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, 4:279 | Cite as

Non-Hermitian Yang-Mills connections

  • D. Kaledin
  • M. Verbitsky


We study Yang-Mills connections on holomorphic bundles over complex Kähler manifolds of arbitrary dimension, in the spirit of Hitchin's and Simpson's study of flat connections. The space of non-Hermitian Yang-Mills (NHYM) connections has dimension twice the space of Hermitian Yang-Mills connections, and is locally isomorphic to the complexification of the space of Hermitian Yang-Mills connections (which is, by Uhlenbeck and Yau, the same as the space of stable bundles). Further, we study the NHYM connections over hyperkähler manifolds. We construct direct and inverse twistor transform from NHYM bundles on a hyperkähler manifold to holomorphic bundles over its twistor space. We study the stability and the modular properties of holomorphic bundles over twistor spaces, and prove that work of Li and Yau, giving the notion of stability for bundles over non-Kähler manifolds, can be applied to the twistors. We identify locally the following two spaces: the space of stable holomorphic bundles on a twistor space of a hyperkähler manifold and the space of rational curves in the twistor space of the ‘Mukai’ dual hyperkähler manifold.

Key words. Twistor, hyperkähler, Yang-Mills. 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Kaledin
    • 1
  • M. Verbitsky
    • 2
  1. 1.Independent University of Moscow, B. Vlassievsky per. 11, Moscow 121002, Russia, e-mail: kaledin@balthi.dnttm.rssi.ruRU
  2. 2.IHES, Le-Boise-Marie, 35, route de Chartres, F-91440 Bures-Sur-Yvette, France, e-mail: verbit@ihes.frFR

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