Claire Voisin is an algebraic geometer from France; some of her most famous research includes her disproof of the Kodaira conjecture, her work in Hodge theory, and her work on the Green conjecture for generic canonical curves. This interview took place at the Simons Center on December 15, 2022
Archive | Interviews
“Find Out What Interests You, Follow That Goal.” A Conversation with Klaus Hulek
Klaus Hulek sits down with the Center’s Deputy Director, and long-time collaborator, Samuel Grushevsky for a conversation about his life, research, goals, and advice.
The Magical Quality of Number Theory: A Conversation with John Pardon
In September 2022, the Simons Center welcomed John Pardon, SCGP’s fifth permanent faculty member. In November, Pardon met with fellow Simons Center faculty member Simon Donaldson for a discussion.
And Quiet Goes the Ricci Flow: A Conversation with Richard Hamilton. Interview by John Morgan
John Morgan, the Founding Director of the Simons Center, talks to geometer Richard Hamilton about the 40-year history of Ricci flow, the Poincare conjecture and the importance of being lucky.
Discovering New Frontiers
SCGP Director Luis Álvarez-Gaumé sits down with new SCGP Deputy Director Samuel Grushevsky to talk about his career, his view of the Simons Center’s unique traditions, and his vision of new directions of bringing mathematics and physics together.
From Hourglass to Black Holes: A Conversation with Mark Mezei, Interview by Zohar Komargodski
Zohar Komargodski, physicist, and permanent faculty member at SCGP sits down with Mark Mezei, physicist, the inaugural research associate professor at SCGP. All previous postdoctoral positions at SCGP have been research assistant professors.
Quintessentially Science Fiction. An Interview with Eugenio Calabi, Hosted by Claude LeBrun, on Behalf of the Simons Center.
Claude LeBrun, Stony Brook Mathematics Department, conducted an interview with Eugenio Calabi. This interview is partly intended as a celebration of the recent award of the Veblen Prize to Simons Center and Stony Brook faculty members Simon Donaldson, Xiuxiong Chen, and Song Sun but will also help us remember Calabi’s personal role in the story.
A Unity of Knowledge
Spenta R. Wadia is Founding Director and Infosys Homi Bhabha Chair Professor at the International Center for Theoretical Sciences of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bangalore, India. His main research interests are in elementary particle physics, string theory and quantum gravity. Here is an excerpt from an interview during Spenta’s visit to SCGP.
TIMELESS AND BORDERLESS ADVENTURE: Conversation with Cumrun Vafa
Dr. Cumrun Vafa sits down with Maria Shtilmark after receiving the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics along with Drs. Joseph Polchinski and Andrew Strominger for his research in transformative advances in quantum field theory, string theory, and quantum gravity.
MULTI-FACETED SUCCESS: Conversation with Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith
Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith, Director of Energy Research, Oxford University and President SESAME Council, has a conversation with Maria Shtilmark following his Della Pietra lectures at the Center.