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Given an algebraic variety defined by a set of equations, an upper bound for its dimension at one point is given by the dimension of the Zariski tangent space. The infinitesimal deformations of a variety $X$ play a somehow similar role, they yield the Zariski tangent space at the local moduli space, when this exists, hence one gets an efficient way to estimate the dimension of a moduli space.
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It may happen that this moduli space consists of a point, or even a reduced point if there are no infinitesimal deformations. In this case one says that $X$ is rigid, respectively inifinitesimally rigid.
A basic example is projective space, which is the only example in dimension 1. In the case of surfaces, infinitesimally rigid surfaces are either the Del Pezzo surfaces of degree $\ge$ 5, or are some minimal surfaces of general type.
As of now, the known surfaces of the second type are all projective classifying spaces (their universal cover is contractible), and have universal cover which is either the ball or the bidisk (these are the noncompact duals of $P^2$ and $P^1 \times P^1$ ), or are the examples of Mostow and Siu, or the Kodaira fibrations of Catanese-Rollenske.
Motivated by recent examples constructed with Dettweiller of interesting VHS over curves, which we shall call BCD surfaces, together with ingrid Bauer, we showed the rigidity of a class of surfaces which includes the Hirzebruch-Kummer coverings of the plane branched over a complete quadrangle.
I shall also explain some results concerning fibred surfaces, e.g. a criterion for being a $K(\pi,1)$-space; I will finish mentioning other examples and several interesting open questions.
- Surfaces of general type
- Topology of surfaces (Donaldson polynomials, Seiberg-Witten invariants)
- Topology of real algebraic varieties
- Deformations of complex structures
Nom de la rencontre : Topology of complex algebraic varieties / Topologie des variétés algébriques complexes
Informations sur la rencontre
Organisateurs de la rencontre : Eyssidieux, Philippe ; Klinger, Bruno ; Kotschick, Dieter ; Toledo, Domingo
Dates : 30/05/2016 - 03/06/2016
Année de la rencontre : 2016
URL Congrès : http://conferences.cirm-math.fr/1398.html
DOI : 10.24350/CIRM.V.18990403
Cite this video as:
Catanese, Fabrizio (2016). New examples of rigid varieties and criteria for fibred surfaces to be $K(\pi,1)$-spaces. CIRM. Audiovisual resource. doi:10.24350/CIRM.V.18990403
URI : http://dx.doi.org/10.24350/CIRM.V.18990403