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Dr. William Bialek to give a series of Della Pietra Lectures, April 19-20, 2012

On Thursday, April 19th and Friday, April 20th noted Physicist William Bialek will deliver four talks for the Della Pietra Lecture Series at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University. Dr. Bialek’s first talk, to be held on Thursday, April 19th at 11:00 am in SCGP Lecture Hall, Room 102 is entitled, “150 years […]

Simons Postdoctoral Fellows Meeting. April 11-13, 2012.

In 2009 the Simons Foundation initiated a program through which 46 universities have awarded a total of 70 Postdoctoral Fellowships in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science. We have been delighted by the outstanding quality of the appointments made. In a three-day meeting beginning April 11, the Simons Foundation will bring together this remarkable […]

Claudia Clopath – Modeling cerebellar learning, 03-27-2012

Speaker: Claudia Clopath (Columbia University) Title: Modeling cerebellar learning When: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Time: 11:30AM Where: Simons Center, Lecture Hall 102 Abstract: Purkinje cells (PCs) of the cerebellar cortex have long been considered to perform similarly as perceptrons: Given an input pattern in the granular layer, they should learn to provide an adequate motor […]

Topological Phases of Matter: June 10-14, 2013

Organized by Paul Fendley (University of Virginia), Andreas Ludwig (UCSB), Xiao-Liang Qi (Stanford), Nicholas Read (Yale), Steven Simon (Oxford) and Zhenghan Wang (Microsoft Station Q)       A topological phase of matter can be broadly defined as a (quantum-mechanical) phase of matter in which the ground state has a gap for all local excitations. This […]

Low Dimensional Topology: May 20-24 2013

Organized by Peter Ozsvath, Olga Plamenevskaya, and Mohammed Abouzaid The conference will explore the connections between low-dimensional topology and symplectic geometry. This workshop is a part of the Spring 2013 program Low Dimensional Topology Organized by Peter Ozsvath                

How Thinks Works Exhibit Closes Today

The How Thinks Works Exhibit curated by Nina Douglas will close in the SCGP Art Gallery on Tuesday, February 28th. This exhibition featured the works of Tatjana Busch, Ji Choi, Helaman Ferguson, Pi (Andrew Logan), Lydia Nestor, Peter Nicks, Robert Michael Smith, Kiki Smith, and the Houdini Collective led by Nina Douglas (works not yet […]

Constantin Teleman, “Gauge Theory, Langlands Duality and Mirror Symmetry”

Title: “Gauge Theory, Langlands Duality and Mirror Symmetry” Speaker: Constantin Teleman, Berkeley University of California Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm Place: Lecture Hall 102, Simons Center                   Abstract: Kapustin and Witten have explained some landmark results and conjectures relating the geometry and representations of Langlands dual pairs of […]