Prof. Laura Schaposnik
University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
After receiving my degree of Licenciada en Matemáticas from the University of La Plata (here is a travel guide to La Plata I wrote), I obtained my DPhil from the University of Oxford under the supervision of Nigel Hitchin. I was then a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Heidelberg in Anna Wiennhard’s group, and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in Steve Bradlow’s group. I moved to Chicago to take up a faculty position at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2015, where I am a Professor in Mathematics. I live with my Family in downtown Chicago.
- NSF CAREER Award (2015-2024)
- NSF FRG Award (2022-2025)
- Simons Fellowship (2022-2023)
- All Souls Visiting Fellowship (2023)
- MSRI Research Professor (2022)
- Humboldt Fellowship (2017-2019)
- Clarendon Schoolar (2008-2012)
I am a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and a Professor in Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. My research focuses on the study of the geometry and topology of the moduli spaces of decorated bundles, especially Higgs bundles and Hitchin systems, and geometric structures they parametrize. Research on the moduli spaces of Higgs bundles has yielded connections between fundamental areas of mathematics and theoretical physics, blending ideas from algebraic and differential geometry, Lie theory, representation theory, and string theory. I also do research on different areas of applied mathematics, and my work has appeared in the Journal of Differential Geometry, Transactions of the AMS, Communications in Mathematical Physics, Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, among other journals.
I will be on sabbatical during the academic year 2022-2023, and thus I won't be teaching. However, I will be supervising students and organizing workshops.
During June 5-9 2023 we will host our first FRG meeting at the Mathematical Institute. This school and workshop on Complex Lagrangians, Integrable Systems, and Quantization is the first meeting of our newly awarded NSF FRG grant. The meeting is organized with the goal of introducing students and post-docs to the main tool and open questions in the area. We will be providing ravel and lodging support to most accepted participants who need it. Click on the poster for more details.