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Symplectic Foliations and Generalized Complex Structures


Published:20130320
Printed: Feb 2014
Michael Bailey,
CIRGET/UQAM, Case postale 8888, Succursale centreville, Montreal H3C 3P8 , QC
Abstract
We answer the natural question: when is a transversely holomorphic
symplectic foliation induced by a generalized complex structure? The
leafwise symplectic form and transverse complex structure determine an
obstruction class in a certain cohomology, which vanishes if and only
if our question has an affirmative answer. We first study a component
of this obstruction, which gives the condition that the leafwise
cohomology class of the symplectic form must be transversely
pluriharmonic. As a consequence, under certain topological
hypotheses, we infer that we actually have a symplectic fibre bundle
over a complex base. We then show how to compute the full obstruction
via a spectral sequence. We give various concrete necessary and
sufficient conditions for the vanishing of the obstruction.
Throughout, we give examples to test the sharpness of these
conditions, including a symplectic fibre bundle over a complex base
which does not come from a generalized complex structure, and a
regular generalized complex structure which is very unlike a
symplectic fibre bundle, i.e., for which nearby leaves are not
symplectomorphic.