GEAR Junior Retreat

May 23 2014 - 00:00
Jun 1 2014 - 23:59
Venue: 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Short description of the event: 

The meeting is mainly aimed at PhD students and recent post-docs working in areas relating to geometric structures and representation varieties.

The meeting is mainly aimed at PhD students and recent post-docs, and during the ten days the following themes will be featured:

1. Dynamics on Moduli Spaces
2. Geometric and Analytical Group Theory
3. Geometric Structures and Teichmüller Spaces
4. Higgs Bundles
5. Hyperbolic manifolds

During the mornings there will be 8 mini-courses on topics related to the above theme, aiming to introduce the audience to current developments in the area. Each mini-course will have an exercise session, as well as an open problems discussion hour, during which experts in the field shall present and expand on open questions in each area.

During the afternoons there will be short talks by young researchers on topics related to the above themes.