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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 […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Elena Aprile, March 31 – April 2

The Della Pietra Lecture Series is pleased to present Dr. Elena Aprile, Professor of Physics, Columbia University  General Public Lecture Date: Wednesday April 1, 2020Reception: 5:00pm, Simons Center LobbyLecture: 5:45pm, Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium, Room 103Title: “The Search for Dark Matter with the XENON Project” Abstract: In this lecture, Elena Aprile will discuss the latest efforts to illuminate the nature […]

Simons Summer Workshop: Strings and Geometry July 13 – August 7, 2020

Scientific organizer: Cumrun Vafa Local organizer: Martin Rocek This Workshop is the thirteenth conducted by the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook and the eighteenth in the series Simons Summer Workshops. This year’s summer workshop will focus on Strings and Geometry. For many decades, string theory and geometry have stimulated and enriched […]

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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 […]

2019/2020 Playwriting Competition – Staged Readings, Thursday April 2

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics and the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Science Playwriting Competition. Stony Brook University is at the forefront in finding new and interesting channels for the dissemination of scientific knowledge. By bringing science and theatre together, this competition has […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Lighting new Lampposts for Dark Matter and Beyond the Standard Model: March 30 – April 3, 2020.

Organized by: Ranny Budnik, Rouven Essig, and Maxim Pospelov. If you wish to apply for a talk please send a title and an abstract to Ranny Budnik. Continuing progress in collider physics and dark matter searches in the past few decades have put significant pressure on several favorable theoretical models for Dark Matter and other […]