SMS scnews item created by Oded Yacobi at Thu 17 May 2018 0704
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 24 May 2018
Calendar1: 23 May 2018 1600-1700
CalLoc1: Carslaw 830
CalTitle1: Hitchin System and Ramifications
Auth: (oyacobi) in SMS-WASM

Seminar: Masoud Kamgarpour -- Hitchin system and ramifications

Masoud Kamgarpour (Queensland) is giving a representation theory seminar on Wednesday
4-5pm, in Carslaw 830.  

Title: Hitchin System and ramifications 

Abstract: The Hitchin system is a remarkable mathematical object sitting at the
crossroad between geometry, representation, number theory, and physics.  The first half
of the talk will be a general introduction to this area of mathematics.  In the second
half, I will discuss some recent advances in understanding what happens to the Hitchin
system if one allows for “ramification” at finitely many points.

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