, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 389-409

On the geometry of spaces of oriented geodesics

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Abstract

Let M be either a simply connected pseudo-Riemannian space of constant curvature or a rank one Riemannian symmetric space, and consider the space L(M) of oriented geodesics of M. The space L(M) is a smooth homogeneous manifold and in this paper we describe all invariant symplectic structures, (para)complex structures, pseudo-Riemannian metrics and (para)Kähler structure on L(M).

The first author was supported by the Leverhulme Trust, EM/9/2005/0069.