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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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Geometrical aspects of topological phases of matter: spatial symmetries, fractons and beyond: April 13-June 5, 2020

Organized by: Jennifer Cano, Dominic Else, Andrey Gromov, Siddharth Parameswaran, and Yizhi You Topological phases of matter are a long-standing subject of interest in the condensed matter community, and increasingly relevant to issues in high-energy physics. A topological phase is traditionally defined to be one which is “non-trivial” (cannot be deformed to a trivial insulator […]

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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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Support the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics

Become a Supporter The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics provides Stony Brook University mathematicians and physicists, as well as visiting scientists, the opportunity to collaborate in an environment specifically designed to promote progress at the intersection of the two fields. As government funding for basic research continues to contract, the Center relies on friends […]

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