Mathematics, Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Geometry (math.AG), Number Theory (math.NT)

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2023-10-15 16:00:00

Abstract

Some questions are posted at the end of Chapter 16 of Huybrechts' book 'Lectures on K3 Surfaces', concerning the bounded derived category of a K3 surface $D^b(S)$. Let $E$ be a spherical object in $D^b(S)$. The first question asks if there always exists a non-zero object $F$ satisfying RHom$(E,F)=0$. Further, let $E$ be a spherical bundle. The second question is whether $E$ is always semistable with respect to some polarization on $S$ and if there is a way to `count' spherical bundles with a fixed Mukai vector. In this note, we provide (partial) answers to these two questions. In the appendix, Genki Ouchi shows that any spherical twist associated to an $n$-spherical object on a smooth projective $n$-dimensional variety is not conjugate to a standard autoequivalence.