The Pontryagin Forms of Hessian Manifolds
We show that Hessian manifolds of dimensions 4 and above must have vanishing Pontryagin forms. This gives a topological obstruction to the existence of Hessian metrics. We find an additional explicit curvature identity for Hessian 4-manifolds. By contrast, we show that all analytic Riemannian 2-manifolds are Hessian.