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examples of Kähler manifolds with trivial odd Betti numbers and first Chern classes

To my limited knowledge, many compact Kähler manifolds have trivial odd Betti numbers. For instance, flag manifolds $G/P$,where $G$ is a semisimple complex Lie group and $P$ a parabolic subgroup, and ...
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some intuition about the degree of a map

Consider a map $$ f: \Sigma \to X/\sigma,$$ where $\Sigma=\Sigma_g/\Omega$ is a quotient of a Riemann surface by an antiholomorphic involution, $\sigma:X\to X$ is an antiholomorphic involution of some ...
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Chern-Weil Theory for $p_1$

I'm studying Riemannian manifolds that admits a almost-complex manifold, thus $$3\tau+2\chi=c_1^2,$$ where $\tau$ is the signature, $\chi$ is the euler characteristic and $c_1$ is the first Chern ...
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Meromorphic extension of local defining equations of a complex submanifold

let $M$ be a smooth compact complex manifold of dimension $m$ and $N\subset M$ a smooth complex submanifold of dimension $1\leq n \leq m-2$. Covering $N$ with well chosen open sets of $M$ we can ...
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Minimal projective space containing projective variety independent of base field

In this question I ask whether ambient spaces descend to models of varieties. Let $k\subset K$ be a non-trivial extension of algebraically closed fields, e.g., $\overline{\mathbb Q}\subset \mathbb ...
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Are “ample” and “positive” line bundle the same concept?

A line bundle is ample if some power of it is very ample. A line bundle is positive if the chern class in $H^2(X,\mathbb{Z})$ is represented by a Kahler metric in $H^{1,1}(X,\mathbb{Z})$.(Regarded as ...
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Bound for the Picard number of a 3-fold

Are there some upper bounds for the Picard number of a non-singular threefold? We know that in the surface case, we have $h^{1,1}=10\chi-c_1^2+2q$. Hence the picard number $\leq 10\chi-c_1^2+2q$. Is ...
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Commuting Derivative and Convolution type integral

Suppose $\Gamma$ is a smooth curve, $f$ and its derivative belong to some $L^p(\mathbb{C})$(i.e $f\in W^{1,p}$) and kernel $K(|z-y|)\in\mathbb{C}\times\mathbb{C}$ has only singularity on ...
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Expansion of the squared distance function from a submanifold

let $(M,g)$ be a compact Kahler manifold of dimension $m$ with the Kahler metric $g$ real-analytic. Let $N\subset M$ be a complex submanifold of dimension $0<k<m$. Let $$d_{g}(M,\cdot): ...
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Ampleness of Hodge bundles over complex curves

Let $C$ be a smooth, proper and connected curve over the complex numbers $\bf C$. Let ${\cal G}\to C$ be a smooth group scheme over $C$ and let $\epsilon_{\cal G}:C\to{\cal G}$ be its zero-section. ...
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Characterisation of convergence in Deligne-Mumford compactifiaction

1) Is there a (simple) way to characterise the convergence of complex curves toward a stable curve in term of hyperbolic metrics for the Deligne Mumford compactification of the moduli space of complex ...
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Deformations of a pair of compact, complex manifolds

This is somewhat related to the question found at What is the DGLA controlling the deformation theory of a complex submanifold?, though not exactly the same, so I hope it's not duplicating too much. ...
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Must a canonical line bundle be associated to a cartier divisor?

Suppose $X$ is a complex manifold, we have the map $H^0(X,K_X^*/O_X^*)\to H^1(X,O_X^*)$, is the canonical line bundle $\wedge^n{\Omega}$ always in the image of the map?
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A Generalized De Rham cohomology

Edit According to the comment of Alex Degtyarev, I deleted the last part of the previous version. Let $E$ be a real vector space. The complex valued $k$- tensors on $E$ is denoted by ...
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Is the number of minimal models finite

Let $X$ be a variety of general type. Assume that $\dim X = 3$. In https://eudml.org/doc/164223 it is proven that $X$ has only finitely many minimal models (i.e., only $\mathbb Q$-factorial terminal ...
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Degeneration of varieties ---Mumford reduction---minimal model, what's the relationship?

