Title: Points and Flags Speaker: Sir Michael Atiyah Date: Thursday November 10, 2011 Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm Place: Auditorium 103, Simons Center Abstract: I will describe and study a natural map from the configuration space of n distinct ordered points in Euclidean 3-space to the flag manifold of U(n). I will also describe […]
The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is pleased to announce that Kenji Fukaya, currently Professor of Mathematics at Kyoto University, will be joining the Center as a Permanent Member starting April 1, 2013. The Center is slated to have 6 permanent members and Kenji is the second, joining Michael Douglas. Kenji’s recent work has […]
Simons Center Program in Homological Mirror Symmetry, Symplectic Topology, and Invariants of Low Dimensional Manifolds Spring 2011 Program Description. The subprogram in Homological Mirror Symmetry and Symplectic Topology is organized by Paul Seidel. The subprogram on Invariants of Low Dimensional Manifolds is organized by Mikhail Khovanov and Peter Ozsvath. In addition to Khovanov and Seidel, […]
Babel/Babble by Alastair Noble On display in the SCGP Art Gallery through November 11, 2011 About the Installation The first BABEL installation was presented in the Juan Heeren Gallery of the Peruvian North American Bi-national Cultural Center in Lima, Peru in May 2007. This installation was an architectural structure of interlocking hexagonal […]
Title: A problem in Elementary Euclidean Geometry Speaker: Sir Michael Atiyah Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Tuesday, October 25th Place: Auditorium 103, Simons Center Abstract: Over a decade ago I stumbled across a new and apparently very elementary problem in Euclidean Geometry involving n distinct points in 3-space. Except for n =2,3,4 it remains […]
Full Moon Wine and Cheese Thursday, November 10, 2011 6 pm – 9 pm 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 the stars from the Cafe’s outdoor eating area. $25 per person, cash and credit accepted […]
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Title: 4-dimensional Models of Nuclei Speaker: Sir Michael Atiyah Time: 10:00am – 11:30pm, Thursday, October 13th Place: Lecture Hall 102, Simons Center