# Questions tagged [complex-manifolds]

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### Explicit formula for complex structure on flag manifold/isospectral matrices?

Consider the flag manifold $M = U(n, \mathbb{C})/T^n$, where $T^n$ is the maximal torus of unitary diagonal matrices. Fixing a diagonal matrix $D$ with distinct reals on its diagonal, we can identify ...
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### Hodge bundles associated to a family of complex manifolds

I'm reading Voisin's books on Hodge theory. In the first volume she claimed but didn't prove this theorem: Theorem 10.10 (Voisin) Let $\varphi:\chi\rightarrow B$ be a family of compact complex ...
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### Simply connectedness of leaves of a foliation on an complex manifold

Now I'm searching about leaves of foliation in the following special setting. Let $U,V$ be two holomorphic vector field on $\mathbb{C}^2$ s.t the Lie bracket $[U,V]=UV-VU=0$ and $U$ and $V$ spaned ...
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### Residues and blow ups

On a 2-dimensional complex manifold consider two functions which are meromorphic with singularities along two divisors which meet at a point. There is a residue from these meromorphic functions (...
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### Kähler manifold with negative sectional curvature

Goldberg's theorem states that every almost Kähler manifold of constant curvature is Kähler if and only if the curvature is zero. This seems to contradict the fact that the sectional curvature of the ...
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### “Holomorphic” bump function

I was wondering in what sense can I construct a holomorphic “bump function”? Now, of course we cannot really construct a holomorphic bump function in the usual sense, but I have a much rougher idea in ...
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### Action of complex Lie group on Dolbeault cohomology

Let $M$ be a compact complex manifold acted holomorphically by a complex Lie group $G$. Let $F$ be a holomorphic $G$-equivariant vector bundle over $M$. Consider the natural representation of $G$ in (...
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### An almost complex structure on $\Bbb S^n$ induces a cross product on $\Bbb R^{n+1}$

It is known that the only spheres that admit an almost complex structures are $\Bbb S^2$ and $\Bbb S^6$ (Borel and Serre, 1953). In particular, $\Bbb S^4$ cannot be given an almost complex structure (...
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### Kähler metric on the projective space

"Is there a Kähler metric on the complex projective space $\mathbb {P} ^n(\mathbb {C} )$ different from the Fubini-Study metric?
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### Non-Kähler complex structure on $S^2 \times T^4$

Consider $M = S^2 \times T^4$. Then we can construct a non-Kähler complex structure as follows. Let $L$ be a line bundle over $\mathbb{P}^1$ such that there are two sections $s_1, s_2 \in H^0 (L)$ ...
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### Does Hermite-Einstein imply Kähler-Einstein?

Let $M$ be a compact Kähler manifold and let $\nabla$ be its Levi-Civita, or equivalently its Chern, connection. Denoting the vector bundle of complexified one forms of $M$ by $\Omega^1_{\mathbb{C}}$, ...
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### Basic obstruction to anything like holomophic symmetric functions of infinitely many variables?

The totality of all holomorphic functions on the unit disk forms some sort of infinite-dimensional complex manifold, where the coefficients of the Taylor expansion might serve as coordinates for the ...
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### Uniformization of $\mathbb{CP}^2-\bigcup C_i$, where $C_i$ are Riemann surfaces intersecting generically

Consider $X=\mathbb{CP}^2-\bigcup C_i$ where $C_i$ are Riemann surfaces intersecting generically. How to compute the fundamental group of this space and what is the universal cover?
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### Integration on algebraic curves

Consider the plane algebraic curve $$f(x, y) = y^4 - (2x - 1)y^2 - (4x - 1) y + x^2 + x + 1 = 0.\tag{1}$$ Its compactification results in a Riemann surface $C_1$ of genus $1$. Hence, it can be ...
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### Common holomorphic forms for two distinct complex structures

Let $S$ be a closed real surface having two complex structures $c_1$ and $c_2$ which are not biholomorphic (so $S$ is a Riemann surface with genus at least 1). Consider $\omega$ a 1-form on $S$ which ...
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### Symmetric group-cocycle descends to symmetric product

Let $C$ be a complex curve with universal covering $\tilde{C}$ (which in my case is the upper half plane). Any group-cocylce $e \in H^1(\pi_1(C^n),H^0(\tilde{C}{}^n,\mathcal{O}^{\times}))$ defines a ...
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### Is there a Cauchy integral formula for complex manifolds?

Is there a Cauchy integral formula for holomorphic functions on complex manifolds?
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### Contractible real analytic varieties

If a real analytic variety $V$ in $\mathbb{R}^n$ is both bounded and contractible, is it true that $V$ must be a single point? Here a real analytic variety is the set of zeros of a real analytic ...
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### Teichmuller interpretation of unbounded holomorphic quadratic differentials

For a closed Riemann surface $\Sigma$ of genus $g \geq 2$, the space of holomorphic quadratic differentials on $\Sigma$ can be identified with the cotangent space $T_\Sigma^* \mathcal{T}_g$: in other ...
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### Complex structure on the product of two real torus

Let $T^{2n}_{\mathbb{R}}$ be a real torus of dimension $2n$, and let $Z_n$ be the space consisting of all possible complex structures on $T^{2n}_{\mathbb{R}}$. It is known that: Z_n = \mathrm{GL}(2n,...
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### Is there a maximum principle for CR functions over domains inside CR manifolds?

