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Geometry and topology of the space of Kähler metrics on singular varieties

  • Eleonora Di Nezza (a1) and Vincent Guedj (a2)


Let $Y$ be a compact Kähler normal space and let $\unicode[STIX]{x1D6FC}\in H_{\mathit{BC}}^{1,1}(Y)$ be a Kähler class. We study metric properties of the space ${\mathcal{H}}_{\unicode[STIX]{x1D6FC}}$ of Kähler metrics in $\unicode[STIX]{x1D6FC}$ using Mabuchi geodesics. We extend several results of Calabi, Chen, and Darvas, previously established when the underlying space is smooth. As an application, we analytically characterize the existence of Kähler–Einstein metrics on $\mathbb{Q}$ -Fano varieties, generalizing a result of Tian, and illustrate these concepts in the case of toric varieties.



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Geometry and topology of the space of Kähler metrics on singular varieties

  • Eleonora Di Nezza (a1) and Vincent Guedj (a2)


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