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what’s in a name? a century of physics

Interviewer Luca Mazzucato   An interview with C.N. Yang. A long-time member of Stony Brook University, Yang received the Nobel Prize in 1957 for his discovery of parity violation, together with T.D. Lee. In 1966 Yang founded the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook, that now bears his name. While living in Beijing nowadays, […]

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Simons Center Cafe Opens

Simons Center Cafe Opens

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics proudly announces the opening of The Simons Center Café. Come and entice your taste buds! We promise that your lunch experience will be one to remember. To see what the buzz is about, please visit the Café website.

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quantum gravity is a magnet

Interviewer Luca Mazzucato   News from the March 2011 workshop on “Higher Spins and Holography” at SCGP, organized by Michael Douglas, Shlomo Razamat and the author. We used to believe that string theory was a crucial element in studying quantum gravity through the holographic principle. Surprising theoretical discoveries show that quantum gravity may come with […]

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Branes and Bethe Ansatz in Supersymmetric Gauge Theories Workshop, March 21-25

Location: Simons Center for Geometry and Physics All talks before 12:00 will be held in Simons Center Room 313. All Talks after lunch will be held in the Simons Center Auditorium. Organizers: Nikita Nekrasov & Anton Kapustin Program: Monday 3/21 Tuesday 3/22 Wednesday 3/23 Thursday 3/24 Friday 3/25 8:30-9:30 Breakfast: Simons Center Cafe Breakfast: Simons Center […]

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Workshop on Extremal Kähler Metrics, March 21 2011- March 25, 2011

Location: Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Lecture Hall, Rm 102 Organizers: Xiu Xiong Chen, Claude LeBrun, Gang Tian Program:  Monday 3/21 Tuesday 3/22 Wednesday 3/23 Thursday 3/24 Friday 3/25 8:30-9:30 Breakfast: Simons Center Cafe Breakfast: Simons Center Cafe Breakfast: Simons Center Cafe Breakfast: Simons Center Cafe Breakfast: Simons Center Cafe 9:30-10:30 Jeff Cheeger [video] […]

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Higher Spin Theories and Holography Workshop March 14 – March 18, 2011

[Download Poster] Location: Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Lecture Hall, RM 102 Organizers: Michael Douglas, Luca Mazzucato, Shlomo Razamat Participant List: Xavier Bekaert Alejandra Castro Chi-Ming Chang Dario Francia Simone Giombi Rajesh Gopakumar Thomas Hartman Carlo Iazeolla Antal Jevicki Kewang Jin Igor Klebanov Sung-sik Lee Ramalingam Loganayagam Hong Liu Alex Maloney Kyriakos Papadodimas Joao […]

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Hoberman Installation

Hoberman Associates designed a dynamic installation for the Stony Brook Foundation’s new Center for Geometry and Physics. At once functional shading and art, the installation adorns the south-facing primary facade; its kinetic patterns create dynamic, ever-changing views, lighting and shadow-play while providing additional shading for the LEED Gold-status building’s lobby.  For more information about the […]

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Simons Center Workshop on Differential Cohomology January 10, 2011- January 14, 2011

Monday, January 10 9:30-10:30 Dan Freed,  “Lecture #1 of Minicourse, “Some Uses of Differential Cohomology and Twisted K-Theory in Quantum Field Theory and String Theory” [video] 10:30-11:00  Coffee Break 11:00-12:00 Mike Hopkins, “Differential Cohomology for General Cohomology Theories and One Physical Motivation” [video] 12:00-3:00 Lunch Break 3:00-4:00 Jim Simons, “Roots of Differential Characters, The Characteristic Diagram and […]

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ed witten’s take on string theory

Interviewer Luca Mazzucato   An interview with Ed Witten. Witten, at the Institute for Advanced Study, is the father of M-theory and his papers shape the way we understand theoretical physics today. From history to politics, and then to string theory: the academic trajectory of the most famous string theorist is not what you expect. […]

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