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The SCGP seeks Research Assistant Professors/Postdocs for Fall 2022

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics has openings for four Research Assistant Professors (Postdocs) in the coming academic year, two in mathematics and two in physics. These are three-year, fixed term positions with an expected start date of September 1, 2022.  Stony Brook University’s Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is an endowed research […]

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COVID-19: Advisory and Updates – March 2022

As per NYS, mask mandate is no longer in effect as of March 2, 2022. Masks are optional. For more information, please visit the dedicated page Stony Brook University – STRONGER TOGETHER. We continue to advise mask wearing if you: Develop COVID-like symptoms Receive a positive COVID-19 test while you are at work Are concerned you […]

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Greg Falkovich – Three Part Lecture Series

SCGP guest, Dr. Greg Falkovich from the Weizmann Institute of Science, will present a three part lecture series, both in person and virtual. To participate virtually: APPLY NOW Thursday, September 16th, 2021 11AM- 12PM – SCGP Lecture Hall – Room 102 Lecture 1: Thermodynamic and statistical entropy. Asymptotic equipartition. Information as a choice. Entropy as […]

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Call for Proposals for Scientific Programs and Workshops – Deadline September 30th, 2021

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (SCGP) at Stony Brook University is seeking proposals for scientific programs/workshops/conferences for the 2022-23 and future academic years. SCGP is a research center devoted to furthering fundamental knowledge in mathematics, not (strictly) limited to geometry, and theoretical physics, especially knowledge at the interface of these two disciplines. Each […]

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Remembering Isadore Singer

It is with great sadness that we reflect on the loss of Professor Isadore Singer: Is Singer was a friend and colleague of many at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics. He played an important role in the creation of the Simons Center and was the founding co-chairman of its Board of Trustees.  His achievements […]

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Juan Maldacena Awarded Lorentz Medal

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics wishes to congratulate our Trustee Juan Maldacena: Juan Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, at the Institute for Advanced Study, has been awarded the Lorentz Medal for his innovative work in theoretical physics. Over the past two decades, Maldacena has made major contributions to […]

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Remembering Our Colleague Joseph Polchinski

It is with great sadness that we announce that Joseph (Joe) Polchinski has died on February 2, 2018. Polchinski made fundamental contributions to Quantum Field Theory and String theory. Joe is best known for his discovery of D-branes – the key elements of string theory.  For his many contributions to theoretical physics Joseph Polchinski has […]

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Simons Center Director Luis Álvarez-Gaumé Named Distinguished Visiting Professor at Institute for Theoretical Physics, Madrid Autonoma University

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics wishes to congratulate Director Luis Álvarez-Gaumé for being appointed Distinguished Severo Ochoa Visiting Professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Madrid Autonoma University. The Institute for Theoretical Physics (IFT) in Madrid hosts a Distinguished Severo Ochoa Visiting Professor program, funded by its Severo Ochoa Excellence Grant from the Spanish […]

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Dr. Zohar Komargodski Awarded 2018 Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences

The Selection Committee of the 2018 Sackler Prize in the physical sciences has decided to award the 2018 Sackler Prize in the field of “Quantum Field Theory (QFT) – Novel Developments and Applications” to Professor Zohar Komargodski from the Weizmann Institute, Israel and the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, US, and to Professor Pedro […]

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