# Are Calabi-Yau manifolds in dimension >= 3 algebraic?

I believe that I once saw a statement that every compact, smooth Calabi-Yau manifold in dimension at least 3 is algebraic, but I can remember neither the reference nor the proof (which would have been quite short) and I might just be confusing this with something else. Is it true?

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It depends a little bit on your definition of CY. If you're using a good one, it will imply that the Hodge numbers $h^{0,p} = 0$ for $p \neq 0,d$ (see, for example, Prop. 5.3 of Joyce's http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0108088). This implies that $H^2(X) \cong H^{1,1}(X)$. Since the Kaehler cone is an open set in $H^{1,1}(X)$, it contains an rational class, and we can scale that to be an integral class. So, by Kodaira and Chow, we're done.