Rational Curves on Foliated Varieties

  • Fedor Bogomolov
  • Michael McQuillanEmail author
Part of the Simons Symposia book series (SISY)


The article refines and generalises the study of deformations of a morphism along a foliation begun by Y. Miyaoka, [Mi2]. The key ingredients are the algebrisation of the graphic neighbourhood, see Fact 3.3.1, which reduces the problem from the transcendental to the algebraic, and a p-adic variation of Mori’s bend and break in order to overcome the “naive failure”, see Remark 3.2.3, of the method in the required generality. Qualitatively the results are optimal for foliations of all ranks in all dimensions, and are quantitatively optimal for foliations by curves, for which the further precision of a cone theorem is provided.


Frobenius (theorem) (foliated) (log) canonical singularities Algorithmic resolution Graphic neighbourhood Ample (vector) bundle Frobenius (map) Bend and break P-adic Rationally connected Cone of curves 

Mathematical Subject Classification:

14E05 (32S65) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Warren Weaver Hall, Office 602, Courant Institute of Mathematical SciencesNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation, AG Laboratory, HSE,MoscowRussia
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly

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