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RTG Workshop series:
On the Geometry and Physics
of Higgs bundles


 Run in cooperation with the Association of Women in Mathematics.


RTG Workshop on the Geometry and Physics of Higgs bundles III

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)


July 2018

This workshop, third in a series of Graduate workshops on Higgs bundles, is aimed at graduate students and young postdocs, will expose participants to some current research topics on the geometry and physics of Higgs bundles. The workshop will have two mini-courses by experts on topics close to their own research, including a mix of lectures and problem sessions:

Brian Collier (Maryland)
Qiongling Li (Caltech/Aarhus)



RTG Workshop on the Geometry and Physics of Higgs bundles II

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

November 11-12, 2017

This workshop, second in a series of Graduate workshops on Higgs bundles, is aimed at graduate students and young postdocs, will expose participants to some current research topics on the geometry and physics of Higgs bundles. The workshop had two mini-courses by experts on topics close to their own research, including a mix of lectures and problem sessions:

Daniele Alessandrini (Heidelberg)
Laura Fredrickson (Stanford)

The workshop was followed by the meeting
"Current trends on spectral data for Higgs bundles III"
to be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago
November 13-14 2017.

RTG Workshop on the Geometry and Physics of Higgs bundles I

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

October 21-23, 2016

This workshop, first in a series of Graduate workshops on Higgs bundles, is aimed at graduate students and young postdocs, will expose participants to some current research topics on the geometry and physics of Higgs bundles. The workshop had two mini-courses by experts on topics close to their own research, including a mix of lectures and problem sessions:

Marina Logares (Oxford)
Steven Rayan (Saskatchewan)

Organized By:


Laura Schaposnik


With support from: 


  • NSF RTG grant DMS-1246844;
  • NSF DMS 1107452, 1107263, 1107367 "RNMS: GEometric structures And Representation varieties" (the GEAR Network);
  • Prof. L.P. Schaposnik's UIC Start up grant.