The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is pleased to announce the latest issue of SCGP News, a biannual publication which reflects the Center’s mission, scientific and cultural events. In this issue the Founding Director, John Morgan, recounts the Center’s early days, the power of transversality, and more. SCGP Professor Simon Donaldson contributes an elegant […]
Archive | 2016-spring
Two And Two Make Four. By Simon Donaldson
By Simon Donaldson If we have four objects—say A, B, C, D—there are just three ways of dividing them into pairs: (AB)(CD) (AC)(BD) (AD)(BC). The salient property is that 3 is less than 4. This simple fact expresses something special about the number 4. For example if we take 6 objects there are 10 ways to divide […]
Reflections On How This All Came About. Conversation with John Morgan
Reflections On How This All Came About: A Conversation with Simons Center Director John Morgan on how he became the Center’s Founding Director. Interview by Maria Shtilmark.
I JUST LIKE PINK FLOYD. Conversation with Martin Hairer, Regius Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematics Department of the University of Warwick
Conversation with Martin Hairer, Regius Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematics Department of the University of Warwickorganizer and sole organizer of the Simons Center workshop on Stochastic Partial Differential Equations.
Along Came Magic. Della Pietra Lecture Series Featuring Tadashi Tokieda
The latest exciting edition of the Della Pietra Lecture Series was delivered by Professor Tadashi Tokieda, the Director of Studies in Mathematics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and the Poincaré Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Stanford. By Maria Shtilmark Prof. Tokieda, who likes applying mathematics to physics, and also applying physics to mathematics, […]
A True Gentleman. Conversation with Tony Phillips
After 50 years with the Stony Brook Math Department Anthony V. Phillips has officially become Professor Emeritus as of May 31, 2016. The following interview features toasts presented at the farewell tea, held in the Math Department Common Room to celebrate Tony’s life at Stony Brook University.