### Abstract

We establish an equivalence between conformally Einstein--Maxwell Kahler 4-manifolds (recently studied in many works) and extremal Kahler 4-manifolds (in the sense of Calabi) with nowhere vanishing scalar curvature. The corresponding pairs of Kahler metrics arise as transversal Kahler structures of Sasaki metrics compatible with the same CR structure and having commuting Sasaki--Reeb vector fields. This correspondence extends to higher dimensions using the notion of a weighted extremal Kahler metric, illuminating and uniting several explicit constructions in Kahler and Sasaki geometry. It also leads to new existence and non-existence results for extremal Sasaki metrics, suggesting a link between notions of relative weighted K-stability for a polarized variety, and relative K-stability of the Kahler cone corresponding to a Sasaki polarization.

Original language | English |
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Journal | Mathematische Annalen |

Publication status | Acceptance date - 6 Oct 2020 |

### Keywords

- math.DG
- 53C55, 53C25, 32V05, 14J26, 32J27, 32Q15, 53B35, 53D10, 58J60

## Profiles

### David Calderbank

- Department of Mathematical Sciences - Professor
- EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics (SAMBa)

Person: Research & Teaching

## Cite this

Apostolov, V., & Calderbank, D. M. J. (Accepted/In press). The CR geometry of weighted extremal Kahler and Sasaki metrics.

*Mathematische Annalen*. https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.10618