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Does every Spin$(7)$-manifold has a unit-length spinor?

Say $M$ be a manifold with a Spin$(7)$-structure. $M$ is spin and hence spin$^c$. Say $S=S_+\oplus S_-$ be a spin$^c$-bundle on $M$. Does $S_+$ has a nowhere vanishing section? The result is true if ...
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Spin(7)-instanton

Let $M$ be a Spin$(7)$-manifold with a spin-bundle $S=S_+\oplus S_-$. There's an obvious connection on $S$ which comes from lifting the Levi-Civita connection. And it induces a connection on the ...
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A specific question in $G_2$ geometry

Let's take a closed $G_2$ manifold $(M,\Phi)$. $\Phi$ denoting the three-form which defines the $G_2$ structure on $M$. Let's take a closed two form $\theta\in\Omega^2(M).$ Is \begin{align} d(\theta_{\...
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Decomposition of forms on a Spin$(7)$ manifold

Let's take a $G_2$ manifold $(M,\Phi)$, then we get a Spin$(7)$ manifold by taking $(M\times\mathbb{R},\Psi:=\Phi\wedge dt+*_M\Phi),$ where $t$ is the coordinate in the $\mathbb{R}$-direction. $\Phi\...
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Learning roadmap for holonomy theory

During my Master's thesis I encountered the theory of holonomy for the first time. Unluckily it was only tangentially related to the topic of my thesis, so I couldn't dive into it. The book I was ...
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Does the curvature locally determine the connection?

Let $E$ be a Euclidean vector bundle over the unit ball centered at the origin $B^n(0)$. Let $\nabla$ and $\nabla'$ be two metric connections such that the curvatures coincide globally, i.e. $F_\nabla\...
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Leaf holonomy of Reeb foliation on mobius strip

I am trying to understand the leaf holonomy of the Reeb foliation on the mobius strip, the first problem being visualization. I have been unable to find a visualization of this anywhere. I am ...
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Holonomy as integration of curvature for principal $G$-bundles?

Holonomy and curvature may seem to be slightly advanced topics in geometry. However, their origins are easily imaginable. Namely, picture the surface of earth $S$, and pick an arbitrary contractible ...
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Confusion on a term related to connection and holonomy

This question is simply some of my confusions about a specific term. Let $E\to X$ be a trivial complex vector bundle. When one says let $\nabla^E$ be a connection on $E\to X$ with trivial holonomy (...
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Is Stenzel's Ricci-flat metric on $T^*\mathbb{CP}^n$ hyperkahler?

In a well-known paper, Stenzel constructed complete Ricci-flat Kahler metrics on the total spaces of cotangent bundles of $S^n$, $\mathbb{RP}^n,$ $\mathbb{CP}^n$, $\mathbb{HP}^n$, and $\mathbb{OP}^2$. ...
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Einstein metrics on spheres

We know that a closed oriented manifold $M$ carries a Lorentzian metric iff the Euler characteristic vanishes. My question concerns the existence of those Lorentzian metrics on odd-dimensional spheres ...
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Holonomy bounded in terms of area and the curvature

I suppose the following result follows from Ambrose-Singer theorem, but I cannot find a reference, and the arguments I found in the literature are usually weaker. The idea is that holonomy over a null-...
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Manifolds and Riemannian geometry with a bundle viewpoint

I was wondering if there are any books that builds the theory on manifolds and Riemannian geometry, but at the same time treats these subjects in the general case of bundles (similar to Jeffery Lee's ...
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Parallelism defect

I have a question that I don't know how to answer. If I have a parallelism defect it is due to the presence of a curvature and therefore we can bring it back to a Riemann tensor. The thing that is not ...
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The specific connection between the Hecke operator and the t'Hooft Operator

As I was reading some articles concern about the Selberg trace formula and its general form, I have noticed that the Selberg trace formula and its general form can be understand as the energy spectrum ...
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What is the relationship between $\mathrm{SO}(2)$ and $\mathrm{PSL}(2,\mathbb{R})$?

$\DeclareMathOperator\SO{SO}\DeclareMathOperator\PSL{PSL}\DeclareMathOperator\R{\mathbb{R}}$The holonomy of a hyperbolic surface $S$ in terms of differential geometry is either $\SO(2)$ or $\mathrm{O}(...
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Quaternion-Sasakian manifolds and special holonomy Sasakian manifolds

Two well-known slogans are A Sasakian manifold is the odd dimensional analogue of a Kähler manifold and A $3$-Sasakian manifold is the odd dimensional analogue of a hyper-Kähler manifold Does this ...
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Holonomy of a triangle in an affine symmetric space

Let $G/H$ be an affine symmetric space with involution $\sigma$, and $\mathfrak{g}=\mathfrak{m}\oplus \mathfrak{h}$ the Cartan decomposition of its Lie algebra. We can identify $G/H$ and $\exp(\...
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Fundamental $1$-form for a Riemannian manifold?

