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### Exterior derivative on principal bundle [closed]

In Nakahara's Geometry, Topology and Physics on page 375, he constructs a Lie-algebra-valued one-form $\omega$ on a principal bundle $P$ by "lifting" a Lie-algebra-valued one-form $\mathcal A_i$ on an ...
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### Existence of flat connections via characteristic classes, for nice groups

I have two questions about what I write below (which honestly seems pretty elementary). Is it true (more or less)? Is there a clean reference that I can cite. Let $G$ be a compact Lie group, $M$ a ...
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### Scheme of Higgs reductions

I'm reading the Bruzzo and Graña Otero's paper Semistable and Numerically Effective Principal (Higgs) Bundles; here: $X$ is a smooth, complex, projective variety; $G$ is a connected, complex, ...
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### Fiber product of nilmanifolds

Let $M_1$ and $M_2$ be nilmanifolds. We can see them as total spaces of torus bundles $\pi_i:M_i \to B_i\ \ i=1,2$. Suppose that $B_1=B_2$ and that the fibers are torus of the same dimension and ...
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### On the definition of fundamental vector field

I've encountered with following question while reading Morita's book "Geometry of Differential Forms" (pp.263) Let $(P,\pi,M,G)$ be a principal G-bundle, $\mathfrak{g}$ be the Lie algebra of the Lie ...
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### Action on algebraic variety and adjoint bundles

Let $X$ be a complex algebraic variety and let $G$ be a complex algebraic group; I mean that $X$ is a reduced, separated scheme of finite type on $\operatorname{Spec}\mathbb{C}$, and the underlying ...
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### Principal bundle approach to general relativity

I am curious if there is any literature (texbooks, mainly, but articles will do too, though I don't have easy access to any paid journal) that deals with general relativity by using Ehresmann ...
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### Circle Action on Quaternionic Projective Space

Quoting from Wikipedia article on quaternionic projective space: Therefore the quotient manifold $$\mathbb{HP}^{2}/\mathrm{U}(1)$$ may be taken, writing $U(1)$ for the circle group. It has ...
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### Four Sphere Fibrations

Does there exist a manifold $M$ and a compact Lie group $H$ such that we have a fibration $H \to S^4 \to M$, where $S^4$ is the four sphere?
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### Counting isomorphism classes in open subsets of Bun_G

Let $G$ be a split semisimple algebraic group and let $C$ be a curve of genus $g$ over $\mathbb F_q$. Assume $g \geq 2$. The number of $\mathbb F_q$-points of $\# \operatorname{Bun}_G(C)$, where each ...
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### Semistability of principal bundle vs vector bundle

Ramanathan has defined the semistability of a principal $G-$bundle $E$ over a curve $X$ as follows: $E$ is semistable iff for any parabolic subgroup $P\subset G$, for any reduction of the ...
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### $\pi_1$ of the moduli of G-bundles on elliptic curves and the double affine braid group

For a simple Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$ over $\mathbb{C}$, the fundamental group of $\mathfrak{h}_\text{reg}/W$ (where $\mathfrak{h}$ is the Cartan subalgebra, $\mathfrak{h}_\text{reg}$ is the subset ...
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### Vector bundle with a perfect pairing and ($\mathbb Z/2$, $SL_r$)-bundle

I think this is a well knowing result but I can't find any reference, Let $(E,q)$ be a vector bundle with a non degenerated quadratic form $q:E\rightarrow E^*$ with trivial determinant, suppose ...
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### Detecting torsion-classified bundles by differential invariants

The following is based on a loose understanding of the nuts and bolts that go into Chern-Simons theory, so bear with any vagueness on my part. Suppose I have a principal $G$-bundle $P\to M$ and I ...
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### Generalising the Penrose Twistor Fibration

As is well known, there exists a fibration $\mathbb{CP}^3 \to S^4$, of the four sphere by complex projective $3$-space, called the Penrose twistor fibration. Does this fibration admit a "canonical" ...
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### Automorphism group of a fiber bundle surjects onto diffeomorphism group?

This should surely be well-known by I have not been able to find a good reference to the following question: Given a smooth fiber bundle $\pi\colon P \longrightarrow M$ over a smooth manifold $M$ with ...
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### Certain principal bundle structure on $\mathbb{R}^{n} \setminus \{0\}$

I ask this question in MSE and I received no answer, so I repeat it here: Is there a right action of $\mathbb{H}^{2}$ on some $\mathbb{R}^{n}\setminus \{0\}$ such that this action gives us a ...
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### What is the space for the coefficients of the connection 1-form of a connection in a vector bundle?

Let $E\to X$ is a a (smooth real) vector bundle with structure group some Lie group $G$. Suppose we have a (linear) connection $\nabla$ on $E$. Is it true that if $A$ is the connection 1-form of ...
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### Lindel's theorem for semisimple simply connected G

Let $k$ be a field. $G/k$ be a simply connected semisimple algebraic group. Let $X/k$ be a smooth affine $k$-scheme. Question: Is every principal $G$ bundle on $X\times {\mathbb A}^1$ a pull back ...
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### When does an algebraic space that is a torsor over a scheme have to be a scheme?

In Group actions on stacks and applications (Section 4 of part A), M.Romagny gives a definition of $G$-torsor over a scheme $S$ in which the total space need not be a scheme, just an algebraic space. ...
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### Are all quotients of a weakly contractible space via a free group action classifying spaces of the group?

I asked this question on math.stackexchange a week ago, but did not get an answer. First of all, I don't want to restrict to any kind of "nice spaces" since I am interested in the most general ...
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### Cohomology of a flat principal connection

Let $M$ be a compact manifold, $G$ a compact Lie group, $P\to M$ a principal $G$-bundle and $A$ a flat principal connection on $P$. Then $(\Omega^\bullet(M;\operatorname{ad}P),d_A)$ forms a cochain ...
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### Proof of Lemma in “Harmonic maps and the self-duality equations” by Donaldson

I am referring to this paper by S. K. Donaldson. I could not find a freely available version, hence I feel uncomfortable to copy & paste parts of his paper, and won't do so. Nevertheless, I will ...
I have posted this question on math.stackexchange, without success. I'll make it brief: Let $E\rightarrow M$ be an orientable vector bundle of rank n equipped with some Riemannian metric, $P:=F_{SO(n)... 0answers 93 views ### Euler number of the complex of basic forms Let$G$be a compact Lie group and$\pi:P \to M$a principal$G$-bundle. I would like to understand the geometry of$M$through$P$with the$G$-action. I am trying to understand the Hopf bundle ($G=...
Let $X$ be a smooth proper algebraic curve over $\mathbb{C}$, and let $G$ be a reductive group over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $Gr_{X,n}$ be the Beilinson-Drinfeld Grassmannian (for n points in $X$), which ...