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The Wolf Prize in Mathematics has been awarded to Professors Sir Simon K. Donaldson and Yakov Eliashberg

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is pleased to congratulate Sir Simon Donaldson, Professor at the SCGP (and at Imperial College London), and Professor Yakov Eliashberg, (Stanford University, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the SCGP) for being awarded jointly the 2020 Wolf Prize in Mathematics, one of the most prestigious prizes […]

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Splitting the Indivisible

By Charles L. KaneChristopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Physics University of Pennsylvania Matter can arrange itself in the most ingenious ways. In addition to the solid, liquid and gas phases that are familiar in classical physics, electronic phases of matter with both useful and exotic properties are made possible by quantum mechanics. In the […]

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Grand Environmental Challenges Workshop

Grand environmental challenges face our world, and Stony Brook University is well positioned to help solve some of them. We intend to propose a new Center focusing on solutions addressing Grand Challenge problems of the Earth environment utilizing campus-wide interdisciplinary faculty expertise. This workshop will shape the vision for this new campus-wide, environment-focused Center. Friday […]

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Provost’s Lecture Series Presents Mats Larsson, November 22, 2019

November 22, 5:45 pm, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Della Pietra Family Auditorium Preceded by reception at 5 pm in the Simons Center Lobby Title: Dirac and the Quantum Mechanics Nobel Prizes in 1933Mats Larsson is Professor of Physics at Stockholm University and director of the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm, which is a joint scientific center between the […]

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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: March 8-12, 2021

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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