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Holomorphic separation and the existence of strictly plurisubharmonic functions

Recall that a complex manifold is Stein if it is holomorphically convex and separable. If we assume holomorphically convex alone, then there is Cartan-Remmert reduction to say how far it is from being ...
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complex Morse function on a four-manifold

If we have a complex Morse function on a complex four-manifold, $f: X\to \mathbb{C} $, can we tell from the function how the genus of inverse images $f^{-1}(z)$ (for regular values) may change? under ...
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Holomorphic objects associated with a compact complex manifold?

Good morning, I'm just curious about the following. With a compact Kahler manifold, we can associate an Albanese torus. This helps us a lot study the manifold. My question: Are there other ...
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Another fibration with a given singular fiber class.

Let $f:X\rightarrow C$ be a fibration of complex manifold over a smooth curve $C$. Let $D$ be an irreducible component of singular fibers. How can one prove that $X$ does not admit any fibration with ...
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Toroidal embedding

Its known ( see " The birational geometry of degenerations") that there exist a smooth one parameter family (i.e. total space is smooth) of two dimensional complex toris over unit disk whose central ...
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On a Hirzebruch surface.

I am trying to solve exercise in Huybrechts's book 'Complex geometry' While solving problems, one problem kept me from going forward. That is, The surface $\Sigma_n=\mathbb{P}$ $(\mathcal{O}_ ...
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Betti numbers of Proper nonprojective varieties

This is a question about pathologies. Let $X/\mathbb{C}$ be an irreducible projective variety smooth over $\mathbb{C}$. Then, the singular cohomology groups $H^i(X, \mathbb{C})$ have a hodge ...
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Two questions on complex geometry

I have two questions on complex geometry. First one is that why the existence of almost complex structure on tangent bundle on real 2n-dimensional manifold is a topological question? Wikipedia ...
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When a Riemannian manifold is of Hessian Typ

When a Riemannian manifold is of Hessian Type (i.e., a Riemannian manifold which its metric is Hessian)
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${\bar{\partial}}$-geometrically formal ?

A compact Riemannian manifold is called geometrically formal if the wedge product of two $d$-harmonic forms is $d$-harmonic. Are there any known results for when a non-Kahler compact complex ...
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When does $Aut(X)=Bir(X)$ hold?

Let $X$ be a projective complex manifold. Under what condition do we have the equality $Aut(X)=Bir(X)$? Here $Aut(X)$ denotes the group of holomorphic automorphisms of $X$ and $Bir(X)$ the group of ...
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necessary and sufficient condition for existence of $SU(3)$-structure on 6-manifolds

Is there any necessary and sufficient condition for existence of $SU(3)$-structure on 6-manifolds $M$?
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Primitive Cohomology Useful?

In her book, after proving the hodge decomposition, Voisin spends time discussing primitive cohomology $H^r(X, \mathbb{C})_{prim} = \ker L^{n-r+1} \subset H^r(X, \mathbb{C})$ (where $L$ is the ...
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Divisors, factorisations of matrix valued functions, and the Lorentz group

How to construct a complex projective variety with several classes of non-intersecting divisors? How to keep the answer concrete and simple, so that explicit calculations can be done? And the problem ...
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Torsion in cohomology of smooth manifolds

I've been interested in the possible (singular) cohomology groups of complex projective algebraic varieties, and there are lots of theorems that give various restrictions on these (Hodge ...
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On linear automorphism on positive definite matrices.

I saw a statement in [Murakami, On automorphisms on Siegel domains] that every linear automorphism $\phi$ on the set of positive definite matrices can be represented as conjugation: i.e. there is a ...
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Basis for hodge decomposition of Elliptic K3 Surfaces

We know the hodge numbers of K3 Surfaces. To work out some ideas, I'd like to know an explicit basis for the hodge decomposition $H^{p,q}$ of a smooth Elliptic K3 Surface over $\mathbb{C}$ (for all ...
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How do fibers of the functor Algebraic Varieties $\to$ Complex Analytic Spaces look like?

