Geometric, Algebraic, and Physical structures around the moduli of Meromorphic Quadratic Differentials: May 13, 2024 – June 21, 2024

Organizing by: Tom Bridgeland (University of Sheffield, UK) Samuel Grushevsky (Stony Brook University, USA) Andrew Neitzke (Yale University, USA) Martin Moeller (Universitaet Frankfurt, Germany) This program in Mathematics is inspired by a circle of ideas originating in quantum field theory and string theory, particularly the study of the quantum field theories “of class S”. These … Read more

New Directions in far from Equilibrium Integrability and beyond: March 11, 2024 – May 10, 2024

Organizing by: Alexander Abanov (Stony Brook University) Boris Altshuler (Columbia University) Natan Andrei (Rutgers University) Hrachya Babujian (Alikhanian National Lab, Yerevan Physics Institute) Lea Santos (University of Connecticut) Tigran Sedrakyan (University of Massachusetts) Emil Yuzbashyan (Rutgers University) The field of far from equilibrium many-body quantum systems is on the verge of a breakthrough both theoretically … Read more

Solving N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory via Scattering Amplitudes: January 8, 2024 – March 8, 2024

Organizing by: Benjamin Basso (Ecole Normale Superieure), Lance Dixon (SLAC/Stanford U.) Jaroslav Trnka (UC Davis) Anastasia Volovich (Brown) This program will bring together physicists and mathematicians with expertise in different facets of particle scattering in planar N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory, in order to try to solve the theory for generic values of the coupling and kinematical … Read more

Fluctuations, Entanglements, and Chaos: Exact Results: August 28, 2023-October 6, 2023

Organized by: D. Bernard, B. Bertini, F. H. L. Essler, V. Khemani and T. Prosen Experimental advances in ultra-cold atomic physics and building quantum simulators have opened up new research areas in quantum many-body physics focused on inherently dynamical properties. Examples of fundamental questions that have been investigated in the last few years included characterizing … Read more

Fall 2023 Physics Seminar

The Physics Seminar will take place Wednesdays at 2:00pm in SCGP 313 unless otherwise noted below. DATE TITLE SPEAKER ABSTRACT 9/6/2023 Hypergroup actions in Conformal Field Theory Terry Gannon  Abstract 9/13/2023 Boundary Microstates of the 2d Non-supersymmetric Black Hole Alexander Frenkel Abstract 9/20/2023 Hypergroup actions in Conformal Field Theory  Tom Shachar  Abstract 9/27/2023 Precision holography … Read more

Number Theory And Physics: October 24 – November 18 2022

Organized by: Brian Conrey (American Institute of Mathematics ), Matilde Lalin (Université de Montréal), Giuseppe Mussardo (Laboratorio Interdisciplinare Scienze Naturali e Umanistiche, SISSA), German Sierra (UAM/CSIC) Talk Schedule: Time Title Speaker Location Monday October 31 10:30am Hyperuniformity and its connection to number theory and discrete geometry Abstract Salvatore Torquato SCGP 313 Monday October 31 1:30pm … Read more

SuperGeometry and SuperModuli: March 27 – May 19, 2023

Organized by: Sergio Cacciatori (Università degli studi dell’Insubria), Samuel Grushevsky (SCGP), Alexander Polishchuk (University of Oregon) A supermanifold is the generalization of a usual manifold when some of the coordinates are even variables, and some are odd. The mathematical foundations of supergeometry were established in the 1970s and 1980s. While much of the motivation for … Read more

Lighting New Lampposts for Dark Matter and Beyond the Standard Model: February 27-March 24, 2023

Organized by: Ranny Budnik, Rouven Essig, Maxim Pospelov, Kim Berghaus and Mauro Valli. Talk Schedule: Time Title Speaker Location Monday February 27 10:30am Introductions SCGP 313 Monday February 27 11:00am Yiming Zhong (U Chicago) Revisiting the Galactic Center Gamma-ray Excess Abstract SCGP 313 Tuesday February 28 10:30am Christina Gao (UIUC, Fermilab) Dark matter search on … Read more

Hyperkahler quotients, singularities, and quivers: January 3 – February 24, 2023

Organized by: Ljudmila Kamenova (Stony Brook University), Giovanni Mongardi (University of Bologna), Alexei Oblomkov (UMass Amherst) Talk Schedule:     Time Title Speaker Location Monday January 9 10:30am Hodge theory of Lagrangian fibrations I Abstract Junliang Shen SCGP 313 Tuesday January 10 10:30am Hodge theory of Lagrangian fibrations II Abstract Junliang Shen SCGP 313 Wednesday … Read more

Mathematical Billiards: at the Crossroads of Dynamics, Geometry, Analysis, and Mathematical Physics: October 9-December 15, 2023

Organized by: • Misha Bialy (Tel Aviv) • Milena Radnovic (Sydney) • Alfonso Sorrentino (Rome Tor Vergata) • Sergei Tabachnikov (Penn State University) The last few years have witnessed an impressively high level of advances in the study of the dynamics of mathematical billiards, shedding new light on their profound connections with important problems in … Read more