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  • Hitchin 70, 5-16 September 2016 

  • Conference in Aarhus, Oxford & Madrid

Celebration of Hitchin's 70th birthday

In celebration of Nigel Hitchin's 70th birthday and in honour of his contributions to mathematics, a group of his former students and his colleague Frances Kirwan, in partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute, are organising a conference which will run during the period 5-16 September 2016. It will begin in Aarhus, continue in Oxford and end in Madrid. The three components of the conference are:

  • Hitchin 70: Differential Geometry and Quantization, QGM, Aarhus, 5-8 Sept. 2016
  • Hitchin 70, Mathematical Institute, Oxford, 9-11 Sept. 2016
  • Hitchin 70: Celebrating 30 years of Higgs bundles and 15 years of generalized geometry, ICMAT, Madrid, 12-16 Sept. 2016

Nigel Hitchin is one of the most influential figures in the field of differential and algebraic geometry and its relations with the equations of mathematical physics. He has made fundamental contributions, opening entire new areas of research in fields as varied as spin geometry, instanton and monopole equations, twistor theory, symplectic geometry of moduli spaces, integrables systems, Higgs bundles, Einstein metrics, hyperkähler geometry, Frobenius manifolds, Painlevé equations, special Lagrangian geometry and mirror symmetry, generalized geometry and beyond. He is the Savilian Professor of Geometry at University of Oxford and was previously the Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and has been the President of the London Mathematical Society.

Three locations - three websites

As this event takes place at three different locations (Aarhus, Oxford & Madrid), there are three different websites, from where you can register and read more about each individual event. You can register for one, two or all three events, but you have to do it through the three individual webpages below:

The three events have individual deadlines, which appear on the individual websites.