There's already a question (which got several interesting answers) asking about examples of the phenomenon of non (essential) injectivity of the functor $U:Alg\to AnEsp$, mapping each algebraic ...
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k-Hyperbolic manifolds

A complex manifold $N$ is $k$-hyperbolic ($\dim N \geq k$) if any holomorphic map from $\mathbb C^k$ to $N$ has rank strictly less than k. Brody hyperbolic manifolds are $1$-hyperbolic for example. ...
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Horrible sets and blowups in Hubbard's Teichmuller theory

Edit: I can rephrase this question this way: When blowing up every point in the $x$-axis in $\mathbb{C}^2$ by means of an inverse limit of finite blowups, how can anything be 'left over'? The horrible ...
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Self-intersection and the normal bundle

Let $X/k$ be a surface nonsingular and proper over an algebraically closed field $k$. Let $C \subset X$ be a nonsingular curve. Then it is clear that the self-intersection $(C \cdot C)_X$ is ...
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Complex structures on $R^{2N}$ with complex annulus

Let $M$ be a complex manifold of dimension $N\ge2$ such that $\qquad$(1) $M$ is diffeomorphic to $R^{2N}$, $\qquad$(2) There is a compact set $K\subseteq M$ such that $M\setminus K$ is biholomorphic ...
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Tangent bundle and normal bundle in self-product

$\newcommand{\I}{\mathcal{I}}$ Let $X$ a variety smooth over the complex numbers. Then we know that $\Omega_{X/\mathbb{C}}$ is the (usual) pullback of the conormal sheaf $\I/\I^2$ where $\I$ the sheaf ...
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Are complex varieties Kahler? - Algebraic, non-projective complex manifolds

Let $X/\mathbb{C}$ a nonsingular proper variety and $X_{an}$ it's associated analytic space. Is $X_{an}$ necessarily Kahler? Certainly we know this if $X$ is projective. A complex torus is algebraic ...
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Inclusion of logarithmic de-Rham complex into differentials

Let $X$ be a complex manifold and $D$ a normal crossing divisor. Let $U = X - D$ and $j: U \rightarrow X$ the natural map. Voisen observes that there is a natural inclusion $$\Omega^k_X(\log D) ...
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Minimal distance spheres in complex projective spaces

My question has to do with distance spheres in $\mathbb CP^{n+1}$. I am interested in knowing what is the radius $r$ of a distance sphere $S(r)$ around a point that makes it a minimal submanifold ...
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On the jacobian origin of CM abelian varieties

Let $K$ be a CM field of degree $2n$ over $\mathbf{Q}$ and let $\mathcal{O}_K$ be its ring of integers. Let $\Phi=(\phi_1,\ldots,\phi_n)$ be a CM type of K. Then it is known that complex torus ...
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Complexification of a complex manifold

Hi all, Let $M$ be a real-analytic manifold and let $N$ be a complexification of $M$ (in other words, $M$ sits in $N$ as a totally real submanifold). Suppose $M$ has an (integrable) complex ...
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On $\pi_1$ of an algebraic surface

I have the following question. Any input would be appreciated. If you have a counterexample, I would be very interested to know. Question. Let $(X, \omega, J)$ be a Kahler manifold of complex ...
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Moishezon manifolds with vanishing first Chern class

Suppose $M$ is a Moishezon manifold with $c_1(M)=0$ in $H^2(M,\mathbb{R})$. Does it follow that $K_M$ is torsion in $\mathrm{Pic}(M)$? This is true whenever $M$ is Kähler (and therefore ...
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recurrence formula for *i*-th Chern class of $CP^n$

one can show that the relation between first Chern class and second Chern class of $CP^n$ is $\frac{2(n+1)}{n} c_2 (M)=c_1 (M)^2$ here $c_1 (M)^2=c_1 (M)∧c_1 (M)$. So is there any recurrence ...
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Does equality of Laplacians imply Kähler?

