Real Regulators on Compact Complex Manifolds

  • Author / Creator
    Kooistra, Remkes
  • This thesis pursues the study of non-algebraic and non-Kahler compact complex manifolds by traditionally algebraic methods involving sheaves, cohomology and K-theory. To that end, Bott-Chern cohomology is developed to complement De Rham and Dolbeault cohomology. The first substantial chapter is devoted to the construction of Bott-Chern cohomology, including products. The next chapter is an investigation of Pic0(X) for non-Kahler complex manifolds. The next chapter uses line bundles represented by classes in this Pic0(X), along with Cartier divisors, to define a group of twisted cycle classes, generalizing a previous algebraic definition. On this group of twisted cycle classes, we use currents to construct a regulator map into Bott-Chern cohomology. Finally, in a chapter of conjectural statements and future directions, we explore the possibility of an alternate regulator using a cone complex of currents. We also conjecturally define a height pairing for certain kinds of compatible twisted cycle classes.

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  • Graduation date
    Spring 2011
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    Doctor of Philosophy
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