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5d N=1 SCFTs and Gauge Theories on Brane Webs: October 17-21, 2022

Organized by Amihay Hanany, Marcus Sperling, Antoine Bourget and Julius Grimminger Five dimensional (5d) Lagrangian gauge theories are non-renormalizable, however many 5d N=1 supersymmetric gauge theories can be understood as effective infrared (IR) descriptions of 5d or 6d conformal fixed points in the ultraviolet (UV) under the renormalization group (RG) flow. Consequently, several questions need […]

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From Representation Theory to Mathematical Physics and Back: May 31-June 4, 2022

Organized by: Pavel Etingof, Mikhail Khovanov, Alexander Kirillov, Anna Lachowska, Ivan Loseu, Andrew Neitzke, Joshua Sussan, Anton Zeitlin The theme of the meeting is the continued influence of mathematics and physics on each other. In particular, the workshop will highlight progress in the areas of vertex operator algebras, conformal field theory, representation theory of affine […]

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‘Mosque Architecture and the Experience of the Islamic Sacred’

Lecture by Valérie Gonzalez, Research Associate at SOAS, University of London. Monday July 26 at 2:00pmSimons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium, Room 103 Abstract: This presentation aims to introduce Islamic visual culture through an explanatory description of the forms, space and ornamental design of mosque architecture in diverse areas of the Muslim world, at different periods […]

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Chris Gerig Lecture Series

The following talks will be held at the Simons Center in Room 102. Live streaming is available for virtual participants here: http://scgp.stonybrook.edu/live Virtual Lecture 1: Wednesday 6/2312:00-13:00 EDT14:00-15:00 EDT 1) Introductory ECH and cobordism map difficultiesAbstract: In these two lectures I will introduce Embedded Contact Homology, a useful Floer theory for contact 3-manifolds, obtained by counting pseudoholomorphic curves […]

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Dynamics of SCFTs and Special Functions: April 18-22, 2022

Organized by: Shlomo Sergei Razamat, and Masahito Yamazaki Recent years have seen significant progress in understanding the dynamics of supersymmetric quantum field theories in various space-time dimensions. This progress was partly due to the development of various localization techniques leading to exact computations of certain partition functions. Such computations can be expressed in terms of […]

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