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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 Kahler 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 large ...
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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 ...