Higgs bundles, spectral data and mirror symmetry

4 February 2016
Lucas Branco

Higgs bundles have a rich structure and play a role in many different areas including gauge theory, hyperkähler geometry, surface group representations, integrable systems, nonabelian Hodge theory, mirror symmetry and Langlands duality. In this introductory talk I will explain some basic notions of G-Higgs – including the Hitchin fibration and spectral data - and illustrate how this relates to mirror symmetry.

  • Junior Geometry and Topology Seminar