Hyperbolic Geometry and Minimal Surfaces

IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, from 01/04 to 01/10

Organizers: M. Belolipetsky, M. Bridgeman, J. Brock and H. Rosenberg

The study of hyperbolic manifolds has advanced considerably. Many problems and conjectures in the subject have recently been resolved. Incompressible surfaces in hyperbolic manifolds have played an important role in this research. Minimal surfaces have been used as well: embedded incompressible surfaces are isotopic to least area minimal surfaces. The conference will focus on various problems in the intersection of hyperbolic geometry and the minimal surface theory. We believe that a joint meeting of specialists in minimal surface theory and hyperbolic geometry will encourage collaboration to study the global geometry of minimal surfaces in hyperbolic manifolds.

The topics of the conference will include:

– Minimal surfaces in hyperbolic manifolds
– Min-max techniques in hyperbolic geometry
– Systoles in expanding families of hyperbolic manifolds



The Organizing Committee is reserving hotel for the invited lecturers.

Rio de Janeiro has a large number of hotels. Lately, for the main congresses, we have been using Hotel Acapulco, Everest Rio Hotel, Everest Park Hotel, Hotel Debret, Hotel Vermont, among others. To take advantage of IMPA´s special rate, please contact Ms. Michele Leite at MMX Eventos – micheleleite@mmxcongressos.com – phone: + 55 21 2210-1732 or visit their homepage at: http://www.mmxcongressos.com/?lang=en

For other type of accommodation like hostels and bed and breakfast, we suggest the following:



Jabanga Hostel
Rua Paulo Barreto, 123 – Botafogo
Tel: +55(21) 3597-0304

Meiai Hostel:
R. Guilhermina Guinle, 127 – Botafogo Tel: +55(21) 3495-4481


Pousada Girassol

Travessa Angrense, 25 A – Copacabana (entre Santa Clara e Raimundo Correa)
Tel: +55(21)2256-6951 / Fax: +55(21) 2286-5652


Lagoa Guest House
Rua do Humaitá, 392 – Humaitá
Tel: +55(21) 3518-9000
E-mail: contato@lagoaguesthouse.com


Che Lagarto Ipanema
Rua Paul Redfern 48 – Ipanema
Tel: +55(21) 2512-8076

Leblon Spot (associado à Hostelling International)
Rua Dias Ferreira, 626 – Leblon
Tel: +55(21) 2137-0090
E-mail: contact@leblonspot.com

Please check availability and prices directly with them




Poster Lecture

Financial Support

The organization of the Workshop has a limited number of fellowships for young researchers and students. Ph.D. students and young researchers are specially encouraged to apply.

The deadline to apply for financial support is November 15 , with answers to be out by November 28, 2014. All applicants* should fill in the registration form. *) Students applying for financial support should also submit short Curriculum Vitae and one recommendation letter from professor familiar with them. Letters should be sent directly by recommender to hgms15@impa.br using Hyperbolic: (last name of applicant) in the subject line.

Invited Talks

Michael Anderson (Stonybrook)
Jeffrey Brock (Brown)
Fernando Coda Marques (Princeton)
Moon Duchin (Tufts)
Jose Espinar (IMPA)
Dave Gabai (Princeton)
Joel Hass (Davis)
Laurent Hauswirth (Paris-Est)
Zeno Huang (CUNY)
Stephen Kleene (Brown)
Steve Kerckhoff (Stanford)
Marc Lackenby (Oxford)
Laurent Mazet (Paris-Est- Creteil)
William Meeks (Amherst)
Andre Neves (Imperial College)
Ivaldo Nunes (São Luís)
Frank Pacard (École Polytechnique)
Hugo Parlier (Fribourg)
Alan Reid (Austin)
Regina Rotman (Toronto)
Hyam Rubinstein (Melbourne)
Stephane Sabourau (Paris-Est)

List of Registered Participants


Organizing Committee

Misha Belolipetsky (IMPA)
Martin Bridgeman (Boston College)
Jeff Brock (Brown University)
Harold Rosenberg (IMPA)


Registration Fees

Category Fee
IMPA’s Students R$ 40.00
Students (Master/Ph.D) R$ 60.00
Researchers and Professors (Ph.D’s) R$ 120.00

Poster Session

Carlos Jose Matheus (Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa)
A técnica de Redução

Mirjana Milijevic (Hokkaido University)
Totally real statistical submanifolds

Andrea Seppi (Dipartimento di Matematica Felice Casorati)
Minimal Surfaces in Hyperbolic space with “small” quasicircle at infinity



Talks Titles and Abstracts


Travel Expense Form



Participants should check, as soon as possible (in view of the time it may take to obtain a visa), whether a visa is needed for Brazil. Visas are not required for Latin American and EU citizens. They are, however, required for all citizens of countries which request visas from Brazilian citizens. Please visit http://site.impa.br/opencms/en/eventos/informacao/informacoes_visto.htmlfor more information.

If you have any additional questions and/or requests, please feel free to contact us.


The conference will be held at IMPA, located at Estrada Dona Castorina, 110, Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro. For more information please visit http://site.impa.br/