Deadline to Register
Friday August 20, 2021
Conference Organizer: Robert Bryant
The study of the geometry of higher dimensional spaces, important in many applications, both theoretical and applied, has led to an understanding of their properties in terms of *holonomy*, a way of describing global effects of curvature. Those geometric spaces with ‘special’ (i.e., reduced) holonomy have come to play a fundamental role in partial differential equations, algebraic geometry, calculus of variations, topology, and theoretical physics, often revealing connections between these subjects that are yielding new insights in both mathematics and physics.
The 2021 annual meeting of the Simons Collaboration on Special Holonomy in Geometry, Analysis, and Physics will highlight and explain the progress in the theory of spaces with special holonomy that has been made in recent years by the Collaboration, focussing on the construction of new examples; the increasing role of limiting constructions, particularly solitons and limits of Ricci-flat spaces; moduli spaces and BPS invariants; and connections with physics. We will also describe the goals of our continuing research program as well as the challenges that lie ahead.
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM PROGRAM | TBA 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM PROGRAM | TBA 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:00 PM PROGRAM | TBA 2:00 PM BREAK 2:30 PM PROGRAM | TBA 3:30 PM BREAK 4:00 PM PROGRAM | TBA 5:00 PM DAY ONE CONCLUDES 8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM PROGRAM | TBA 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM PROGRAM | TBA 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:00 PM PROGRAM | TBA 2:00 PM MEETING CONCLUDES
Mohammed Abouzaid, Columbia University
Bobby Acharya, Kings College London & ICTP
Mirjam Cvetic, University of Pennsylvania
Zero modes of Higgs bundles on local Spin(7) manifolds
Mark Haskins, Duke University
Solitons in Bryant’s Laplacian flow
Jason Lotay, Oxford University
Some remarks on contact Calabi–Yau 7-manifolds
David Morrison, UC-Santa Barbara
Non-Perturbative heterotic duals of M-Theory on $G_2$ orbifolds)
Thomas Walpuski, Humboldt University of Berlin
The Gopakumar–Vafa finiteness conjecture
Ruobing Zhang, Princeton University
For those who are attending the satellite meeting at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, a shuttle will be available to take participants from New York City to Stony Brook on Saturday, September 11th.
Participation & Funding
Participation in the meeting falls into the following four categories. An individual’s participation category is communicated via their letter of invitation.
Group A – PIs and Speakers
The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference as well as hotel accommodations and reimbursement of local expenses. Business-class airfare will be booked for all flights over five hours.
Group B – Out-of-town Participants
The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference as well as hotel accommodations and reimbursement of local expenses. Economy-class airfare will be booked for all flights.
Group C – Local Participants
Individuals in Group C will not receive financial support, but are encouraged to enjoy all conference-hosted meals.
Group D – Remote Participants
Individuals in Group D will participate in the meeting remotely. Please register at the link above and a remote participation link will be sent to you approximately two weeks prior to the meeting.
Travel & Hotel
Air and Train
The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference for those in Groups A and B. Please provide your travel specifications by clicking the registration link above. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.
For participants in Groups A & B driving to Manhattan, The James NoMad Hotel offers valet parking. Please note there are no in-and-out privileges when using the hotel’s garage, therefore it is encouraged that participants walk or take public transportation to the Simons Foundation.
Participants in Groups A & B who require accommodations are hosted by the foundation for a maximum of three nights at The James NoMad Hotel. Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense. To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.
The James NoMad Hotel
22 E 29th St
New York, NY 10016
(between 28th and 29th Streets)
For driving directions to The James NoMad, please click here.
ALL in-person meeting attendees must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with a World Health Organization approved vaccine, be beyond the 14-day inoculation period of their final dose, and provide proof of vaccination upon arrival to the conference. Acceptable vaccines can be found at the bottom of this page on WHO’s site.
Individuals in Groups A & B will be reimbursed for meals not hosted by the Simons Foundation as well as local expenses, including ground transportation. Additional information in this regard will be emailed on the final day of the meeting.