Higgs Bundles in Geometry and Physics
Moduli spaces parametrize certain mathematical objects, for example, solutions of partial differential equations, geometric structures on manifolds, or maps between manifolds, up to an appropriate equivalence relation. In many instances, moduli spaces themselves carry interesting geometric structures and may be studied from different perspectives such as topology, geometry, and analysis. This workshop will focus on the moduli space of Higgs bundles over a Riemann surface. Substantial progress in understanding the geometry and topology of this moduli space has recently been made, yet many questions are still open.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together people from geometry and topology, geometric analysis, mathematical physics, and algebraic geometry to survey recent developments and identify further directions of research.
Dr. Jan Swoboda
LMU München, Mathematisches Institut
Theresienstraße 39, 80333 München
Tel.: +49 89 2180 4680
Fax: +49 89 2180 4648
Dr. Andreas Ott
Universität Heidelberg, Mathematisches Institut
Im Neuenheimer Feld 288, 69120 Heidelberg
Tel.: +49 6221 546281
Fax: +49 6221 548312