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A continuously varying family of vector spaces of the same dimension over a topological space. If the vector spaces are one-dimensional, the term line bundle is used and has the associated tag line-bundles.

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Geometry of the complex Gauge group

Let $E\rightarrow X$ be holomorphic vector bundle on a complex manifold $X$. Denote by $\mathcal{G}=\Gamma(Aut(E))$ the group of complex smooth automorphisms of $E$. Is there a way to endow $\...
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1d TQFT minus connection =?

Correct me if I am wrong but I believe at least conceptually (maybe even rigorously) data of a 1-dimensional TQFT and of a vector bundle with connection are equivalent. Going into more detail (and ...
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Analogy between Stiefel-Whitney and Chern classes

There is a clear similarity between Stiefel-Whitney and Chern classes, if one replaces base field $\mathbb R$ with $\mathbb C$, coefficient ring $\mathbb Z/2$ with $\mathbb Z$ and scales the grading ...
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Hopf fibration extended to bundle over $\mathbb{C}^2$

Consider the Hopf bundle $h:\mathbb{S}^3\rightarrow\mathbb{S}^2$. There is a connection $1$-form $\omega$ oh $h$ which is left $SU(2)$ invariant. In terms of the Euler angles $(\theta,\,\phi,\,\psi)$ ...
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Extending vector bundles on divisors

Let $X$ be a smooth variety. Let $Y$ be the union of the four sub-varieties of $X\times \mathbb{P}^1 \times \mathbb{P}^1$ determined by $X \times \mathbb{P}^1 \times \{0\}$, $X \times \mathbb{P}^1 \...
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Variation of the (Chern) curvature with respect to the metric

Let $E\rightarrow X$ be a holomorphic vector bundle, for any Hermitian metric $h$ on $E$ we denote by $F_h$ the curvature of the Chern connection associated to $h$. Fix a metric $h_0$ and consider a ...
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Derivative of the Bott-Chern forms

The Bott-Chern forms are constructed formally in Bismut's "Analytic Torsion and Holomorphic Determinant Bundle I" (page 74). This construction can be found as well in "Lectures on Arakelov Geometry" ...
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How big is the complement of stable locus $\operatorname{Bun}G$

Let $\Sigma$ be a smooth projective curve, and $G$ a reductive group. Let $\operatorname{Bun}G$ be the stack of principal $G$ bundles on $\Sigma$ (with a fixed topological type). What is the ...
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Homogeneous vector bundles on Abelian varieties

I recently encountered a result about vector bundles on Abelian varieties, which I found interesting. It characterizes homogeneous (translation invariant) vector bundles on Abelian varieties. More ...
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Canonical connection on $\mathcal{A}\times X$

Let $E\rightarrow X$ be a vector bundle and let $\mathcal{A}$ denote the space of connections on $E$. Pulling back $E$ by the second projection we obtain a vector bundle $\mathbb{E}=p_2^*E\rightarrow ...
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Is this a stack?

A continuous map $f:X\to Y$ and a vector bundle $E\to X$ seem to give rise to a presheaf of groupoids on $Y$ along the following lines. For an open $U\subseteq Y$, each section of $f$ over $U$ (i. e. ...
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Splitting principle in algebraic geometry and ample line bundles

Splitting theorem in algebraic geometry claims that if we have a vector bundle $V$ on $X$ (we consider a smooth projective variety for this question), if we pull-back $V$ to $\mathbb{P}(V)$, we get a ...
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Splitting after pullback under finite flat morphisms

I recently became aware of an interesting result, which claims for smooth projective curve over a finite field, you can pull back any vector bundle, under combinations of Galois covers and Frobenius, ...
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Stably deforming vector bundles

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety. $V_1$ and $V_2$ are two vector bundles on $X\times \mathbb{A}^1$ such that $V_1|_{X\times \{0\}}\cong V_2|_{X\times \{0\}}$ and $V_1|_{X\times \{1\}}\cong V_2|_{...
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Vector bundle over compact complex manifold which is not holomorphic?

A vector bundle over a complex manifold is said to be holomorphic if its trivialization maps are biholomorphic maps. What is a "natural" example example of a vector bundle over compact complex ...
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Connections on vector bundles over elliptic curves - concrete computations

This is linked to my question on math.Stackexchange for which I had no answer. I have found nowhere a historical account on connections (or rather called logarithmic connections?) that would help me ...
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Rank 3 Lagrangian vector bundles on an elliptic curve

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero (feel free to assume $k= \mathbb{C}$) and $E$ an elliptic curve over $k$ with identity $P \in E(k)$. I am interested in certain ...
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Can the dimension of Hom space between vector bundles on an algebraic curve predicted by Riemann-Roch type formula be the minimal possible?

