Geometry of moduli spaces of Higgs bundles
We construct a Petersson-Weil type Kähler form on the moduli spaces of Higgs bundles over a compact Kähler manifold. A fiber integral formula for this form is proved, from which it follows that the Petersson-Weil form is the curvature of a certain determinant line bundle, equipped with a Quillen metric, on the moduli space of Higgs bundles over a projective manifold. The curvature of the Petersson-Weil Kähler form is computed. We also show that, under certain assumptions, a moduli space of Higgs bundles supports of natural hyper-Kähler structure.
arXiv Mathematics e-prints
- Pub Date:
- May 2006
- Mathematics - Algebraic Geometry;
- Mathematics - Differential Geometry;
- To appear in Communications in Analysis and Geometry