From minimal Lagrangian to J-minimal submanifolds: persistence and uniqueness

  • Jason D. Lotay
  • Tommaso PaciniEmail author


Given a minimal Lagrangian submanifold L in a negative Kähler–Einstein manifold M, we show that any small Kähler–Einstein perturbation of M induces a deformation of L which is minimal Lagrangian with respect to the new structure. This provides a new source of examples of minimal Lagrangians. More generally, the same is true for the larger class of totally real J-minimal submanifolds in Kähler manifolds with negative definite Ricci curvature.



We would like to thank Claude LeBrun for suggesting the problem of persistence of minimal Lagrangians to us, André Neves for informing us of the reference [10], and Simon Donaldson, Nicos Kapouleas and Cristiano Spotti for interesting discussions. JDL was partially supported by EPSRC grant EP/K010980/1. TP thanks the Scuola Normale Superiore, in Pisa, for hospitality and research funds. This paper is dedicated to Paolo de Bartolomeis, who was also TP’s advisor. His excellent lectures conveyed the idea that Geometry is not just a body of results. It is also a point of view, which can provide a guiding light in many other fields of Mathematics and Science.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.University of TorinoTurinItaly

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