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Almost Complex Integrability and Algebraic Varieties

Let $J$ be an almost complex structure on an algebraic variety $V$. As we all know, $J$ comes from a complex structure if the Nijenhuis tensor of $J$ vanishes. What I would like to know is if there ...
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Plurisubharmonic exhaustion functions without critical points at infinity

A complex manifold $X$ is said to be weakly pseudoconvex if there exists on $X$ a smooth plurisubharmonic exhaustion function $\psi$. For example, Stein manifolds are weakly pseudoconvex (in this ...
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Noncompact Kahler manifolds with nonzero Ricci tensor but vanishing scalar curvature

Let us consider a noncompact K\"{a}hler manifold with vanishing scalar curvature but nonzero Ricci tensor. I'm wondering what can it tell us about the manifold. The example (coming from physics) has ...
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What is the nature of the zero locus of a section of a coherent sheaf?

Suppose that $X$ is a reduced rigid space and $\scr{F}$ is a coherent sheaf on $X$. For a section $f\in {\scr F}(X)$, the zero locus of $f$ is the set of points $x\in X$ at which $f$ vanishes in the ...
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Torsion in the Betti cohomology of complex surfaces

Q1. So what is the "simplest example" of a compact complex manifold of dimenension $2$, say $X$, for which $H_B^2(X,\mathbb{Z})$ has non-trivial torsion. Q2. How do we think about these torsion ...
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On the fundamental group of hypersurfaces

Let $H$ be a smooth projective hypersurface in $\mathbb{P}^n(\mathbb{C})$ where $n\geq 3$. Then by the Lefschetz hyperplane theorem we have that $H^1(H,\mathbb{C})= ...
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Finite unramified analytic coverings vs finite etale coverings

Let $X$ be a smooth quasi-projective variety (so irreducible) over $\mathbf{C}$. We may think of $X$ as a complex manifold which we denote by $X^{an}$. Of course the topology on $X^{an}$ is finer ...
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When can you reverse the orientation of a complex manifold and still get a complex manifold?

I'm told that $\overline{\mathbb{C}P^2}$, i.e. $\mathbb{C}P^2$ with reverse orientation, is not a complex manifold. But for example, $\overline{\mathbb{C}}$ is still a complex manifold and ...
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holomorphy of inverse map

Let $M,N$ be complex manifolds and $f : M \to N$ be a bijective holomorphic map. Is then $f^{-1}$ also holomorphic? The open mapping theorem implies that $f^{-1}$ is continuous. In order to apply the ...
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Diffeomorphism group of the unit sphere of complex n-space

What is the largest subgroup of the diffeomorphism group of a (2n-1)-sphere that only contains members that are holomorphic in the coordinates assigned to the sphere by taking it to be the unit sphere ...
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Highly connected, compact complex manifolds

Here are four remarks about the homology and homotopy type of a compact, complex manifold $M$: If $M$ is Kähler, then it is symplectic and thus $H^2(M,\mathbb{R}) \ne 0$. (Also, as explained in a ...
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Holomorphic vector fields acting on Dolbeault cohomology

The question. Let $(X, J)$ be a complex manifold and $u$ a holomorphic vector field, i.e. $L_uJ = 0$. The holomorphicity of $u$ implies that the Lie derivative $L_u$ on forms preserves the (p,q) ...
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A topological consequence of Riemann-Roch in the almost complex case

This question originated from a conversation with Dmitry that took place here Is there a complex structure on the 6-sphere? The Hirzebruch-Riemann-Roch formula expresses the Euler characteristic of ...
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Topologically distinct Calabi-Yau threefolds

In dimensions 1 and 2 there is only one, respectively 2, compact Kaehler manifolds with zero first Chern class, up to diffeomorphism. However, it is an open problem whether or not the number of ...