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Is a G-invariant metric always Kähler-Einstein?

Suppose there is a Hermitian symmetric space of compact type $X$. It is realized in the following way: $X\hookrightarrow\mathbb{P}^N$ and equipped with the induced Fubini-Study metric $g$. What's ...
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Canonical metric on moduli space of singular Calabi-Yau varieties

Let $\pi:X\to Y$ be a surjective holomorphic map with connected fibers and let fibers are singular Calabi-Yau varieties (i.e. numerical dimension is zero) then is it possible to construct canonical ...
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Are there examples of Fano manifolds such that Tian's alpha invariant satisfies $\alpha_G(X)=\frac{n}{n+1}$ but without a Kähler-Einstein metric?

The alpha invariant $\alpha(X)$ of a Fano manifold $X$ of dimension $n$ is defined as the infimum of log canonical thresholds of (effective) $\mathbb{Q}$-divisors $D\sim_{\mathbb{Q}}-K_X$. Similarly, ...
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Hyperplane generic to a given arrangement

At the moment, I am reading the paper "on the connectivity of the realization spaces of line arrangements" of Nazir and Yoshinaga. I would like to extend their Lemma 3.2 to higher dimension. However, ...
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Is there any open Ricci-flat ALE 4-manifold other than Hyper-Kahler ALE 4-manifolds?

Concerning my previous question Non simply connected HyperKähler 4-manifolds without ALE metrics the following question occurred to me: Is there any open Ricci-flat ALE 4-manifold other than ...
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Ellipticity of Bott-Chern Laplacian

I want to prove that Bott-Chern Laplacian $$\tilde{\Delta}_{BC}^{p,q}=(\partial\bar\partial)(\partial\bar\partial)^*+(\partial\bar\partial)^*(\partial\bar\partial)+(\bar\partial^*\partial)(\bar\...
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Does $\mathbb{CP}^2$ admit a Riemann surface lamination structure?

Does $\mathbb{CP}^2$ admit a Riemann surface lamination structure? Every paper or article I looked at, talk only about singular laminations on $\mathbb{CP}^2$. I was wondering why. If you know ...
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Question on period map, Gauss-Manin connection and complex coordinates of $\mathcal{H}^1(k)$

Let $\mathcal{L}_g$ be the space of abelian differentials on Riemann surfaces of genus $g\ge 2$ and $\mathcal{TH}_g:=\mathcal{L}_g/Diff_0^+(S_g)$ be the Teichmuller space of abelian differentials on ...
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Alternative construction of the first Chern class map

Let $X$ be a compact Kähler manifold. Consider the exponential sequence $0 \to \mathbf Z \to \mathscr O_X \to \mathscr O_X^* \to 0$. The boundary map gives a map $H^1(X, \mathscr O_X^*) \to H^2(X, \...
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Hodge decomposition for Bott-Chern cohomology

$\DeclareMathOperator{im}{im}$ I want to prove that Bott-Chern cohomology group $H^{p,q}_{BC}=\frac{\ker\partial\cap \ker\bar{\partial}}{\im\partial\bar{\partial}}$ has finite dimension via Hodge ...
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A very general complex torus is simple

Let us parametrize the set of lattices inside $\mathbb{C}^g$ with the open dense subset $U = \text{GL}_{2g}(\mathbb{R})$ of $\mathbb{R}^{4g^2}$. Does there exist a countable family $(Z_n)_{n \in \...
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How to tell if it's a Moishezon morphism

Suppose that $f \colon X\rightarrow S$ is a proper morphism of reduced and irreducible complex spaces and $f$ is a smooth deformation in the sense of Kodaira and Spencer. If we know each fiber $X_s$, ...
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Reference request: Existence of plurisubharmonic potential for positive (1,1)-current on Stein (affine) manifold

I am looking for a reference for the following fact, which I believe should be true. Let $X$ be a Stein manifold (or smooth affine variety over $\mathbb{C}$). If $\omega$ is a positive closed $(1,...
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Everywhere holomorphic functions over C [closed]

Let $f, g$ be two everywhere holomorphic functions over ${\Bbb C}$. We consider the local representation of $f, g$ at the origin of ${\Bbb C}$, i.e. $z = 0$. That is, we can consider $f, g \in {\Bbb C}...
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The error in Petrovski and Landis' proof of the 16th Hilbert problem

What was the main error in the proof of the second part of the 16th Hilbert problem by Petrovski and Landis? Please see this related post and also the following post. Added : According to their ...
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Question on Weil-Petersson metric on Teichmuller space

I'm reading Ahlfors' original articles about Weil-Petersson metric: "Some remarks on Teichmüller's space of Riemann surfaces" and "Curvature properties of Teichmüller's space". The tangent space at ...
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On the limit set of eigenvalues of banded Toeplitz Hessenberg matrices

