Junior Special Geometers Meeting

6-8 January 2022


The Junior Special Geometers Meeting is a meeting held from Thursday 6 Jan 2022 to Saturday 8 Jan 2022 at King's College London. It is targeted at PhD students and postdocs but open for registration from all. It will be an informal meeting and the goal is for junior researchers working on topics related to special holonomy to get to know each other. All attendees are invited to give a 45 minutes presentation about their research. This is regardless if you just started your PhD or are already an experienced researcher. The meeting is scheduled to take place before the January meeting of the Simons Collaboration on Special Holonomy in Geometry, Analysis, and Physics, but the two events are not officially related to each other.

The meeting is held in-person only, will probably have no online option, and we aim to have around 15 participants. Participants are expected to cover their own accommodation and travel.


If you want to attend, you must register by filling in this form by 3 December 2021: https://forms.office.com/r/M2mtB2rsGs. We have financial support available to help you with caring duties or disabilities. If you would like to make use of this (and you are cordially invited to do so), please indicate this in the registration form.


Talks last 45 minutes plus 15 minutes for questions. The location is: King’s College London, Bush House, South-East Wing, Room 1.05, 30 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BG.

Thu, 6 Jan Fri, 7 Jan Sat, 8 Jan
10:30-11:30 Corvin Paul (UCL): Adiabatic Limits, Kovalev-Lefschetz fibrations and assocatives
11:30-12:30 Matt Turner (Bath): A dynamical systems approach to finding G2-instantons Hike
12:30-13:30 Registration+Lunch (provided) Lunch (provided) Hike
13:30-14:30 Shih-Kai Chiu (Oxford): Uniqueness of the Stenzel metric Ilyas Khan (Oxford): Singularity analysis and solitons for curvature flows Hike
14:30-15:30 Tathagata Ghosh (Leeds): Deformation Theory of Asymptotically Conical Spin(7)-Instantons Daniel Platt: G2-instantons on Joyce-Karigiannis manifolds Hike
15:30-16:00 Hike
16:00-17:00 Federico Trinca (Oxford): Cayley fibrations in the Bryant-Salamon manifolds Hike
17:00-18:00 Tom Sharpe (KCL): Getting to the Point: How Can We 'Torus' an Integral Cone? Hike
18:00 Dinner (provided)


In case of questions, please contact Ragini Singhal or Daniel Platt.