Ron Donagi and Phillip Griffiths visited the Simons Center in April, 2023, for the Simons collaboration conference on Homological Mirror Symmetry. Crossing paths once again, they took the opportunity for a conversation about their early days at Harvard, Griffiths work in Hodge theory, his role as Director of the Institute of Advanced Study and initiative promoting science in developing countries, and the future of interdisciplinary mathematics.
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.
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.