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Supersymmetric Black Holes, Holography and Microstate Counting: April 20-May 1, 2020

Organized by: Cyril Closset (Oxford U.), Leopoldo Pando Zayas (Michigan U.), Luigi Tizzano (SCGP, Stony Brook), Chiara Toldo (Ecole Polytechnique and CEA Saclay), Alberto Zaffaroni (Milano Bicocca U.) This two-week program will be dedicated to the study of supersymmetric black holes in holography from both sides of the AdS/CFT correspondence. Holography provides a powerful framework […]

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Peter van Niewenhuizen Shares Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Photo credit: John Griffin/Stony Brook University Congratulations to Dr. Peter van Nieuwenhuizen, distinguished professor of physics in the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University, and long-time friend and collaborator with the SCGP. It was announced today that van Nieuwenhuizen shares the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics with Sergio Ferrara of […]

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Many faces of renormalization: June 1-5, 2020

Organized by: Mikhail Lyubich and Konstantin Khanin The goal of this Workshop is to explore connections between variousaspects of Renormalization in Dynamics (unimodal and circle, holomorphic and cocyclic, Henon, KAM, and stochastic renormalizations) and Physics (QFT and statistical mechanics, fluid dynamics, and KPZ), which could help to reveal a unifying theme for all these phenomena. […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Adam Riess, August 5 and 6, 2019

The Della Pietra Lecture Series is pleased to present Dr. Adam Riess, Astrophysicist and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute. Riess is widely known for his research in using supernovae as cosmological probes and shared both the 2006 Shaw Prize in Astronomy and the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics with Saul Perlmutter and Brian P. Schmidt for providing evidence that the expansion of the universe is […]

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What did LI’s physics community think about ‘The Big Bang Theory?’ Center’s Director, Luis Alvarez-Gaume, weighs in…

“There’s a balance of amusing and interesting lives, always presented with a great sense of humor, and you can see a trace of them in our community,” says Alvarez-Gaume. Read the full article, as it appears in Newsday, here: https://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/big-bang-theory-long-island-physics-1.30818036

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Ian Stewart, September 23 -27, 2019

The Della Pietra Lecture Series is pleased to present Dr. Ian Stewart, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, England, and popular-science and science-fiction writer.  Special Presentation for Students, Wednesday September 25, 2019, at 11:00am, Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium Title: Cows, Mice, and Sonic Hedgehogs Abstract:  Painters, poets, and writers have long been captivated by the extraordinary beauty of […]

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Analysis, Dynamics, Geometry and Probability: March 2-6, 2020

Organized by: Raanan Schul, Hrant Hakobyan, Kirill Lazebnik Scientific committee: Peter Jones, Misha Lyubich, Dennis Sullivan The workshop will bring together experts in Analysis, Dynamics, Geometry and Probability. These fields have had fruitful interaction in the past and present. One example is the connection between Brownian motion, harmonic measure, analysis of singular integrals, and geometric […]

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Applications of gauge topology, holography and string models to QCD June 8-12, 2020

Organized by: Massimo D’Elia, Jeff Greensite, Elias Kiritsis, Zohar Komargodski, Edward Shuryak, Jacob Sonnenschein, Ismail Zahed. Understanding gauge field dynamics at the non-perturbative level, in Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) has been a persistent challenge. Lattice gauge theories solve these issues from first principles, on supercomputers. Semiclassical methods rely on dynamics of gluonic solitons – instantons, monopoles, instanton-dyons […]

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