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Introductory Workshop: Holomorphic Differentials in Mathematics and Physics August 19, 2019 - August 23, 2019

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Aug 19, 2019
Monday
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM
  Introduction to MSRI
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Introduction to holomorphic differentials, I
Michael Wolf (Rice University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  An introduction to flat surfaces - I
Elise Goujard (Institut de mathématiques de Bordeaux)
12:00 PM - 02:15 PM
  Lunch
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
  An introduction to Higgs bundles - I
Qiongling Li (Chern Institute of Mathematics)
03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
  Tea
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
  Geometry and Physics of BPS States - I
Du Pei (California Institute of Technology)
Aug 20, 2019
Tuesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Introduction to holomorphic differentials, II
Michael Wolf (Rice University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  An introduction to flat surfaces - II
Elise Goujard (Institut de mathématiques de Bordeaux)
12:00 PM - 02:15 PM
  Lunch
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
  An introduction to Higgs bundles - II
Qiongling Li (Chern Institute of Mathematics)
03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
  Tea
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
  Geometry and Physics of BPS States - II
Du Pei (California Institute of Technology)
04:45 PM - 06:20 PM
  Reception
Aug 21, 2019
Wednesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Introduction to holomorphic differentials, III
Michael Wolf (Rice University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  An introduction to flat surfaces - III
Elise Goujard (Institut de mathématiques de Bordeaux)
Aug 22, 2019
Thursday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Quadratic differentials, WKB analysis, and cluster coordinates
Dylan Allegretti (MSRI - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  The asymptotic geometry of the Hitchin moduli space
Laura Fredrickson (Stanford University)
12:00 PM - 02:15 PM
  Lunch
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
  An introduction to Higgs bundles - III
Qiongling Li (Chern Institute of Mathematics)
03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
  Tea
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
  Geometry and Physics of BPS States - III
Du Pei (California Institute of Technology)
Aug 23, 2019
Friday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Maximal Representations, real Spectrum, and harmonic Maps
Marc Burger (ETH Zürich)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Magical nilpotents and higher Teichmuller spaces
Brian Collier (University of Maryland)
12:00 PM - 02:15 PM
  Lunch