Nonpositive curvature of blow - ups


Consider the following situation: MC is a complex manifold of complex dimension n, and DC is a union of smooth complex codimension-one submanifolds (i.e., DC is a smooth divisor). Examples of this situation include: (1) arrangements of projective hyperplanes in CP, as well as various blow-ups of such arrangements along intersections of hyperplanes, (2… (More)


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