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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Elena Aprile, March 31 – April 2

The Della Pietra Lecture Series is pleased to present Dr. Elena Aprile, Professor of Physics, Columbia University  General Public Lecture Date: Wednesday April 1, 2020Reception: 5:00pm, Simons Center LobbyLecture: 5:45pm, Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium, Room 103Title: “The Search for Dark Matter with the XENON Project” Abstract: In this lecture, Elena Aprile will discuss the latest efforts to illuminate the nature […]

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The Wolf Prize in Mathematics has been awarded to Professors Sir Simon K. Donaldson and Yakov Eliashberg

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is pleased to congratulate Sir Simon Donaldson, Professor at the SCGP (and at Imperial College London), and Professor Yakov Eliashberg, (Stanford University, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the SCGP) for being awarded jointly the 2020 Wolf Prize in Mathematics, one of the most prestigious prizes […]

2019/2020 Playwriting Competition – Staged Readings, Thursday April 2

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics and the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Science Playwriting Competition. Stony Brook University is at the forefront in finding new and interesting channels for the dissemination of scientific knowledge. By bringing science and theatre together, this competition has […]

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Lighting new Lampposts for Dark Matter and Beyond the Standard Model: February 24 – April 8, 2020

Organized by: Ranny Budnik, Rouven Essig, and Maxim Pospelov. Continuing progress in collider physics and dark matter searches in the past few decades have put significant pressure on several favorable theoretical models for Dark Matter and other beyond the Standard Model physics. However, the mystery of dark matter, and its true identity in relation to […]

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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 Live video may be available, please take a look at http://scgp.stonybrook.edu/live. The availability of very large datasets and the striking progress in artificial intelligence are revolutionizing the way scientists approach their disciplines. The deployment of […]

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Renormalization and Universality in Conformal Geometry, Dynamics, Random Processes, and Field Theory: February 3 – June 5, 2020

Organizers: Dzmitry Dudko, Kostya Khanin and Misha Lyubich The goal of the program is to bring together mathematicians and physicists working on various aspects of renormalization in dynamical systems. The idea of Renormalization group emerged in Quantum Field Theory. Later, in the 1960s, it became a major tool in Statistical Mechanics in analysis of phase […]

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Analysis, Dynamics, Geometry and Probability: March 2-6, 2020

Organized by: Hrant Hakobyan, Kirill Lazebnik, Raanan Schul, Scientific committee: Peter Jones, Misha Lyubich, Dennis Sullivan The workshop will bring together experts in Analysis, Dynamics, Geometry and Probability. These fields have had fruitful interaction in the past and present. One example is the connection between Brownian motion, harmonic measure, analysis of singular integrals, and geometric properties of […]

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Recent developments in Lagrangian Floer theory: March 16-20, 2020

Organized by: Kenji Fukaya, SCGP, Yanki Lekili, King’s College London, Chris Woodward, Rutgers University. The theme of the workshop is structural properties of Lagrangian Floer theory and its applications. Topics will include the behavior of Floer cohomology under various kinds of surgery; formulas for the behavior of disk potentials under Lagrangian surgery or mutation; potentials […]

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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 […]