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SCGP News Volume VIII

  The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is pleased to announce the latest issue of SCGP News, a biannual publication which reflects the Center’s mission, scientific and cultural events.  

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LOGARITHMS AND THE PRIVATE LIVES OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES

By George Sterman, Director of the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics Most of us would agree that addition and subtraction are simpler than multiplication and division, at least for big numbers. And this is not just for people who […]

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A COOPERATION TO BUILD ‘THE FOUNDATIONS OF SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY’

By Kenji Fukaya Recently there has been a discussion among mathematicians, as well as in press and several blogs, covering the developments in symplectic geometry. Professor Fukaya expressed interest in giving his opinion and we are happy to present it […]

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Soucheng Zhang, George Sterman, Peter van Nieuwenhuizen, Jim and Marilyn Simons. Image courtesy Barbara Zhang.

YITP 50TH ANNIVERSARY SYMPOSIUM

By George Sterman, Director of the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics  On October 9 and 10, the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) at Stony Brook University celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with a symposium of talks by faculty […]

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IT FEELS LIKE COMING HOME — CONVERSATION WITH LUIS ÁLVAREZ-GAUMÉ

Director of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Interview by Maria Shtilmark Let us begin with Stony Brook where you obtained your PhD in 1981. How did your thesis and your advisor influence your future in theoretical physics? There […]

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