## Square of the Dirac and the Laplacian on a K\"{a}hler Manifold

In the Euclidean setting, the Dirac operator was constructed so as to give the square of the Laplacian. Now for a K\"{a}hler manifold with a spin$^c$ structure we have the a corresponding Dirac operator $D$. Moreover, we have a Laplacian $(d+d^{\ast})$, where $d^{\ast}$ is the coadjoint $\ast d \ast$, for $\ast$ the Hodge $\ast$-mapping. Now in the case where the manifold is also symmetric we get a relationship between the square of the Dirac and the Laplacian that involves an extra curvature term. Does this extend to all K\"{a}hler manifolds, and if it does, what is the exact relationship?

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I highly suspect you are just talking about the Weitzenbock identities? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weitzenbock_identity It extends to any spin manifold and all Riemannian manifolds. – Willie Wong Nov 19 2010 at 20:57
(also, $d + \delta$ is not the Laplacian. THe Hodge Laplacian is the "square" of that.) – Willie Wong Nov 19 2010 at 21:03
As Willie says, I think that you are talking about the Lichnerowicz formula for the Dirac operator. – JosÃ© Figueroa-O'Farrill Nov 19 2010 at 21:15

This is a very general statement valid for any first order differential operator such that its square has the same principal symbol as a Laplacian. One can then prove that the square of that first order operator differs from the covariant Laplacian $\nabla^*\nabla$ by a zeroth order term. For more details, see the monograph of Berligne, Getzler, Vergne.