# Questions tagged [holonomy]

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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 ?
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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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### Constructing a minimal model given an irreducible decomposition of $Hol(M)$

I am attempting to compute the dimension of the rational homotopy groups $\pi_i(M)\otimes Q$ if $M$ is a closed, simply connected smooth manifold. It was suggested that I can use the cohomology ring ...

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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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### holonomy group and tensor fields

If there is a $(r,s)-$tensor field which is invariant by under the holonomy group, then this tensor field is parallel. On the other hand, if $Hol_p(\nabla)= O(T_pM)$, the only parallel tensor field is ...

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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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### $SU(2)\times SU(2)$ invariant $SU(3)$-structure on $\{t\} \times M^6$

I am reading Jason Lotay and Goncalo Oliveira's paper -$SU(2)^2$ invariant $G_2$-instantons, and have few questions from the same.
If we consider the space $M = S^3 \times S^3$. Then the cone metric ...

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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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### Two variable delta-finite function

Let ore algebra $\mathbb{O}:=\mathbb{C}(x,y)[D_x , 1,D_x][D_y,1,D_y]$
Let $F(x,y):=\sum_{m,n}a_{m,n}x^m y^n$ is a $\partial$ finite function in two variable over the field of rational function $k:=\...

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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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### Isometries of hyper-Kähler manifolds

For the purposes of this question, a hyper-Kähler manifold will be a complete connected Riemannian manifold $(\mathcal{M},g)$ whose holonomy representation is isomorphic to the natural representation ...

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### Dubins car shortest paths: Decidable?

A Dubins car follows a
Dubins path
in $\mathbb{R}^2$, with constant wheel speed and
limited turning radius.
It is known that the shortest Dubins path in the absence
of obstacles follows circular
arcs ...

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### Possible homotopy-theoretical approach to Gauss-Bonnet

Consider a vector bundle $V\to E\to X$ with fiber $V$, with structure group $G$, and $X$ path-connected. Consider a connection $\nabla$ on $E$. Then for any loop $L$ in $X$, based at $p$, we have a ...

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### Does the holonomy map define a homomorphism $\pi_k(X)\to\pi_{k-1}(Hol(\nabla))$?

Consider a vector bundle $V\to E\to X$ with fiber $V$, with structure group $G$, and $X$ path-connected. Consider a connection $\nabla$ on $E$. Then for any loop $L$ in $X$, based at $p$, we have a ...

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### Are there principal $G$-bundles whose holonomy group is $G$?

While studying universal constructions on principal bundles, I've stuck on a quite a basic question, namely:
Given a Lie group $G$, does there exist a principal $G$-bundle $\pi \colon P \to B$, for ...

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### Holonomy group of a fiber bundle

Let $M$ and $N$ be a Riemannian manifold. Assume $N$ is flat. Let $G$ be a finite group acting on $M$ and $N$ as an isometry group. Assume that the $G$-action on $N$ is free. Then we have new ...

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### Holonomy group of Enriques surface

I expect that the holonomy group of an Enriques surface $S$ is $SU(2)\times C_2$. I think this can be proven by the fact that its double cover, which is a K3 surface, has the full $SU(2)$ holonomy, ...

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### Why Yau's theorem implies the existence of hyperkähler metric on complex symplectic manifolds?

Every expository article on hyperkähler manifolds that I have read states without detailed proof the following fact:
It follows from Yau's theorem (i.e. a compact Kähler manifold $M$ with $c_1(M)=0$ ...

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### Representation variety vs. space of flat connections

The holonomy provides a bijection from
the space of flat $G$-connections (modulo gauge equivalence) on a trivial $G$-bundle over $M$
to
a connected component of the representation variety $Hom(\...

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### Minimum requirements for a Kähler manifold to be hyperkähler

In 'panoramic view of Riemmannian geometry' when introducing hyperkähler manifolds, Berger states, informally, that a hyperkähler manifold is a Riemmannian manifold which is Kähler for more than one ...

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### Holonomy groups of quotient Riemannian manifolds?

Let $(X,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold with holonomy group $Hol(X,g)$. Suppose that a finite group $G$ acts on $X$ freely and the metric $g$ is invariant under $G$. What can one say about the the ...

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### Algebraic characterization of the curvature operator of symmetric spaces

My question is the following :
Given an algebraic curvature operator $R\in S^2_B(\Lambda^2\mathbb{R}^n)$, is there an a simple criterion to know if this curvature operator can occur as the ...

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### What is the difference between holonomy and monodromy?

What is the difference between holonomy and monodromy?
And what is the simplest example in which one is trivial and the other is not?

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### Isometry groups of Riemannian submersions with totally geodesic fibers

Suppose $F\to M\stackrel{\pi}{\to} B$ is a Riemannian submersion with totally geodesic fibers, all manifolds compact. In general, unless $M=B\times F$ is a Riemannian product, the isometry groups of ...

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### Holonomy group of $\mathbb{O}P^1$

What is the holonomy group of the 1-dimensional octonionic projective space ?

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### Holonomy Groups and the Hopf Fibration

I am trying to understand holonomy groups at the moment and am focusing on the example of the Hopf fibration $SU_2 \to S^2$. Since $S^2$ is path connected we can talk about the holonomy group of a ...

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### Are there Ricci-flat riemannian manifolds with generic holonomy?

This may well be an open problem, I'm not sure.
In Berger's classification (refined by Simons, Alekseevsky, Bryant,...) of the holonomy representations of irreducible non-symmetric complete simply-...