Simons Center Program in Complex Geometry and Generalized
Geometry with Applications to Physics
Program Description. In the Fall of 2011 the Simons Center will have a program
on complex and differential geometry and its interface with theoretical physics.
The topics will include generalized geometry, Poisson geometry, hyperkähler
metrics and Higgs bundles.
Nigel Hitchin of Oxford University will be in residence the entire semester, and
Michael Atiyah of Edinburgh University will be in residence for October and
November. In addition, we expect many other mathematicians and physicists
with an interest in these topics to be in residence for part of the semester.