Consider a hypersurface $X=V(f) \subset \mathbb A^n_{\mathbb C}$, where $f(T_1, T_2,\ldots,T_n)\in \mathbb C[T_1,Y_2,\ldots, T_n]$ is a polynomial .

Assume that $X$ is smooth, i.e. that $df(x)\neq 0 \;$ for all $x\in X$ . My question is simply whether $X $ is parallelizable i.e. whether its tangent bundle $T_X$ is algebraically trivial.

I've asked a few friends and their answer was unanimously "no, why should it be?", but they couldn't provide a counter-example. Here are a some considerations which might show that the question is not so ridiculous as it looks.

We have the exact sequence of vector bundles on $X$

$$0 \to T_X\to T_{A^n_{\mathbb C}}|X\to N(X/A^n_{\mathbb C})\to 0$$

Now, the normal bundle $N(X/A^n_{\mathbb C})$ is trivial (trivialized by $df$) and the restricted bundle $T_{A^n_{\mathbb C}}|X$ is trivial because already $T_{A^n_{\mathbb C}}$ is trivial. Moreover the displayed exact sequence of vector bundles splits, like all exact sequences of vector bundles, because we are on an affine variety. So we deduce (writing $\theta$ for the trivial bundle of rank one on $X$)
$$\theta^n=T_X\oplus \theta $$
In other words the tangent bundle is stably trivial, and this is already sufficient to deduce (by taking wedge product) that $\Lambda ^{n-1}T_X=\theta$ (hence the canonical bundle $K_X=\Lambda ^{n-1}T_X^\ast$ is also trivial). This suffices to prove that indeed for $n=2$ the question has an affirmative answer: every smooth curve in $A^2_{\mathbb C}$ *is* parallelizable.

Another argument in favor of parallelizability is that there are no analytic obstructions: O. Forster has proved a result for complex analytic manifolds which implies that analytically (and of course differentiably) our hypersurface is parallelizable: $T_{X_{an}}=\theta _{an}^{n-1}$.This is why I choose $\mathbb C$ as the ground field: the question makes perfect sense over an arbitrary *algebraically closed* field but I wanted to be able to quote the related analytic result.[ As ulrich remarks, parallelizability can't be deduced over the non-algebraically closed field $\mathbb R$, as shown by a 2-sphere]

**Edit** ulrich's great reference not only answers my question but seems to yield more results in the same direction. For example consider a smooth complete intersection: $X=\{ x\in \mathbb C^n|f_1(x)=f_2(x)=\ldots=f_k(x)=0 \} $ with the $f_i$'s polynomials and the $df_i(x)$'s linearly independent at each $x\in X$ . Then, just as above, the normal bundle is trivial and the tangent bundle is stably trivial: $\theta^n=T_X\oplus \theta ^{k} $

So Suslin's incredible theorem again allows us to conclude that $X$ is parallelizable.

However not all affine smooth algebraic varieties are parallelizable: for example the complement of a smooth conic in $\mathbb P^2(\mathbb C)$ is a smooth *affine* variety (Veronese embedding !) but is not even differentiably parallelizable. I wonder if these differentiable obstructions are the only ones preventing algebraic parallelizability of smooth algebraic subvarieties of $\mathbb C^n$. Any thoughts, dear friends?