A workshop on Einstein manifolds

The Crazy World of Arthur L. Besse

October 4-6, 2023 at the University of Stuttgart

Boy-surface image courtesy of Robert Ferreol

The Einstein condition is viewed by many as the "most interesting" notion of constant curvature, since there are not too many and not too few examples of Einstein manifolds. In the 1980s the brightest minds of the field rallied once more under the banner of the Besse group, as they had before. This time the result was an epochal work on the topic of Einstein manifolds. Still, there were many open questions left.

Time has passed, and more progress has been made. So let us not dwell on the past, but stride forward into the Crazy World of Arthur L. Besse!

The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts in the field of Einstein manifolds as well as young researchers. In addition to the talks given by the invited speakers, anyone is welcome to give a short talk themselves or simply attend and blend into the crowd.

This workshop is a cooperation of the Université Paris-Saclay and the University of Stuttgart, organized by Brice Flamencourt, Andrei Moroianu, Paul Schwahn and Uwe Semmelmann. It will take place in Stuttgart on October 4-6, 2023, at the Institute for Geometry and Topology.

  • Bernd Ammann (Universität Regensburg)
  • Christoph Böhm (WWU Münster)
  • Lorenzo Foscolo (University College London) [TBC]
  • Stuart James Hall (Newcastle University)
  • Klaus Kröncke (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
  • Thomas Murphy (California State University Fullerton) [TBC]
  • Paul-Andi Nagy (IBS Center for Complex Geometry)

One very reasonably priced option is the Hotel Römerhof. We reserved a limited contingent of rooms there. To book one of these, please only write an e-mail to Katja Stefanie Engstler.

There are limited lodging funds available for early-career researchers. We can offer to cover the costs of two nights in the Hotel Römerhof. If you want to apply for this funding, please attach a very short motivational letter about your background and interest in the topic, as well as your academic CV.

The workshop will be held at the University of Stuttgart, Campus Vaihingen:

University of Stuttgart
Department of Mathematics
Room 8.122

Pfaffenwaldring 57

70569 Stuttgart-Vaihingen


The title of the workshop is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the seminal book Einstein manifolds by the collective of authors working under the name Arthur L. Besse as well as to the rock band The Crazy World of Arthur Brown formed by the eponymous legendary singer.

Registration: Please send an e-mail to Katja Stefanie Engstler to register for the workshop (Deadline: July 16, 2023). There is no registration fee.

Contribution: To apply for a contributed talk (ca. 30 min.) please write an e-mail with title, abstract and your academic CV to Paul Schwahn (Deadline: July 2, 2023).

Dieses Bild zeigt Katja Stefanie Engstler

Katja Stefanie Engstler

Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. (FH)

Institutsverwaltung IGT

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