We are pleased to announce the 2015 Summer Simons Workshop in Mathematics and Physics from July 20 to August 14.
This workshop is the eighth conducted by the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook and the thirteenth in the series Simons Summer Workshops. The Centers mission is to develop the interaction of geometry in the broadest sense with theoretical physics, and is rooted in a long tradition of engagement between Mathematics and Physics here at Stony Brook, and ultimately in the centuries-long history of these two fields. The Stony Brook tradition is exemplified by the joint ITP-Math seminars initiated by Jim Simons and Frank Yang in the 1970’s; these stimulated interest worldwide in the mathematics of gauge theories.
Conformal theories have played a key role in development of string theory and non-perturbative aspects of quantum field theories. This workshop will focus on new developments in both a deeper understanding of conformal theories as well as discovering new conformal theories and relations between them. Particular major themes will be the Bootstrap as well as conformal theories in 5 and 6 dimensions.
The previous workshops were strikingly successful. Some of the many papers that they led to can be found at: http://www.scgp.stonybrook.edu/?page_id=703
As in the previous summer workshops, we hope to facilitate an informal yet vibrant atmosphere, in which a core of leading researchers interact together and with promising junior physicists and mathematicians. The program will be light, with a mix of both pedagogical and research talks.
Details from previous workshops can be found on the workshop webpages,
Scientific advisor: Cumrun Vafa (Donner Professor, Harvard University, Scientific Advisor to the Workshop)
Local Organizer: Martin Rocek (Professor, C.N. Yang Inst. for Theor. Physics, Chair Workshop Committee)
Links for Local Activities
*Please note that these events are not sponsored by the Simons Center and may clash with other Summer Workshop activities. There will be no transportation to/from these events.
Stony Brook Film Festival at the Staller Center:
Village of Port Jefferson Events: