# Enriques–Kodaira classification

# Enriques–Kodaira classification

In mathematics, the **Enriques–Kodaira classification** is a classification of compact complex surfaces into ten classes. For each of these classes, the surfaces in the class can be parametrized by a moduli space. For most of the classes the moduli spaces are well understood, but for the class of surfaces of general type the moduli spaces seem too complicated to describe explicitly, though some components are known.

Max Noether began the systematic study of algebraic surfaces, and Guido Castelnuovo proved important parts of the classification. Federigo Enriques (1914, 1949) described the classification of complex projective surfaces. Kunihiko Kodaira (1964, 1966, 1968, 1968b) later extended the classification to include non-algebraic compact surfaces. The analogous classification of surfaces in positive characteristic was begun by David Mumford (1969) and completed by Enrico Bombieri and David Mumford (1976, 1977); it is similar to the characteristic 0 projective case, except that one also gets singular and supersingular Enriques surfaces in characteristic 2, and quasi-hyperelliptic surfaces in characteristics 2 and 3.

Statement of the classification

The Enriques–Kodaira classification of compact complex surfaces states that every nonsingular minimal compact complex surface is of exactly one of the 10 types listed on this page; in other words, it is one of the rational, ruled (genus > 0), type VII, K3, Enriques, Kodaira, toric, hyperelliptic, properly quasi-elliptic, or general type surfaces.

For the 9 classes of surfaces other than general type, there is a fairly complete description of what all the surfaces look like (which for class VII depends on the global spherical shell conjecture, still unproved in 2009). For surfaces of general type not much is known about their explicit classification, though many examples have been found.

The classification of algebraic surfaces in positive characteristic (Mumford 1969, Mumford & Bombieri 1976, 1977) is similar to that of algebraic surfaces in characteristic 0, except that there are no Kodaira surfaces or surfaces of type VII, and there are some extra families of Enriques surfaces in characteristic 2, and hyperelliptic surfaces in characteristics 2 and 3, and in Kodaira dimension 1 in characteristics 2 and 3 one also allows quasielliptic fibrations. These extra families can be understood as follows: In characteristic 0 these surfaces are the quotients of surfaces by finite groups, but in finite characteristics it is also possible to take quotients by finite group schemes that are not étale.

`Oscar Zariskiconstructed some surfaces in positive characteristic that are unirational but not rational, derived frominseparable extensions(Zariski surfaces). In positive characteristic Serre showed thatmay differ from, and Igusa showed that even when they are equal they may be greater than the irregularity (the dimension of thePicard variety).`

Invariants of surfaces

Hodge numbers and Kodaira dimension

The most important invariants of a compact complex surfaces used in the classification can be given in terms of the dimensions of various coherent sheaf cohomology groups. The basic ones are the plurigenera and the Hodge numbers defined as follows:

*K*is the canonical line bundle whose sections are the holomorphic 2-forms.

are called the

**plurigenera**. They are birational invariants, i.e., invariant under blowing up. Using Seiberg–Witten theory, Robert Friedman and John Morgan showed that for complex manifolds they only depend on the underlying oriented smooth 4-manifold. For non-Kähler surfaces the plurigenera are determined by the fundamental group, but for Kähler surfaces there are examples of surfaces that are homeomorphic but have different plurigenera and Kodaira dimensions. The individual plurigenera are not often used; the most important thing about them is their growth rate, measured by the Kodaira dimension.

is the

**Kodaira dimension**: it is (sometimes written −1) if the plurigenera are all 0, and is otherwise the smallest number (0, 1, or 2 for surfaces) such that is bounded. Enriques did not use this definition: instead he used the values of and . These determine the Kodaira dimension given the following correspondence:

where is the sheaf of holomorphic

*i*-forms, are the**Hodge numbers**, often arranged in the Hodge diamond:

- If the surface isKählerthenand there are only three independent Hodge numbers.
- If the surface is compact thenequalsor

Invariants related to Hodge numbers

There are many invariants that (at least for complex surfaces) can be written as linear combinations of the Hodge numbers, as follows:

**Betti numbers**: defined by

*p*> 0 the Betti numbers aredefined usingl-adic cohomologyand need not satisfy these relations.

**Euler characteristic**or**Euler number**:

The

**irregularity**is defined as the dimension of the Picard variety and the Albanese variety and denoted by*q*. For complex surfaces (but not always for surfaces of prime characteristic)

The

**geometric genus**:

The

**arithmetic genus**:

The

**holomorphic Euler characteristic**of the trivial bundle (usually differs from the Euler number*e*defined above):

The

**signature**of the second cohomology group for complex surfaces is denoted by :

are the dimensions of the maximal positive and negative definite subspaces of so:

*c*2 =*e*and are the**Chern numbers**, defined as the integrals of various polynomials in the Chern classes over the manifold.

