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.
Federigo Enriques (1914, 1949) described the classification of complex projective surfaces. Kunihiko Kodaira (1964, 1966, 1968, 1968b) later extended the classification to include nonalgebraic compact surfaces. The analogous classification of surfaces in characteristic p > 0 was begun by David Mumford (1969) and completed by Enrico Bombieri and David Mumford (1976, 1977); it is similar to the characteristic projective 0 case, except there are a few extra types of surface in characteristics 2 and 3.
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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 quasielliptic, 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 characteristics (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 Zariski constructed some surfaces in positive characteristic that are unirational but not rational, derived from inseparable extensions (Zariski surfaces). Serre showed that h^{0}(Ω) may differ from h^{1}(O). Igusa showed that even when they are equal, they may be greater than the irregularity defined as the dimension of the Picard variety.
The most important invariants of a compact complex surfaces used in the classification can be given in terms of the dimensions of various cohomology groups of coherent sheaves. The basic ones are the plurigenera and the Hodge numbers defined as follows:
h^{0,0}  

h^{1,0}  h^{0,1}  
h^{2,0}  h^{1,1}  h^{0,2}  
h^{2,1}  h^{1,2}  
h^{2,2} 
By Serre duality h^{i,j} = h^{2−i,2−j}, and h^{0,0} = h^{2,2} = 1. If the surface is Kähler then h^{i,j} = h^{j,i}, so there are only 3 independent Hodge numbers. For compact complex surfaces h^{1,0} is either h^{0,1} or h^{0,1} − 1. The first plurigenus P_{1} is equal to the Hodge numbers h^{2,0} = h^{0,2}, and is sometimes called the geometric genus. The Hodge numbers of a complex surface depend only on the orientated real cohomology ring of the surface, and are invariant under birational transformations except for h^{1,1} which increases by 1 under blowing up a single point.
There are many invariants that (at least for complex surfaces) can be written as linear combinations of the Hodge numbers, as follows:
For complex surfaces the invariants above defined in terms of Hodge numbers depend only on the underlying oriented topological manifold.
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 π_{1} and the integral homology and cohomology groups, and invariants of the underlying smooth 4manifold such as the Seiberg–Witten invariants and Donaldson invariants.
Any surface is birational to a nonsingular surface, so for most purposes it is enough to classify the nonsingular 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. A nonsingular surface is called minimal if it cannot be obtained from another nonsingular surface by blowing up a point, which is equivalent to saying it has no −1curves (rational curves with selfintersection number −1). Every surface X is birational to a minimal nonsingular surface, and this minimal nonsingular surface is unique if X has Kodaira dimension at least 0 or is not algebraic. Algebraic surfaces of Kodaira dimension −∞ may be birational to more than 1 minimal nonsingular surface, but it is easy to describe the relation between these minimal surfaces. For example, P^{1}×P^{1} blown up at a point is isomorphic to P^{2} blown up twice. So to classify all compact complex surfaces up to birational isomorphism it is (more or less) enough to classify the minimal nonsingular ones.
Algebraic surfaces of Kodaira dimension −∞ can 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 case Castelnovo's theorem implies that the surface is rational.
For nonalgebraic surfaces Kodaira found an extra class of surfaces, called type VII, which are still not well understood.
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 Σ_{0} is isomorphic to P^{1}×P^{1}, and Σ_{1} 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} = Σ_{0},
Hirzebruch surfaces Σ_{n}, quadrics, cubic surfaces, del Pezzo
surfaces, Veronese surface. Many of these
examples are nonminimal.
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}.
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 InoueHirzebruch 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 
These surfaces are classified by starting with Noether's formula 12χ=c_{2} + c_{1}^{2}. For Kodaira dimension 0, K has zero intersection number with itself, so c_{1}^{2} = 0. Using χ= h^{0,0} − h^{0,1} + h^{0,2} and c_{2} = 2 − 2b_{1} + b_{2} gives
Moreover h^{0,2} is either 1 (if K = 0) or 0 (otherwise) as κ is 0. In general 2h^{0,1} ≥ b_{1}, so three terms on the right are nonnegative integers and there are only a few solutions to this equation. For algebraic surfaces 2h^{0,1} − b_{1} is an even integer between 0 and 2p_{g}, while for compact complex surfaces it is 0 or 1, and is 0 for Kähler surfaces. For Kähler surfaces we have 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  Nonclassical 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  Quasihyperelliptic  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 
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 4manifold.
Invariants: The second cohomology group H^{2}(X, Z) is isomorphic to the unique even unimodular lattice II_{3,19} of dimension 22 and signature −16.
Hodge diamond:
1  

0  0  
1  20  1  
0  0  
1 
Examples:
A marked K3 surface is a K3 surface together with an isomorphism from II_{3,19} to H^{2}(X, Z). The moduli space of marked K3 surfaces is connected nonHausdorff smooth analytic space of dimension 20. The algebraic K3 surfaces form a countable collection of 19dimensional subvarieties of it.
The twodimensional 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 2dimensional abelian varieties. Most of their theory is a special case of the theory of higherdimensional 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^{4} by a lattice.
These are never algebraic, though they have nonconstant 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 nontrivial 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 P_{n} 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 nontrivial 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.
These are the complex surfaces such that q = 0 and the canonical line bundle is nontrivial, 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 P_{n} are 1 if n is even and 0 if n is odd. The fundamental group has order 2. The second cohomology group H^{2}(X, Z) is isomorphic to the sum of the unique even unimodular lattice II_{1,9} 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 10dimensional 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.
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/2Z, Z/2Z+Z/2Z, Z/3Z, Z/3Z+Z/3Z, Z/4Z, Z/4Z+Z/2Z, or Z/6Z, giving 7 families of such surfaces. Over fields of characteristics 2 or 3 there are some extra families given by taking quotients by a nonetale group scheme; see the article on hyperelliptic surfaces for details.
Hodge diamond:
1  

1  1  
0  2  0  
1  1  
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 padic integers) and Dedekind domains (e.g., the ring of integers of a number field).
In finite characteristic 2 and 3 one can also get quasielliptic surfaces, whose fibers may almost all be rational curves with a single node, which are "degenerate elliptic curves".
Every surface of Kodaira dimension 1 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. All Enriques surfaces, all hyperelliptic surfaces, all Kodaira surfaces, some K3 surfaces, some abelian surfaces, and some rational surfaces are 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: c_{1}^{2} = 0, c_{2}≥ 0.
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.
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_{1}^{2} and c_{2}, there is a quasiprojective 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:
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.
