Let p : G → H be a homomorphism between connected reductive algebraic groups over ℂ such that the center of the Lie algebra g is sent to the center of h. If EG is a holomorphic principal G-bundle over a compact connected Kähler manifold M, and EG is semistable (resp. polystable), then the principal H -bundle EG XG H is also semistable (resp. polystable). A G-bundle over M is polystable if and only if it admits an Einstein-Hermitian connection; this is an analog of a theorem of Uhlenbeck and Yau for G-bundles. Two different formulations of the G-bundle analog of the Harder-Narasimhan reduction have been established. The equivalence of the two formulations is a consequence of a group theoretic result.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences - Series I: Mathematics|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 15 2000|
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