Research Group

Differential Geometry

We study fundamental problems in differential geometry with a focus on symmetric spaces, harmonic maps, and geometric structures. We use classical methods as well as finding new approaches inspired by algebraic geometry, number theory, and dynamics.


Active research projects:

- Minimal surfaces in symmetric spaces and the Labourie-Hitchin map

- Harmonic maps to hyperbolic space and isometric embeddings

- Counting tilings of surfaces, and relations to chemistry

- Mapping class group action on character varieties


Not yet available

The group does not have any publications at this time.

In the meantime, please browse Peter Smillie's Publications