Gauge Theories, Monopoles, Moduli Spaces and Integrable Systems. A Conference honouring Jacques Hurtubise on his 60th birthday

August 21-25, 2017

Program

 

Monday, August 21, 2017

08:30 - 08:55
Registration and Coffee & Croissants


Meeting room(s) : Z-330, Pavillon Claire-McNicoll

08:55 - 09:00
Welcoming addresses
09:00 - 10:00
Nigel J. Hitchin
(University of Oxford)
The Critical Locus of the Higgs Bundle Integrable System
Abstract
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 - 11:30
Jorgen Ellegaard Andersen
(Aarhus University)
The Verlinde Formula for Higgs Bundle Moduli Spaces
Abstract
11:30 - 12:30
Oscar García-Prada
(ICMAT)
Action of the Mapping Class Group on Character Varieties and Higgs Bundles
Abstract
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch break
14:00 - 15:00
Richard A. Wentworth
(University of Maryland)
Higgs Bundles and Pleated Surfaces
Abstract
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 16:30
Marcos B. Jardim
(Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP))
Instanton Sheaves and Complex Instantons
Abstract
16:30 - 17:30
Philip P. Boalch
(Université Paris-Sud)
Nonabelian Hodge Spaces and Nonlinear Representation Theory
Abstract

17:30
Opening reception
Room(s) Salon Maurice-l’Abbé, Pavillon André-Aisenstadt

 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

08:30 - 09:00
Coffee & Croissants


Meeting room(s) : Z-330, Pavillon Claire-McNicoll

09:00 - 10:00
TBA
10:00 - 11:00
Tony Pantev
(University of Pennsylvania)
BPS States, Torus Links, and Wild Character Varieties
Abstract
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - 12:30
Frances Kirwan
(University of Oxford)
Applications of Non-Reductive Geometric Invariant Theory
Abstract
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch break
14:00 - 15:00
Andrew Dancer
(Oxford University)
Integrability and Riemannian Geometry
Abstract
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 16:30
Ruxandra Moraru
(University of Waterloo)
Moduli Spaces of Stable Bundles on Non-Kähler Complex Manifolds
Abstract
16:30 - 17:30
Roger Bielawski
(Leibniz Universität Hannover)
Hilbert Schemes, Rational Maps, and Hyperkaehler Metrics

 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

08:30 - 09:00
Coffee & Croissants


Meeting room(s) : Z-330, Pavillon Claire-McNicoll

09:00 - 10:00
Benoit Charbonneau
(University of Waterloo)
Nahm Transform for Monopoles with Arbitrary Symmetry Breaking
Abstract
10:00 - 11:00
Sergey Cherkis
(The University of Arizona)
Yang--Mills Instantons on Gravitational Instantons: Index and Monads
Abstract
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - 12:30
Marco Gualtieri
(University of Toronto)
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch break
14:00 - 15:00
Reyer Sjamaar
(Cornell University)
Presymplectic Hamiltonian Actions
Abstract
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 16:30
William M. Goldman
(University of Maryland)
Dynamics on Spaces of Flat Connections
Abstract
16:30 - 17:30
Reminiscences by Malcolm Adams and Steven Shnider

19:00
Banquet at "Le Cercle" (HEC Montréal)

 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

08:30 - 09:00
Coffee & Croissants


Meeting room(s) : Z-330, Pavillon Claire-McNicoll

09:00 - 10:00
Ron Donagi
(University of Pennsylvania)
Hitchin's System and Geometric Langlands Conjecture
Abstract
10:00 - 11:00
Eric M. Rains
(California Institute of Technology)
The Noncommutative Geometry of Difference Equations
Abstract
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - 12:30
Marco Bertola
(Concordia University)
Symplectic Geometry of the Moduli Space of Projective Structures on Riemann Surfaces
Abstract
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch break
14:00 - 15:00
Bertrand Eynard
(IPhT, CEA Saclay)
Reconstructing a Dispersive Integrable System from the Geometry of a Spectral Curve, Using Topological Recursion
Abstract
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 16:30
John Harnad
(Concordia University)
Weighted Hurwitz Numbers and Topological Recursion
Abstract
16:30 - 17:30
Christiane Rousseau
(Université de Montréal)
The Geometry behind the Stokes Phenomenon
Abstract

 

Friday, August 25, 2017

08:30 - 09:00
Coffee & Croissants


Meeting room(s) : Z-330, Pavillon Claire-McNicoll

09:00 - 10:00
Brent Pym
(University of Edinburgh)
10:00 - 11:00
Charles P. Boyer
(University of New Mexico)
The Kähler Geometry of Bott Manifolds
Abstract
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - 12:30
Indranil Biswas
(Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)
Logarithmic Connections on Principal Bundles over a Riemann Surface
Abstract