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Sasakian Geometry

Charles Boyer and Krzysztof Galicki


Sasakian manifolds were first introduced in 1962. This book's main focus is on the intricate relationship between Sasakian and Kähler geometries, especially when the Kähler structure is that of an algebraic variety. The book is divided into three parts. The first five chapters carefully prepare the stage for the proper introduction of the subject. After a brief discussion of G-structures, the reader is introduced to the theory of Riemannian foliations. A concise review of complex and Kähler geometry precedes a fairly detailed treatment of compact complex Kähler orbifolds. A discussion of the e ... More

Keywords: algebraic varieties, contact structures, complex structures, foliations, Kähler geometry, Kähler-Einstein metrics, Killing spinors, Monge-Ampère problem, orbifolds, orbibundles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780198564959
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564959.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Boyer, author
University of New Mexico

Krzysztof Galicki, author
University of New Mexico