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.
For any questions regarding the meeting, please email
Laura Schaposnik at email@example.com.
Support provided by NSF RTG grant DMS-1246844
And Laura P. Schaposnik's NSF CAREER Award
and UIC' Start-Up funds
An introduction to cyclic Higgs bundles and complex
variation of Hodge structures
The lecture course will introduce mainly two interesting families of Higgs bundles: cyclic Higgs bundles and complex variation of Hodge structures. Along the way, we will discuss the related differential geometry questions and the connection to deformation space of Kaehler manifolds.
An introduction to the Fuchsian and quasi-Fuchsian behavior of variations of Hodge structure deformations.
The lecture course will discuss different ways of deforming certain interesting Higgs bundles, and compare and contrast the resulting families to a classical analogue of deforming Fuchsian representations into rank 1 Lie groups.
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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.
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