A celebration of Steve Bradlow’s 60th birthday


  1. Oscar Garcia-Prada, ICMAT, Madrid

  2. Peter Gothen, Porto, Portugal. 

  3. Nigel Hitchin, Oxford, UK.

  4. Donghoon Hyeon, SNU, Korea.

  5. Ignasi Mundet i Rierra, Barcelona, Spain.

  6. Karen Uhlenbeck, Austin, USA.

  7. Richard Wentworth, Maryland, USA. 

  8. Graeme Wilkin, NUS, Singapore.

Participants & Financial Support:

All participants will be lodged at Allerton, and accommodation for non-local participants will be covered by the conference. However, due to space limitations, participants will need to register and request at that time this support:

Registration & Application to reside at Allerton

By December 2016 we will contact people who have registered with news on the availability of space and financial support: Rooms will need to be confirmed by February 2017.

Accommodation and Talks:

The workshop will take place at Allerton, a Mansion of the University of Illinois, whose address is:

515 Old Timber Road


Illinois 61856


Allerton is easy to reach by car from O’Hare airport (2.5 hs, see map here) and from Champaign-Urbana’s airport (30 min, see map here). Once you have your travel arrangements please fill in this form if you’d like us to help you arranging your trip to Allerton


For travel and room arrangements, please refer to your invitation from the organizers. All participants who need lodging will be hosted at Allerton itself. Participants from nearby areas are welcomed to join us during the day!


The Workshop will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday May 6th and finish on Sunday May 7th after lunch. We expect participants to arrive on Friday May 5th to Allerton and depart on Sunday 7th afternoon. The tentative schedule is a s follows:

Organization and support:

This weekend workshop is organized by Brian Collier, Georgios Daskalopoulos, Laura P. Schaposnik. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact them.

The workshop is made possible by generous support from these organizations:

  1. NSF through the grants 1107452, 1107263, 1107367 "RNMS: Geometric Structures and Representation Varieties" (the GEAR Network)."

  2. University of Illinois at Chicago through a start up fund.

  3. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.


May 5-7, 2017. 
Allerton Center, Illinois, USA.


  1. Brian Collier, Maryland.

  2. Georgios Daskalopoulos, Brown. 

  3. Laura P. Schaposnik, UIC.