Complex Differential Geometry (MAGIC044)
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Complex manifolds are central objects in many areas of mathematics: differential geometry, algebraic geometry, several complex variables, mathematical physics, topology, global analysis etc. Their geometry is much richer than that of real manifolds which leads to fascinating phenomena and the need for new techniques. The present course will give a brief introduction to basic notions and methods in complex differential geometry and complex algebraic geometry. The aim is to present beautiful and powerful classical results, such as the Hodge theorem, as well as to develop enough language and techniques to make the material of current interest accessible.
Spring 2017 (Monday, January 23 to Friday, March 31)
Familiarity with basic notions of topological and differentiable manifolds, especially tensors and differential forms. Knowledge of such Riemannian concepts as the Levi-Civita connection and curvature will be helpful, but not essential.
1. Complex and almost complex manifolds 2. Holomorphic forms and vector fields 3. Complex and holomorphic vector bundles 4. Hermitian bundles, metric connections, curvature 5. Chern classes 6. Hermitian and Kähler metrics 7. Dolbeaut theory and the Hodge theorem 8. Curvature of Kähler manifolds; holomorphic sectional and Ricci curvature
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This course will be assessed by an exam consisting of four questions, all of which are compulsory. The time period for the assessment will be the usual two-week period, from 24th April to 7th May.
MAGIC044 Complex Geometry Exam 2017
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