Journal of Symplectic Geometry

Volume 12 (2014)

Number 1

Analytic test configurations and geodesic rays

Pages: 125 – 169



Julius Ross (Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)

David Witt Nyström (Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Göthenburg, Sweden)


Starting with the data of a curve of singularity types, we use the Legendre transform to construct weak geodesic rays in the space of locally bounded metrics on an ample line bundle $L$ over a compact manifold. Using this we associate weak geodesics to suitable filtrations of the algebra of sections of $L$. In particular this works for the natural filtration coming from an algebraic test configuration, and we show how this recovers the weak geodesic ray of Phong-Sturm.

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