Geometry working seminar

Friday, August 15, 2014 2:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Angelynn Alvarez, University of Houston

“Metrics of Positively Pinched Holomorphic Sectional Curvature on Hirzebruch Surfaces”

In 1975, N. Hitchin proved that the Hirzebruch surfaces Fn = P(OP1 (n)⊕OP1 ), n 0, admit (Hodge) metrics of positive holomorphic sectional curvature K. In this talk, I will determine explicit positive pinching constants c,C such that c K C for these metrics. I will also discuss possible extensions of our methods to projectivized vector bundles of higher rank. This is joint work with Dr. Gordon Heier (University of Houston) and Ananya Chaturvedi (University of Houston).