Let (Mn, g) be a compact Kähler manifold with nonpositive bisectional curvature. We show that a finite cover is biholomorphic and isometric to a flat torus bundle over a compact Kähler manifold Nk with c1 < 0. This confirms a conjecture of Yau. As a corollary, for any compact Kähler manifold with nonpositive bisectional curvature, the Kodaira dimension is equal to the maximal rank of the Ricci tensor. We also prove a global splitting result under the assumption of certain immersed complex submanifolds.
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- Geometry and Topology