Steve Bradlow

Professor of Mathematics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

**Interest:**Differential geometry, gauge theory, holomorphic vector bundles, moduli spaces

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William Goldman

Professor of Mathematics and GEAR Retreat Chair

University of Maryland

**Interest:**Exotic geometric structures, Teichmueller theory and surfaces in 3-manifolds, Dynamics on Moduli Spaces of Geometric Structures

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Steve Kerckhoff

Professor of Mathematics

Stanford University

**Interest:**Hyperbolic structures, Teichmüller Space

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Karin Melnick

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

University of Maryland

**Interest:** Differential-geometric aspects of rigidity, Lorentz geometry, Conformal pseudo-Riemannian geometry

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Richard Wentworth

Professor of Mathematics

University of Maryland

**Interest:**Geometric analysis and complex geometry. I have worked mostly on the geometry of moduli spaces of vector bundles on Riemann surfaces. These come up in conformal field theories in physics, and in Yang-Mills and Gromov-Witten theory.

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Anna Wienhard

Chair of Differential Geometry

Mathematical Institute, Heidelberg University

**Interest:**Geometry and topology, Deformation spaces of geometric structures on manifolds, Representation varieties of surface groups, Symmetric spaces, Restricted cohomology, Rigidity problems, Higher Teichmueller spaces, Discrete subgroups of Lie groups

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Scott Wolpert

Professor of Mathematics and Department Chair

University of Maryland

**Interest:**Riemann surfaces, Large symetry tessellations of hyperbolic plane, Weil-Peterson geometry for Teichmueller space

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Christian Zickert

Assistant Professor

University of Maryland

**Interest:**Hyperbolic Manifolds and the Cheeger-Chern-Simons Class. Representations of 3-manifold groups into linear groups.

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