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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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Holonomy group of a dense, open submanifold

I have a Riemannian manifold $(X,g)$, where $X$ is not necessarily compact or complete, and a dense open submanifold $Y \subseteq X$. In my case $X$ is a smooth quasi-projective variety over the ...
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Splitting of totally geodesic Riemannian foliations

Let $\mathcal F$ be a non-singular Riemannian foliation on $(M,g)$ whose leaves are totally geodesic. Suppose further that the leaves are Riemannian products of irreducible manifolds $L=L_0\times ...\...
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Analytic conjugacy of vanishing holonomy groups implies analytic conjugacy of foliations

i am reading and trying to do some exercises and problems of the book Lectures on Analytic Differential Equations- Y. Ilyashenko, S. Yakovenko. I can not solve the problem 11.6 that says Consider ...
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hypergeometric representation of Hermite $H_n(x)$

The DLMF has a hypergeometric representation for the Hermite polynomial $H_n(x)$ for real $x$, apparently. $$H_n(x)=(2x)^n{}_2F_0\left(\frac{-\tfrac12n;-\tfrac12n+\tfrac12}{};-\frac{1}{x^2}\right)$$ (...
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Holonomy of a Ricci-flat affine connection

There is some link between Ricci-flatness and reduction of holonomy. For example a Kahler manifold is Ricci-flat if and only if it has at most $SU(n)$ holonomy rather than $U(n)$, and it's apparently ...
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Is central extension of a group equivalent to a bundle with gauge field?

Let $\tilde G$ be a central extension of a group $G$ by $U(1)$. One common elegant definition is that there should be a short exact sequence of groups: $0 \to U(1) \to \tilde G \to G \to 0$ However,...
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On Holonomy in (regular) Riemannian Foliations

Right now, I am trying to understanding the role of holonomy fields on Riemannian foliations, which lead me to the following (probably topological) groupoid: Let $\mathcal{F}\subset M$ be a ...
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Are Wolf spaces flag manifolds?

It's all in the title: Are Wolf spaces flag manifolds? Both are group quotients of semi-simple Lie groups. In the Grassmannian case this is so, and I always tacitly assumed it extended to the general ...
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How algebraic is the holonomy map?

Let $G$ be either a compact, simple, simply-connected Lie group, or a simply-connected complex reductive group (so either $SU(n)$ or $SL(n,\mathbb{C})$, for instance), or even complex affine. I don't ...
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Connections having the same holonomy along loops at a point

I find myself stuck with the following question, which seems very classical but for which I have not been able to find a reference. Consider a smooth vector bundle $E$ of rank $r$ over a compact ...
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What is the intersection of Spin(7) and U(4)?

I'm just curious from Berger's classification of Riemannian holonomy, how do Spin(7) manifolds intersect the other types of Riemannian manifolds? In particular, what is the intersection of Spin(7) ...
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Isomorphisms of Positive and Negative Spinor Bundles

Here is an extract of the doctoral thesis of C. Lewis under the supervision of D. Joyce (https://people.maths.ox.ac.uk/joyce/theses/LewisDPhil.pdf, 1998): 2.6 Spin Bundles and the Dirac Operator To ...
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