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2018-19 Science Playwriting Competition is back!!! – Deadline for Submission, February 15, 2019

The Science Playwriting Competition is back! The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics and the C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, announce a CALL FOR PLAYS for the 2019 SBU Science Playwriting Competition: The organizers are calling all talented playwrights with an interest in the sciences, and talented scientists with an interest in the theatre to compose an […]

Geometrical aspects of topological phases of matter: spatial symmetries, fractons and beyond: April 13-June 5, 2020

Organized by: Jennifer Cano, Dominic Else, Andrey Gromov, Siddharth Parameswaran, and Yizhi You Topological phases of matter are a long-standing subject of interest in the condensed matter community, and increasingly relevant to issues in high-energy physics. A topological phase is traditionally defined to be one which is “non-trivial” (cannot be deformed to a trivial insulator […]


2019 Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry to Xiuxiong Chen, Simon Donaldson, and Song Sun

Congratulating Xiuxiong Chen, Simon Donaldson and Song Sun,           The American Mathematical Society announced today that the 2019 Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry has been awarded to our colleagues Xiuxiong Chen, Simon Donaldson and our former colleague Song Sun for the three-part series entitled: “ Kähler-Einstein metrics and Fano manifolds I,II and […]

Universality and ergodicity in quantum many-body systems: August 26-October 18, 2019

Organized by: Boris Altshuler, Anatoly Dymarsky, Lea Santos, and Jacobus Verbaarschot Dynamics of quantum many-body systems is attracting extensive attention across different fields of physics: theoretical and experimental condensed matter, AMO physics, high energy theory, quantum information, and others. Remarkable progress has been achieved in the past years understanding thermalization, or lack thereof, of isolated […]

Graduate school on Geometry of Teichmuller spaces April 15-19, 2019

Organized by: Samuel Grushevsky, Babak Modami, and Leon Takhtajan Teichmuller theory and moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces have a special role in modern mathematics: they have been a fruitful playground for ideas and methods from complex and algebraic geometry, topology, analysis, and more recently dynamical systems. The main goal of this graduate school is to […]


Roundtable for Math and Science Summer Programs: February 22-24, 2019

Organized by Elena Yakubovskaya, Alexander Kirillov, Mira Bernstein, Marisa Debowsky, Pavel Etingof This workshop brings together organizers of advanced math and science summer programs for middle and high school students. The initial goal of the conference is to build closer connections among top U.S. programs and to learn from each other, sharing experiences and ideas. […]

TTbar and Other Solvable Deformations of Quantum Field Theories: April 8 – 12, 2019

  Organized by: Mark Mezei, Stefano Negro, Alexander Zamolodchikov, and Zohar Komargodski The workshop will be devoted to the recent exciting developments in the investigation of irrelevant deformations in QFT. Solvable examples such as $T\bar{T}$-deformed two-dimensional QFTs and their generalizations have attracted attention across the whole spectrum of high energy theory. The purpose of the […]

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Simons Center Colloquium by Graham Farmelo, ‘Paul Dirac and the Religion of Mathematical Beauty,’ Wednesday November 14 at 5:30pm

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is pleased to present the following colloquium by Graham Farmelo Wednesday November 14 at 5:30pm in the Della Pietra Family Auditorium, Room 103. Reception at 5:00pm. Title: ‘Paul Dirac and the religion of mathematical beauty’ Abstract: Paul Dirac is sometimes described as the theorist’s theorist. Co-inventor of the […]

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Zohar Komargodski Delivers the New Horizons Solvay Lectures in Physics

Zohar Komargodski, Permanent Member of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, was invited to be the 2018 speaker of the New Horizons Solvay Lectures in Physics. These lectures are to be given by brilliant young scientists with already high visibility and well established stature. They deliver one broad lecture at the Solvay Institutes on […]