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Simons Summer Workshop

Welcome to the webpage of the Summer Simons Workshops in Mathematics and Physics.

These workshops began in 2003 and have been a feature of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook since 2008. The Center’s mission is to develop the interaction of geometry in the broadest sense with theoretical physics, and is rooted in a long tradition of engagement between Mathematics and Physics here at Stony Brook, and ultimately in the centuries-long history of these two fields. The Stony Brook tradition is exemplified by the joint ITP-Math seminars initiated by Jim Simons and Frank Yang in the 1970’s; these stimulated interest worldwide in the mathematics of gauge theories.

This years workshop focus:
One of the predictions of string theory is that certain apparently consistent quantum field theories cannot be consistently coupled to quantum gravity—they do not arise from consistent string vacua. This gave rise to the notion of the “Swampland”. Recent developments, in particular the Weak Gravity Conjecture, have led to many new and much stronger restrictions which involve physicists working in many fields and give new insights into the structure of string vacua.  Click here for more details!


Links for Local Activities
*Please note that these events are not sponsored by the Simons Center and may clash with other Summer Workshop activities. There will be no transportation to/from these events.

Stony Brook Film Festival at the Staller Center:

Stony Brook Music Department Upcoming Performances and Events:

Village of Port Jefferson Events: