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HDMP - Weekly Seminar (Part 1): Cubic Differentials in Differential Geometry October 02, 2019 (10:50 AM PDT - 11:50 AM PDT)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) John Loftin (Rutgers University)
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Cubic differentials are related to differential geometric structures on surfaces with symmetric group a real form of SL(3,C).  We will discuss some of the geometry and analysis behind four natural cases.  We will focus on 2 cases, hyperbolic affine spheres in 3-space and minimal Lagrangian surfaces in the complex hyperbolic plane and explain their relation to Higgs bundles and the nonlinear Hodge correspondence. 

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