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IV International School on Geometry and Physics

The Geometry and Physics of Moduli Spaces

Miraflores de la Sierra (Madrid, Spain), 19-23 May 2014


Programme and schedule Participants How to get to the venue

The main goal of this school is to introduce graduate students, postdocs and senior researchers to several active fields of current research in the theory of moduli spaces and their interplay with geometry, topology and theoretical physics. The school is organized within the ICMAT Research Term on the Geometry and Physics of Moduli Spaces.

The school will take place at Residencia La Cristalera in Miraflores de la Sierra (Madrid, Spain). The school will start with a lunch on Monday 19th of May and will end by lunch time on Friday 23rd of May.



The school will consist of 4 introductory courses:

  • Sergei Gukov (Caltech): From Higgs bundles to knots and 3-manifolds - Expand Abstract
    Lecture notes:
  • Nigel Hitchin (Oxford): Spectral curves - Expand Abstract
    Lecture slides
  • François Labourie (Orsay): Cyclic surfaces and Hitchin components - Expand Abstract
    Lecture notes
  • Peter Topping (Warwick): The Teichmueller harmonic map flow and minimal immersions - Expand Abstract



  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00 - 10:30
12:00Shuttle bus
13:00 - 13:15Registration
Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
10:30 - 11:30 F. Labourie P. Topping
10:30 - 11:30F. Labourie
11:30 - 11:50Break
11:50 - 12:50N. Hitchin
12:50 - 14:30Lunch
14:30 - 15:30P. Topping
15:30 - 15:45Break
15:45 - 16:45N. Hitchin
16:45 - 17:15Break
17:15 - 18:15P. Topping
N. Hitchin
11:30 - 12:00 Break Break Break
12:00 - 13:00 F. Labourie S. Gukov N. Hitchin
13:00 - 15:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
15:00 - 16:00 F. Labourie S. Gukov P. Topping
15:30Shuttle bus
16:00 - 16:30 Break Break Break
16:30 - 17:30 F. Labourie S. Gukov S. Gukov
18:00 Spanish Wine
20:00 Dinner Dinner Social Dinner Dinner


List of participants

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Venue and accommodation

The meeting will take place at a Residence and Conference Hall called La Cristalera. This is about 2 Km from Miraflores de la Sierra, a small village located 49 Km North of Madrid.

Residencia La Cristalera
Address: Carretera a Rascafría, Km 10. 28792, Miraflores de la Sierra, Spain
Phone: +34 91497 6599 / 6598
Fax: +34 918444464
Email: residencia.cristalera()
Road map

Participants will be accommodated in this hall of residence. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided at La Cristalera for all the participants.


How to get to the venue of the school

Click here to obtain information on how to get to Miraflores de la Sierra and to the venue of the school.


Computer facilities

There are no computers in the venue of the school, but you may want to bring your laptop, since there is Wi-Fi connectivity available throughout in Residencia La Cristalera.


Registration and financial support

The online application form is now closed. The application deadline was 31st March, 2014.


Organizing committee

Luis Álvarez-Cónsul (ICMAT)
Tomás L. Gómez (ICMAT)



Click here to download a school poster in A3 format (17Mb pdf file).



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