Take a Hermitian manifold $(M,I,g)$ where $I$ is the complex structure and $g$ is the Hermitian metric. The associated fundamental $2$-form $ g(\cdot,I(\cdot)) $ captures a lot of the information ...
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Incomplete Riemannian-product manifold with group holonomy strict G2

Let $M_1=\mathbb{R}^2 \times K^4$ a Ricci-flat Riemannian-product manifold, where with $K$ I mean $k3$ kummer surface ($1$-complex dimension or $2$ real dimensions), so with $K^4$ I mean real 4-...
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Are there mistakes in Kovalev's "Twisted connected sums and special Riemannian holonomy"?

This is kind of a strange and vague question... sorry about that. I am really interested in $G_2$ Twisted Connected sums as described in this paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/math/0012189 "Twisted ...
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Bryant-Salamon $G_2$ manifold on the spinor bundle over $S^3$

I am trying to understand the spaces constructed in R. L. Bryant and S. M. Salamon, On the construction of some complete metrics with exceptional holonomy. My first problem is, essentially, about ...
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Integrability condition for flat connections

I am reading Kobayashi's book "Differential geometry of complex vector bundles". More precisely, I am on section 2 of chapter 1, page 5. Kobayashi is trying to prove that if $E$ is a vector ...
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Holonomy groups of Hermitian, and hyper-Hermitian, manifolds

An $n$-dimensional complex manifold $M$, endowed with an Hermitian metric $g$, is Kähler if and only if the holonomy group of $g$ is contained in $U(n)$. If $g$ is Hermitian but not Kähler do we ...
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No intermediate denominators growth for holonomic functions?

My question concerns holonomic sequences of rational numbers, meaning assignments $a(n) : \mathbb{N} \to \mathbb{Q}$ fulfilling a linear recurrent relation of the form $$ a(n+k) = \sum_{i=0}^{k-1} p_i(...
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Examples of Calabi-Yau manifolds with $\mathbb{T}^2$ symmetry

I want to know if there exists examples of Calabi-Yau manifolds with $\mathbb{T}^2$-invariant $SU(n)$-structure. In particular these actions are both Killing and holomorphic. I am especially ...
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A consequence of Ambrose-Singer theorem on holonomy

Consider $\nabla$ a connection in a vector bundle above a smooth manifold $M$.Consider a local frame $\sigma=(\sigma_1, \sigma_2,...,\sigma_m )$ on a contractible open set $U\subset M$ and calculate ...
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Flat connections, curvature and holonomy

Let $A$ be a flat connection on a principal $G$-bundle $G\hookrightarrow P\to M$. Consider an homotopically trivial loop $\gamma \subset M$. For simplicity, suppose $\gamma = \partial D$ is the ...
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Holonomy as a right adjoint, monodromy as a left adjoint

This question about the difference between holonomy and monodromy has an interesting answer by Ronnie Brown. An excerpt: So holonomy comes out as a kind of right adjoint, and monodromy as a kind ...
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Nowhere vanishing section implies reduction of structure group

Description I noticed a repeating theme in vector bundle theory, and wonder if there's a theorem that describes this kind of phenomenon. Given a vector bundle $E$ over a manifold $X$. If there is a ...
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Holonomy map on a connected manifold determines the connection and the bundle

I am reading Parallel transport on principal bundles over stacks. I quote from their paper : Let $G$ be a Lie group and $M$ a $C^{\infty}$ manifold. Recall that a choice of a connection $1$-form ...
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Concerning the definition of a 2-crossed module

Question: Is there some generalization of the definition of crossed-module which appropriately fits into the holonomy-considerations I am interested in and has, as an example, the generalization of ...
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Holonomy of a Warped Product Metric

A warped product metric on the "cone" $\tilde{M} = \mathbb{R}^{+} \times M$ is $\tilde{g} =dr^2 + r^2g_M$ where $g_M$ is the metric on $M$. If we know the holonomy group of the manifold $(M,g_M)$, ...
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$C^1$ partially hyperbolic diffeomorphism have Hölder stable holonomies (reference request)

