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 … Read more

Nigel Hitchin, Variations on Einstein’ s Equations

Title: Variations on Einstein’ s Equations Speaker: Nigel Hitchin, Oxford University and the Simons Center Time: 1 pm Tuesday, Sept. 27. Place: Auditorium 103, Simons Center Abstract: Einstein metrics in Riemannian geometry, and the associated Ricci flow,  have been studied intensely for many years. The talk will discuss two  analogues of these equations — one … Read more

Dr. Brian Greene delivered inaugural talks for the Della Pietra Lecture Series, October 4, 2011

October 4, 2011 2:30 Colloquium for Faculty and Graduate Students Location – Simons Center Lecture Hall, Room 102 TITLE:  The State of String Theory ABSTRACT:   I will give various perspectives on the state of string theory, reviewing its numerous achievements—with a particular emphasis on its mathematical contributions–and surveying the hurdles the theory still faces. 5:30 … Read more

Holographic Fermi Surfaces: The view from the Top Down

Julian Sonner will give a talk, September 8, 2011, titled “Holographic Fermi Surfaces: The view from the Top Down”, in SCGP Room 102 at 11:15am Abstract:  Strongly interacting fermions at finite density are infamously hard to treat. Gauge/gravity duality gives a way of studying them in a controlled environment. For such studies to be reliable it is important … Read more

Giancarlo La Camera, PhD – Selected problems in learning and decision making

Computational Neuroscience Journal Club Wednesday at 1130 in room 313  First episode: Today’s talk see below May 11th at 11:30am in the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Room 313  PDF of presentation video part 1 video part 2 Speaker: Giancarlo La Camera, PhD Dept. Neurobiology and Behavior Life Sciences Bldg 513 SUNY Stony Brook Title: Selected problems … Read more