Singular Metrics and the Calabi-Yau Theorem in Non-Archimedean Geometry

Friday, March 30, 2012 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
A version of the fundamental Calabi-Yau theorem in complex analytic geometry states that if $L$ is an ample line bundle on a smooth, complex projective variety $X$, then any smooth volume form on $X$ of the same total mass as $L$ is the curvature volume form of a unique smooth metric on $L$. Recently Yuan and Zhang proved a version of the uniqueness statement in non-Archimedean geometry. I will report on joint work with S. Boucksom and C. Favre where we prove the corresponding existence result. Our method requires us to use a notion of singular semipositive metrics in a non-Archimedean context.
Mattias Jonsson
University of Michigan
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 314