I have spent an insane amount of time searching for a preprint I have printed a few months ago but misplaced. I cannot find it anymore and this drives me crazy. It might not have been meant for ...
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Alternative (easier) Proof of Ambrose Singer Holonomy theorem

Let $P(M,G)$ be a principal bundle. Giving a connection on $P(M,G)$ means two equivalent things. One as an assignment of subspace of $T_pP$ for each $p\in P$ and another as a $\mathfrak{g}$ valued $1$ ...
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Applications of Ambrose-Singer theorem on holonomy

I am planning to introduce to a group of Graduate students the notion of connections on Principal bundle, curvature of connection, Holonomy. I want to conclude with the statement of Ambrose-Singer ...
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Flatness in a neighborhood of a point condition

Suppose that we have a Riemannian Manifold $(M,g)$ whose curvature vanishes in an open neighborhood U of a point p. When does this imply that the metric is Flat ? In particular, does it happen ...
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Is there a class of non-symmetric spaces $G/SO(n)$ such that $Hol(G/SO(n))=SO(n)$?

Is there a certain class (or unique construction of a set) of simply connected non-symmetric spaces $G/SO(n)$ such that the Riemannian holonomy is $Hol(G/SO(n))=SO(n)$? (That is, is there a way to ...
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How does one complexify a real $n$-dimensional Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$?

If $V$ is a real vector space, then the complexification of $V$ is formally defined as $V^{\mathbb{C}}=V\otimes_{\mathbb{R}}\mathbb{C}$. Is there an analogous complexification operation for a real $n$-...
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Holonomy groups of compact Riemannian symmetric spaces

Let $M$ be a compact Riemannian symmetric space. By the classification of Cartan, it belongs to the table of homogeneous spaces given in the Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Riemannian holonomy of generic manifolds

It is well known, as well as absolutely intuitive, that the Riemannian holonomy of a generic Riemannian manifold is $O(n)$, the Riemannian holonomy of a generic orientable Riemannian manifold is $SO(n)...
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holonomy of connection on gerbes

I am reading this notes of Hitchin to understand about gerbes. He defines gerbe by giving a collection of $2$ cocycles $g_{\alpha\beta\gamma}:U_\alpha\cap U_\beta\cap U_\gamma\rightarrow S^1$ with ...
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$\DeclareMathOperator\SU{SU}$$\SU(2)\times \SU(2)$ invariant $\SU(3)$-structure on $\{t\} \times M^6$

$\DeclareMathOperator\SU{SU}$I am reading Jason Lotay and Goncalo Oliveira's paper $\SU(2)^2$ invariant $G_2$-instantons, and have a few questions from the same. If we consider the space $M = S^3 \...
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English translation of paper: Sur les variétés riemanniennes à groupe d'holonomie G2 ou Spin(7)

I am interested in the history of $G_2$ manifolds and want to read this paper in english: Sur les variétés riemanniennes à groupe d'holonomie G2 ou Spin(7) Does anyone know where I can find a ...
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Holonomy of hypercomplex manifold

The following is a quote from M. Barberis, I. Dotti, M. Verbitsky, Canonical Boundles of Complex Nilmanifolds with Applications to Hypercomplex Geometry, Math. Res. Lett., 16(2), 331-347, 2009. "Not ...
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Killing vector fields on a compact $G_2$ manifold

I am trying to show that there can not be any nonvanishing Killing vector fields on a compact $G_2$ manifold. For the definition of a $G_2$ manifold just see the Wikipedia page. I know that since ...
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Compact quaternionic Kahler manifolds of negative curvature: examples

There is a well known problem of LeBrun-Salamon: are there any non-symmetric compact quaternionic-Kahler manifolds of positive scalar (and Ricci) curvature? It is hard and still unsolved: Quaternionic-...
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Foliations, von Neumann algebras and measurability

In the excellent book Noncommutative Geometry by Alain Connes much of the first chapter is devoted to foliations. At the end of the first chapter the author discusses index theory on measured ...
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Calibrated submanifolds in Spin(7) and Calabi-Yau threefold

Suppose I have a Cayley cycle in a $Spin(7)$ holonomy manifold $M$, i.e. a calibrated submanifold. In the special case that $M=CY_3\times T^2$, is it possible that the Cayley cycle reduces to a Kahler ...
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Manifolds with special holonomy especially $G_2$

I am interested in learning about $G_2$ manifolds and am aware that one of the canonical references is Joyce's Compact Manifolds with Special Holonomy. I am certain that my background is, at this ...
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