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Math Colloquium Featuring Sir Michael Atiyah, Points and Flags

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 […]

Kenji Fukaya to join the SCGP

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 […]

Fall 2010 – Spring 2011 Program Details

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, […]

Sir Michael Atiyah, A Problem in Elementary Euclidean Geometry

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 […]

SCGP Cafe hosts a Full Moon Wine and Cheese

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 […]