2012 Summer Simons Workshop in Mathematics and Physics July 30 – August 17

Superconformal Theories in Diverse Dimensions

July 30-August 17

Scientific advisor: Cumrun Vafa (Harvard)
Local coordinator: Martin Rocek

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Schedule of Events:

All talks will be held in the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Room 102

Speakers and titles will be added to the schedule throughout the workshop:

**Lunch will be served Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the Simons Center Café, 2nd floor from 12:00pm – 2:00pm**

**Lunch will be served on Wednesday’s at Smith Point Beach**

July 30, 2012, Monday
9:00AM Breakfast
9:45AM Welcome and Orientation
10:00AM Masahito Yamazaki:  “Networks, Grassmannians and SCFTs” Video: Part1, Part2
2:30PM Informal discussions
3:30PM to 5:30PM For more info see:   http://scgp.stonybrook.edu/archives/4169 TeaArtistic Geometry: The Math Behind the Art by Carlo Sequin (Doors open at 5:30, Reception at 5:00pm)
July 31, 2012, Tuesday
9:00AM Breakfast
10:00AM Dave Morrison:  “Spherical partition functions and Gromov-Witten invariants.” Video: Part1Part2
2:30PM Informal discussions
3:30PM Tea
5:30PM Lecture
6:30PM Reception (Wine and Cheese)
7:00PM Concert
Ocean Beasts Origami Lecture and Concert Series Erik and Martin Demaine to give the lecture
Leon Livshin to give the concertDemaine Bio
August 1, 2012, Wednesday
9:00AM Breakfast
11:00AM at Smith Point Beach (meet at department for 10:00 departure if you need or can offer transportation) Jonathan Heckman: “Exceptional CFTs from D3-brane probes of 7-branes” Video
August 2, 2012, Thursday
9:00AM Breakfast
10:00AM Andrew Neitzke:  “Spectral Networks and Argyres-Douglas-type CFT’s” Video: Part1Part2
2:30PM
3:30PM Tea
5:30PM to 7:00PM Concert:  Music Experience: Creation, Re-Creation, Improvisation
Renaud Dejardin (cello) and Leon Livshin (piano)Party at John Morgan’s
August 3, 2012, Friday
9:00AM Breakfast
10:00AM
Robert Wimmer:  “Superconformal models in six dimensions”
Video: Part1Part2
2:30PM Informal discussions
3:30PM Tea
August 6, 2012, Monday
9:00AM Breakfast
10:00AM Richard Eager:  “Superconformal Indices, Sasaki-Einstein Manifolds, and Cyclic Homologies” Video: Part1Part2
2:30PM Informal discussions
3:30PM Tea
August 7, 2012, Tuesday
9:00AM Breakfast
10:00AM Igor Klebanov:  “Entanglement Entropy and 3-d Renormalization Group.” Video: Part1Part2
2:30PM Informal discussions
5:30 pm Lecture
6:30 pm Reception (Wine and Cheese)
7:00 pm Concert
Ocean Beasts Origami Lecture and Concert Series Michael Assis to give the lecture
Leon Livshin to give the concertMichael Assis Bio
August 8, 2012, Wednesday
9:00AM Breakfast
11:00AM at Smith Point Beach (meet at department for 10:00 departure if you need or can offer transportation)  Leonardo Rastelli:  “6= (3+1) + 2: The Superconformal Index of Class S”  Video
August 9, 2012, Thursday
9:00AM Breakfast
10:00AM Maxim Zabzine:  “5D gauge theories, contact geometry and related issues” Video: Part1Part2
2:30PM Informal discussions
3:30PM Tea
6:00PM Jim Simons’ party at Avalon Park
August 10, 2012, Friday
9:00AM Breakfast
10:00AM Daniel Jafferis:  “Exact results for five-dimensional superconformal field theories with gravity duals” Video: Part1Part2
2:30PM Informal discussions
3:30PM Tea
August 13, 2012, Monday
9:00AM Breakfast
10:00AM  Takuya Okuda:  “Wilson-’t Hooft operators and the 4D/2D correspondence” Video: Part1Part2
2:30PM Informal discussions
3:30PM Tea
August 14, 2012, Tuesday
9:00AM Breakfast
10:00AM  Hirosi Ooguri:  “Modular Constraints on Calabi-Yau Compactifications” Video: Part1Part2
2:30PM Informal discussions
3:30PM Tea
7:00pm Party at Martin Rocek’s
August 15, 2012, Wednesday
9:00AM Breakfast
11:00AM at Smith Point Beach (meet at department for 10:00 departure if you need or can offer transportation)  Brian Wecht:  “Central Charges and Monotonicity: A Status Report”  Video
August 16, 2012, Thursday
9:00AM Breakfast
10:00AM  Tudor Dimofte:  “Holomorphic Blocks for 3d SCFT’s” Video: Part1Part2
2:30PM Informal discussions
3:30PM Tea
 5:30 pm Lecture
6:30 pm Reception (Wine and Cheese)
7:00 pm Concert
 Ocean Beasts Origami Lecture and Concert Series Christine Edison to give the lecture
Leon Livshin and friends to give the concertChristine Edison Bio
August 17, 2012, Friday
9:00AM Breakfast
10:00AM  Guido Festuccia:  “Exploring curved superspace” Video: Part1, Part2
2:30PM Informal discussions
3:30PM Tea

 

We are pleased to announce the 2012 Summer Simons Workshop in Mathematics and Physics from July 30 to August 17. This is the tenth Summer Workshop and the fifth conducted by the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook. The Center’s 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. Like previous Simons Workshops, it will focus on the intersection between physics and mathematics, particularly in the context of string theory. One of the principal themes of this workshop will be Superconformal Theories in Diverse Dimensions.

The original workshops were strikingly successful. Some of the many papers that they led to can be found here.

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. As at the previous workshops, Cumrun Vafa (Harvard Univ.) will serve as Scientific Advisor, in residence for the duration of the workshop.

Details from previous workshop can be found at:

Ninth Simons Summer Workshop
http://insti.physics.sunysb.edu/itp/conf/simonswork8/

http://insti.physics.sunysb.edu/itp/conf/simonswork7/

http://insti.physics.sunysb.edu/itp/conf/simonswork6/

http://insti.physics.sunysb.edu/itp/conf/simonswork5/

http://insti.physics.sunysb.edu/itp/conf/simonswork4/

http://insti.physics.sunysb.edu/itp/conf/simonswork3/

http://insti.physics.sunysb.edu/itp/conf/simonsworkII/

http://insti.physics.sunysb.edu/itp/conf/simonswork/

Further details of this summer’s workshop will be posted here as they become available.