Let $T_{n}(b)$ be the $n\times n$ Toeplitz matrix determined by the symbol $$ b(z)=\frac{1}{z}+\sum_{j=0}^{k}a_{j}z^{j} $$ where $k\in\mathbb{N}$ and $a_{0},\dots,a_{k}\in\mathbb{R}$, $a_{k}\neq0$. ...
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Complex manifolds with spanning sets of holomorphic tensor fields

This question is an extension of this one. Consider a complex manifold $(M^{2n}, J)$. Fix $1 \leq p \leq n-1$, and suppose that the space of holomorphic sections of $\Lambda^{p,0}$ spans $\Lambda^{p,...
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Kähler forms arising as the curvature form of a singular metric on a line bundle

The Fubini-Study metric on complex projective space $\mathbb{P}^n$ is a smooth metric $h = e^{-\phi}$ on the line bundle $\mathcal{O}(1)$ and it is a standard calculation to check that its curvature ...
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On dimension of the moduli space of abelian differentials on Riemann surfaces

I fear I'm missing something important here, so forgive me if my question is stupid. Consider $\mathcal{M}_g$ the moduli space of Riemann surfaces of genus $g>2$ and $\mathcal{H}_g$ the moduli ...
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Complex manifold with subvarieties but no submanifolds

I previously asked this question on MSE and offered a bounty but received no responses. There are examples of compact complex manifolds with no positive-dimensional compact complex submanifolds. ...
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A necessary condition for existence of Ricci flat metric on pair (X,D)

Let $X$ be a complex compact manifold with simple normal crossing divisor $D$. Is the condition $K_X +D = 0$ necessary for the existence of Ricci-flat metric?
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Chern classes of ideal sheaf of an analytic subset

Let $X$ be a Kähler manifold of dimension $n$, and $Z \subset X$ an analytic subset of codimension $k$. I have read in a paper the following result, a proof of which I cannot find: $$c_k(\mathscr{I}...
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List of Applications of the $\partial\overline{\partial}$-lemma

Quoting from Huybrecht's book Complex Geometry on the $\partial\overline{\partial}$-lemma for Kaehler manifolds: Although it looks like a rather innocent technical statement, it is crucial for ...
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Action of a lattice on abelian varieties

Let $\pi\colon Y\to\mathbb{P}_\mathbb{C}^1$ be a ramified cover of degree two of $\mathbb{P}_{\mathbb{C}}^1$ such that $Y$ is smooth. I fix a point $x$ on $\mathbb{P}^1$, over which the cover is étale,...
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Sequence of translation surfaces and length of saddle connections

A sequence of translation surfaces $(X_n,\omega_n)$ is said to "go to infinity" if it leaves every compact set in the space of translation surfaces as $n$ goes to infinity. I know that this is ...
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Normal bundle to fibers of a rational morphism

Let $f:X\dashrightarrow C$ be a rational fibration from a 3-dimensional variety $X$ to a curve $C$ such that generic fiber is smooth and different fibers intrsect in smooth curves. Take $S$ to be a ...
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How many compact complex 3-folds with $b^1 = b^2=h^{1,2}=0$?

Are there any compact complex 3-folds with Betti numbers, $b^1 = b^2 = 0 $ and Hodge number, $h^{1,2}=0$? If yes, then how plentiful are they?
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Spin^c structures on manifolds with almost complex structure

Let $M$ be a smooth even-dimensional manifold. Is it true that for each almost-complex structure $J$ on $M$ there exists a canonical spin$^c$ structure $S_J$ associated to $J$ ? (I've read this ...
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Is there a divisor in $\mathbb P^2$ such that all analytic maps into its complement algebraize?

Is there a closed subscheme $D$ in $\mathbb P^2_{\mathbb C}$ pure of codimension one such that, for all algebraic varieties $X$ over $\mathbb C$, any analytic map $$ \phi: X(\mathbb C) \to \mathbb P^...
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$G$-equivariant coherent sheaves on Bott$-$Samelson resolutions

Let $G$ be a Lie group and $B$ a Borel subgroup. $G/B$ is the corresponding flag variety. Let $w$ be an element of the Weyl group $W$ with a reduced expression $w = s_1 \cdots s_n$. Let $X_w$ be ...
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Hamiltonian potentials of holomorphic vector fields on modifications of Kahler manifolds

let $(M,\omega)$ be a compact Kähler manifold. Let $\mathfrak{g}=H^{0}(M,T_{M})$ be the Lie algebra of holomorphic vector fields on $M$.We can decompose $\mathfrak{g}$ as $$\mathfrak{g}=\mathfrak{h}\...
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Normal bundle of a fiber of the family of curves

If we have the family of complex curves $f:X\rightarrow Y$, over a complex smooth curve $Y$ , we consider a fiber $C=f^{-1}(y)$ and its tangent bundle $T_{C}$. We know that $df: f^{*}{T_{Y}}_{|C}\...
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$G$-invariant holomorphic vs. polynomial functions

Let $X\subseteq\Bbb C^n$ be a smooth affine variety and $G$ a complex reductive group acting algebraically on $X$. Let $x_0\in X$. If there is a non-constant $G$-invariant holomorphic function $f:X\...
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Is polynomial convexity a topological invariant?

