Hitchin Fibrations, Geometric Langlands
and Nonabelian Hodge Theory

Summer School | 5 - 12 August 2016

This summer school will give a self-contained introduction to the geometry of Hitchin fibrations and its relations to the geometric Langlands program. The main goal of the courses will be the Langlands duality for Hitchin systems established by Donagi and Pantev, its possible applications to the geometric Langlands program via nonabelian Hodge theory, and recent progress towards the study of singular Hitchin fibers over the discriminant locus.

In addition to the survey and the original paper by Donagi and Pantev on the duality for Hitchin systems, there are handwritten notes for a Summer School in Freiburg with more information on the geometric Langlands correspondence. We recently also had a Seminar in Heidelberg with a focus on the duality for Hitchin systems over base fields of arbitrary characteristic due to Chen and Zhu.

The poster for this summer school can be downloaded here.



  • Main Lecture Hall of the Mathematikon
    Im Neuenheimer Feld 205
    69120 Heidelberg (see here for a map)


R. Donagi Friday, 05 August, 2 - 4 pm
Monday, 08 August, 2 - 4 pm
Tuesday, 09 August, 10 - 12 am
T. Pantev Wednesday, 10 August, 2 - 4 pm
Thursday, 11 August, 10 - 12 am
Thursday, 11 August, 2 - 4 pm
Friday, 12 August, 10 - 12 am

Social Dinner

On the occasion of each of the two minicourses we will get together for a dinner in town, once on Monday (08 August) and once on Thursday (11 August). If you would like to join us on any of these dates, please let us know by email so that we can estimate the number of places to reserve. We will meet at the following locations around 7.30 pm:

Monday Oskar - Vinothek und Restaurant
Haspelgasse 5
69117 Heidelberg (see here for a map)
Thursday Restaurant Backmulde
Schiffgasse 11
69117 Heidelberg (see here for a map)