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The Simons Center Remembers Sir Michael Atiyah

Sir Michael Atiyah at the Simons Center in 2011 Sir Michael Atiyah, celebrated mathematician and Retired and Honorary Professor of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, died at the age of 89 on Friday January 11, 2019. Recipient of the Fields Medal in 1966 and Abel Prize in 2004, he was best known for his […]

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Happy Holidays from the Simons Center

A Word from the Director In 2018 the Simons Center hosted a near record number of scientific workshops and programs, and broadened our outreach activities to expand the Center’s public reach to our community. Fostering the dissemination of high quality scientific research is an important part of the Center’s mission. Coinciding with this, we are […]

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A History of the r-process by James M. Lattimer, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University. Full article can be found on page 19 of SCGP News Vol XI M. Burbridge, Rev. Mod. Phys. 29 547 (1957). D. D. Clayton, Principles of Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis, 2nd ed., Univ. of Chicago Press (1984). J. […]

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2018-19 Science Playwriting Competition is back!!! – Deadline for Submission, February 15, 2019

The Science Playwriting Competition is back! The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics and the C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, announce a CALL FOR PLAYS for the 2019 SBU Science Playwriting Competition: The organizers are calling all talented playwrights with an interest in the sciences, and talented scientists with an interest in the theatre to compose an […]

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2019 Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry to Xiuxiong Chen, Simon Donaldson, and Song Sun

Congratulating Xiuxiong Chen, Simon Donaldson and Song Sun,           The American Mathematical Society announced today that the 2019 Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry has been awarded to our colleagues Xiuxiong Chen, Simon Donaldson and our former colleague Song Sun for the three-part series entitled: “ Kähler-Einstein metrics and Fano manifolds I,II and […]

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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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Simons Center Colloquium by Graham Farmelo, ‘Paul Dirac and the Religion of Mathematical Beauty,’ Wednesday November 14 at 5:30pm

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is pleased to present the following colloquium by Graham Farmelo Wednesday November 14 at 5:30pm in the Della Pietra Family Auditorium, Room 103. Reception at 5:00pm. Title: ‘Paul Dirac and the religion of mathematical beauty’ Abstract: Paul Dirac is sometimes described as the theorist’s theorist. Co-inventor of the […]

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Homotopy Theory Lecture Notes

This lecture series presented by John Morgan will take place weekly at 5:30pm in room P-131, Math building  Course Description To download the lecture notes please visit the links below: Lecture 0: Review of Basic Material Lecture 1: Obstruction Theory, Eilenberg-Maclane spaces, Postnikov towers Albanese Notes on Almost Complex Structures and Obstruction Theory Lecture 2: […]

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