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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.  Title: TBA General Public Lecture, Thursday September 26, 2019 at 5:45 pm, Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium (Reception at 5:00pm) Special Presentation for Students, Wednesday September 25, 2019, at 11:00am, Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium Abstract:  TBA Dr. […]

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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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Karen Uhlenbeck Wins Abel Prize

Photo by Andrea Kane/Institute for Advanced Study The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is thrilled to congratulate Karen Uhlenbeck for having been awarded the 2019 Abel Prize. The prize, created by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, recognizes contributions to the field of mathematics that are of extraordinary depth and influence, and is […]

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Friends of SCGP

The mission of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is to further fundamental research in geometry and theoretical physics, specifically at the interface of these two fields.  The Center supports collaborative research at the frontiers of mathematics and physics, and is committed to sharing this knowledge with the broader community.   As government funding for […]

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Applications of Random Matrix Theory to many-body physics: September 16 – 20, 2019.

Organized by Boris Altshuler, Anatoly Dymarsky, Lea Santos, Jacobus Verbaarschot. One of the most fundamental questions of quantum dynamics is how a many-body quantum system approaches equilibrium. At the classical level, equilibration of many-body systems is well understood, with all relevant timescales being mapped out microscopically. Similarly the relation between equilibration of classical many-body systems […]

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Remembering Professor Tohru Eguchi

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Professor Tohru Eguhi, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics Kyoto University. A towering figure in Japanese theoretical physics, he had a lasting and varied impact on the field, and recently wrote a deep and influential contribution on the theory of moonshine phenomena. He participated in […]

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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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