The J-flow is a parabolic flow on Kähler manifolds. It was defined by Donaldson in the setting of moment maps and by Chen as the gradient flow of the J-functional appearing in his formula for the Mabuchi energy. It is shown here that under a certain con- dition on the initial data, the J-flow converges to a critical metric. This is a generalization to higher dimensions of the author’s previous work on Kähler surfaces. A corollary of this is the lower boundedness of the Mabuchi energy on Kähler classes satisfying a certain inequality when the first Chern class of the manifold is negative.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Differential Geometry|
|State||Published - 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Algebra and Number Theory
- Geometry and Topology