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Locally conformal Kähler structures
in quaternionic geometry

Authors: Liviu Ornea and Paolo Piccinni
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 349 (1997), 641-655
MSC (1991): Primary 53C15, 53C25, 53C55
MathSciNet review: 1348155
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Abstract: We consider compact locally conformal quaternion Kähler manifolds $M$. This structure defines on $M$ a canonical foliation, which we assume to have compact leaves. We prove that the local quaternion Kähler metrics are Ricci-flat and allow us to project $M$ over a quaternion Kähler orbifold $N$ with fibers conformally flat 4-dimensional real Hopf manifolds. This fibration was known for the subclass of locally conformal hyperkähler manifolds; in this case we make some observations on the fibers' structure and obtain restrictions on the Betti numbers. In the homogeneous case $N$ is shown to be a manifold and this allows a classification. Examples of locally conformal quaternion Kähler manifolds (some with a global complex structure, some locally conformal hyperkähler) are the Hopf manifolds quotients of $\mathbb H^n-\{0\}$ by the diagonal action of appropriately chosen discrete subgroups of $CO^+(4)$.

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Liviu Ornea
Affiliation: Faculty of Mathematics, University of Bucharest, 14, Academiei str., 70109 Bucha- rest, Romania

Paolo Piccinni
Affiliation: Dipartimento di Matematica “G. Castelnuovo”, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, P.le A. Moro, 2, I-00185 Roma, Italy

Keywords: Locally conformal hyperk\"ahler manifold, locally conformal quaternion K\"ahler manifold, Einstein-Weyl structure
Received by editor(s): September 1, 1994
Additional Notes: The first author was supported by C.N.R. of Italy, the second author by M.U.R.S.T. of Italy and by the E. Schrödinger Institute in Vienna
Article copyright: © Copyright 1997 American Mathematical Society