Geometriae Dedicata

, Volume 119, Issue 1, pp 169–179 | Cite as

Examples of Calabi–Yau Threefolds as Covers of Almost-Fano Threefolds

  • G. Casnati


We give a method for producing examples of Calabi–Yau threefolds as covers of degree d ≤ 8 of almost-Fano threefolds, computing explicitely their Euler– Poincaré characteristic. Such a method generalizes the well-knownclassical construction of Calabi–Yau threefolds as double covers of the projective space branched along octic surfaces.


Gorenstein cover Calabi–Yau threefold almost-Fano threefold 

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)

14J35 14E20 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaPolitecnico di TorinoTurinItaly

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