Goldman-Millson quasi-abelianity theorem



Let XX be a smooth complex manifold with trivial canonical bundle, and let A 0,*(T X)A^{0,*}(T_X) be the differential graded Lie algebra of smooth differential forms of type (0,*)(0,*) with coefficients in the tangent sheaf of XX. The Goldman-Millson quasi-abelianity theorem GM90 states that the dgla A 0,*(T X)A^{0,*}(T_X) is quasi-abelian, i.e., it is quasi-isomorphic to an abelian dgla.

Since the dgla A 0,*(T X)A^{0,*}(T_X) is a model for the derived global sections RΓ𝒯 XR\Gamma\mathcal{T}_X of the tangent sheaf 𝒯 X\mathcal{T}_X of XX, the Goldman-Millson quasi-abelianity theorem can be stated by saying that if XX be a smooth complex manifold with trivial canonical bundle, then RΓ𝒯 XR\Gamma\mathcal{T}_X is quasi-abelian. In this form the Goldman-Millson theorem can be generalized to smooth projective manifolds over an arbitrary characteristic zero algebraically closed field 𝕂\mathbb{K}, as done by Iacono and Manetti in IM10.

A description of the Goldman-Millson quasi-abelianity theorem within the framework of higher category theory is given in FM10.


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