This question follows on from this one. Let $(X, \omega)$ be a Hermitian manifold and define the Laplacians $\Delta_{\partial} = \partial\partial^* + \partial^*\partial$ and $\Delta_{\bar{\partial}} ...
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Almost Complex Structure approach to Deformation of Compact Complex Manifolds

I don't know much about the deformation of compact complex manifolds, I've only read chapter 6 of Huybrechts' book Complex Geometry: An Introduction. There are two parts to this chapter. The second ...
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recognizing Kahler manifolds of complex dimension n

Is there new classification of Kahler manifolds of complex dimension n and new results for necessary and sufficient conditions for a manifold being Kahler? I know if redactivity of Lie algebra on ...
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Question about an estimate in Hörmander's proof of Cartan's Theorem B

I have been working through the proof of Cartan's Theorem B that Hörmander gives in his book 'Introduction to Complex Analysis in Several Variables'. When I began, I skipped over some of the initial ...
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On the algberaicity of the universal elliptic curve associated to a torsion free subgroup

So let $\Gamma\subseteq SL_2(\mathbf{Z})$ be a finite index subgroup (not necessarily a congruence subgroup). Recall that we have an action of $SL_2(\mathbf{R})$ on ...
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How to study the nonregular part of a finite branched holomorphic covering?

A finite branched holomorphic covering is a holomorphic map $f : V \to W$ between holomorphic varieties $V$ and $W$ such that $f$ is a finite branched covering (in the topological sense) There is a ...
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Are Lefschetz thimbles holomorphic manifolds?

I have a Lefschetz thimble defined by the stable flow of the gradient a holomorphic function toward a critical point (as defined e.g. in Witten arXiv:1001.2933 and F.Pham "Vanishing homologies and the ...
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Can the holomorphic image of $(\mathbb{C}^*)^n$ be open but not dense

Let $M$ be a compact complex connected [but not necessarily kähler] $n$-manifold, and suppose we have a holomorphic map $$(\mathbb{C}^*)^n \to M$$ such that the image is open. Is the image ...
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complex manifold with corner

I was reading Dominic Joycee article on Manifold with corner. He talk about manifold with corner modeled over $[0,\infty)^k\times \mathbb R^{n-k}$ for some $k\leq n$. From here i moved to Melrose ...
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Algebraic De Rham cup product versus Betti cup product

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over $\mathbf{C}$ of complex dimension $2n$. Let $C_1,C_2\subseteq X$ be two closed subvarieties of complex dimension $n$. Then we get two Betti homology ...
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Analytic isomorphisms above two etale maps

Le $X_1$, $X_2$ and $Z$ be smooth quasi-projective connected varieties defined over $\mathbf{C}$. Let $p_1:X_1\rightarrow Z$ and $p_2:X_2\rightarrow Z$ be finite etale maps. Assume that ...
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Etymology of the O-notation for algebras of holomorphic functions

The notation $O(X)$ seems to be a quite standard notation for the algebra of all holomorphic functions on some connected domain in $\mathbb{C}^n$ (or a complex manifold). I would like to know where ...
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Non-compact complex surfaces which are not Kähler

Not every complex manifold is a Kähler manifold (i.e. a manifold which can be equipped with a Kähler metric). All Riemann surfaces are Kähler, but in dimension two and above, at least for compact ...
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What does non-levi flat point mean geometrically

Hello, $CR$ manifold for example $S^1\times C^{n-1}$ is every where levi flat. Can I have example of $CR$ manifold which has at least one non levi flat point. I can't see what the happening in ...
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Splitting principle for holomorphic vector bundles

Let $E \to X$ be a vector bundle over a decent space $X$. Then there is a space $Z$ together with a map $p: Z \to X$ which induces a split injection on cohomology and such that $p^* E$ splits as a ...
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Line bundles with complex connection

Suppose that we have a complex manifold $X$, and a line bundle $L$ over $X$. It is known that the line bundles over $X$ are parametrized by their Chern class, the Chern class being the cohomology ...
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Non-bimeromorphic compactifications

Let $X$ be a (smooth, non-compact) complex space. By a compactification of $X$ we mean a compact complex space $\overline X$ which contains a dense open subset biholomorphic to $X$ (we shall identify ...
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volume of complex hyperbolic manifolds

I would like to know if there are in the literature explicit computations of the volume of complex hyperbolic manifolds. More precisely, let $\mathcal O$ be an imaginary quadratic number field, and ...
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local kählerforms on complex manifold

hallo, Let $M$ be a complex manifold. Assume we have a covering of $M$ by complex charts $\{U_{i}\}$. Furthermore assume that we have on each $U_{i}$ a Kählerform $\omega_{i}$ (i.e. $d\omega_{i} = ...