Other invariants

There are further invariants of compact complex surfaces that are not used so much in the classification. These include algebraic invariants such as the **Picard group** Pic(*X*) of divisors modulo linear equivalence, its quotient the **Néron–Severi group** NS(*X*) with rank the Picard number ρ, topological invariants such as the **fundamental group** π1 and the integral homology and cohomology groups, and invariants of the underlying smooth 4-manifold such as the Seiberg–Witten invariants and Donaldson invariants.

Minimal models and blowing up

Any surface is birational to a non-singular surface, so for most purposes it is enough to classify the non-singular surfaces.

Given any point on a surface, we can form a new surface by blowing up this point, which means roughly that we replace it by a copy of the projective line. For the purpose of this article, a non-singular surface *X* is called **minimal** if it cannot be obtained from another non-singular surface by blowing up a point. By Castelnuovo's contraction theorem, this is equivalent to saying that *X* has no (−1)-curves (smooth rational curves with self-intersection number −1). (In the more modern terminology of the minimal model program, a smooth projective surface *X* would be called **minimal** if its canonical line bundle *KX* is nef. A smooth projective surface has a minimal model in that stronger sense if and only if its Kodaira dimension is nonnegative.)

`Every surface`

*X*is birational to a minimal non-singular surface, and this minimal non-singular surface is unique if*X*has Kodaira dimension at least 0 or is not algebraic. Algebraic surfaces of Kodaira dimensionmay be birational to more than one minimal non-singular surface, but it is easy to describe the relation between these minimal surfaces. For example,**P**1×**P**1blown up at a point is isomorphic to**P**2blown up twice. So to classify all compact complex surfaces up to birational isomorphism it is (more or less) enough to classify the minimal non-singular ones.Surfaces of Kodaira dimension −∞

`Algebraic surfaces of Kodaira dimensioncan be classified as follows. If`

*q*> 0 then the map to the Albanese variety has fibers that are projective lines (if the surface is minimal) so the surface is a ruled surface. If*q*= 0 this argument does not work as the Albanese variety is a point, but in this caseCastelnuovo's theoremimplies that the surface is rational.For non-algebraic surfaces Kodaira found an extra class of surfaces, called type VII, which are still not well understood.

Rational surfaces

Rational surface means surface birational to the complex projective plane **P**2. These are all algebraic. The minimal rational surfaces are **P**2 itself and the Hirzebruch surfaces Σ*n* for *n* = 0 or *n* ≥ 2. (The Hirzebruch surface Σ*n* is the **P**1 bundle over **P**1 associated to the sheaf O(0) + O(*n*). The surface Σ0 is isomorphic to **P**1 × **P**1, and Σ1 is isomorphic to **P**2 blown up at a point so is not minimal.)

**Invariants:** The plurigenera are all 0 and the fundamental group is trivial.

**Hodge diamond:**

1 | |||||

0 | 0 | ||||

0 | 1 | 0 | (Projective plane) | ||

0 | 0 | ||||

1 |

1 | |||||

0 | 0 | ||||

0 | 2 | 0 | (Hirzebruch surfaces) | ||

0 | 0 | ||||

1 |

**Examples:** **P**2, **P**1 × **P**1 = Σ0, Hirzebruch surfaces Σn, quadrics, cubic surfaces, del Pezzo surfaces, Veronese surface. Many of these examples are non-minimal.

Ruled surfaces of genus > 0

Ruled surfaces of genus *g* have a smooth morphism to a curve of genus *g* whose fibers are lines **P**1. They are all algebraic.
(The ones of genus 0 are the Hirzebruch surfaces and are rational.) Any ruled surface is birationally equivalent to **P**1 × *C* for a unique curve *C*, so the classification of ruled surfaces up to birational equivalence is essentially the same as the classification of curves. A ruled surface not isomorphic to **P**1 × **P**1 has a unique ruling (**P**1 × **P**1 has two).

**Invariants:** The plurigenera are all 0.

**Hodge diamond:**

1 | ||||

g | g | |||

0 | 2 | 0 | ||

g | g | |||

1 |

**Examples:** The product of any curve of genus > 0 with *P*1.

Surfaces of class VII

These surfaces are never algebraic or Kähler. The minimal ones with *b*2 = 0 have been classified by Bogomolov, and are either Hopf surfaces or Inoue surfaces. Examples with positive second Betti number include Inoue-Hirzebruch surfaces, Enoki surfaces, and more generally Kato surfaces. The global spherical shell conjecture implies that all minimal class VII surfaces with positive second Betti number are Kato surfaces, which would more or less complete the classification of the type VII surfaces.

