The Fall Workshops on Geometry and Physics have been held yearly since 1992, and bring together Spanish and Portuguese geometers and physicists, along with an ever increasing number of participants from outside the Iberian peninsula. The meetings aim to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between researchers of different fields in Differential Geometry, Applied Mathematics and Physics, and always include a substantial number of enthusiastic young researchers amongst the participants. In October 1992 a meeting organized by the Instituto de Matemáticas y Física Fundamental of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Manuel de León) and the Departamento de Física Teórica II of the Universidad Complutense (Alberto Ibort) was held in Madrid. This workshop gave birth to an annual sequence of meetings, originally named Differential Geometry and its Applications (WODGA). Later, this name turned into the current one. This year the XXIth Workshop will take place in Burgos University from August 30 until September 1. Note that the closely related Third Iberoamerican Meeting on Geometry, Mechanics and Control will be held in Salamanca from September 3 to September 7. MAIN TOPICS The Workshop is open to any topic in the interplay between Geometry and Physics, including -Lie algebroids and mechanics -Lorentz geometry -Poisson geometry -Riemannian and pseudo-riemannian geometry -Symplectic and contact geometry -Integrable systems -Control theory -Classical theory of fields -Mechanics of continuous media -Quantum mechanics -Relativity -Supergravity and supersymmetry -String theory -Quantum gravity INVITED SPEAKERS: -Henrique Bursztyn (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro). -Marisa Fernández (U. País Vasco). -Mark Gotay (U. British Columbia). -Catherine Meusburger (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg). -Yolanda Lozano (U. Oviedo). -Chris Rogers (GAU Göttingen).

Important dates:

REGISTRATION OPENING: March 8. To register, fill in the online registration form and transfer the corresponding fee. DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: May 10. Please use the LaTeX template for the Workshop and send it to NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTED CONTRIBUTIONS: June 10. The Scientific Committee will comunicate its decision by that date. DEADLINE FOR REDUCED REGISTRATION FEE: June 22. If paid after that date, the registration fee will be 170 euros. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 22. No registration will be accepted after that date. WORKSHOP SESSIONS: August 30 - September 1. The standard arrival date is August 29, and the standard departure day is September 2. Related activity: September 3 - September 7. Third Iberoamerican Meeting on Geometry, Mechanics and Control will be held in Salamanca from September 3 to September 7. Bus transportation from Burgos to Salamanca on sunday September 2 will be organized for the participants in both conferences.



  • Janusz Grabowski (Polish Academy of Sciences).
  • Mariano Santander (U. Valladolid).
    "Spaces: a perspective view" 
  • Henrique Bursztyn (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro).
    "B-field symmetries in Poisson geometry and quantization" 
  • Mark Gotay (U. British Columbia).
    "Covariantizing Classical Field Theories" 
  • Yolanda Lozano (U. Oviedo).
    "Duality in String Theory" 
  • Catherine Meusburger (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg).
    "Gauge fixing and dynamical r-matrices in Chern-Simons theory" 
  • Chris Rogers (GAU Göttingen).
    "Higher symplectic geometry" 
  • Paulo Antunes (CMUC, U. Coimbra).
    "Hypersymplectic structures on Courant algebroids" 
  • Anna Maria Candela (U. Bari).
    "Dynamics of particles under the action of general force fields" 
  • Leonardo Colombo (ICMAT, Madrid).
    "On the variational discretization of optimal control problems" 
  • Javier de Lucas (Polish Academy of Sciences).
    "Mixed superposition rules: theory and applications" 
  • María Pilar García del Moral (U. Oviedo).
    "T-duality in the supermembrane" 
  • Ignacio Lacirasella (U. Bari).
    "Reduction of time-dependent mechanical systems and Poisson structures with magnetic terms" 
  • Alice Rogers (King´s College London).
    "Multisymplectic BRST" 
  • Carlos Tejero (U. Salamanca).
    "Yang-Mills functional on Kähler manifolds and generalized Bogomolov type inequalities" 
  • Miguel Vaquero (ICMAT, Madrid).
    "On the geometry of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation for generating functions" 
  • Raquel Villacampa (CUD, Zaragoza).
    "Strongly Gauduchon metrics" 
  • Andrés Viña (U. Oviedo).
    "Invariants under deformation of Hamiltonian actions" 
  • Marco Zambon (ICMAT, Madrid).
    "Holonomy and singular foliations" 



The ONLINE REGISTRATION for the Workshop is ALREADY OPEN. There will be a REGISTRATION FEE of 140 Euros (170 Euros after June 22, 2012) to be paid through bank transfer. The meeting fee covers the lunches during the conference days, the conference lunch on Saturday 1 and the social program. We invite you to register at and to submit ABSTRACTS for contributed talks and posters BEFORE MAY 10, 2012.

Lodging reservation:

Note that the ACCOMMODATION will have to be arranged by yourselves. A limited number of rooms with special prices have been pre-booked in certain places for the participants in the Workshop. All this information and the BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS can be found at For other details please check the website


SCIENTIFIC COMMMITEE -Ángel Ballesteros (U. Burgos) -Fernando Barbero (IEM-CSIC, Madrid) -Isabel Fernández (U. Sevilla) -Marisa Fernández (U País Vasco) -Eduardo García Río (U. Santiago de Compostela) -David Iglesias (U. La Laguna) -Manuel de León (ICMAT-CSIC, Madrid) -Rui Loja Fernandes (IST, Lisboa) -Guiseppe Marmo (U. Federico II, Napoli) -Juan Carlos Marrero (U. La Laguna) -David Martín de Diego (ICMAT-CSIC, Madrid) -Eduardo Martínez (U. Zaragoza) -Miguel Carlos Muñoz-Lecanda (UPC, Barcelona) -Joana Nunes da Costa (U. Coimbra) -Roger Picken (IST, Lisboa) ORGANIZING COMMITTEE -Ángel Ballesteros -Alfonso Blasco -Francisco J. Herranz -Fabio Musso -Javier Negro