On the Orders of the Automorphism Groups of Certain Projective Manifolds

  • Alan Howard
  • Andrew John Sommese
Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 14)


It is a well-known theorem of Hurwitz that the automorphism group of a compact Riemann surface of genus g > 1 has order not larger than 84 (g - 1). This was generalized by Bochner who proved that a compact Riemannian manifold with negative Ricci tensor has a finite automorphism group, and Kobayashi who derived the same conclusion for a compact complex manifold with negative first Chern class [K]. The group of birational transformations was studied by Matsumura [M1] who proved that it contains no one-parameter subgroup, provided the manifold has ample canonical bundle.


Automorphism Group Abelian Subgroup Isotropy Subgroup Chern Number Base Curve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Howard
    • 1
  • Andrew John Sommese
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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