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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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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 Playwriting Competition – Winners Announced

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. 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 beyond the Standard Model physics. However, the mystery of dark matter, and its true identity in relation to […]

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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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Manjul Bhargava, December 9-11, 2019

The Della Pietra Lecture Series is pleased to present Manjul Bhargava, Fields Medalist and number theorist: General Public Lecture Date: Monday December 9, 2019Reception: 5:00pm, Simons Center LobbyLecture: 5:45pm, Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium, Room 103Title: “Patterns in Numbers and Nature” Abstract: In this lecture I will explore the multitude of beautiful patterns found in the world around […]