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Zoom Seminar Series: Dynamics and Renormalization Program

The Simons Center program on Renormalization and Universality in Conformal Geometry, Dynamics, Random Processes, and Field Theory is continuing with a series of online ZOOM seminars throughout 2020. For the full schedule of talks please visit: Or our calendar here: In order to be added to our mailing list to receive upcoming talk announcements and […]

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Science Playwriting Competition – Virtual Staged Readings

Update 4/24/2020 – A virtual reading of the winning plays will take place on Monday May 11 at 7:00pm via createtheater.comA special thanks to Director, Steve Marsh, and the Create Theater community, who helped to make this possible. Watch the ZOOM video recording here: *Some plays contain some strong language The Simons Center for […]

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Quintessentially Science Fiction. An Interview with Eugenio Calabi, Hosted by Claude LeBrun, on Behalf of the Simons Center.

Click HERE to watch the video In July 2019, on behalf of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Claude LeBrun, Stony Brook Mathematics Department, conducted an interview with Eugenio Calabi at the University of Pennsylvania Mathematics Department. Calabi is of course primarily famous for his pioneering work on Calabi-Yau manifolds, a class of solutions […]

Integrability, Enumerative Geometry and Quantization: August 22nd – September 23rd, 2022

Organized by Gaëtan Borot (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany), Alexandr Buryak (Higher School of Economics, Russia), Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu (Columbia University), Nikita Nekrasov (SCGP), Paul Norbury (University of Melbourne, Australia), Paolo Rossi (University of Padua, Italy) The role played by integrable systems in enumerative geometry has been first observed by physicists at the beginning of the nineties: […]

Recent Advances on Scalar Curvature Problems: June 27 – July 1, 2022

Organized by Alessandro Carlotto (Zurich), Marcus Khuri (Stony Brook), Philippe G. LeFloch (Paris), and Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford) Problems involving the scalar curvature of a Riemannian manifold (prescribed curvature, existence, uniqueness, comparison, convergence, rigidity, regularity, etc.) arise in many areas of mathematics and physics. Over the past decade, there has been spectacular progress on such problems in […]

5d N=1 SCFTs and Gauge Theories on Brane Webs: September 27 – October 1, 2021

Organized by Amihay Hanany, Marcus Sperling, Antoine Bourget and Julius Grimminger Five dimensional (5d) Lagrangian gauge theories are non-renormalizable, however many 5d N=1 supersymmetric gauge theories can be understood as effective infrared (IR) descriptions of 5d or 6d conformal fixed points in the ultraviolet (UV) under the renormalization group (RG) flow. Consequently, several questions need to […]

Geometry of (S)QFT: September 20-24, 2021

Organized by: Ibou Bah and Shlomo Razamat Quantum field theory (QFT) is a universal language used to describe a wide variety of phenomena in Nature, including elementary particles, condensed matter systems, and cosmology. Despite its remarkable successes, novel toolkits are needed for exploring the landscape of QFTs and for computing and characterizing generic observables, particularly […]


Sphere Packing and the Conformal Bootstrap: December 14-18, 2020

Organized by Henry Cohn, Thomas Hartman, Dalimil Mazac, Leonardo Rastelli and Maryna Viazovska This workshop will assemble a group of mathematicians and physicists with diverse expertise to explore a new intriguing connection between discrete geometry and quantum field theory. This connection arises from a recent realization that certain powerful linear programming bounds on sphere packings […]

Simons Center 10th Anniversary Lectures, November 9, 2020

On November 9, 2020, the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics will hold a 10th anniversary celebration to mark 10 years since the building’s inauguration. The festivities will include a day of conference talks given by experts in the field and friends of the Simons Center on the following topics; highlights of theoretical Physics and Mathematics […]


Dr. Avia Raviv Moshe Selected as a Zuckerman-CHE Israeli Women Postdoctoral Scholar

Congratulations to Simons Center incoming Research Assistant Professor Dr. Avia Raviv Moshe. Avia joins the Simons Center this fall, 2020, from the School of Physics and Astronomy at Tel Aviv University. The Zuckerman-CHE STEM Leadership Program to date numbers 175 scholars, 58 of them Israeli Postdoctoral Scholars. The program seeks to strengthen the connections between […]

Tau Functions, Correlation Functions and Applications: August 30 – September 3, 2021

Organized by: Marco Bertola, John Harnad, Jacques Hurtubise, Alexander Its and Dmitry Korotkin    Tau functions are key ingredients in the modern theory of integrable systems. In the classical  dynamical systems setting, they appear as generating functions for solutions of integrable hierarchies, such as the KP or Toda hierarchy, which are realized as isospectral deformation families […]