Failure of the Hasse Principle on General K3 Surfaces
Hassett, Brendan; Varilly-Alvarado, Anthony
We show that transcendental elements of the Brauer group of an algebraic surface can obstruct the Hasse principle. We construct a general K3 surface X of degree 2 over Q, together with a two-torsion Brauer class that is unramified at every finite prime, but ramifies at real points of X. Motivated by Hodge theory, the pair (X, ) is constructed from a double cover of P2 × P2 ramified over a hypersurface of bi-degree (2, 2).