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### Co-associative fibrations of $G_{2}$ manifolds: foundations and speculations.

The talk will be online (Zoom). People who would like to attend the seminar can also meet in person in L3.

## Abstract

The introduction to the talk will review basics of $G_{2}$ geometry in seven dimensions, and associative and co-associative submanifolds. In one part of the talk we will explain how fibrations with co-associative fibres, near the “adiabatic limit” when the fibres are very small, give insights into various questions about moduli spaces of $G_{2}$ structures and singularity formation. This part is mostly speculative. In the other part of the talk we discuss some analysis questions which enter when setting up the foundations of this adiabatic theory. These can be seen as codimension 2 analogues of free boundary problems and related questions have arisen in a number of areas of differential geometry recently.