Alpha Invariants and K-Stability for General Polarizations of Fano Varieties

Dervan, Ruadhai (2014-09-26)


We provide a sufficient condition for polarisations of Fano varieties to be K-stable in terms of Tian’s alpha invariant, which uses the log canonical threshold to measure singularities of divisors in the linear system associated to the polarisation. This generalises a result of Odaka-Sano in the anti-canonically polarised case, which is the algebraic counterpart of Tian’s analytic criterion implying the existence of a K¨ahler-Einstein metric. As an application, we give new K-stable polarisations of a general degree one del Pezzo surface. We also prove a corresponding result for log K-stability.