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Multifield Cosmology: Inflation, Dark Energy and More: February 5-9, 2024

Organizers: Lilia Anguelova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) Michele Cicoli (Bologna University) Vivian Miranda (Stony Brook University) Sonia Paban (University of Texas at Austin) Francisco Gil Pedro (Bologna University) Recent astronomical observations have reshaped profoundly the modern understanding of the Universe, regarding not only its contents but also its origin and future fate. The surprising discovery […]

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2023 Simons Math Summer Workshop: Week 3 – August 21-25, 2023

WEEK 3:  INTEGRABLE SYSTEMS METHODS IN ENUMERATIVE GEOMETRY  In the early 90’s Witten, motivated by a matrix model description of topological gravity, conjectured that the intersection numbers of tautological classes on moduli spaces of curves are governed by the KdV integrable hierarchy. Witten’s conjecture was first proven by Kontsevich, and his proofs as well as […]

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2023 Simons Math Summer Workshop: Week 2 – August 14-18, 2023

WEEK 2: RELATIVE AND LOGARITHMIC GROMOV-WITTEN THEORY Gromov-Witten theory, developed in the early 1990s, provides a system of curve-counting invariants of symplectic manifolds or non-singular algebraic varieties. In the context of symplectic geometry, these invariants are defined via moduli spaces of J-holomorphic curves, where J is an almost complex structure on the target symplectic manifold. […]

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2023 Simons Math Summer Workshop: Week 1 – August 7-11, 2023

WEEK 1: THE SYZ CONJECTURE AND COLLAPSING CALABI-YAU MANIFOLDS The Strominger-Yau-Zaslow (SYZ) conjecture dates from 1996. It was proposed as a geometric mechanism underlying mirror symmetry for Calabi-Yau manifolds. The proposal is that, at least near the “large complex structure” limit in moduli space, a Calabi-Yau manifold has a fibration whose generic fibers are Special […]

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Mass, the Einstein Constraint Equations, and the Penrose Inequality Conjecture: September 18-22, 2023

Organizing Committee: • Carla Cederbaum (University of Tübingen) • Greg Galloway (University of Miami) • Lan-Hsuan Huang (University of Connecticut Storrs) • Jim Isenberg (University of Oregon) • Marcus Khuri (Stony Brook University) • David Maxwell (University of Alaska Fairbanks) Scientific Committee: • Anna Sakovich (Uppsala University) • Richard Schoen (UC Irvine) • Mu-Tao Wang […]

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Concluding Conference of Simons Collaboration on Homological Mirror Symmetry: April 25-28, 2023

Organized By: Mohammed Abouzaid, Denis Auroux, Ron Donagi, Maxim Kontsevich, and Carlos Simpson. The application deadline for financial support or to receive a discounted rate at the hotel is February 28, 2023 For the most up to date information please visit https://schms.math.berkeley.edu/events/ This conference is the concluding conference for the Simons Collaboration on “Homological Mirror […]

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

Orgaized 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 […]

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