Quot schemes and Ricci semipositivity

Research paper by Indranil Biswas, Harish Seshadri

Indexed on: 22 Mar '17Published on: 22 Mar '17Published in: arXiv - Mathematics - Differential Geometry


Let $X$ be a compact connected Riemann surface of genus at least two, and let ${\mathcal Q}_X(r,d)$ be the quot scheme that parametrizes all the torsion coherent quotients of ${\mathcal O}^{\oplus r}_X$ of degree $d$. This ${\mathcal Q}_X(r,d)$ is also a moduli space of vortices on $X$. Its geometric properties have been extensively studied. Here we prove that the anticanonical line bundle of ${\mathcal Q}_X(r,d)$ is not nef. Equivalently, ${\mathcal Q}_X(r,d)$ does not admit any K\"ahler metric whose Ricci curvature is semipositive.