Dr. Jaume Gomis, “Exact Results in D=2 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories”

Title: Exact Results in D=2 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories Speaker: Dr. Jaume Gomis, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Date: Friday, September 28, 2012 Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm Place: Seminar Room 313, Simons Center       Abstract:  The exact computation of the partition function of two dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories using supersymmetric localization will be presented, together with … Read more

Simons Postdoctoral Fellows Meeting. April 11-13, 2012.

In 2009 the Simons Foundation initiated a program through which 46 universities have awarded a total of 70 Postdoctoral Fellowships in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science. We have been delighted by the outstanding quality of the appointments made. In a three-day meeting beginning April 11, the Simons Foundation will bring together this remarkable … Read more

Call for Proposals & Applications

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (SCGP) at Stony Brook University is seeking proposals for scientific programs/workshops/conferences. The Simons Center is a research center devoted to furthering fundamental knowledge in mathematics and theoretical physics, especially knowledge at the interface of these two disciplines. Each year the Simons Center funds about 4 Visiting Programs (ranging … Read more

Constantin Teleman, “Gauge Theory, Langlands Duality and Mirror Symmetry”

Title: “Gauge Theory, Langlands Duality and Mirror Symmetry” Speaker: Constantin Teleman, Berkeley University of California Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm Place: Lecture Hall 102, Simons Center                   Abstract: Kapustin and Witten have explained some landmark results and conjectures relating the geometry and representations of Langlands dual pairs of … Read more

Math Colloquium Featuring Sir Michael Atiyah, Points and Flags

Title: Points and Flags Speaker: Sir Michael Atiyah Date: Thursday November 10, 2011 Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm Place: Auditorium 103, Simons Center     Abstract: I will describe and study a natural map from the configuration space of n distinct ordered points in Euclidean 3-space to the flag manifold of U(n). I will also describe … Read more

Kenji Fukaya to join the SCGP

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is pleased to announce that Kenji Fukaya, currently Professor of Mathematics at Kyoto University, will be joining the Center as a Permanent Member starting April 1, 2013. The Center is slated to have 6 permanent members and Kenji is the second, joining Michael Douglas. Kenji’s recent work has … Read more

quantum gravity is a magnet

Interviewer Luca Mazzucato   News from the March 2011 workshop on “Higher Spins and Holography” at SCGP, organized by Michael Douglas, Shlomo Razamat and the author. We used to believe that string theory was a crucial element in studying quantum gravity through the holographic principle. Surprising theoretical discoveries show that quantum gravity may come with … Read more