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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Manjul Bhargava, December 9-11, 2019

The Della Pietra Lecture Series is pleased to present Manjul Bhargava, Fields Medalist and number theorist: Date: Monday December 9, 2019Reception: 5:00pm, Simons Center LobbyLecture: 5:45pm, Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium, Room 103Title: “Patterns in Numbers and Nature” Abstract: In this lecture I will explore the multitude of beautiful patterns found in the world around us – from […]

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The SCGP Seeks Research Assistant Professors/Postdocs for Fall 2020

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics has openings for several Research Assistant Professors (Postdocs) in the coming academic year in both mathematics and physics. The position is for a fixed term of three years with an expected start date of September 1, 2020.  Stony Brook University’s Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is an […]

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Quintessentially Science Fiction. An Interview with Eugenio Calabi, Hosted by Claude LeBrun, on Behalf of the Simons Center.

Click HERE to watch the video In July 2019, on behalf of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Claude LeBrun, Stony Brook Mathematics Department, conducted an interview with Eugenio Calabi at the University of Pennsylvania Mathematics Department. Calabi is of course primarily famous for his pioneering work on Calabi-Yau manifolds, a class of solutions […]

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The Art of Science: Selections from the Collection

Simons Center Gallery, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University, NY August 1 – December 15, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, October 24, 2019Reception: 5:00 pm, Simons Center Gallery and SCGP LobbyGuest Speaker: 5:30 pm, Ethan Edwards, Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), Nokia Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJLecture Title: On the Importance of Fusing […]

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Palindrome Quartet, November 13, 2019

The Simons Center Art and Outreach program is pleased to present a Palindrome Quartet performance and lecture on Wednesday November 13, 2019 featuring Iva Casian-Lakoš on cello, Jennifer Gersten and Kate Dreyfuss on violin, and Chelsea Wimmer on viola. Lecture Title: Going Against the Grain: Ruth Crawford and her String Quartet “1931” Reception: 5:00pm, Simons Center […]

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Neural Networks and the Data Science Revolution: from Theoretical Physics to Neuroscience, and Back: January 6-31, 2020

Organized by: Michael R. Douglas, Sergei Gukov, Jim Halverson, Sven Krippendorf, Fabian Ruehle, Giancarlo La Camera, Luca Mazzucato, Jin Wang The availability of very large datasets and the striking progress in artificial intelligence are revolutionizing the way scientists approach their disciplines. The deployment of state-of-the-art techniques in machine learning and statistical inference to study large […]

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Novel Vistas on Vortices: November 11-15, 2019

Organized by: Mathew Bullimore (Durham, UK), Nuno M. Romão (Augsburg, Germany), Sushmita Venugopalan (IMSc Chennai, India) Moduli spaces of symplectic vortices, well known to particle and condensed-matter physicists since the 1970s, have experienced a substantial revival over the last twenty years. This has been motivated, on one hand, by the extension of the vortex equations […]

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Strings, Geometry, and Data Science: January 6-8, 2020

Organized by: Michael R. Douglas, Sergei Gukov, James Halverson, Sven Krippendorf, and Fabian Ruehle Recent years have seen great progress in data science (DS), specifically within the context of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence, which is beginning to lead to breakthroughs in mathematics and theoretical physics. In light of this growing subfield, this conference […]

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Physics of neural circuits and network dynamics: January 27-31, 2020

Organized by: Giancarlo La Camera, Luca Mazzucato, Jin Wang and Michael R. Douglas This workshop brings together leading researchers to discuss current progress on uncovering emergent phenomena and design principles of brain function. The workshop is organized to encourage discussion across different research communities including physics, mathematics, machine learning, and neuroscience with a special emphasis […]

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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 […]