An approach to Griffiths conjecture

Research paper by Philipp Naumann

Indexed on: 27 Oct '17Published on: 27 Oct '17Published in: arXiv - Mathematics - Algebraic Geometry


The Griffiths conjecture asserts that every ample vector bundle $E$ over a compact complex manifold $S$ admits a hermitian metric with positive curvature in the sense of Griffiths. In this article we give a sufficient condition for a positive hermitian metric on $\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}(E^*)}(1)$ to induce a Griffiths positive $L^2$-metric on the vector bundle $E$. This result suggests to study the relative K\"ahler-Ricci flow on $\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}(E^*)}(1)$ for the fibration $\mathbb{P}(E^*)\to S$. We define a flow and give arguments for the convergence.