Higgs bundles and related topics

May 29 - June 2, 2017 in Nice, France 

Goals of the meeting

The conference aims at bringing together researchers working in the numerous fields involving Higgs bundles and giving account on recent progress made in topics like the geometry and topology of their moduli spaces, Teichmüller theory, surface group representations and non-abelian Hodge theory.

Confirmed speakers

  • Jorgen Andersen
  • David Baraglia
  • Indranil Biswas
  • Ron Donagi
  • David Dumas
  • Vladimir Fock
  • Tamas Hausel
  • Victoria Hoskins
  • Adrian Langer
  • Qiongling Li
  • Marina Logares
  • Takuro Mochizuki
  • Motohico Mulase
  • Pranav Pandit
  • Laura Schaposnik
  • Misha Verbitsky
  • Richard Wentworth
  • Kang Zuo

Scientific committee

François Labourie, Christian Pauly, Carlos Simpson

Program and Abstracts

 Program of this conference : Higgs_program.pdf

Abstracts of talks : Higgs_abstract.pdf


Practical information

There is no conference fee. 

The meeting will take place in the Laboratoire J.A. Dieudonné in Nice, France. The LJAD is situated on the campus of Valrose in the center of Nice. You can find some detailed acces information here.

How to find your hotel: the hotels closest to the Campus are

  • Comté de Nice
  • Mirabeau
  • Monsigny
  • Villa St Hubert
  • Villa Rose

Many more offers for accomodation (of very different qualities and prices) can be found via the usual websites.

How to get to the city centre when arriving at the airport:

- There is an express line from the airport to the train station which is very much in the centre of the town. The schedule can be found here. The price of the ticket is 6 Euros.

- If you are slightly more adventurous, you can take the regular line 23. It stops more often, the stop Vallot is very close to the University Campus. Here is the link for more detailed information. 

How to get to the lab: take the tram in the direction Henri Sappia and get off at "Valrose Universités". From there just follow the crowd of students to the university campus. Your id will be checked at the entrance of the campus, the security will have a list of all the registered participants. Once you are on the campus the LJAD is the building W on this map


General information about Nice and the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera).


This conference benefits from the support of LJAD , the project GEOMODULI and GEAR


Sorin Dumitrescu, Andreas Höring, Christian Pauly, Ana Peon

Conference coordinator: Angélique Guitard (email guitard (at) unice.fr)

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