Geometry & Topology Seminar

Title: Hermitian-Yang-Mills approach to the conjecture of Griffiths on the positivity of ample vector bundles
Speaker: Jean-Pierre Demailly (Grenoble)
Date: 16 November 2020
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: MS teams (team code hiq1jfr)

Given a vector bundle of arbitrary rank with ample determinant line bundle on a projective manifold, we propose a new elliptic system of differential equations of Hermitian-Yang-Mills type for the curvature tensor. The system is designed so that solutions provide Hermitian metrics with positive curvature in the sense of Griffiths – and even in the dual Nakano sense. As a consequence, if an existence result could be obtained for every ample vector bundle, the Griffiths conjecture on the equivalence between ampleness and positivity of vector bundles would be settled. Another outcome of the approach is a new concept of volume for vector bundles.


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