**Invariants:** *q* = 1, *h*1,0 = 0. All plurigenera are 0.

**Hodge diamond:**

1 | ||||

0 | 1 | |||

0 | b_{2} | 0 | ||

1 | 0 | |||

1 |

Surfaces of Kodaira dimension 0

`These surfaces are classified by starting with Noether's formulaFor Kodaira dimension 0,`

*K*has zerointersection number with itself, soUsingwe arrive at:

Moreover since *κ* = 0 we have:

combining this with the previous equation gives:

In general 2*h*0,1 ≥ *b*1, so three terms on the left are non-negative integers and there are only a few solutions to this equation.

For algebraic surfaces 2

*h*0,1 −*b*1 is an even integer between 0 and 2*pg*.For compact complex surfaces 2

*h*0,1 −*b*1 = 0 or 1.For Kähler surfaces 2

*h*0,1 −*b*1 = 0 and*h*1,0 =*h*0,1.

Most solutions to these conditions correspond to classes of surfaces, as in the following table:

b_{2} | b_{1} | h^{0,1} | *p_{g}- =
*h*
^{0,2} | h^{1,0} | h^{1,1} | Surfaces | Fields |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

22 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 20 | K3 | Any. Always Kähler over the complex numbers, but need not be algebraic. |

10 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 10 | Classical Enriques | Any. Always algebraic. |

10 | 0 | 1 | 1 | Non-classical Enriques | Only characteristic 2 | ||

6 | 4 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 4 | Abelian surfaces, tori | Any. Always Kähler over the complex numbers, but need not be algebraic. |

2 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 2 | Hyperelliptic | Any. Always algebraic |

2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | Quasi-hyperelliptic | Only characteristics 2, 3 | ||

4 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 2 | Primary Kodaira | Only complex, never Kähler |

0 | 1 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | Secondary Kodaira | Only complex, never Kähler |

K3 surfaces

These are the minimal compact complex surfaces of Kodaira dimension 0 with *q* = 0 and trivial canonical line bundle. They are all Kähler manifolds. All K3 surfaces are diffeomorphic, and their diffeomorphism class is an important example of a smooth spin simply connected 4-manifold.

**Invariants:** The second cohomology group *H*2(*X*, **Z**) is isomorphic to the unique even unimodular lattice II3,19 of dimension 22 and signature −16.

**Hodge diamond:**

1 | ||||

0 | 0 | |||

1 | 20 | 1 | ||

0 | 0 | |||

1 |

**Examples**:

Degree 4 hypersurfaces in

**P**3(**C**)Kummer surfaces. These are obtained by

*quotienting out*an abelian surface by the automorphism*a*→ −*a*, then blowing up the 16 singular points.

A **marked** K3 surface is a K3 surface together with an isomorphism from II3,19 to *H*2(*X*, **Z**). The moduli space of marked K3 surfaces is connected non-Hausdorff smooth analytic space of dimension 20. The algebraic K3 surfaces form a countable collection of 19-dimensional subvarieties of it.

Abelian surfaces and 2-dimensional complex tori

The two-dimensional complex tori include the abelian surfaces. One-dimensional complex tori are just elliptic curves and are all algebraic, but Riemann discovered that most complex tori of dimension 2 are not algebraic. The algebraic ones are exactly the 2-dimensional abelian varieties. Most of their theory is a special case of the theory of higher-dimensional tori or abelian varieties. Criteria to be a product of two elliptic curves (up to isogeny) were a popular study in the nineteenth century.

**Invariants:** The plurigenera are all 1. The surface is diffeomorphic to *S*1 × *S*1 × *S*1 × *S*1 so the fundamental group is **Z**4.

**Hodge diamond:**

1 | ||||

2 | 2 | |||

1 | 4 | 1 | ||

2 | 2 | |||

1 |

**Examples:** A product of two elliptic curves. The Jacobian of a genus 2 curve. Any quotient of **C**2 by a lattice.

Kodaira surfaces

These are never algebraic, though they have non-constant meromorphic functions. They are usually divided into two subtypes: **primary Kodaira surfaces** with trivial canonical bundle, and **secondary Kodaira surfaces** which are quotients of these by finite groups of orders 2, 3, 4, or 6, and which have non-trivial canonical bundles. The secondary Kodaira surfaces have the same relation to primary ones that Enriques surfaces have to K3 surfaces, or bielliptic surfaces have to abelian surfaces.

Invariants: If the surface is the quotient of a primary Kodaira surface by a group of order *k* = 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, then the plurigenera *Pn* are 1 if *n* is divisible by *k* and 0 otherwise.

**Hodge diamond:**

1 | |||||

1 | 2 | ||||

1 | 2 | 1 | (Primary) | ||

2 | 1 | ||||

1 |

1 | |||||

0 | 1 | ||||

0 | 0 | 0 | (Secondary) | ||

1 | 0 | ||||

1 |

**Examples:** Take a non-trivial line bundle over an elliptic curve, remove the zero section, then quotient out the fibers by **Z** acting as multiplication by powers of some complex number *z*. This gives a primary Kodaira surface.

