Current trends on spectral data for Higgs bundles

September 26-27, 2015.

San Jose, California, USA.


Higgs bundles and their spectral data have had applications in different research areas of mathematics and physics. This weekend workshop is intended to bring young researchers in the area to highlight advances in their research, and inspire new perspectives from which to study Higgs bundles and its applications.

Invited Speakers:

  1. Lara Anderson, Virginia Tech, USA.

  2. Lucas Branco, University of Oxford, UK.

  3. Olivia Dumitrescu, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany.

  4. Laura Fredrickson, The University of Texas at Austin, USA.

  5. Victoria Hoskins, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

  6. Marina Logares, ICMAT, Spain.

  7. Alessia Mandini, PUC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  8. Ana Peón-Nieto, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany.

Invited Participants:

The weekend workshop will precede the AIM Workshop “New perspectives on spectral data for Higgs bundles”, with the same group of approximately 30 participants - all participants will receive full funding support.

If you would like apply to participate, there is an open application to fill a few places: please complete the application form here (independent of the stage in your career, you will need give us biographical information, names of two references, and a research statement). The deadline is May 28, 2015.  


All participants will be lodged at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, San Jose:

Double Tree Hotel

2050 Gateway Place,

San Jose, California,

95110, USA.

The workshop will take place in the American Institute of Mathematics, whose address is:

American Institute of Mathematics

600 East Brokaw Road

San Jose, CA 95112

For travel and hotel arrangements, please refer to your invitation from AIM. The Workshop will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday September 27, so you should plan to arrive on Saturday morning to San Jose.

Organization and support:

This weekend workshop is organized by Laura P. Schaposnik (University of Illinois). If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact her at

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

  1. GEAR Network, through U.S. National Science Foundation grants DMS 1107452, 1107263, 1107367 "RNMS: Geometric Structures and Representation Varieties" (the GEAR Network).

  2. The American Institute of Mathematics.

and is presented in cooperation with the Association for Women in Mathematics.


San Francisco’s view from Alcatraz.