Let us study vector bundles $E$ and $F$ on a smooth projective curve $C$. There is a Riemann-Roch type formula for the Euler characteristic $\chi(E,F)=dim\, Hom(E,F)-dim\, Ext^1(E,F)$ in terms of ...
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Shrinking and stretching of vector bundles

Let $M$ be a manifold, $p:E\to M$ a rank $d$ vector bundle. Suppose that $U \subset E$ is an open subset such that $U \cap p^{-1}(x)$ is nonempty and convex for all $x \in M$. Is it true that $U \to M$...
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Minimal radius of a ball admitting a trivialization of a vector bundle

Let $X$ be a compact Hausdorff space and $p : V \to X$ a complex vector bundle of rank $n$. For $r > 0$ let $B(r,x)$ denote the open ball of radius $r$ around $x$. Does there exist an $r$ such that,...
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Locus of non-injective maps between vector bundles

Suppose $E,F$ are two vector bundles of ranks $e$ and $f$ with $e<f$ on a smooth projective surface $X$ over $\mathbb{C}$ and let $r:=f-e$. I am interested in estimating the (co)dimension of the ...
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Relative logarithmic cotangent bundle

Let $\mathcal X \rightarrow S$ be a flat family of projective varieties over a discrete valuation ring $S$ such that the generic fibre $\mathcal X_{\eta}$ (say) is smooth projective variety and the ...
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Vector bundles on $\mathbb{A}^n / G$

Let $G$ be a finite group acting linearly on $\mathbb{A}^n$. Do we expect algebraic vector bundles on $X := \mathbb{A}^n/G$ to be trivial? Here by the quotient I mean the singular scheme, not the ...
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Find torsion classes using flat bundles

My question refers to a discussion from this older thread on Neron-Severi group of a Kähler manifold. In the comments below Ted Shifrin's answer there arose a discussion when the map $H^2(X,\mathbb{Z}...
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Vector bundles on complete smooth variety $X$ in char $p$ and Frobenius

In "Vektorbündel auf Kurven und Darstellungen der algebraischen Fundamentalgruppe." Math. Z. 156 (1977), no. 1, 73–83. by Herbert and Ulrich, the authors consider a complete smooth variety $X$ defined ...
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Chern classes of complex vector bundle

I'm reading characteristic classes form the book Differential forms in Algebraic Topology by Bott and Tu. The Chern classes are defined as follows: $E\xrightarrow{\rho} M$ is a vector bundle and $E_p$...
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Definition of Lie derivatives of sections of natural vector bundles - product preservation needed?

Section 6.15 of Natural Operations by Kolár, Michor, and Slovak defines the Lie derivative of a section of a natural vector bundle along a vector field. Set-theoretically, the definition is clear. ...
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A binary operation on vector bundles that adds Chern classes?

Let $E$ and $F$ be two complex vector bundles over a space $X$. There's a fairly well-known binary operation called the direct sum, written $E\oplus F$, which has the property that its first Chern ...
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A kind of isomorphicity of vector bundles

Let $X$ be a connected topological space. Let $E$ be a $k$ dimensional sub vector bundle of the trivial vector bundle $X\times \mathbb{R}^n$. Then $E$ defines an idempotent with trace $k$ in $M_n(C(X))...
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A vector bundle analogy of the Nash embedding theorem

Let $E$ be a Riemannian vector bundle over a manifold. Can $E$ be considered as a subbundle of trivial bundle $M\times \mathbb{R}^n$ for some $n$ such that the metric of each fiber is the restriction ...
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vector bundles over projective line over an affine line

Let $k$ be a field and $E$ be a vector bundle over $\mathbb{P}_{k}^{1}\times\mathbb{A}_{k}^{1}$, does it extend to $\mathbb{P}_{k}^{1}\times\mathbb{P}_{k}^{1}$?
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Integral kernels for geometric langlands

My apologies for the imprecise question(s), it should be clear enough that I´m a complete beginner in this subject. The (de Rham) Geometric Langlands Conjecture over $\mathbb{C}$ takes as input a ...
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Is the determinant map $det:\mathcal{M}(r,d)\rightarrow Pic^d(X)$ on moduli space of semistable vector bundles a fibration?

Let $X$ smooth projective curve over $\mathbb{C}$, fix a line bundle $L$ of degree $d$, and let $\mathcal{M}(r,d)$ denote the moduli space of semistable vector bundles of rank $r$ and degree $d$. It ...
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Computing K-theory for cellular vector bundles

One of the most computationally convenient properties of singular cohomology $X \mapsto H^\bullet(X;\mathbb{Z})$ is the fact that one can extract it from a good cover $\{U_i\}$ of $X$ via Cech ...
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Can every functor $F: \bf{Vect} \to \bf{Top}$ be lifted to a functor $\tilde F: \bf{VectBun} \to \bf{Bun}$? And if $F: \bf{Vect} \to \bf{Man}$?

