University of Warwick
Organizers: Leticia Brambila-Paz (CIMAT Guanajato), Gavin Brown (Warwick), Peter Gothen (Porto), Antony Maciocia (Edinburgh), Margarida Melo (Rome 3), Montserrat Teixidor i Bigas (Tufts)
CMI Enhancement and Partnership Program
This conference, on the occasion of Peter Newstead's 80th birthday, will address both fundamental questions in moduli theory, the geometry of moduli spaces and interactions with other areas. The main topics to be covered include the general theory of stability conditions in derived categories and non-reductive geometry invariant theory (GIT), higher rank Brill-Noether theory, and Higgs bundles and character varieties. These strongly inter-connected topics have all experienced intensive research activity in recent times and the time is right to bring the community together.