# Questions tagged [quaternionic-geometry]

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### What is the convex hull of the quaternionic symmetries of the 3 dimensional cube?

It is well known that there are exactly five 3-dimensional regular convex polyhedra, known as the Platonic solids.
In 1852 the Swiss mathematician Ludwig Schlafli found that there are exactly six ...

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### compact manifold as a hyperkahler quotient of an infinite-dimensional affine space

Is it possible to obtain K3 (or any other compact
hyperkahler manifold) with its hyperkahler structure
as a hyperkahler quotient of an infinite-dimensional affine
quaternionic vector space with an ...

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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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### Do these definitions of integrable quaternionic structure agree?

I have found two different definitions for integrable quaternionic structure in the literature, and I need to know if they agree with one another.
One definition that I have found (from Differential ...

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### Is there a quaternionic analogue of Kodaira's embedding theorem?

Let $M$ be a $4m$-dimensional Quaternion-Kähler manifold of positive scalar curvature. Does there exist an $n$ large enough, so that $M$ can be embedded inside $\mathbb{H}P^n$ via a quaternionic ...

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### What are the Cartan geometries modeled on $\mathbb{H}P^m$?

I am not an expert on Cartan Geometry (in fact, I have just read and understood the definition, at a basic level). I have the following questions:
1) Can someone please describe what are the Cartan ...

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### Do geodesics on a hyperkähler quotient have nice lifts?

Suppose one has a flat quaternionic vector space $V$, with a compatible inner product $g$. So $(V,g)$ is a flat hyperkähler manifold. Assume that there is some compact Lie group $G$ acting on $V$ ...

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### How does the concept of a hermitian metric generalize to a hyperkahler manifold?

A complex manifold admits an almost complex structure, $J$, which satisfies
$$
{J^i}_j{J^j}_k=-{\delta^i}_k,
$$
and a Hermitian metric, $g$, which satisfies
$$
g_{st}{J^s}_i{J^t}_j=g_{ij}. \tag{1}
$$...

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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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### Terminology: Almost hyper-Hermitian vs Almost hyper-Kähler vs

After non-thorough literature search, it seems to me that there is no consensus on the usage of the terminology "(almost) hyper-Hermitian" vs "almost hyper-Kähler" vs "almost quaternion-Hermitian" etc....

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### Where can I find a copy of Bérard-Bergery's lecture notes on quaternionic manifolds?

In the 1970's, Bérard-Bergery proved certain results on quaternionic Kähler manifolds, some of which are explained in the book Einstein Manifolds by Besse. Several times, Besse's book references a set ...

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### The Hypercomplex Structure of $SU(3)$

(A) In this really stylish answer it is shown that one can define a family of complex structures $J_{\lambda}$ on the Lie group SU(3), dependent on the parameter $\lambda \in {\mathbb C}\backslash {\...

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### Hyper-Kaehler Strucutre for Compact Lie Groups?

We know from the classy work of Joyce that "any compact Lie group becomes hypercomplex after it is multiplied by a sufficiently big torus". The quote comes from the Wikipedia page.
I am asking if it ...

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### Hodge-Weil Formula for Quaternionic-Kähler manifold

Let $M$ be a quaternionic-Kähler manifold, with fundamental form $\omega$, and let $L$ be the Lefschetz operator of $\omega$. In the Kähler and, more generally, symplectic cases, there is a mysterious ...

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### Spin Structures for Quaternionic-Kaehler and Hyper-Kaehler Manifolds

As is well-known (see Friedrich's book for example) every Kähler manifold is spin (or at least spin$^c$) and the Dirac is given (up to a twist) by $\partial + \partial^*$. What happens in the ...

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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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### Homogeneous Quaternionic-Kähler Structure of the Grassmannians?

Paraphrasing from Cortes' notes:
The quaternionic Kähler condition for a manifold $M$, means that $\operatorname{End}(T(M))$ admits a
parallel subbundle $Q$ which is locally spanned by $3$
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### References on quaternionic geometry

Is there any analog, in the quaternionic setting, of Kahler potentials?
In particular I'm interested in a similar construction of the Fubini-Study 2-form on $\mathbb{P}^1(\mathbb{C})$ over the ...

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### Reference request: 3-dimensional Mobius transforms

I am working on a project that I suspect requires calculations involving Möbius transformations on 3-dimensional space $\mathbb{R}^3$, identified with the quaternions $\mathbb{H}$ with $k$-component ...

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### Origin of number theoretic invariants associated to hyperbolic 3-manifolds

I've been studying number theoretic methods of classifying hyperbolic 3-manifolds for over a year now. In particular, there is are the trace field, invariant trace field, quaternion algebra, and ...

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### What turns $k$-variety into $k$-manifold?

Here's what I have in mind: for $k=\Bbb C$ algebraic equations with $k$-coefficients lead to a $k$-variety in $\Bbb A_k^n$, and that variety inherits the structure of $k$-manifold.
However, the above ...

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### Primes that are the sum of three squares

This is in some sense an extension of the earlier MO question, "Gaussian prime spirals."
Gaussian primes in the complex plane, $a+b i$, require $a^2 +b^2$ prime off the axes.
The generalization to ...

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### Hyper-complex and quaternionic Kähler Geometry

What is the exact relationship hyper-complex and quaternionic Kahler manifolds? From Wikipedia we get that hyper-Kahler manifolds are both hyper-complex and quaternionic Kahler. Thus, the two families ...

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### Quaternionic-Kahler metrics whose universal covers have only discrete isometry groups?

I am interested in quaternionic-Kahler metrics that are "as inhomogeneous as possible."
Every complete quaternionic-Kahler manifold $X$ I can remember hearing of is a discrete quotient of some $Y$, ...

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### The Quaternion Moat Problem

"One cannot walk to infinity on the real line if one uses steps of bounded
length and steps on the prime numbers. This is simply
a restatement of the classic result that there are arbitrarily
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### Quaternionic Veronese Embedding

I know that the complex projective line $\mathbb{C}P^1$ can be embedded in the complex projective space $\mathbb{C}P^n$ (Veronese embedding). For example, $\mathbb{C}P^1\rightarrow \mathbb{C}P^3$ is ...

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### The geometry of PSO(4) and the quaternions [closed]

Question: Given a twist of the projective space, how do I find unit quaternions that represent it?
Backgroud and what do I mean:
Following Conway & Smith's On Quaternions and Octonions, every ...

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### Are there topological restrictions to the existence of almost quaternionic structures on compact manifolds?

I start with some background, but people familiar with the subject may jump directly to the question.
Let $M^{4n}$ be a compact oriented smooth manifold. Recall that an almost hypercomplex structure ...