Program PNCDI III, Project number PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2016-0065, Contract number 8/12.07.2017

Financed by Romanian Ministry of Research and Innovation, CNCS - UEFISCDI

Project Executive Summary

Locally conformally Kähler (LCK) geometry is concerned with complex manifolds of complex dimension at least two admitting a Kähler covering with deck transformations acting by holomorphic homotheties with respect to the Kähler metric. Forgetting the complex structure we obtain Locally Conformally Symplectic (LCS) manifolds. The passage between LCS and LCK settings is both directions. Almost all known non-Kähler compact surfaces are LCK. In higher dimensions, we have Hopf manifolds, Oeljeklaus-Toma (OT) manifolds, and their complex submanifolds (when they do exist).

1. Classification of surjective holomorphic maps from (compact) LCK manifolds. The total space, together with natural conditions on the fibre, should put restrictions on the Hermitian structure of the base.

2. Proving the non-existence of LCK metrics on OT manifolds with t>1.

3. OT manifolds do not have curves and surfaces, and the LCK ones do not have subvarieties at all. We want to prove that if a compact complex submanifold exists in an OT manifold, it must be an OT manifold itself. The problem can be translated into one concerning holomorphic bundles.

4. Studying holomorphic vector bundles (stability, filtrability) of small rank on OT.

5. Initiating the systematic study of complex LCS manifolds, relations with other geometries.

6. Classification of toric LCS manifolds. We expect a statement of this kind: toric, compact LCS manifolds should be LCK and indeed Vaisman.

7. Study of the spectral sequence associated to the canonical foliation of a Vaisman manifold and computing the dimensions of its terms. This will obstruct a given 2-dimensional foliation on a compact complex manifold to come from a Vaisman structure.

8. Study of indefinite LCK manifolds and of their submanifolds, in particular of semi-Riemannian submersions from indefinite LCK manifolds, with focus on statistical manifolds.

9. Studying particular functionals of Yang-Mills type on LCK and Vaisman manifolds.

Research team:

  • Liviu Ornea (Project Leader)
  • Florin Belgun (Experienced Researcher)
  • Sorin Dăscălescu (Experienced Researcher)
  • Catalin Gherghe (Experienced Researcher)
  • Alexandra Otiman (PhD Student)
  • Vladimir Slesar (Experienced Researcher)
  • Miron Stanciu (PhD Student)
  • Gabriel-Eduard Vīlcu (Experienced Researcher)
  • Victor-Corneliu Vuletescu (Experienced Researcher)

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    A. Articles published in ISI ranked journals

    A1. S. Dăscălescu, C. Năstăsescu, L. Năstăsescu: Graded semisimple algebras are symmetric, Journal of Algebra 491 (2017), 207-218.

    A2. L. Ornea, V. Slesar: The spectral sequence of the canonical foliation of a Vaisman manifold, Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry (2017), pp 1–19, DOI:

    A3. V. Slesar, M. Visinescu, G.E. Vīlcu: Hidden symmetries in Sasaki–Einstein geometries, Physics of Atomic Nuclei 80(4) (2017), pp 801–807.

    A4. A.D. Vīlcu, G.E. Vīlcu: An algorithm to estimate the vertices of a tetrahedron from uniform random points inside, Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata (2017), pp. 1-14. DOI:

    B. Papers submitted and preprints

    B1. N. Istrati, A. Otiman: De Rham and twisted cohomology of Oeljeklaus-Toma manifolds, submitted (2017).

    B2. C. Gherghe: On a Yang-Mills type functional, submitted (2017).

    Last update: 03-Dec-2017