Special Holonomy and Geometric Structures on Complex Manifolds


IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, 11 – 15 March

Manifolds endowed with special geometric structures are understood in terms of actions of Lie groups belonging to Berger’s celebrated list. Albeit rooted in differential geometry, these special manifolds exhibit deep relationships with complex and algebraic geometry, global analysis, theoretical physics and symplectic geometry. The meeting will therefore focus on a wide number of topics, including equations of Monge-Ampère type, special holonomy, quaternionic geometry, twistor theory, non-Kähler complex manifolds, harmonic maps, Einstein and soliton metrics, homogeneous spaces, integrable systems, gauge theory, geometric flows, and mathematical string- and M-theory.


Preliminary Program


Proposing a poster

The organizing committee will consider candidacies to present a poster in the programme. The poster session is for participants who wish to advertise their work thus. All proposals should be submitted upon registration, and include the presentation’s title plus a short abstract. The deadline is 26th January, 2024.


Financial support

The organizing committee might be able to offer limited financial support to early-career researchers and students. Applicants should fill in the registration form and follow instructions. The deadline is 26 January 2024, and successful requests will be announced by 05 February 2024.


***Official hotels and agencies are not allowed to contact participants, unless he/she had already contact the hotel previously. To make a reservation, please contact the hotel of your choice directly.***



Bobby Acharya (ICTP/KCL)
Ilka Agricola (Marburg)
Adrián Andrada (Córdoba)
Robert Bryant (Duke)
Mirjam Cvetic (UPenn)
Andrzej Derdzinski (Ohio State)
Daniel Fadel (UFRJ)
Anna Fino (Miami/Torino)
Lorenzo Foscolo (Rome)
Udhav Fowdar (Unicamp)
Mark Haskins (Duke)
Andryi Haydys (Brussels)
Hans-Joachim Hein (Münster)
Jorge Lauret (Córdoba)
Claude LeBrun (Stony Brook)
John Loftin (Rutgers)
Jason Lotay (Oxford)
Andrei Moroianu (Paris Saclay) 
Johannes Nordström (Bath)
Alexandra Otiman (Aarhus)
Simon Salamon (KCL)
Jakob Stein (Unicamp)
Nicoletta Tardini (Parma)


Organizing Committee

Andrew Clarke (UFRJ)
Misha Verbitsky (IMPA)
Bobby Acharya (KCL)
Jason Lotay (Oxford)
Paolo Piccione (USP)
Simon Chiossi (UFF)
Suely Lima (IMPA)
Viviana del Barco (Unicamp)