An introduction to Higgs bundlesStudent-Run Geometry/Topology Seminar
|Speaker:||Laura Schaposnik, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Start time:||Tue, Jan 14 2014, 2:10PM|
We shall introduce classical Higgs bundles and their moduli space from a geometric and Lie theoretic point of view, motivating their study through representation theory. Then, we will extend these concepts to Higgs bundles whose structure group are complex Lie groups, as well as real forms, and finalize by introducing the Hitchin fibration of the moduli space of Higgs bundles.