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Della Pietra Lecture Series

By Luis Álvarez-Gaumé Manjul Bhargava. Photo: Joshua Klein The Della Pietra Lecture Series commenced in 2011 with a generous donation from the Della Pietra families. The series aims to bring world-renowned scientists to the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics to enhance the intellectual activity of the Center and bring greater awareness of recent and […]

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A New Collider in our Backyard

US Electron Ion Collider to be Built at Brookhaven National Laboratory  By Abhay Deshpande, Professor, Stony Brook University; Director, EIC Science, Brookhaven National Laboratory Figure 1: The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory shown above will provide the initial infrastructure for the new US Electron Ion Collider. Recent news and excitement On […]

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Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Film

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University is pleased to share a new movie highlighting the Center’s research and faculty. Planned to be initially screened at the APS (American Physical Society) 2020 Conference, it will be aired at the APS Conference in 2021. Watch the film here: http://scgp.stonybrook.edu/video/video.php?id=4521 Directed, produced and […]

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From Hourglass to Black Holes: A Conversation with Mark Mezei, Interview by Zohar Komargodski

Zohar Komargodski, physicist, is a permanent faculty member at SCGP. Mark Mezei, physicist, is the inaugural research associate professor at SCGP. All previous postdoctoral positions at SCGP have been research assistant professors. To watch the video, please visit: http://scgp.stonybrook.edu/video/video.php?id=4493 An excerpt, as published in SCGP News Vol XIV, can be found below: Mark Mezei. Photo: […]

Postponed Events Due to to the Coronavirus

At this time we are postponing and rescheduling the following events: Workshops: Recent developments in Lagrangian Floer theory: March 16-20, 2020 Lighting new Lampposts for Dark Matter and Beyond the Standard Model: March 30 – April 3, 2020. Floer homology in low-dimensional topology: April 6-10, 2020 New directions in topological phases: from fractons to spatial […]

COVID-19 Advisory: What you need to know when planning your visit to the SCGP

Cancellation and Postponement of Events In response to growing concerns over the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the Simons Center will be cancelling or postponing all public events until August 24, effective immediately. An updated list of postponed events can be found here: http://scgp.stonybrook.edu/archives/32573 For Program and Workshop Participants and other SCGP visitors A Message from Simons […]

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Science Playwriting Competition – Virtual Staged Readings

Update 4/24/2020 – A virtual reading of the winning plays will take place on Monday May 11 at 7:00pm via createtheater.comA special thanks to Director, Steve Marsh, and the Create Theater community, who helped to make this possible. Watch the ZOOM video recording here: http://scgp.stonybrook.edu/video/video.php?id=4516 *Some plays contain some strong language The Simons Center for […]

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Friends of SCGP

The mission of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is to further fundamental research in geometry and theoretical physics, specifically at the interface of these two fields.  The Center supports collaborative research at the frontiers of mathematics and physics, and is committed to sharing this knowledge with the broader community.   As government funding for […]