## Compact manifolds in hyperbolicity

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## Abstract:

In this paper we establish the strongest possible criterion for the hyperbolicity of a compact complex manifold: such a manifold is hyperbolic if and only if it contains no (nontrivial) complex lines. In addition, we study the behavior of such manifolds under deformation and, in particular, answer the two most natural questions about such deformations: Is the space of hyperbolic complex structures on a given ${C^\infty }$ manifold open in the space of all its complex structures? (Yes.) Is it closed? (Not in general.) These results answer questions first posed by Kobayashi in [4] and [5].## References

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## Additional Information

- © Copyright 1978 American Mathematical Society
- Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc.
**235**(1978), 213-219 - MSC: Primary 32H20
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1978-0470252-3
- MathSciNet review: 0470252