Aims and Scope

The interaction between gauge theory and complex geometry, which goes back to the 1970s, has resulted in some of the most stunning achievements in both mathematics and theoretical physics. These include the twistor-theoretic construction of instantons on the 4-sphere, Donaldson's breakthrough results for algebraic surfaces, and the Hitchin-Kobayashi correspondence between stable holomorphic bundles and anti-self-dual connections. Both fields continue to influence each other and recent years have yielded a host of new developements and applications to new topics in both areas.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers using gauge-theoretical methods in complex geometry or vice-versa. It is meant both as a forum to present recent developements and as a means of fostering exchange of ideas and stimulating cooperation between groups studying different problems and using different techniques.

The workshop will begin on July 4 and end on July 23, 2011 and will consist of two distinct parts.
During the first part, July 4 to July 8 , the main invited speakers will lecture on their work.
In the second part of the workshop, July 11 to July 23 , the participants will give and listen to lectures (more informal than in the first part), but the programme will be left deliberately open, so that we can respond flexibly to the ideas that arise within the workshop. We hope that existing collaborations will flourish and that seeds of future, new collaborations will be sown.