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Simons Summer Workshop: Strings and Geometry July 12 – August 6, 2021

COVID-19: Advisory and Updates Attendee List

If you would like to participate via zoom please email contact@scgp.stonybrook.edu.

Scientific organizer: Cumrun Vafa
Local organizer: Martin Rocek

This Workshop is the thirteenth conducted by the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook and the eighteenth in the series Simons Summer Workshops. This year’s summer workshop will focus on Strings and Geometry. For many decades, string theory and geometry have stimulated and enriched each other by the study of string compactifications. In this workshop, we hope to review the many facets of this deep link in hope of furthering this rich interaction between these two fields.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

All talks will be held in the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Della Pietra Family Auditorium Hall (Room 103).

Breakfast will be served daily from 9:00am-10:00am in the Simons Center Cafe, 2nd floor.

Lunch will be served from 12:00pm-2:00pm in the Simons Center Cafe, 2nd floor.

Tea time will be outside the Simons Center (weather permitting) at 3:30 pm.

Wednesdays

The talk will be at Smith Point Beach (please see transportation website). Lunch will be served at Smith Point Beach around 12:30pm pick up from the beach will be around 3:00pm.

Workshop Schedule Week 1 Workshop Schedule Week 2 Workshop Schedule Week 3 Workshop Schedule Week 4

*Speakers and titles will be added to the schedule throughout the workshop.

Simons Summer Talk and Events Workshop Schedule:


Time Title Speaker Location
Monday July 12
10:00am Precision Correlation Functions at Large R-Charge Simeon Hellerman SCGP 103
11:00am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:30am Precision Correlation Functions at Large R-Charge Simeon Hellerman Continuation SCGP 103
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
Tuesday July 13
10:00am Symplectic singularities — Magnetic Quivers and Phase diagrams Amihay Hanany SCGP 103
11:00am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:30am Symplectic singularities — Magnetic Quivers and Phase diagrams Amihay Hanany Continuation SCGP 103
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
5:00pm Summer Concert Series 3 Village Chamber Players SCGP 103
Wednesday July 14
11:00am On Mathematical Aspects of the Swampland  Cumrun Vafa Smiths Point Beach
12:30pm Lunch N/A Smiths Point Beach
Thursday July 15
10:00am On new invariants of manifolds from string theory Du Pei SCGP 103
11:00am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:30am On new invariants of manifolds from string theory Du Pei Continuation SCGP 103
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
7:00pm Summer Workshop Banquet Hosted by Martin Rocek N/A SCGP Cafe
Friday July 16
10:00am CFTs of class S, 3D Mirror Symmetry, Non-Abelian Hodge Theory Ron Donagi SCGP 103
11:00am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:30am CFTs of class S, 3D Mirror Symmetry, Non-Abelian Hodge Theory Ron Donagi Continuation SCGP 103
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby


Time Title Speaker Location
Monday July 19
10:00am Comments on string scale black holes Juan Maldacena SCGP 103
11:00am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:30am Comments on string scale black holes Juan Maldacena Continuation SCGP 103
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
Tuesday July 20
10:00am The volume of the black hole interior at late times Mark Mezei SCGP 103
11:00am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:30am The volume of the black hole interior at late times Mark Mezei Continuation SCGP 103
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
5:00pm Summer Concert Series Keenan Zach Band SCGP 103
Wednesday July 21
11:00am Exotic new animals in the BPS/CFT zoo: logarithmic and not-so-simple Sergei Gukov Smiths Point Beach
12:30pm Lunch N/A Smiths Point Beach
Thursday July 22
10:00am Dualities, anomalies, and cobordisms Miguel Montero SCGP 103
11:00am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:30am Dualities, anomalies, and cobordisms Miguel Montero Continuation SCGP 103
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
7:00pm Summer Workshop Banquet N/A Avalon Park
Friday July 23
10:00am Across dimensions, dualities and group theory Shlomo Razamat SCGP 103
11:00am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:30am Across dimensions, dualities and group theory Shlomo Razamat Continuation SCGP 103
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby


Time Title Speaker Location
Monday July 26
10:00am R-matrices and interfaces in gauge theories in diverse dimensions Mykola Dedushenko SCGP 103
11:00am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:30am R-matrices and interfaces in gauge theories in diverse dimensions Mykola Dedushenko SCGP 103
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
2:00pm Mosque Architecture and the Experience of the Islamic Sacred Valerie Gonzalez SCGP 103
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
Tuesday July 27
10:00am Line Defects in CFTs Zohar Komargodski SCGP 103
11:00am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:30am Line Defects in CFTs Zohar Komargodski SCGP 103
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
5:00pm Summer Concert Series Iva Casian Lakos SCGP 103
Wednesday July 28

11:00am

Replica Wormholes, Islands and the Information Problem

Geoff Penington Smiths Point Beach
12:30pm Lunch N/A Smiths Point Beach
Thursday July 29
10:00am 2d Minimally Supersymmetric Gauge Theories, Orientifolds and Spin(7) Cones Sebastian Franco SCGP 103
11:00am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:30am 2d Minimally Supersymmetric Gauge Theories, Orientifolds and Spin(7) Cones Sebastian Franco SCGP 103
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
6:00pm Summer Workshop Directors Banquet N/A SGCP Cafe
Friday July 30
10:00am Geometrical and stringy structures underlying the Distance Conjecture Irene Valenzuela SCGP 103
11:00am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:30am Geometrical and stringy structures underlying the Distance Conjecture Irene Valenzuela SCGP 103
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby


Time Title Speaker Location
Monday August 2
10:00am Numerical methods for higher dimensional geometry Michael Douglas SCGP 103
11:00am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:30am Numerical methods for higher dimensional geometry Michael Douglas SCGP 103
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
Tuesday August 3
10:00am Moduli space geometry and classification of superconformal field theories Mario Martone SCGP 103
11:00am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:30am Moduli space geometry and classification of superconformal field theories Mario Martone SCGP 103
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
5:00pm Summer Concert Series Peter Watrous SCGP 103
Wednesday August 4
11:00am Complex Saddles, Spins and Stables Nikita Nekrasov Smiths Point Beach
12:30pm Lunch N/A Smiths Point Beach
Thursday August 5
10:00am An introduction to (0,4) superspace and its applications Martin Rocek SCGP 103
11:00am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:30am An introduction to (0,4) superspace and its applications Martin Rocek SCGP 103
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
6:00pm Summer Workshop Directors Banquet N/A SCGP Cafe
Friday August 6
10:00am Non-invertible symmetries, their gauging, and applications Sahand Seifnashri SCGP 103
11:00am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:30am Non-invertible symmetries, their gauging, and applications Sahand Seifnashri SCGP 103
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby


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:

https://stonybrookfilmfestival.com/films/

Stony Brook Music Department Upcoming Performances and Events:
http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/music/index.shtml

Village of Port Jefferson Events:
http://portjeff.com/calendar/