Winter School and Conference


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University and Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn (Germany)

winter school : 2 - 6 January, 2008
conference : 7 - 11 January, 2008


The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers interested in moduli spaces of geometric, analytic or algebraic structures. Since they occur in different branches of mathematics, the techniques tend to differ, but there are nevertheless unifying questions, and solutions crossing borders.The conference can be a plattform for the productive exchange of ideas. The speakers will be asked for talks accessible to the researches and students from different branches of mathematics.
The winter school prior to the conference intends to introduce doctoral students and young researchers by a series of mini-courses to the main topics and themes of the conference.

Scientific Program


Winter School:
There will be mini-courses by the following speakers:

The following invited speakers have agreed to contribute with lectures:
  • Lucia Caporaso
  • Ralph Cohen
  • Carel Faber
  • Barbara Fantechi
  • Gavril Farkas
  • Ezra Getzler
  • Veronique Godin
  • Richard Hain
  • Ralph Kaufmann
  • Ib Madsen
  • Ravi Vakil
  • Nathalie Wahl

Registration - Deadline: November 26, 2007

All participants (except invited lecturers and speakers) of the winter school and conference are required to register.
If you are interested to attend, please fill out the registration form and send it as an email attachment to boedigheimer (at)
For details, hotel reservations, etc., please send an email to: grk1150 (at)


The winter school will start on January 2, 2008 and finish on January 6, 2008. A detailed schedule, titles and abstracts of the courses can be found here .
The conference will start on January 7, 2008 and finish on January 11, 2008. A detailed and up-dated schedule, speakers and titles of the talks can be found here --- final version 08.01.2008 .

Financial support

The winter school and the conference are supported by the Graduiertenkolleg 1150 "Homotopy and Cohomology" and by the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics.
Apart from the expenses for invited speakers there is financial support available to other participants, in particular for young researchers and for doctoral students.

Organizing Committee

  • C.-F. Bödigheimer (U Bonn)
  • Y. Manin (MPI Bonn)
  • M. Marcolli (MPI Bonn)
  • U. Tillmann (Oxford)

last updated: 02.01.2008