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Chern numbers of almost complex manifolds

Author: Hansjörg Geiges
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 129 (2001), 3749-3752
MSC (2000): Primary 57R20, 32Q60
Published electronically: May 7, 2001
MathSciNet review: 1860512
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It is shown that any system of numbers that can be realised as the system of Chern numbers of an almost complex manifold of dimension $2n$, $n\geq 2$, can also be realised in this way by a connected almost complex manifold. This answers an old question posed by Hirzebruch.

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Hansjörg Geiges
Affiliation: Mathematisch Instituut, Universiteit Leiden, Postbus 9512, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

Received by editor(s): May 2, 2000
Published electronically: May 7, 2001
Communicated by: Ralph Cohen
Article copyright: © Copyright 2001 American Mathematical Society

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