### Abstract

The Bounded Negativity Conjecture predicts that for any smooth complex surface X there exists a lower bound for the selfintersection of reduced divisors on X. This conjecture is open. It is also not known if the existence of such a lower bound is invariant in the birational equivalence class of X. In the present note, we introduce certain constants H(X) which measure in effect the variance of the lower bounds in the birational equivalence class of X. We focus on rational surfaces and relate the value of H(\mathbb {P}2) to certain line arrangements. Our main result is Theorem 3.3 and the main open challenge is Problem 3.10.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 9456-9471 |

Number of pages | 16 |

Journal | International Mathematics Research Notices |

Volume | 2015 |

Issue number | 19 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jan 1 2015 |

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### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Mathematics(all)

### Cite this

*International Mathematics Research Notices*,

*2015*(19), 9456-9471. https://doi.org/10.1093/imrn/rnu236