Bihermitian metrics and Poisson deformations

Friday, December 9, 2011 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
A bihermitian metric (or generalized Kahler structure) involves a pair of complex structures and a metric compatible with both. The study of these is closely related to that of holomorphic Poisson structures on a manifold. A deformation theorem for such complex Poisson manifolds leads to a concrete description of certain pairs of complex structures and we show how these can generate bihermitian metrics.
Speaker: 
Nigel Hitchin
Oxford University and Simons Center
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 322