Artist Talk: Ander Mikalson: “Score for the Big Bang”

Ander Mikalson Score for the Big Bang Thursday, November 9, 2024. 5:30 pm Simons Center Lecture Hall 102 Ander Mikalson discusses her eight-minute Score for A Big Bang featuring speculative sounds the cataclysmic Big Bang might have generated, in the form of a musical score. The composition and performance are sparce, highlighting choral voices and a pipe … Read more

Uppsala University, Sweden, Awards Prestigious Honorary Doctorate to Dr. Nikita Nekrasov

Uppsala University, Sweden, awards prestigious honorary doctorate to Dr. Nikita Nekrasov, a world-leading expert in theoretical and mathematical physics and one of the world’s top researchers in modern quantum field theory and string theory. Nekrasov’s research covers both physical and mathematical aspects. Founded in 1477, Uppsala University is the oldest university in Northern Europe. The … Read more

Recent developments in higher genus curve counting: January 6 – February 28, 2025

Organized by: Qile Chen (Boston College) Felix Janda (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) Sheldon Katz (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) Melissa Liu (Columbia University) John Pardon (SCGP) Rachel Webb (Cornell University) Modern curve-counting theories were in part inspired by the work of physicists yet have active lives of their own as interesting and rich mathematical notions with … Read more

The Simons Center Congratulates Alexander Zamolodchikov, Co-recipient of the 2024 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Stony Brook University Distinguished Professor and C.N. Yang/Wei Deng Endowed Chair Alexander Zamolodchikov has been named co-recipient of the 2024 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. He shares the award with John Cardy, All Souls College, University of Oxford, “For profound contributions to statistical physics and quantum field theory, with diverse and far-reaching applications in different … Read more

SCGP News Volume XIX

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 activities and cultural events.

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

Fluctuations, Entanglements, and Chaos: Exact Results: August 28, 2023- September 1, 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

Della Pietra Lecture Series: Local High School Opportunity

I am neither clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious. – Albert Einstein The SGGP is offering a great opportunity for the local High Schools on Long Island to get involved with this exceptional event. The panel participants are all pioneers in their field and are coming together for this special discussion. … Read more