MAGIC044: Complex Differential Geometry

Course details

Semester

Spring 2014
Monday, January 20th to Friday, March 28th

Hours

Live lecture hours
10
Recorded lecture hours
0
Total advised study hours
0

Timetable

Mondays
12:05 - 12:55

Description

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.

Prerequisites

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.

Syllabus

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

Lecturer

  • JW

    Prof John C Wood

    University
    University of Leeds

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Assessment

Description

The assessment for this course will be via a single take-home paper which will be available from 28 April, with 2 weeks to complete and submit online. Some questions will be taken from the two example sheets posted on this site, others will be unseen.

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