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 will have two mini-courses by experts on topics close to their own research, including a mix of lectures and problem sessions.
The workshop will be 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.
For any questions regarding the meeting, please email
Laura Schaposnik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Participants are expected to also take part of the meeting on November 12-14, whose schedule appears also here. Details of those talks appear in the meeting's website:
• 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.
Chicago is a fantastic city to explore - with amazing architecture, culture and food scene. Here are some details that you might find useful:
Time Out's best Jazz clubs: https://www.timeout.com/chicago/music/13-best-jazz-clubs-in-chicago
Time Out's speakeasies: https://www.timeout.com/chicago/bars/chicago-speakeasies
AD's list of hidden bars: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/chicago-speakeasies
Time Out's restaurant lists: https://www.timeout.com/chicago/restaurants/best-chicago-restaurants-our-picks-for-every-cuisine
Monday night workshop dinner: The details are:
Place: Pizzeria Due (619 N Wabash Ave)
Time: 8 p.m.
Monday afternoon: On Monday afternoon we will go on a boat trip - if you would like to participate in this activity, please indicate so in the registration form - it will be free for participants (it will happen only if it doesn't rain):
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.