University of Toronto's Symplectic Geometry Seminar

September 4, 2007, 2:10pm
BA 6183

Oscar Garcia-Prada

Maximal surface group representations and Higgs bundles

Abstract: We explain how Higgs bundles over a Riemann surface can be used to study the moduli space of representations of the fundamental group of the surface in the isometry group of a non-compact Hermitian symmetric space.