1. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 306)
2. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 164)
 Pergher, Pedro L. Q.

Involutions Fixing $F^n \cup \{\text{Indecomposable}\}$
Let $M^m$ be an $m$dimensional, closed and smooth manifold, equipped with a smooth involution $T\colon M^m \to M^m$ whose fixed point set has the form $F^n \cup F^j$, where $F^n$ and $F^j$ are submanifolds with dimensions $n$ and $j$, $F^j$ is indecomposable and $ n >j$. Write $nj=2^pq$, where $q \ge 1$ is odd and $p \geq 0$, and set $m(nj) = 2n+pq+1$ if $p \leq q + 1$
and $m(nj)= 2n + 2^{pq}$ if $p \geq q$. In this paper we show that $m \le m(nj) + 2j+1$. Further, we show that this bound is \emph{almost} best possible, by exhibiting examples $(M^{m(nj) +2j},T)$ where the fixed point set of
$T$ has the form $F^n \cup F^j$ described above, for every $2 \le j
Keywords:involution, projective space bundle, indecomposable manifold, splitting principle, StiefelWhitney class, characteristic number Category:57R85 

3. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 422)
4. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 84)
5. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 349)
 Coppens, Marc

Very Ample Linear Systems on BlowingsUp at General Points of Projective Spaces
Let $\mathbf{P}^n$ be the $n$dimensional projective space over some
algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic $0$. For an integer
$t\geq 3$ consider the invertible sheaf $O(t)$ on $\mathbf{P}^n$ (Serre
twist of the structure sheaf). Let $N = \binom{t+n}{n}$, the
dimension of the space of global sections of $O(t)$, and let $k$ be an
integer satisfying $0\leq k\leq N  (2n+2)$. Let $P_1,\dots,P_k$
be general points on $\mathbf{P}^n$ and let $\pi \colon X \to
\mathbf{P}^n$ be the blowingup of $\mathbf{P}^n$ at those points.
Let $E_i = \pi^{1} (P_i)$ with $1\leq i\leq k$ be the exceptional
divisor. Then $M = \pi^* \bigl( O(t) \bigr) \otimes O_X (E_1 
\cdots E_k)$ is a very ample invertible sheaf on $X$.
Keywords:blowingup, projective space, very ample linear system, embeddings, Veronese map Categories:14E25, 14N05, 14N15 
