Class of the affine line is a zero divisor in the Grothendieck ring

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Borisov, Lev;
  • Subject: 14A10 | Mathematics - Algebraic Geometry
    arxiv: Mathematics::Algebraic Geometry | Mathematics::Commutative Algebra

We show that the class of the affine line is a zero divisor in the Grothendieck ring of algebraic varieties over complex numbers. The argument is based on the Pfaffian-Grassmannian double mirror correspondence.
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