A variational approach to the study of deformation invariance of plurigenera
A well-known theorem by Y.-T. Siu states that plurigenera are invariant under smooth projective deformation. More generally, we can ask whether or not a similar invariance is also true for smooth deformation of Kähler manifolds. However, such a general question is still an open problem.
In the lectures, we discuss the generalized problem for Kähler manifolds from variational points of view. Actually, given a pluricanonical section in the central fiber, by fixing its perturbed section in the nearby fiber, we consider a suitable functional for variation of by diffeomorphisms such that its critical point allows us to obtain a holomorphic section of the nearby fiber.
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