Every variety here is over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $f: X \rightarrow C $ be a flat proper surjective morphism from a quasi-projective variety $X$ to a quasi-projective smooth curve. Let $p\in C$. We ...
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When is the analytification of a variety homeomorphic to $\mathbb C$

Let $X$ be the analytification of a variety $V$ such that $X$ is homeomorphic to $\mathbb R^2$. What can we say about $X$? Can $V$ be singular?
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How far do conjugated Mobius transforms move points?

I start with an automorphism $f$ of the complex unit disc $S^1 = \{ z \in \mathbb{C} : |z| \leq 1\}$. I assume that such a map is given by a Mobius transform, namely $$ f(z) = \frac{z - ...
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Lattice polarized K3 surfaces

I've recently encountered the definition of a lattice polarized K3 surface. What is the idea behind the definition? Surely, there's something deeper to it than merely being a natural generalization of ...
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Deformation of Hitchin-Simpson correspondence

Let $X$ be a compact Riemann surface, Hitchin-Simpson correspondence over $X$ says that irreducible representations of $\pi_1(X)$ one-to-one correspondend to stable Higgs bundles with vanishing Chern ...
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Are all holomorphic vector bundles on a contractible complex manifold trivial?

It is true that over a contractible manifold all differentiable vector bundles are trivial. However the method of proof does not apply in the holomorphic category. It is also true that a contractible ...
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Generalizing a result of Paul Andi Nagy

I am trying to generalizate a result of Paul Andi Nagy which says that in a almost Kähler manifold with parallel torsion we have $\langle \rho,\Phi-\Psi\rangle $ is a nonnegative number; in fact $$ ...
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Harmonic function osculating a given subharmonic function

Let $\Omega\subseteq\mathbb C$ be an open set and let $\phi:\Omega\to\mathbb R_{\geq 0}$ be an exhausting (i.e. proper) smooth subharmonic function. Fix $p\in\Omega$. Does there exist a harmonic ...
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A question about Marsden-Weinstein reduction theory

Let $G$ ba a compat Lie group and $\frak g$ be its Lie algebra, then by Marsden-Weinstein reduction theory we know that if we take $M=T^*G$ and $J:M\to \frak g^*$ be its moment map then the reduced ...
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The behaviour of holomorphic mapping of curves

Given a polynomial, (or rational function, transcendental entire (meromorphic) function) $f$, and a smooth closed Jordan curve $\gamma$, can we give a complete description of the image of $f(\gamma)$ ...
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Is it possible to find $h$ hermitian metric such that $Isom_{h}(X) \cong Aut(X)$?

I suspect this is true for some class of analytic manifolds (Riemann surfaces maybe), but my knowledge in differential geometry is very poor, so I could not conclude it. For complex manifolds, is it ...
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Spicing up Riemann surfaces course (revised)

I am a master's student planning to write a master's thesis on Riemann surfaces. I plan to study Forster's Lectures on Riemann surfaces. What side topics could one study to spice up the thesis? I am ...
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What is the “complex third derivative”?

Background I am including this information about real higher order derivatives because it does not seem to be common knowledge. I also include a review of the complex Hessian. If $f:\mathbb{R}^n ...
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Holomorphic trivialization of $(x,y) \subset \mathbb{C}[x,y]/(y^2 - x^3 + x)$

This question is largely out of curiosity but also motivated by an attempt to understand vector bundles on elliptic curves better. I believe it is a theorem of Grauert that any holomorphic vector ...
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Moment map in the singular case

The moment map is defined on the symplectic manifold $(M,\omega)$, or particularly, $(M,\omega)$ is Kahler. While $\omega$ is smooth or differential enough, the definition is obvious to understand, in ...
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Moment map of CP^1 as rational normal curve

I am little confused about some basic symplectic geometry about Hamiltonian actions on sphere. I appreciate your comments. Consider sphere $S^2 = \mathbb{C}P^1$ with its standard symplectic (Kaehler) ...
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3d-analog of “every 2d oriented manifold is complex”

Is there an analog of the statement of "every 2d oriented surface is a complex manifold"? I saw a theorem in Blair's book, that "every 3d contact metric manifold is a strongly pseudo convex CR ...
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Smooth mixed hodge modules - representations of fundamental group?

I do not know much about mixed Hodge modules. I would like to ask: Let $X$ be a smooth connected algebraic complex variety, with a chosen point. Could one describe smooth mixed Hodge modules on $X$ as ...
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Cotangent bundle of coadjoint orbit is stein manifold?

