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# Mathematical Research Letters

## Volume 24 (2017)

### Number 1

### Bounding the first invariant eigenvalue of toric Kähler manifolds

Pages: 67 – 81

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4310/MRL.2017.v24.n1.a4

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#### Abstract

We generalise a theorem of Engman and Abreu–Freitas on the first invariant eigenvalue of non-negatively curved $S^1$-invariant metrics on $\mathbb{CP}^1$ to general toric Kähler metrics with non-negative scalar curvature. In particular, a simple upper bound of the first nonzero invariant eigenvalue for such metrics on complex projective space $\mathbb{CP}^n$ is exhibited. We derive an analogous bound in the case when the metric is extremal and a detailed study is made of the accuracy of the bound in the case of Calabi’s extremal metrics on $\mathbb{CP}^2$ \sharp - \mathbb{CP}^2$.

Paper received on 19 May 2015.