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The Art of Science: Selections from the Collection

Simons Center Gallery, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University, NY August 1 – December 15, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, October 24, 2019Reception: 5:00 pm, Simons Center Gallery and SCGP LobbyGuest Speaker: 5:30 pm, Domhnaill Hernon, Head of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), Nokia Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJLecture Title: On the Importance […]

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Palindrome Quartet, November 13, 2019

The Simons Center Art and Outreach program is pleased to present a Palindrome Quartet performance on Wednesday November 13, 2019 featuring Iva Casian-Lakoš on cello, Jennifer Gersten and Kate Dreyfuss on violin, and Chelsea Wimmer on viola. Reception: 5:00pm, Simons Center LobbyPerformance: 5:30pm, Della Pietra Family Auditorium, Simons Center room 103 Cellist and new music advocate, […]

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Fall 2019 Art Crawl, Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3 – 5 PM

Join us for Free Guided Tours of Various Art Galleries on the Stony Brook University Campus! Reception will follow at the Charles B. Wang Center.  Stony Brook University hosts a variety of renowned art galleries that provide unique spaces and opportunities for cultural and artistic exchanges, and collaborations. Our art crawls unite the university galleries through […]

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Peter van Niewenhuizen Shares Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Photo credit: John Griffin/Stony Brook University Congratulations to Dr. Peter van Nieuwenhuizen, distinguished professor of physics in the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University, and long-time friend and collaborator with the SCGP. It was announced today that van Nieuwenhuizen shares the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics with Sergio Ferrara of […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Adam Riess, August 5 and 6, 2019

The Della Pietra Lecture Series is pleased to present Dr. Adam Riess, Astrophysicist and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute. Riess is widely known for his research in using supernovae as cosmological probes and shared both the 2006 Shaw Prize in Astronomy and the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics with Saul Perlmutter and Brian P. Schmidt for providing evidence that the expansion of the universe is […]

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Novel Vistas on Vortices: November 11-15, 2019

Organized by: Mathew Bullimore (Durham, UK), Nuno M. Romão (Augsburg, Germany), Sushmita Venugopalan (IMSc Chennai, India) Moduli spaces of symplectic vortices, well known to particle and condensed-matter physicists since the 1970s, have experienced a substantial revival over the last twenty years. This has been motivated, on one hand, by the extension of the vortex equations […]

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Friends of SCGP

The mission of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is to further fundamental research in geometry and theoretical physics, specifically at the interface of these two fields.  The Center supports collaborative research at the frontiers of mathematics and physics, and is committed to sharing this knowledge with the broader community.   As government funding for […]

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Applications of Random Matrix Theory to many-body physics: September 16 – 20, 2019.

Organized by Boris Altshuler, Anatoly Dymarsky, Lea Santos, Jacobus Verbaarschot. One of the most fundamental questions of quantum dynamics is how a many-body quantum system approaches equilibrium. At the classical level, equilibration of many-body systems is well understood, with all relevant timescales being mapped out microscopically. Similarly the relation between equilibration of classical many-body systems […]

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Quantum-Mechanical Systems at Large Quantum Number: August 26 – September 20, 2019

Organized by: Luis Alvarez-Gaume, Simeon Hellerman, Domenico Orlando, and Susanne Reffert QFT is the basic paradigm for the description of condensed matter physics and high-energy particle physics. Despite decades of research, strongly coupled regimes of QFT are largely inaccessible to analytic methods, even though important progress has come from the conformal bootstrap and non-Lagrangian methods. […]

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Universality and ergodicity in quantum many-body systems: August 26-October 18, 2019

Organized by: Boris Altshuler, Anatoly Dymarsky, Lea Santos, and Jacobus Verbaarschot Program seminars will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30pm and Fridays at 11:30am in room 313. To view the schedule of upcoming talks please visit: http://scgp.stonybrook.edu/calendar/full-calendar Dynamics of quantum many-body systems is attracting extensive attention across different fields of physics: theoretical and experimental […]