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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 […]

Ergodic Operators and Quantum Graphs: June 6-10, 2022

Organized by: David Damanik, Rice University, Jake Fillman, Texas State University, Selim Sukhtaiev, Auburn University. Ergodic Schrödinger operators have been studied heavily since the 1970s, as they include many examples of physical interest, such as disordered media, electrons in an external magnetic field, and quasicrystals. These operators enjoy many subtle connections to other areas of […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series

By Luis Álvarez-Gaumé Manjul Bhargava. Photo: Joshua Klein The Della Pietra Lecture Series commenced in 2011 with a generous donation from the Della Pietra families. The series aims to bring world-renowned scientists to the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics to enhance the intellectual activity of the Center and bring greater awareness of recent and […]

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A New Collider in our Backyard

US Electron Ion Collider to be Built at Brookhaven National Laboratory  By Abhay Deshpande, Professor, Stony Brook University; Director, EIC Science, Brookhaven National Laboratory Figure 1: The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory shown above will provide the initial infrastructure for the new US Electron Ion Collider. Recent news and excitement On […]

Singularity and Prediction in Fluids: May 31-July 1, 2022

Organized by: Theodore D. Drivas and Dennis Sullivan Turbulent flows are ubiquitous in the world around us; from trailing airplane wakes to swirling cream in our morning coffee. Despite its prevalence, basic mathematical questions about this complex non-linear phenomenon persist. This is, in part, because fluid motion involves many spatiotemporal scales that interact dynamically and […]

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Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Film

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University is pleased to share a new movie highlighting the Center’s research and faculty. Planned to be initially screened at the APS (American Physical Society) 2020 Conference, it will be aired at the APS Conference in 2021. Watch the film here: Directed, produced and […]

Summer Seminar Series: Applications of gauge topology, holography and string models to QCD

Organizers: Massimo D’Elia, Jeff Greensite, Elias Kiritsis, Zohar Komargodski, Edward Shuryak, Jacob Sonnenschein, Ismail Zahed A workshop on these topics was supposed to start in June 2020 at the Simons Center of Stony Brook University, but this in-person meeting is now delayed to June 7, 2021. This will mean a roughly two year gap since […]

Continued: Lighting new Lampposts for Dark Matter and Beyond the Standard Model: January 19 – February 5, 2021

This is a continuation of last years program: Lighting new Lampposts for Dark Matter and Beyond the Standard Model. Organized by: Ranny Budnik, Rouven Essig, and Maxim Pospelov. 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 […]


From Hourglass to Black Holes: A Conversation with Mark Mezei, Interview by Zohar Komargodski

Zohar Komargodski, physicist, is a permanent faculty member at SCGP. Mark Mezei, physicist, is the inaugural research associate professor at SCGP. All previous postdoctoral positions at SCGP have been research assistant professors. To watch the video, please visit: An excerpt, as published in SCGP News Vol XIV, can be found below: Mark Mezei. Photo: […]

Continued: Renormalization and Universality in Conformal Geometry, Dynamics, Random Processes, and Field Theory: February 22 – March 19, 2021

Organizers: Dzmitry Dudko, Kostya Khanin and Misha Lyubich The goal of the program is to bring together mathematicians and physicists working on various aspects of renormalization in dynamical systems. The idea of Renormalization group emerged in Quantum Field Theory. Later, in the 1960s, it became a major tool in Statistical Mechanics in analysis of phase […]

Higgs 2020 Public Lectures

October 26, 2020, 5:30Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Della Pietra Family AuditoriumReception: 5:00pm  Speaker: Jean Iliopoulos, École Normale Supérieure, ParisTitle: Explaining the Ordinary with the Extraordinary: The Standard Model in Your Life Speaker: Hitoshi Murayama, MacAdams Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory;  Kavli IPMU University of Tokyo. Title: Quantum Universe