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“Euclid’s Kiss”: Geometric Sculpture of George Hart

Euclid’s Kiss: Geometric Sculpture of George Hart   OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12 5:00pm – Wine and Cheese Reception 5:30pm – Lecture by Artist George Hart This event is free and open to the public   The beauty of mathematics has been a source of artistic inspiration at least since the time of Euclid, with […]

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Workshop by Alice Major, “Science and Metaphor: At Play”

On Wednesday September 18th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm Alice Major will visit the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics to host a workshop on Science and Metaphor Simons Center Auditorium, Room 103 Science and Metaphor: At play We often think of metaphor as something ornamental, ‘stuck on.’ In fact, it is central to how humans […]

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Interactive Workshops with Artist in Residence, Bill Duffy

Sign up for evening workshops! Artist Demonstration daily at the Simons Center Gallery,  Monday -Friday, 11 am -2 pm. The sculptor William Duffy will create a figurative “Sphere” object using a wax modeling technique during his residency at the SCGP Gallery. The public is invited to participate in, watch and learn about the development stages […]

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Topological Phases of Matter Program: Rahul Roy, UCLA

Title: The Role of Space Group Symmetries in Many Body Interacting Systems Speaker: Rahul Roy, UCLA Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm Place:Seminar Room 313, Simons Center       [box, type=”download”]Watch the video. [/box] Abstract I will discuss the constraints placed by space group symmetries in two and three dimensions on the […]

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Topology Seminar: R. Inanc Baykur, “Topological Complexity of Symplectic 4-manifolds and Stein Fillings”

Title: Topological Complexity of Symplectic 4-manifolds and Stein Fillings Speaker: R. Inanc Baykur Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm Place: Seminar Room 313, Simons Center   Abstract: Following the ground-breaking works of Donaldson and Giroux, Lefschetz pencils and open books have become central tools in the study of symplectic 4-manifolds and contact 3-manifolds. An open question at […]

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WEATHER ADVISORY

UPDATE Wednesday, October 31st The Hyper Kahler Geometry Workshop will be held in the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Lecture Hall 102 beginning at 9:30 am. The SCGP Cafe will be serving breakfast and lunch. All other activity in the Center is to be determined, please check back for updates.   Earlier Message: Due […]

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SCGP Weekly Talk: Alexander Zamolodchikov, “Baxter’s Operators, Boundary States, ODE/CFT and Beyond”

Title: Baxter’s Operators, Boundary States, ODE/CFT and Beyond Program: Integrability in Modern Theoretical and Mathematical Physics Speaker: Alexander Zamolodchikov, Rutgers University Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm Place: Auditorium Room 103, Simons Center Abstract: In this talk I will review the paradigm of integrability in 2D Quantum Field Theories (QFT), in particular the Baxter’s operators […]

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Dr. Jaume Gomis, “Exact Results in D=2 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories”

Title: Exact Results in D=2 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories Speaker: Dr. Jaume Gomis, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Date: Friday, September 28, 2012 Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm Place: Seminar Room 313, Simons Center       Abstract:  The exact computation of the partition function of two dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories using supersymmetric localization will be presented, together with […]

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Simons Postdoctoral Fellows Meeting. April 11-13, 2012.

In 2009 the Simons Foundation initiated a program through which 46 universities have awarded a total of 70 Postdoctoral Fellowships in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science. We have been delighted by the outstanding quality of the appointments made. In a three-day meeting beginning April 11, the Simons Foundation will bring together this remarkable […]

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