## Bochner-Kähler metrics

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## Abstract:

A Kähler metric is said to be*Bochner-Kähler*if its Bochner curvature vanishes. This is a nontrivial condition when the complex dimension of the underlying manifold is at least $2$. In this article it will be shown that, in a certain well-defined sense, the space of Bochner-Kähler metrics in complex dimension $n$ has real dimension $n{+}1$ and a recipe for an explicit formula for any Bochner-Kähler metric will be given. It is shown that any Bochner-Kähler metric in complex dimension $n$ has local (real) cohomogeneity at most $n$. The Bochner-Kähler metrics that can be ‘analytically continued’ to a complete metric, free of singularities, are identified. In particular, it is shown that the only compact Bochner-Kähler manifolds are the discrete quotients of the known symmetric examples. However, there are compact Bochner-Kähler orbifolds that are not locally symmetric. In fact, every weighted projective space carries a Bochner-Kähler metric. The fundamental technique is to construct a canonical infinitesimal torus action on a Bochner-Kähler metric whose associated momentum mapping has the orbits of its symmetry pseudo-groupoid as fibers.

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## Additional Information

**Robert L. Bryant**- Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Duke University, P.O. Box 90320, Durham, North Carolina 27708-0320
- MR Author ID: 42675
- Email: bryant@math.duke.edu
- Received by editor(s): July 6, 2000
- Received by editor(s) in revised form: December 19, 2000
- Published electronically: March 20, 2001
- Additional Notes: The research for this article was made possible by support from the National Science Foundation through grant DMS-9870164 and from Duke University.
- © Copyright 2001 American Mathematical Society
- Journal: J. Amer. Math. Soc.
**14**(2001), 623-715 - MSC (2000): Primary 53B35; Secondary 53C55
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0894-0347-01-00366-6
- MathSciNet review: 1824987