01262nas a2200121 4500008004300000245007100043210006800114260002800182520085700210100002101067700001601088856003601104 2008 en_Ud 00aOn semistable principal bundles over a complex projective manifold0 asemistable principal bundles over a complex projective manifold bOxford University Press3 aLet G be a simple linear algebraic group defined over the complex numbers. Fix a proper parabolic subgroup P of G and a nontrivial antidominant character \\\\chi of P. We prove that a holomorphic principal G-bundle E over a connected complex projective manifold M is semistable and the second Chern class of its adjoint bundle vanishes in rational cohomology if and only if the line bundle over E/P defined by \\\\chi is numerically effective. Similar results remain valid for principal bundles with a reductive linear algebraic group as the structure group. These generalize an earlier work of Y. Miyaoka where he gave a characterization of semistable vector bundles over a smooth projective curve. Using these characterizations one can also produce similar criteria for the semistability of parabolic principal bundles over a compact Riemann surface.1 aBiswas, Indranil1 aBruzzo, Ugo uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/3418