Enriques surfaces

These are the complex surfaces such that *q* = 0 and the canonical line bundle is non-trivial, but has trivial square. Enriques surfaces are all algebraic (and therefore Kähler). They are quotients of K3 surfaces by a group of order 2 and their theory is similar to that of algebraic K3 surfaces.

**Invariants:** The plurigenera *Pn* are 1 if *n* is even and 0 if *n* is odd. The fundamental group has order 2. The second cohomology group H2(*X*, **Z**) is isomorphic to the sum of the unique even unimodular lattice II1,9 of dimension 10 and signature −8 and a group of order 2.

**Hodge diamond:**

1 | ||||

0 | 0 | |||

0 | 10 | 0 | ||

0 | 0 | |||

1 |

Marked Enriques surfaces form a connected 10-dimensional family, which has been described explicitly.

In characteristic 2 there are some extra families of Enriques surfaces called singular and supersingular Enriques surfaces; see the article on Enriques surfaces for details.

Hyperelliptic (or bielliptic) surfaces

Over the complex numbers these are quotients of a product of two elliptic curves by a finite group of automorphisms. The finite group can be **Z**/2**Z**, **Z**/2**Z** + **Z**/2**Z**, **Z**/3**Z**, **Z**/3**Z** + **Z**/3**Z**, **Z**/4**Z**, **Z**/4**Z** + **Z**/2**Z**, or **Z**/6**Z**, giving seven families of such surfaces. Over fields of characteristics 2 or 3 there are some extra families given by taking quotients by a non-etale group scheme; see the article on hyperelliptic surfaces for details.

**Hodge diamond:**

1 | ||||

1 | 1 | |||

0 | 2 | 0 | ||

1 | 1 | |||

1 |

Surfaces of Kodaira dimension 1

An elliptic surface is a surface equipped with an elliptic fibration (a surjective holomorphic map to a curve *B* such that all but finitely many fibers are smooth irreducible curves of genus 1). The generic fiber in such a fibration is a genus 1 curve over the function field of *B*. Conversely, given a genus 1 curve over the function field of a curve, its relative minimal model is an elliptic surface. Kodaira and others have given a fairly complete description of all elliptic surfaces. In particular, Kodaira gave a complete list of the possible singular fibers. The theory of elliptic surfaces is analogous to the theory of proper regular models of elliptic curves over discrete valuation rings (e.g., the ring of *p*-adic integers) and Dedekind domains (e.g., the ring of integers of a number field).

In finite characteristic 2 and 3 one can also get **quasi-elliptic** surfaces, whose fibers may almost all be rational curves with a single node, which are "degenerate elliptic curves".

`Every surface ofKodaira dimension1 is an elliptic surface (or a quasielliptic surface in characteristics 2 or 3), but the converse is not true: an elliptic surface can have Kodaira dimension, 0, or 1. AllEnriques surfaces, allhyperelliptic surfaces, allKodaira surfaces, someK3 surfaces, someabelian surfaces, and somerational surfacesare elliptic surfaces, and these examples have Kodaira dimension less than 1. An elliptic surface whose base curve`

*B*is of genus at least 2 always has Kodaira dimension 1, but the Kodaira dimension can be 1 also for some elliptic surfaces with*B*of genus 0 or 1.

**Invariants:****Example:** If *E* is an elliptic curve and *B* is a curve of genus at least 2, then *E*×*B* is an elliptic surface of Kodaira dimension 1.

Surfaces of Kodaira dimension 2 (surfaces of general type)

These are all algebraic, and in some sense most surfaces are in this class. Gieseker showed that there is a coarse moduli scheme for surfaces of general type; this means that for any fixed values of the Chern numbers *c*21 and *c*2, there is a quasi-projective scheme classifying the surfaces of general type with those Chern numbers. However it is a very difficult problem to describe these schemes explicitly, and there are very few pairs of Chern numbers for which this has been done (except when the scheme is empty!)

**Invariants:** There are several conditions that the Chern numbers of a minimal complex surface of general type must satisfy:

(the Bogomolov–Miyaoka–Yau inequality)

(the Noether inequality)

Most pairs of integers satisfying these conditions are the Chern numbers for some complex surface of general type.

**Examples:** The simplest examples are the product of two curves of genus at least 2, and a hypersurface of degree at least 5 in *P*3. There are a large number of other constructions known. However, there is no known construction that can produce "typical" surfaces of general type for large Chern numbers; in fact it is not even known if there is any reasonable concept of a "typical" surface of general type. There are many other examples that have been found, including most Hilbert modular surfaces, fake projective planes, Barlow surfaces, and so on.

See also

List of algebraic surfaces