I am new to this area and I am a bit confused by the literature. Is there a strong maximum principle for CR functions over domains in a CR manifold, please? If so, could someone please state it (...
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### Given a smooth hyperplane section Y of a variety X there exists a Lefschetz pencil of hyperplane sections of X containing Y

Let $X$ be a variety contained in $\mathbb{P}^N$ and let $Y$ be a smooth hyperplane section of $X$. I have read in page 54 of Voisin's book "Hodge theory and complex algebraic geometry II" ...
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### Classification of surface bundles over surfaces

Can anyone recommend one place or a few places that describe what is known about the classification of (real) surface bundles over (real) surfaces? Now, if the fibre F and the base B are both ...
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### Kawamata BPF applied to a semi-positive line bundle using Demailly's holomorphic Morse inequalities

Let $M$ be a compact complex manifold equipped with a line bundle $L$ which has curvature which is non-negative and strictly positive outside of a measure zero set $Z$. In his paper "Holomorphic ...
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### Betti numbers of threefolds with trivial canonical class

I am interested in a simply-connected compact complex manifold $M$ of dimension three with trivial canonical class. Note that if it is K"ahler, then it is a Calabi-Yau threefold. Its independent ...
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### Threefolds with the same Betti numbers and the same Chern numbers

By a threefold, I mean a compact complex manifold of dimension three. My question is a simple one: Are there known INFINITELY many non-homeomorphic threefolds that have the same Betti numbers and the ...
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### Complex manifold with conjugate complex structure

Let $(M,J)$ be a complex manifold with complex structure $J$. It is clear that $(M,-J)$ is also a complex manifold. Under what condition is $(M,J)$ biholomorphic to $(M,-J)$?
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### Do non-projective K3 surfaces have rational curves?

Define a compact Kähler surface $X$ to be a K3 surface if $X$ is simply connected, $K_X \simeq \mathcal{O}_X$, and $h^{0,1}=0$. If $X$ is projective, then a theorem typically attributed to Bogomolov ...
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### How do we define the type of a singularity on a cubic surface?

Nine different types of singularities are possible on a cubic surface, according to Wikipedia. How exactly is the "type" of singularity defined? I know that the number corresponding to the ...
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### Is there a non-singular cubic surface that has a point where four lines intersect?

Every non-singular complex projective cubic surface has $27$ lines. Many such surfaces contain points where three lines intersect (called Eckardt points). There are even surfaces with many Eckardt ...
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### Modern reference for a theorem by Bott on the Dolbeault cohomology of compact homogeneous manifolds

I am looking for a modern, maybe shorter or even easier, reference for Theorem II of Homogeneous vector bundles (R. Bott, Annals of mathematics, 1957). This is a theorem where the Dolbeault cohomology ...
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### Can a punctured ball $(B\setminus\{0\})\subset\mathbb{C}^n$ be foliated by complete leaves?

Recently Antonio Alarcón proved that in the case of the unit ball $B\subset\mathbb{C}^n$ for $n\geq 2$ every smooth closed complex submanifold of dimension $q\leq n$, $V\subset\mathbb{C}^n$ defines a ...
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### Is there an extension of Ogg's results to surfaces of Genus 1

The first hints of moonshine appeared around 1974 when Andrew Ogg noticed that quotienting the hyperbolic plane by normalizers of the Hecke Congruence subgroups $\Gamma_{0}(p)$ has genus zero iff p is ...
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### Real analytic subvariety in complex manifold which is complex outside of its singular set

Let $M$ be a complex manifold, and $Z \subset M$ a closed real analytic subvariety. Suppose that the set of smooth points in $Z$ is complex analytic in $M$. Will it follow that $Z$ is complex analytic?...
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### Is every smooth projective variety contained in a chain of smooth projective varieties of increasing dimension?

Let $X ⊆ \mathbb{P}^n$ be a smooth projective variety (over $\mathbb{C}$). I think we can find a chain of irreducible varieties $X = X_0 ⊆ X_1 ⊆ X_2 ⊆ \cdots ⊆ X_k = \mathbb{P}^n$ whose dimension ...
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### Fixed-point free holomorphic involutions

Here is the new version of the question which is more explicit. The older version is below. I am looking for complex projective varieties (in dimensions $2$ and higher) admitting a fixed-point free ...
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### “Logarithmic” form of Kodaira Embedding

Suppose you have a non-compact complex manifold $X$ with a Hodge metric, whose associated Kahler form has integral cohomology class. In the compact case, one would be able to conclude that $X$ is ...
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### Approximating an infinite family of holomorphic functions by polynomials in relative error

I think I just proved a theorem I haven't found in the literature, and I think it must generalize. I therefore have two questions. First, if this is in the literature, what is it called? Second, what ...
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### Constructions of complex surfaces covered by the ball of $\mathbb{C}^2$

Let $S$ be a compact complex surface. It is well-known that the following two facts are equivalent $c_1^2(S) = 3 c_2(S)$ and $S \neq \mathbb{CP}^2$ The universal cover of $S$ is biholomorphic to the ...
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Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{C}^n$ be any smooth bounded pseudoconvex domain. Let $S$ denote the Szegő kernel of $\Omega$. Recall: the Szegő kernel is a kernel of the Szegő projection \$P: L^{2}(\partial\...