K-stability and Moment Maps
Date: 13 - 17 May 2024
Location: Isaac Newton Institute
Event type: Workshop
Organisers: Ruadhai Dervan (Glasgow)
The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers in complex algebraic and differential geometry, working on notions of stability for algebraic varieties such as K-stability (and in particular the construction of moduli spaces of algebraic varieties), the existence of canonical metrics in Kähler geometry and the many nearby topics that interact with these areas. The relationship between K-stability and the existence of canonical Kähler metrics goes by the name of the Yau-Tian-Donaldson conjecture, and is motivated by a more classical correspondence between stability in the sense of geometric invariant theory and properties of moment maps as used in symplectic geometry—two of the overarching themes of the wider programme. This conference will emphasise the deep links between Kähler geometry, stability conditions and various related problems in equivariant algebraic and differential geometry.