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C-projective geometry


CALDERBANK David M. J. EASTWOOD Michael G. MATVEEV Vladimir S. NEUSSER Katharina

Year of publication 2020
Type Monograph
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Description We develop in detail the theory of (almost) c-projective geometry, a natural analogue of projective differential geometry adapted to (almost) complex manifolds. We realise it as a type of parabolic geometry and describe the associated Cartan or tractor connection. A Kähler manifold gives rise to a c-projective structure and this is one of the primary motivations for its study. The existence of two or more Kähler metrics underlying a given c-projective structure has many ramifications, which we explore in depth. As a consequence of this analysis, we prove the Yano–Obata Conjecture for complete Kähler manifolds: if such a manifold admits a one parameter group of c-projective transformations that are not affine, then it is complex projective space, equipped with a multiple of the Fubini–Study metric.

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