Nigel Hitchin and Ngô Bảo Châu Laboratory – Events

Future/Current Events

A Special trimester on the main themes of the Lab will take place at ICMAT, Madrid during 1 April – 30 June 2023. This will consist of the following three workshops (including minicourses):

  • Workshop 1: The Hitchin system, Langlands duality and mirror symmetry, ICMAT (Madrid), 24-29 April 2023
    Organizers: Steve Bradlow, Óscar García-Prada and Tomás Gómez
  • Workshop 2: Higgs bundles, character varieties and higher Teichmüller spaces, Residencia La Cristalera, Miraflores de la Sierra (Madrid), 22-26 May 2023
    Organizers: Javier Aramayona, Steve Bradlow, Oscar Garcia-Prada and Anna Wienhard (this is a joint workshop with the Agol ICMAT Lab)
  • Workshop 3: Gauge theory, canonical metrics and geometric structures, ICMAT (Madrid), 19-23 June 2023
    Organizers: Luis Alvarez-Consul, Mario Garcia-Fernandez, Oscar Garcia-Prada and Xenia de la Ossa

In addition to the workshops, there will be extended visits by the Chairs of the Lab, Nigel Hitchin and Ngô Bao Châu, other members of the Lab and invited researchers, including young researches (postdocs and PhD students).

Details can be found in

For more details on the Hitchin-Ngô Lab, please consult the Lab webpage:


Past Events

Young Researchers Workshop

  • Date: March 3-4, 2022 – 10:00-13:30
  • Place: Aula Naranja, ICMAT

Opening of the Hitchin-Ngô ICMAT Laboratory (Madrid) via Zoom

  • Date: June 16, 2021 – 15:00-17:35
  • Online:
  • All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST)
  • Chair: Steven Bradlow (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


15:00 – 15:05 Welcome by  Oscar García-Prada (Coordinator of the Lab)
15:05 – 15:45 Nigel Hitchin (University of Oxford): Mirror symmetry and geometric structures
15:45 – 15:55 Questions and break
15:55 – 16:35 Ngô Bảo Châu (University of Chicago) : Hitchin-type moduli space and automorphic forms
16:35 – 16:45 Questions and break
16:45 – 17:25 Oscar García-Prada (ICMAT, Madrid): Higgs bundles and real forms
17:25 – 17:35 Questions and closure

For more details on the Hitchin-Ngô Lab, please consult the Lab webpage: