VBAC 2022 Conference

VBAC 2022: Moduli Spaces and Vector Bundles — New Trends

On the occasion of Peter Newstead’s 80th birthday

The theme of the conference is moduli theory in a broad sense, with an emphasis on questions related to vector bundles. Prof. Peter E. Newstead has been a central pillar in the research of vector bundles and their moduli spaces and he founded the VBAC group. In recognition of his many contributions the conference is organised on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

The conference will take place at the University of Warwick, UK, 25-29 July, 2022.

The standard dates are: for arrival Sunday 24 July and departure Friday 29 July. Talks will start on Monday at 9:00am and finish on Friday at 1pm.

We hope that by July, we can take a step towards normality, and provide an active environment for face-to-face mathematical interaction at the conference venue. We understand though that some participants will be unable to travel, so we will make it possible to participate remotely. In particular, Peter Newstead is sorry that it will not be possible for him to attend in person, but he will attend online.

The Programme, the list of Titles and Abstracts and the list of Posters are now available by clicking on the links.

Practical information:

The conference takes place in the Zeeman building of the Warwick Mathematics Institute. All talks are in room MS.02.

Click here for a campus map and here for a google link for the walk from Scarman to Zeeman.


  • For onsite participation, register here, where you can also find practical information about the Warwick Mathematics Institute. (Deadline for registration: 1 July 2022.)
  • Limited funding will be available for young participants. If you would like to enquire about financial support, please complete this form (Deadline for support: 1 May 2022.)
  • For online participation, register here.


We encourage all participants who wish to present a poster, to please complete this form, including an abstract. (Poster deadline: 1 June 2022.) There will be display space for A1 sized posters, and opportunities for all participants to study the posters and discuss them with the authors.



Video and slides will be linked below in due course. For the moment the video recordings can be accessed directly at the VBAC video channel.

  • Usha Bhosle(*) (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India) - video slides
  • Steven Bradlow (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA) - video slides
  • Arend Bayer(*) (University of Edinburgh, UK) - video slides
  • Leticia Brambila-Paz (CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico) - video slides
  • Gavril Farkas (Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany) - video slides
  • Carlos Florentino (University of Lisbon, Portugal) - slides
  • Emilio Franco (University of Lisbon, Portugal) - video slides
  • Oscar García-Prada (ICMAT, Madrid, Spain) - video slides
  • Eloise Hamilton (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Nigel Hitchin (University of Oxford, UK) - video slides
  • George Hitching (Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway) - video slides
  • Victoria Hoskins(*) (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands) - video slides
  • Frances Kirwan (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Herbert Lange (University of Erlangen, Germany)
  • Margherita Lelli-Chiesa (University of Rome 3, Italy) - video slides
  • Marina Logares(*) (Complutense University, Madrid, Spain) - video slides
  • Emanuele Macrì (Université Paris-Saclay, France) - video slides
  • Vicente Muñoz(*) (University of Malaga, Spain) - video slides
  • Montserrat Teixidor i Bigas (Tufts University, USA) - video slides
  • Alfonso Zamora (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain) - video slides

(*) Online participation.

Miles Reid, message from S. Ramanan and Interview with Peter Newstead (Friday, 29 July 2022, 9am-9.50am): video

Organising Committee:
Leticia Brambila-Paz, Gavin Brown, Peter Gothen, Antony Maciocia, Margarida Melo, Montserrat Teixidor i Bigas.

VBAC Scientific Committee:
Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, Usha Bhosle, Steven Bradlow, Leticia Brambila Paz (Chair), Ugo Bruzzo, Carlos Florentino, Oscar García-Prada, Peter Gothen (Vice-Chair), Georg Hein, Daniel Hernández Ruipérez, Victoria Hoskins (Vice-Chair), Antony Maciocia, Ana Cristina López Martín, Margarida Melo, Peter E. Newstead, Montserrat Teixidor i Bigas, Carlos Tejero Prieto.

Organized in partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute.

Confirmed sponsors:

  • Edinburgh Mathematical Society
  • Foundation Compositio Mathematica
  • London Mathematical Society
  • National Science Foundation (USA)
  • Warwick Mathematics Institute

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