Let me first define stein manifolds and coadjoint orbits. A complex manifold $X$ of complex dimension $n$ is called a Stein manifold if the following conditions hold: $X$ is holomorphically convex, ...
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Topological degree and polynomial degree

Let $F:\mathbb{C}^n\to \mathbb{C}^n$ be a homeomorphism homogeneous of degree 1 (i.e., $F(tx)=tF(x)$, $t>0$) and $g:\mathbb{C}^n\to \mathbb{C}$ a homogeneous polynomial of degree $k$. Let $L$ ...
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Kahler structure on holomorphic principal bundles

Let $G$ be a compact complex Lie group and $M$ be a compact Kähler manifold. Does there exist any example of a holomorphic principal $G$-bundle over $M$ admitting Kähler structures?
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Arithmetic property of a surface of general type

In my previous post I asked about the hyperbolicity of the affine surface $S'=\{zw \neq o\}$ in the projective surface $z^2 = P(x) Q(y)$ in $\mathbb{P}^3$, where $P$ and $Q$ are two general ...
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Etale covers of a hyperelliptic curve

Let $X$ be a hyperelliptic curve of genus at least two. Let $Y\to X$ be a finite etale morphism with $Y$ connected.Then $Y$ is a smooth projective connected curve. Is $Y$ hyperelliptic? More ...
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A family of examples of (Brody) hyperbolic surfaces

Let $P(x)$ and $Q(x)$ be two general polynomial of the same degree $d$ (d can be arbitrary large). Consider the surface $S : z^2 = P(x) Q(y)$ in the projective space $\mathbb{P}^3$. I want to prove ...
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Uniform estimate for the Cauchy-Riemann equations on a hyperbolic Riemann surface

I have been trying to find the answer to this question in the literature, but have not succeeded. The question is as follows. Suppose $X$ is a Riemann surface that admits a green's function (i.e. ...
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Atiyah classes of holomorphic vector bundles with trivial Chern classes

Let $X$ be compact Kahler and $E \to X$ a holomorphic vector bundle. Then $E$ has an Atiyah class, $At(E)$, valued in the sheaf cohomology $H^1(\Omega_X \otimes \operatorname{End} E)$. Suppose the ...
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Translation of “Über kompakte homogene Kählersche Mannigfaltigkeiten”

Has anyone translated Borel and Remmert's 1962 paper titled: Über kompakte homogene Kählersche Mannigfaltigkeiten?
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What are the known examples of compact complex $n$-folds that do not have a strongly Gauduchon metric for $n >2$?

Gauduchon showed that every conformal hermitian structure on a compact complex $n$-fold contains an hermitian metric such that the associated 1,1-form $\omega$ satisfies $\partial ...
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Hirzebruch's ICM talk

Is there an English translation of Hirzebruch's 1958 ICM lecture note: KOMPLEXE MANNIGFALTIGKEITEN Thank you very much!
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Is there any advantage to knowing that Gauss-Manin is Hermitian flat?

Let $S$ be a complex manifold and let $p : E \to S$ be a holomorphic vector bundle. Is there any advantage to knowing that $E$ carries a flat Hermitian metric $h$, ie a smooth Hermitian metric with ...
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algebraic varieties whose fundamental group is subgroup separable wrt subvariety subgroups

Call an algebraic variety $\pi_1$-subgroup separable iff, for every $Y\subseteq X$ a closed subvariety and $\hat Y\xrightarrow{i} Y$ a normalisation of $Y$, and subgroup $\Gamma=Im(\pi_1(\hat ...
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filling by holomorphic disks method

Can you give me a reference for the proof of the filling by holomorphic disks method, besides Bishop's original paper?
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mixed Hodge structure on Cohomology with compact support

Let $X$ be a smooth quasi-projective variety of dimension $n$ over the complex numbers (let us assume it is the complement of a normal crossings divisor in a smooth projective variety). Then how does ...
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What is the holomorphic sectional curvature?

Let $X$ be an $n$-dimensional complex manifold, let $\omega$ be a Kahler metric on $X$ and let $R$ be the $(4,0)$ curvature tensor of $\omega$. We can simplify the tensor $R$ in different ways, two of ...
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Weyl group action on complexified Iwasawa decomposition

Let $G$ be a complex, reductive, algebraic group and let $G=KB$ be the complexified Iwasawa decomposition of $G$, see also [SW02]. Let $T$ be a maximal torus of $B$, therefore a maximal torus of $G$. ...