Central Kähler metrics with non-constant central curvature

Authors:
Andrew D. Hwang and Gideon Maschler

Journal:
Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. **355** (2003), 2183-2203

MSC (2000):
Primary 53C55, 53C25

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-03-03158-1

Published electronically:
January 31, 2003

MathSciNet review:
1973987

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Abstract: The *central curvature* of a Riemannian metric is the determinant of its Ricci endomorphism, while the scalar curvature is its trace. A Kähler metric is called *central* if the gradient of its central curvature is a holomorphic vector field. Such metrics may be viewed as analogs of the extremal Kähler metrics defined by Calabi. In this work, central metrics of non-constant central curvature are constructed on various ruled surfaces, most notably the first Hirzebruch surface. This is achieved via the momentum construction of Hwang and Singer, a variant of an ansatz employed by Calabi (1979) and by Koiso and Sakane (1986). Non-existence, real-analyticity and positivity properties of central metrics arising in this ansatz are also established.

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**Andrew D. Hwang**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610

Email:
ahwang@mathcs.holycross.edu

**Gideon Maschler**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3G3

Email:
maschler@math.toronto.edu

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-03-03158-1

Received by editor(s):
November 1, 1999

Published electronically:
January 31, 2003

Additional Notes:
The first author was supported in part by an NSERC Canada individual research grant.

The second author was partially supported by the Edmund Landau Center for research in Mathematical Analysis and Related Areas, sponsored by the Minerva Foundation (Germany)

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