Deforming convex projective manifolds
Published Web Locationhttps://arxiv.org/abs/1511.06206
We study a properly convex real projective manifold with (possibly empty) compact, strictly convex boundary, and which consists of a compact part plus finitely many convex ends. We extend a theorem of Koszul, which asserts that for a compact manifold without boundary the holonomies of properly convex structures form an open subset of the representation variety. We also give a relative version for noncompact (G;X) manifolds of the openness of their holonomies.