Wolf space




A space which is both a quaternion-Kähler manifold as well as a symmetric space. Also known as a Wolf space.



As positive quaternion-Kähler manifolds

under construction

In fact the Wolf spaces are the only known examples of positive quaternion-Kähler manifold (which is not hyper-Kähler ?!), as of today (e.g. Salamon 82, Section 5).

This leads to the conjecture that un every dimension, the Wolf spaces are the only positive quaternion-Kähler manifolds.

The conjecture has been proven for the following dimensions

  • d=4d = 4 (Hitchin)

  • d=8d = 8 (Poon–Salamon, LeBrun–Salamon)


  • Joseph K. Wolf, Complex homogeneous contact manifolds and quaternionic symmetric spaces, Journal of Math. and Mech., 14 (1965), p. 166 (jstor:24901319)

  • Simon Salamon, Quaternionic Kähler manifolds, Invent Math (1982) 67: 143. (doi:10.1007/BF01393378)

  • Amann, Positive Quaternion Kähler Manifolds, 2009 (pdf)

See also

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