Simons Center 10th Anniversary Lectures, November 9, 2020

On November 9, 2020, the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics will hold a 10th anniversary celebration to mark 10 years since the building’s inauguration. The festivities will include a day of conference talks given by experts in the field and friends of the Simons Center on the following topics; highlights of theoretical Physics and Mathematics research at SCGP, highlights of the Center’s programs and workshops over the past decade, the Simons Summer Workshop, and insights on modern Math and Physics.

The talks on November 9 will be streamed virtually, the zoom information below will be made public to anyone who wishes to join, there is no need to register.

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Simons Center for Geometry and Physics 10th Anniversary Lectures – Schedule of Events: Monday November 9, 2020

9:30am: Breakfast
10:00am: Welcome session:
Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis
Simons Foundation President, Marilyn Simons
Luis Alvarez-Gaume, Director SCGP
Yakov Eliashberg, Stanford, Chair of Board of Trustees
Cumrun Vafa, Harvard, Former Chair of Board of Trustees
10:20am – 10:50am: John Morgan, Columbia University, Founding Director (highlights of mathematics research at SCGP, an overview)
11:00 – 11:30am: Nathan Seiberg, IAS (highlights of theoretical physics research at SCGP, an outside perspective)
11:40 – 12:10pm: Martin Rocek, YITP, Stony Brook (a history of the Simons Summer workshop)
12:20 – 12:50pm: Alexander Abanov, SCGP (highlights of the Center’s Programs and Workshops)
12:50pm: Lunch Break
2:00 – 4:00pm: Remarks by Nigel Hitchin, Oxford, former member of SCGP Board of Trustees; and George Sterman, Director of YITP, member of SCGP Board of Trustees
Talks by the SCGP faculty:
Nikita Nekrasov
Kenji Fukaya
Simon Donaldson
Zohar Komargodski
4:10 – 4:40pm: Juan Maldacena, IAS (outlook talk)
4:50 – 5:20pm: Andrei Okounkov, Columbia (outlook talk)
5:30pm: Closing remarks by Jim Simons, Chairman, Simons Foundation,
Former Chairman of the SUNYSB Mathematics Department, 
Former CEO and current Board Chair of Renaissance Technologies,
Chair Emeritus of the Stony Brook Foundation,
Founding Trustee of the Simons Center for Geometry & Physics, among many other distinctions.