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The moduli space of (111)-polarized abelian surfaces is unirational

By M. W. Gross and Sorin Popescu


We prove that the moduli space $\cal A$11lev of <$>(1,11)-polarized Abelian surfaces with level structure of canonical type is birational to Klein's cubic hypersurface in P4. Therefore, $\cal A$11lev is unirational but not rational, and there are no Γ11-cusp forms of weight 3. The same methods also provide an easy proof of the rationality of $\cal A$9lev

Topics: QA
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year: 2001
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:817

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