Master Class and Workshop on Geometry of Surface Group Representations

May 9 2012 - 11:51
May 17 2012 - 11:51
Venue: 

Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Bellaterra, Barcelona

Short description of the event: 

One theme of the May workshop will be the role of Higgs bundles, with special emphasis on
(a) Higgs bundles over non-orientable surfaces,
(b) the Hitchin fibration, and
(c) Higgs bundles on higher dimensional varieties.

MASTER CLASS ON SURFACE GROUP REPRESENTATIONS
May 9 to 11, 2012 at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
The workshop will be preceded (May 9-11) by the following Master Classes:
(a) Harmonic maps and topology of varieties (Domingo Toledo)
(b) Fundamental groups of Klein surfaces and their representation varieties (Florent Schaffhauser)
(c) Higgs bundles and non-abelian Hodge Theory (Tony Pantev)

WORKSHOP ON SURFACE GROUP REPRESENTATIONS
May 14 to 17, 2012 at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain

Deadline for Registration and Payment: May 2, 2012