DEFORMATION OF 2-STEP NILMANIFOLDS WITH ABELIAN COMPLEX STRUCTURES
We develop deformation theory for abelian invariant complex structures on a nilmanifold, and prove that in this case the invariance property is preserved by the Kuranishi process. A purely algebraic condition characterizes the deformations leading again to abelian structures, and we prove that such deformations are unobstructed. Various examples illustrate the resulting theory, and the behavior possible in three complex dimensions.(Published Online February 22 2006)
(Received June 10 2004)
32G05; 53C15; 53C56; 57S25; 17B30.
1 CM and YSP are partially supported by NSF DMS-0204002
2 HP and SS are partially supported by EC contract HPRN-CT-2000-00101
3 CM and YSP are partially supported by NSF DMS-0204002
4 HP and SS are partially supported by EC contract HPRN-CT-2000-00101