, that any algebraic variety can be altered into a variety endowed with a tower of smooth fibrations of relative dimension one.

Abstract We study the geometry of equiclassical strata of the discriminant in the space of plane curves of a given degree, which are families of curves of given degree, genus and class (degree of the dual curve). Our main observation is that the use of duality transformation leads to a series of new sufficient conditions for a regular behavior of the equiclassical stratification. We also discuss duality of curves in higherdimensional projective spaces and in Grassmannians with focus on similar questions of the regularity of equiclassical families of spacial curves.

Introduction to a special volume of European Journal of Mathematics.

Introduction to a special volume dedicated to W. Edge.

Introduction to a special volume dedicated to W. Edge.

We construct pairs of elliptic curves over number fields with large intersection of projective torsion points.

We construct four different families of smooth Fano fourfolds with Picard rank 1, which contain cylinders, i.e., Zariski open subsets of the form Z ×A1, where Z is a quasiprojective variety. The affine cones over such a fourfold admit effective Ga-actions. Similar constructions of cylindrical Fano threefolds were done previously in the papers by Kishimoto et al.

Following the work of Totaro and Pereira, we study sufficient conditions under which collections of pairwise-disjoint divisors on a variety over an algebraically closed field are contained in the fibers of a morphism to a curve. We prove that ρw(X)+1 pairwise-disjoint, connected divisors suffice for proper, normal varieties X, where ρw(X) is a modification of the Néron–Severi rank of X (they agree when X is projective and smooth). We then prove a strong counterexample in the affine case: if X is quasi-affine and of dimension ⩾ 2 over a countable, algebraically-closed field k, then there exists a (countable) collection of pairwise-disjoint divisors which cover the k-points of X, so that for any non-constant morphism from X to a curve, at most finitely many are contained in the fibers thereof. We show, however, that an uncountable collection of pairwise-disjoint, connected divisors in any normal variety over an algebraically-closed field must be contained in the fibers of a morphism to a curve.

It is known that the moduli space of smooth Fano–Mukai fourfolds *V*18 of genus 10 has dimension one. We show that any such fourfold is a completion of ℂ4 in two different ways. Up to isomorphism, there is a unique fourfold *V*s18 acted upon by SL2(ℂ). The group Open image in new window is a semidirect product Open image in new window . Furthermore, *V*s18 is a GL2(ℂ)-equivariant completion of ℂ4, and as well of GL2(ℂ). The restriction of the GL2(ℂ)-action on *V*s18 to Open image in new window yields a faithful representation with an open orbit. There is also a unique, up to isomorphism, fourfold *V*a18 such that the group Open image in new window is a semidirect product Open image in new window . For a Fano–Mukai fourfold *V*18 isomorphic neither to *V*s18, nor to *V*a18, the group Open image in new window is a semidirect product of (𝔾m)2 and a finite cyclic group whose order is a factor of 6. Besides, we establish that the affine cone over any polarized Fano–Mukai variety *V*18 is flexible in codimension one, and flexible if *V*18=*V*s18.

We show that automorphism groups of Hopf and Kodaira surfaces have unbounded finite subgroups. For elliptic fibrations on Hopf, Kodaira, bielliptic, and K3 surfaces, we make some observations on finite groups acting along the fibers and on the base of such a fibration.

We classify finite groups that can act by automorphisms and birational automorphisms on non-trivial Severi–Brauer surfaces over fields of characteristic zero.