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The Higgs bundle moduli space and L^2-cohomology

The Higgs bundle moduli space and L^2-cohomology
Date:

06.06.2013

Place:

Raum 1C-04
im Allianzgebäude (05.20)

Speaker:

Dr. Jan Swoboda

Time:

14:00 Uhr

I will review some known results and several open questions concerning the L^2 cohomology of various non-compact moduli spaces carrying a hyperkähler metric. Particular attention will be given to the moduli space M of Higgs bundles over a Riemann surface, which arises as the space of solutions of a certain system of nonlinear PDEs, called self-duality equations. Although many aspects of M as a hyperkähler manifold are by now well-established, it is still an open problem to describe the geometry of this non-compact manifold near its ends. In this talk, I shall present some preliminary results in that direction.

(Joint work with Rafe Mazzeo, Hartmut Weiß, and Frederik Witt).