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Geometry and Physics of Higgs bundles

24-28 September 2018
La Plata & Buenos Aires, Argentina

Schedule

The workshop has two overall goals: 

• Bring together mathematicians and physicists working on topics related to Higgs bundles;
• Promote Higgs bundles and their applications in the south american mathematical community.

The schedule will be updated in 2018 with the speaker list.

Speakers

A list of speakers will be added in early 2018.

Registration and Poster session

Please complete by March 1st 2018.

Poster Session

 

We hope that young mathematicians -- PhD and early career post-docs -- will join us by presenting their work in a poster session. If you're interested in contributing, please apply to present your poster here.


Registration and finantial support

 

We expect to have support to cover local expenses of PhD and early career post-docs. To participate of the meeting, please register here - if finantial support is needed, registration should be done before March 1st 2018.

Accomodation and Travel

Accomodation for speakers and funded participants will be arranged by the organizers.
Suggestions for other participants will be added here.

Getting to La Plata: The workshop will be held mainly La Plata (which is 30 minutes drive away from Buenos Aires), with a day and a half in downtown Buenos Aires, in the buildings of the UNLP. More details will appear in late 2017.


Accomodation: There are several hotels that are convenient in La Plata and Buenos Aires. Some suggestinos will be added here. We also recomend checking AirBnB as beautiful houses and apartments are available in both cities.

La Plata, Argentina

The workshop will take place mainly in La Plata, a beautiful university city in Argentina. The lectures will be at the
Universidad Nacional de la Plata
Calle 49 and 115.

Participants

A list of registered participants will be added in early 2018.

Visiting Argentina

Argentina is a beautiful country with a vast variety of places to visit. Here are a couple of recomended weekend trips - it is very easy to buy packages which include hotel, plane ticket and ground transportation from travel agencies (e.g. https://www.despegar.com/packages/). 

Glaciar Perito Moreno

Glaciers in the south

Three days & two nights exploring the glaciers in the Patagonia, the south of Argentina. (Hotel, ground and air transportation as well as excursions included). 

Details:  US$ 400 (approx.). 
Departure: Aeroparque National Airport.

Iguazu Waterfals 

Amazonas in the north

Three days & two nights exploring the waterfalls in the north of Argentina, both from the Argentinian and Brazilian sides. (Hotel, ground and air transportation as well as excursions included). 

Price: US$ 400 (approx.). 
Departure: Aeroparque National Airport.

Organizers: Marina Logares (Plymouth, UK) and Laura Schaposnik (UIC, USA).


For questions about the workshop or travelling in Argentina, please contact Laura at schapos@uic.edu.