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Current trends on spectral data for
Higgs bundles III

 

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
November 13-14, 2017

Higgs bundles and their spectral data have had applications in different research areas of mathematics and physics, andthese series of Workshops bring together people working on areas tangential to Higgs bundles to learn and teach about novel methods that could be applied in a broad set up.

The meeting will follow the graduate weekend workshop
"RTG Workshop on the Geometry and Physics of Higgs bundles"
to be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago
November 11-12 2017


The workshop is presented in cooperation with the
Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM) and supports the Non-Discrimination Statement of the Association for Women in Mathematics.
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For any questions regarding the meeting, please email
Laura Schaposnik at schapos@uic.edu.

Speakers

 
  • Lara Anderson, Virginia Tech, USA.
  • Olivia Dumitrescu, Michigan State, USA.
  • Camilla Felisetti, Bologna, Italy.
  • Laura Fredrickson, Stanford, USA.
  • Qiongling Li, QGM & Caltech, Denmark & USA.
  • Ngo Bao Chau, University of Chicago, USA.
  • Eric Zaslow, Northwestern University, USA.


Funding for Travel and Lodging is available for graduate students and post-docs. Please apply before the deadline of July 31st - applications will be reviewed as they arrive and notification of funding will only take a few weeks. Priority will be given to participants staying November 11-14. 

Registration and
funding application

Schedule

If you are staying November 11-14, arrival to Chicago should be planned for Saturday morning, with activities carrying through until Tuesdy afternoon. Departures should be planned for Tuesday after 5 p.m. If you're only attending the meeting on November 13-14, arrival should be planned for Sunday 12 evening.

Participants are expected to also take part of the meeting on November 11-12, whose schedule appears here..  

Travel Information

Getting to UIC: The workshop will be held in the UIC Math Department, which is located in the Science and Engineering offices building (SEO, 849 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607). Signs with instructions on where to go will be throughout in the building, but you can also come to Laura Schaposnik's office (SEO 509) looking for more information as well.
By train: UIC is close to Chicago's Union Station with convenient Amtrak trains to many locations in the region. Alternatively, a cab to either should cost under $10.

• By air: Chicago has two major airports, O'Hare (ORD) and Midway (MDW), and it is easy to get to UIC from either one (many travel sites will let you look for both simultaneously using the airport code CHI).

 

If you are flying into O'Hare, you can take a Blue Line train (costing $5) into the city (towards the loop or Forest Park) which stops right next to the UIC campus (at the UIC/Halsted station). The hotel is also on the Blue line.

 

 

• By car: UIC is easily accessible by car, and is located just off of either the 90/94 or 290 interstates. If you are coming into UIC, it's best to park at the Halsted Parking Structure at the NE corner of the Taylor and Halsted intersection. You will have to take a ticket for the parking garage; if we know in advance you will be parking there, you can bring your ticket in to the workshop and we can validate it to cover the cost. Note that in/out priveledges are not included in the validation. Also note that the parking at the hotel is far more expensive, and should be avoided if possible. It is recommended that you plan to park your car in the Halsted Parking Structure for the weekend instead or book a space with SpotHero.  

Venue and Accomodation

The workshop will take place at the University of Illinois at Chicago,
in the Mathematics Department which is in the SEO Building in 851 S. Morgan St.
More details will be sent to participants closer to the date of the meeting.

We expect all accepted participants to have lodging covered by the workshop.  
Accomodation is planned to be across the street of the Art Institute in the Congress Plaza Hotel,
which is 30 minutes walk to the maths building.  

Wifi: Participants will be able to use Eduroam at UIC, and hotels will have Free Wifi. 

Social Activities

Each day we will have a few social activites for participants to enjoy Chicago together

Monday night workshop dinner: The conference banquet will be on Monday night and all participants are invited to attend:


Place: Min Ming Hin Cuisine (2168 S Archer Ave)

Time: 7 p.m.

Sunday afternoon/night: On Sunday evening we will go on a boat trip with participants of both meetings - if you would like to participate in this activity, please indicate so in the registration form - it will be free for participants:


Place: Ogilvie/Union stop

Time: 5 p.m.

Boat: Chicago Water Taxi

Trip: We will go to China Town and then back up to River North, and it will take around 90 minutes. We will be entertaining you with stories from Chicago architecture’s wonders!


Afterwards we will probably visit the Game Room, located on the second floor of the beautiful Chicago Athletic Club. 

 

Organized By:

Laura Schaposnik


With support from: UIC Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Department.