Geometry Colloquium

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Date, time & place Friday 10:00 - 11:30 126Room #126 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)


10:00-11:30   Room #122 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Yasuyuki Nagatomo (Meiji University)
Harmonic maps into Grassmannian manifolds (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
A harmonic map from a Riemannian manifold into a Grassmannian manifold is characterized by a vector bundle, a space of sections of the bundle and the Laplace operator. This characterization can be considered as a generalization of Theorem of Takahashi on minimal immersions into a sphere (J.Math.Soc.Japan 18 (1966)) and implies the well-known fact that the Kodaira embedding is a harmonic map.

We apply the main result to generalize a Theorem of do Carmo and Wallach (Ann.of Math. 93 (1971)) and describe a moduli space of harmonic maps with constant energy densities and some properties about pull-back bundles and connections from a Riemannian homogeneous space into a Grassmannian. We give some applications including a rigidity of minimal immersions from the complex projective line to complex projective spaces (S.Bando and Y.Ohnita, J. Math. Soc. Japan 39 (1987)).

The ADHM-construction of instantons gives a family of maps into Grassmannians via monad theory on the twistor space. These maps are, in general, not harmonic maps, but are similar to maps obtained in our generalized do Carmo-Wallach theorem. We compare these two constructions of moduli spaces.