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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 […]

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Roundtable for Math and Science Summer Programs: February 22-24, 2019

Organized by Elena Yakubovskaya, Alexander Kirillov, Mira Bernstein, Marisa Debowsky, Pavel Etingof This workshop brings together organizers of advanced math and science summer programs for middle and high school students. The initial goal of the conference is to build closer connections among top U.S. programs and to learn from each other, sharing experiences and ideas. […]

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SCGP Weekly Talks

Organized by Alexander Abanov SCGP Weekly Talks is a colloquium style series of talks aimed at all members and visitors of the Simons Center and the more general math and physics community on Stony Brook campus. The regular time and place for the talks are Tuesday, 1pm. During the workshops at the Center the talks […]

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A Workshop on Challenges at the Interface of Hitchin Systems and String Theory: March 18 – 22, 2019

Organized by Lara Anderson and Laura Schaposnik Co-organized by Rafe Mazzeo and Tony Pantev  The workshop will be devoted to recent exciting developments related to Higgs bundles and the Hitchin fibration, and string theory. The purpose of the workshop is to bring key leading researchers of related fields together with young researchers to establish new directions and […]

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Automorphic Structures in String Theory: March 4 – 8, 2019

    Organized by Terry Gannon, David Ginzburg, Axel Kleinschmidt, Stephen D. Miller, Daniel Persson, Boris Pioline   The purpose of this interdisciplinary workshop is to investigate connections between string theory, automorphic forms, mock modular forms, and beyond.Automorphic representations are part of the basic language of the Langlands program, while at the same time playing […]

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Geometry and Physics of Hitchin Systems: January 22 – June 21, 2019

Organized by Lara Anderson and Laura Schaposnik Hitchin systems have found remarkable applications in many different areas of mathematics and physics. In particular, Hausel and Thaddeus related Higgs bundles to mirror symmetry, and in the work of Kapustin and Witten, Higgs bundles were used to give a physical derivation of the geometric Langlands correspondence. Moreover, […]