Is the property of being polynomially convex a topological invariant? In other words, let $M$ and $N$ be two homeomorphic, compact subsets of $n$-dimensional complex Euclidean space, and assume in ...
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Density of non-algebraic leaves in the characteristic foliation

Let $X$ be a compact complex manifold equipped with a holomorphic symplectic form $\omega$. Let $D$ be a smooth divisor on $X$. At each point of $D$, the restriction of $\omega$ to $D$ has one-...
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Decompositon of the Euler class in the ideal generated by Weyl-invariant polynomials

Let $G$ be a complex reductive Lie group, $B$ be a Borel subgroup, $T\subset B$ be a maximal torus, $W$ be the Weyl group. Then the space $X:=G/B$ is a complex manifold of dimension $n$, denote by $\...
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Is there an integrable complex structure on $\mathrm{SU}(3)$?

Is there a complex manifold diffeomorphic to $\mathrm{SU}(3)$? This question arises in a StackExchange discussion by HK Lee, Ted Shifrin and Jason DeVito: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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The Hypercomplex Structure of $SU(3)$

(A) In this really stylish answer it is shown that one can define a family of complex structures $J_{\lambda}$ on the Lie group SU(3), dependent on the parameter $\lambda \in {\mathbb C}\backslash {\...
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Alternative Almost Complex Structures

Originally posted on Maths Stack Exchange. Let $V$ be a real vector space. An almost complex structure on $V$ is a map $J : V \to V$ such that $J^2 = -\mathrm{id}_V$. An almost complex structure ...
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Holomorphic vector bundles over $\mathbb{C}^{n}\setminus 0$

Is it true that every holomorphic vector bundle over $\mathbb{C}^{n}\setminus 0$ is trivial? If not true, how can one construct a counterexample? And just a small note here (wrong): For $n\leq 2$, ...
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Positivity of forms

I'm getting stuck with a proposition. Please can someone help me? Let $E$ be a holomorphic vector bundle with hermitian metric $h$ over a connected compact Kähler manifold $X$ with Kähler form $\...
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Open Period Integrals of Elliptically Fibered K3 surfaces

Let M be the period domain for elliptic K3 surfaces $(X,\Omega)$ with a holomorphic two-form. Denote the fiber class $f$. Then $$M=\{\Omega\in f^\perp\otimes \mathbb{C}\,:\, \Omega\cdot \Omega=0, \,\...
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Hyper-Kaehler Strucutre for Compact Lie Groups?

We know from the classy work of Joyce that "any compact Lie group becomes hypercomplex after it is multiplied by a sufficiently big torus". The quote comes from the Wikipedia page. I am asking if it ...
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Deformation of $\mathbb{P}^1 \times \mathbb{P}^1$

I learnt that $\mathbb{P}^1 \times \mathbb{P}^1$ is rigid, but can be deformed to a non-rigid Hirzebruch surface $S$. Suppose $\pi: M \to B$ is such deformation such that $\mathbb{P}^1 \times \mathbb{...
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Find the Picard Fuchs operator of a four parameter fundamental period

In my research, we have constructed a Calabi-Yau as a hypersurface of a toric variety and we could compute the fundamental period of the complex moduli, which is a series in four parameters. Say \...
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Relative tangent bundle and trivilization, tautological foliation

Let $T_{X}\rightarrow X$ be the tangent bundle over a complex manifold $X.$ Let $\pi:PT_{X}\rightarrow X$ be a projectivization of that bundle. Let $L$ be the tautological line bundle of $PT_{X}.$ ...
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Algebraicity and non-algebraicity of leaves of the characteristic foliation

Let $X$ be a compact complex manifold equipped with a holomorphic symplectic form $\omega$. Let $D$ be a smooth divisor on $X$. At each point of $D$, the restriction of $\omega$ to $D$ has one-...
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Hypercomplex, hyperKahler, or quaternion-Kähler from Joins/Connected Sums

I am looking for examples of (compact) hypercomplex, hyperKahler, or quaternion-Kähler manifolds which can be constructed as joins/connected sums of manifolds which do are not hypercomplex, ...