Completion of Period Mappings and Ampleness of the Hodge bundle

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We discuss progress towards a conjectural Hodge theoretic completion of a period map. The completion is defined, and we conjecture that it admits the structure of a compact complex analytic variety. The conjecture is proved when the image of the period map has dimension 1,2. Assuming the conjecture holds, we then prove that the augmented Hodge line bundle extends to an ample line bundle on the completion. In particular, the completion is a projective algebraic variety that compactifies the image, analogous to the Satake-Baily-Borel compactification.

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  • Green, M; Griffiths, P; Laza, R; Robles, C