The asymptotic geometry of the Hitchin moduli space
Laura Fredrickson (University of Oregon)
MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Hitchin's equations are a system of gauge theoretic equations on a Riemann surface that are of interest in many areas including representation theory, Teichmuller theory, and the geometric Langlands correspondence. The Hitchin moduli space carries a natural hyperkahler metric. A conjectural description of its asymptotic structure appears in the work of physicists Gaiotto-Moore-Neitzke and there has been a lot of progress on this recently. I will discuss some recent results.