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Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Connections to Low-Dimensional Topology

Organized by Peter Ozsváth and Yakov Eliashberg Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 In the last 2 decades, and especially in recent years there were symplectic geometric ideas and methods brought significant progress in low-dimensional topology, while the methods developed in 3- and 4-dimensional topology found applications to symplectic geometric problems. For instance, the Lagrangian intersection […]

Hyper-Kahler Geometry: October 29 – November 2, 2012

Organized by Ljudmila Kamenova (Stony Brook), Nigel Hitchin (Oxford), Eyal Markman (UMass, Amherst) and Justin Sawon (UNC)   A number of new developments make it timely to hold a workshop on hyperkahler geometry, focussing on: 1. The GMN construction of hyperkahler metrics. 2. Verbitsky’s Torelli Theorem (2009) 3. Simultaneous resolutions of symplectic singularities. 4. Derived […]

Origami Heaven Exhibition at the Wang Center

  August 4-9, 2012 Origami Heaven 2012: Stories from Paper From the Aesops Fables and the Brothers Grimm to Tinkerbell and Harry Potter, the Charles B. Wang Center’s 8th Annual Origami Heaven Exhibition celebrates Stories through Paper recreated and interpreted by esteemed origami artists from around the world. Join us to delight in intricate folded-paper […]

Graduate Summer School on String Phenomenology, July 2 – 13, 2012

July 2 – July 13, 2012 String theory is not just a quantum theory of gravity; it is also a powerful framework to address fundamental questions about our world. String phenomenology attempts to derive testable predictions for our four-dimensional world from the fundamental 10/11 dimensional string/M-theory. Significant progress has been made in this direction in […]

Synergy: Dance, Data, Sculpture

Simons Center Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the SYNERGY exhibition featuring the works of sculptor William Duffy and the choreographer William Forsythe’s website based project with The Ohio State University. This multi–media exhibit emphasizes the collaboration between artist and research scientist, while also debuting William Duffy’s most recent work for the Simons […]

Ocean Beasts

July-August 2012 Most of us perceive Origami and kinetic sculptures as distinctly separate art forms. The OCEAN BEASTS exhibition at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, curated by Flo Tarjan, presents both types of artistic vision by the one of the best in their respective fields. This show provides evidence that both creative skills […]

Please Join Us This Tuesday Evening for a Special Performance by the QuadrATOMIC Saxophone Quartet

Tuesday May 15th, 2012 7:00pm Wine and Cheese Reception8:00pm QuadrATOMIC Saxophone Quartet Performance in the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Auditorium, Room 103     Biography QuadrATOMIC Saxophone Quartet brings a refreshing sound and attitude to the world of chamber music through their passion for playing and presenting music to new audiences.  Formed in 2009, […]

The SCGP Cafe Hosts a Transit of Venus Wine and Cheese Event

Transit of Venus  Wine and Cheese Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 5:30pm Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University Enjoy fine wines from Jamesport vineyard expertly paired with locally sourced cheeses by Chef Paolo while gazing at Venus from the Cafe’s outdoor eating area. $55 per person, cash and credit accepted at the door. Call 631-632-2881 or […]

Algebraic Topology, Field Theory and Strings 5/21/12 – 5/25/12

Organized by Dan Freed, Constantin Teleman and Greg Moore This final workshop of the Algebraic Topology with Applications to Physics  program presents recent ideas at the interfaces of topology, higher algebraic structures, representation theory, quantum field theory, and integrable systems.              

String Theory for Mathematicians 5/14/12 – 5/18/12

“In this workshop, we will bring algebraic geometers and string theorists together to discuss these topics and identify new topics of common interest.  We particularly hope to attract algebraic geometers who have not actively worked on string-related topics before, and to this end the workshop will include a series of introductory lectures for mathematicians, one […]