My question is: if I have a functor from the category of vector spaces Vect to the category of topological spaces Top (or differentiable manifolds Man) can I lift it to a functor from the category of ...
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$\mathbb CP^k$ bundles over $\mathbb CP^n$ are projectivisations of vector bundles. Any reference?

Statement. Let $X$ be a smooth complex projective variety that is a $\mathbb CP^k$ bundle over $\mathbb CP^n$ in analtytic topology. It is well known that there exists a rank $k+1$ complex vector ...
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Keeping the covariant divergence intact under changes of frame

In Eulcidean 3-space with coordinates $(r, \theta, \phi)$ where $\theta$ is the polar angle and $\phi$ the azimuthal angle, we may write the covariant divergence of a vector $E = E^\mu e_\mu$ as $$E^{...
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What happens to the metric when we normalize the basis? [closed]

Here is an Example in Euclidean 3-space: When using spherical coordinates $(r, \theta, \phi)$ with $\theta$ and $\phi$ the polar and azimuthal angles, respectively: a natural basis for these ...
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Bounded holomorphic section

Is it possible that there exists a multivalued holomorphic function $\phi\not \equiv 0$ from $\mathbb {CP}^1$ to $\mathbb C^k$ that has monodromies $A_1, \dots A_n \in GL_k(\mathbb C)$ around points $...
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Hodge theorem for cohomology group on holomorphic vector bundles and harmonic forms

Consider the holomorphic vector bundle $\pi: E \rightarrow M $ where $M$ is a complex manifold of dimension $\dim_{\mathbb{C}}M = m$. Denote by $\Omega^{p,q} (M)$ the bundle for bidegree $p,q$ ...
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Poset of degree zero bundles

Let’s assume we are working on a smooth projective curve $X$. For any vector bundle $E$ on $X$, the poset of non-trivial proper sub-bundles of $E$ is in bijection with the poset of non-zero proper sub-...
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Group of parallelizations of $M^3$ finitely generated?

Let $M^3$ be a compact orientable 3-manifold. Then $TM$ is trivial and let's go ahead and fix a trivialization $\tau : M \times \mathbb{R}^3 \to TM$. Then given a map $g : (M, \partial M) \to (SO(3),...
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Homogeneous vector bundles with zero chern classes

We know that a line bundle $L$ on the complex flag variety $G/P$ is trivial iff $c_1(E) = 0$. But if we have a homogeneous vector bundle $E$ of higher rank, then is it true that $c_i(E) = 0$ $ \...
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Degree of the direct image of a line bundle

Consider a $n$-branched cover $\pi:S\rightarrow M$, where $S$ and $M$ are both algebraic curves. If $\pi_{0}: L\rightarrow S$ is a line bundle over $S$, we can define the bundle $\pi_{*}L$ on $M$ ...
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Flat connections and global sections of vector bundles

Let $X$ be a (non-singular) complex surface and $(V,\nabla)$ be a vector bundle $V$ equipped with a flat connection $\nabla$ on $X$. Fix a point $x \in X$ and $v_0 \in V_x$ an element in the fiber ...
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The fixed points set of the actions of $\mathbb{C}^*$ and $S^1$ on the Higgs bundle moduli space

Let $\mathcal{M}_{d}(G)$ be the moduli space of $G$-Higgs bundles. $\mathcal{M}_{d}(G)$ have a non-trivial $\mathbb{C}^{*}$-holomorphic action by multiplication of the Higgs field, $$ z\cdot (E, \...
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Stability of holomorphic vector bundles

I'm reading the book "R. O. Wells Jr. - Differential Analysis on Complex Manifolds" and on page 247 the author claims two things about the stability of holomorphic vector bundles that I'm struggling ...
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Zero section of quasi-coherent bundle

Let $S$ be a scheme and let $\mathcal{E}$ be a quasi-coherent $\mathcal{O}_S$-module. Then we can construct a graded quasi-coherent $\mathcal{O}_S$-algebra $\mathscr{A}:= Sym(\mathcal{E})$ and define ...
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Beauville-Laszlo for schemes

For a commutative ring $A$ and $f\in A$ a non-zero divisor, the Beauville-Laszlo theorem gives a gluing statement for vector bundles on $A$ in terms of a vector bundle on $A\big[\frac{1}{f}\big]$, a ...
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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 ...

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