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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: Dzmitry Dudko, 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 […]

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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:

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

Organized by: Hrant Hakobyan, Kirill Lazebnik, Raanan Schul, 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 properties of […]

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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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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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