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The Simons Center 10th Anniversary

By Maria Guetter, Maria Shtilmark and Lorraine Walsh On November 9, 2020, the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (SCGP) celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special symposium and luncheon at the Center. The SCGP was officially founded in 2008 and the physical building’s inauguration was on November 9, 2010. Thus, this special commemoration marked […]

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Milestones and Prizes

By Kenji Fukaya, Permanent Faculty Member, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Since 1978, the Wolf Foundation awards the acclaimed, international Wolf Prize to outstanding scientists and artists from around the world. In 2020, the Wolf Prize in Mathematics was awarded jointly to Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford) and Simon Donaldson (SCGP). In this article, Kenji Fukaya […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series

By Luis Álvarez-Gaumé Manjul Bhargava. Photo: Joshua Klein The Della Pietra Lecture Series commenced in 2011 with a generous donation from the Della Pietra families. The series aims to bring world-renowned scientists to the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics to enhance the intellectual activity of the Center and bring greater awareness of recent and […]

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A New Collider in our Backyard

US Electron Ion Collider to be Built at Brookhaven National Laboratory  By Abhay Deshpande, Professor, Stony Brook University; Director, EIC Science, Brookhaven National Laboratory Figure 1: The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory shown above will provide the initial infrastructure for the new US Electron Ion Collider. Recent news and excitement On […]

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From Hourglass to Black Holes: A Conversation with Mark Mezei, Interview by Zohar Komargodski

Zohar Komargodski, physicist, is a permanent faculty member at SCGP. Mark Mezei, physicist, is the inaugural research associate professor at SCGP. All previous postdoctoral positions at SCGP have been research assistant professors. To watch the video, please visit: https://scgp.stonybrook.edu/video/video.php?id=4493 An excerpt, as published in SCGP News Vol XIV, can be found below: Mark Mezei. Photo: […]

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