Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Etienne Ghys (ENS Lyon), January 20 – 22, 2015

General Public Lecture Tuesday January 20 Wine and Cheese Reception: 5:00pm, Simons Center Lobby and Art Gallery Lecture: 5:45pm, Simons Center Auditorium, Room 103 Title:¬ “The story of flat surfaces” ...

Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Eric J Heller (Harvard University), December 4-5 2014

General Public Lecture Thursday December 4 Wine and Cheese Reception: 5:00pm, Simons Center Lobby and Art Gallery Lecture: 5:45pm, Simons Center Auditorium, Room 103 Title: “The Art of Listening. Carefully.” ...

Art and the Quantum Moment Art Exhibition: Closing Reception, Thursday January 29

December 4 2014 – January 29, 2015 Featuring the artwork of Eric J. Heller (ericjhellergallery.com) Frederique Swist (fredswist.co.uk/gallery.html) Jacqueline Thomas¬ (jacquelinethomasbooks.co.uk) Curated by Lorraine Walsh, with Robert Crease and Alfred ...

2014-2015 Science Playwrighting Competition – Call for Plays

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, in its ongoing mission to explore the intersection science and art, announces a¬ CALL FOR PLAYS¬ for the 2014-15 SBU Science Playwriting Competition. ...

Mathematical Problems in General Relativity: January 19 – 23, 2015

Organized by Philippe LeFloch, Mike Anderson, Sergiu Klainerman, and Jared Speck Dates: January 19 Р23, 2015 Einstein’s field equation of general relativity is one of the most important geometric ...

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Title: Summary of the Program and Closing Remarks Program: Gauge Theory, Integrability, and Novel Symmetries of Quantum Field Theory Speaker: Samson Shatashvili, SCGP Date: Thursday, DEcember 18, 2014 Time:¬†11:00am – 12:00pm Place: Seminar Room 313, Simons Center      

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Gauge Theory Program Seminar: Nadav Drukker, Kings College London

Title: Localization and quantum AdS4/CFT3 holography Speaker:¬†Nadav Drukker, Kings College London Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Time:¬†11:00am – 12:00pm Place: Seminar Room 313, Simons Center  

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Geometric Flows Program Seminar: Casey Kelleher, UC Irvine

Title: Entropy, Stability and Yang-Mills Flow Speaker:¬†Casey Kelleher, UC Irvine Date: Monday, December 15, 2014 Time:¬†11:30am – 12:30pm Place: Lecture Hall 102, Simons Center   Abstract: (Joint work with Jeffrey Streets). Following the work of Colding and Minicozzi in the […]

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Program Seminar: John Morgan

Title: A Topologist looks at Sheaf Theory Speaker:¬†John Morgan Date: Friday, December 12, 2014 Time:¬†02:45pm – 04:15pm Place: Seminar Room 313, Simons Center   Abstract: Sheaf theory has long been an essential tool in algebraic geometry, algebraic number theory, and […]

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Geometric Flows Program Seminar: Miles Simon, OVGU

Title: Ricci flow of regions with curvature bounded below in dimension three Speaker:¬†Miles Simon, OVGU Date: Friday, December 12, 2014 Time:¬†11:30am – 12:30pm Place: Lecture Hall 102, Simons Center   Abstract: We consider smooth complete solutions to Ricci flow with […]

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Geometric Flows Program Seminar: Xiaowei Xu, USTC

Title: Minimal two-sphere with constant curvature in the Grassmannians Speaker:¬†Xiaowei Xu, USTC Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014 Time:¬†12:30pm – 03:30pm Place: Lecture Hall 102, Simons Center   Abstract: In this talk, I wish to introduce some problems and our recent […]

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Gauge Theory Program Seminar: Konstantin Zarembo, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics

Title: Probing non-conformal holography with localization Speaker:¬†Konstantin Zarembo,¬†Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014 Time:¬†12:30pm – 03:30pm Place: Lecture Hall 102, Simons Center   Abstract: The mass deformation of N=4 super-Yang-Mills (SYM) theory, known as N=2* SYM, […]

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Geometric Flows Program Seminar: Junfang Li, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Title: Hypersurface flows and geometric inequalities in space forms Speaker:¬†Junfang Li,¬†University of Alabama at Birmingham Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Time:¬†02:30pm – 03:30pm Place: Lecture Hall 102, Simons Center   Abstract: Consider the space forms Nn+1 with metric ds2=dŌĀ2+ŌÜ2(ŌĀ)dz2. We […]

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Geometric Flows Program Seminar: Mu-Tao Wang, Columbia

Title: Deforming symplectomorphisms of Kahler-Einstein manifolds by the mean curvature flow Speaker:¬†Mu-Tao Wang, Columbia Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Time:¬†11:30am – 12:30pm Place: Lecture Hall 102, Simons Center   Abstract: The mean curvature flow is applied to study the symplectomorphism […]

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Seminar by Johnathan Maltz, IPMU

Title: Deconfinement transition as black hole formation by the condensation of QCD strings Speaker:¬†Johnathan Maltz, IPMU Date: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Time:¬†02:00pm – 03:00pm Place: Seminar Room 313, Simons Center   Abstract: We argue that the deconfinement transition of large-N […]

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