Representations of fundamental groups whose Higgs bundles are pullbacks

Ludmil Katzarkov, T. Pantev

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The representations of the fundamental group of a smooth projective variety into a complex simple group are discussed in terms of the corresponding Higgs bundles. A necessary and sufficient condition is found for a representation to factor geometrically through the fundamental group of an orbicurve. The factorization question is studied further for the case of higher dimensional target varieties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-121
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Differential Geometry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Geometry and Topology
  • Analysis

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