Automorphisms of a Symmetric Product of a Curve (with an Appendix by Najmuddin Fakhruddin)
Let $X$ be an irreducible smooth projective curve of genus $g>2$ defined over an algebraically closed field of characteristic different from two. We prove that the natural homomorphism from the automorphisms of $X$ to the automorphisms of the symmetric product $\Symd (X)$ is an isomorphism if $d>2g-2$. In an appendix, Fakhruddin proves that the isomorphism class of the symmetric product of a curve determines the isomorphism class of the curve.
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification: 14H40, 14J50
Keywords and Phrases: Symmetric product; automorphism; Torelli theorem.
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