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Simons Summer Workshop in Mathematics and Physics 2011 July 25 – August 19, 2011

Integrable Structures and Low Dimensional Geometries July 25 – August 19 Scientific advisor: Cumrun Vafa (Harvard) Local coordinator: Martin Rocek We are pleased to announce the 2011 Summer Simons Workshop in Mathematics and Physics from July 25 to August 19. This is the fourth Summer Workshop conducted by the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics […]

Equivariant Quantum Cohomology, Mirror Symmetry, and Symplectic Geometry Workshop, May 16, 2011 – May 20, 2011

Dates: May 16-20, 2011 Location: Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, SUNY Stony BrookOrganizers: Dennis Auroux, Ludmil Katzarkov, Paul Seidel The broad aim of the workshop is to address recent developments involving equivariant structures in mirror symmetry. These developments come from quantum cohomology and symplectic topology, and have further ramifications in representation theory and in […]

the dark side of the force

Interviewer Luca Mazzucato   An interview with Itay Yavin. The Israeli physicist, now at McMaster University in Canada, obtained his PhD at Harvard under the supervision of Nima Arkani-Hamed. He is a leading expert in physics beyond the Standard Model and dark matter. Four-fifths of all the matter in the Universe has never been observed: […]

The Ehrenpreis Conjecture for Riemann Surfaces and the Surface Subgroup Theorem for Hyperbolic Three Manifolds

There will be a five lecture discussion-exposition of the new technique of Dr. Jeremy Kahn (Stony Brook University) and Dr. Vladimir Morkovic (Warwick) constructing mappings of constant negative curvature surfaces into certain targets, which are locally almost isometries. Participants Dennis Sullivan (Stony Brook) Scott Wolpert (Maryland) Ara Basmajian (CUNY) Sarah Koch (Harvard) Vaibhav Gadre (Harvard) […]

what’s in a name? a century of physics

Interviewer Luca Mazzucato   An interview with C.N. Yang. A long-time member of Stony Brook University, Yang received the Nobel Prize in 1957 for his discovery of parity violation, together with T.D. Lee. In 1966 Yang founded the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook, that now bears his name. While living in Beijing nowadays, […]

Simons Center Cafe Opens

Simons Center Cafe Opens

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics proudly announces the opening of The Simons Center Café. Come and entice your taste buds! We promise that your lunch experience will be one to remember. To see what the buzz is about, please visit the Café website.

quantum gravity is a magnet

Interviewer Luca Mazzucato   News from the March 2011 workshop on “Higher Spins and Holography” at SCGP, organized by Michael Douglas, Shlomo Razamat and the author. We used to believe that string theory was a crucial element in studying quantum gravity through the holographic principle. Surprising theoretical discoveries show that quantum gravity may come with […]