Workshop on  Surface Group Representations
                                         March 17-20, 2016 @ Caltech

This workshop will concentrate on surface group representations into Lie groups and related interesting geometric structures. 

Date:  March 17-20, 2016 

Place: Alfred P. Sloan Laboratory of Mathematics and Physics (Sloan Lab), California Institute of Technology, Room 151


Francis Bonahon (USC)   Quantization: from character varieties to knot theory
John Loftin (Rutgers)   Cubic Differentials and Convex $RP^2$ Structures under Neck Separation  
Nicolas Tholozan (Luxembourg)  Compact components of relative character varieties


Jorge Acosta (Rice)   Holonomy Limits of Opers
Brian Collier (UIUC)  SO(n,n+1) surface group representations
Aaron Fenyes (UT Austin)  Not-quite-Anosov representations
Laura Fredrickson (UT Austin)  From the Hitchin component to opers
Andy Sanders (UIC)  Hodge theory and Riemannian metrics on character varieties
Jeremy Toulisse (USC)  The Lorentz geometry of representations in Sp(4,R)
Nicholas G. Vlamis (U Michigan)   Basmajian's identity for Hitchin representations

If you have any questions, please contact the organizers:
Anna Wienhard ( )
Qiongling Li (
Tengren Zhang (

Please fill in the following registration form if you are interested in participating. However, no more funding applications are accepted.

Registration Form