In conformal differential geometry, a conformal connection is a Cartan connection on an n-dimensional manifold M arising as a deformation of the Klein geometry given by the celestial n-sphere, viewed as the homogeneous space
Normal Cartan connection
Any manifold equipped with a conformal structure has a canonical conformal connection called the normal Cartan connection.
A conformal connection on an n-manifold M is a Cartan geometry modelled on the conformal sphere, where the latter is viewed as a homogeneous space for O+(n+1,1). In other words it is an O+(n+1,1)-bundle equipped with
- a O+(n+1,1)-connection (the Cartan connection)
- a reduction of structure group to the stabilizer of a point in the conformal sphere (a null line in Rn+1,1)
such that the solder form induced by these data is an isomorphism.
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