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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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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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2019 Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry to Xiuxiong Chen, Simon Donaldson, and Song Sun

Congratulating Xiuxiong Chen, Simon Donaldson and Song Sun,           The American Mathematical Society announced today that the 2019 Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry has been awarded to our colleagues Xiuxiong Chen, Simon Donaldson and our former colleague Song Sun for the three-part series entitled: “ Kähler-Einstein metrics and Fano manifolds I,II and […]

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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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