Uniqueness of optimal symplectic connections

Dervan, R. and Sektnan, L. M. (2021) Uniqueness of optimal symplectic connections. Forum of Mathematics, Sigma, 9, e18. (doi: 10.1017/fms.2021.15)

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Consider a holomorphic submersion between compact Kähler manifolds, such that each fibre admits a constantscalar curvature Kähler metric. When the fibres admit continuous automorphisms, a choice of fibrewise constant scalarcurvature Kähler metric is not unique. An optimal symplectic connection is a choice of fibrewise constant scalar curvature Kähler metric satisfying a geometric partial differential equation. The condition generalises the Hermite-Einstein condition for a holomorphic vector bundle through the induced fibrewise Fubini-Study metric on the associated projectivisation. We prove various foundational analytic results concerning optimal symplectic connections. Our main result proves that optimal symplectic connections are unique, up to the action of the automorphism group of the submersion, when they exist. Thus optimal symplectic connections are canonical relatively Kähler metrics when they exist. In addition, we show that the existence of an optimal symplectic connection forces the automorphism group of the submersion to be reductive and that an optimal symplectic connection is automatically invariant under a maximal compact subgroup of this automorphism group. We also prove that when a submersion admits an optimal symplectic connection, it achieves the absolute minimum of a natural log norm functional, which we define.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:LMS’s postdoctoral position is supported by Villum Fonden, grant 0019098.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dervan, Dr Ruadhaí
Authors: Dervan, R., and Sektnan, L. M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
Journal Name:Forum of Mathematics, Sigma
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN (Online):2050-5094
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Authors
First Published:First published in Forum of Mathematics, Sigma 9:e18
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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