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Special Geometric Structures in Mathematics and Physics

September 8-12, 2014

This 5-day workshop aims to bring together researchers in various fields of differential geometry with theoretical physicists. Each speaker will give two talks, one of which will be of a more introductory nature, thus making the workshop accessible also for PhD students.

Preliminary list of speakers:

Ilka Agricola (Marburg)
Sergey Cherkis (Arizona)
Marco Gualtieri (Toronto)
Martin Guest (Waseda)
Nigel Hitchin (Oxford)
Chris Hull (Imperial)
Spiro Karigiannis (Waterloo)
André Neves (Imperial)
Boris Pioline (Paris 6, CNRS)
James Sparks (Oxford)
Maxim Zabzine (Uppsala)

The workshop is funded by the Research Training Group 1670 "Mathematics inspired by String Theory and Quantum Field Theory" and the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 676 "Particles, Strings and the Early Universe".

You can download the conference poster here.

The lectures will start on Monday, September 8, at 9:30 am (registration will be possible from 8:30 am to 9:30 am), and end on Friday, September 12, at 5:30 pm. Courses will take place at the Department of Mathematics, Bundesstraße 55. Please follow the link to obtain detailed information on how to get there.

NEW: There will be a poster session. In case you want to present a poster, please contact the organizers at sgstructures [at] math [dot] uni-hamburg [dot] de until July 31, 2014.

On wednesday afternoon there will be a guided tour through the city, followed by a conference dinner.


Here you can download the schedule as well as abstracts for the talks.


Here you can download the slides of some of the talks.


The deadline for registration has passed. There will be a registration fee of 50€ to be payed upon arrival.

Click here for the list of registered participants.

As an international trade fair will take place in Hamburg during the time of our workshop we encourage the participants to arrange accommodation well in advance. Here is a list of hotels with rooms available (as of January).

Child care:

We can help to find child care for the participants. Please indicate so on the registration form in case you wish to utilize this offer.


V. Cortés (Hamburg), O. Goertsches (Hamburg), A. Swann (Aarhus)

If you have any questions or special needs, please feel free to contact the organizers at sgstructures [at] math [dot] uni-hamburg [dot] de.

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