Random Tilings Workshop: February 18 – 22, 2013

  Organized by Rick Kenyon, Jan de Gier, and Bernard Nienhuis   Random tilings in two dimensions provide an interesting class of discrete geometric models that exhibit critical behavior and hence are expected to be described by conformal eld theories and SLEs. The random tiling of lozenges, being free fermionic and describable in terms of … Read more

SEARCH: August 20 – 22, 2013

Organized by Patrick Meade, Michele Papucci, and Raman Sundrum Sponsored by the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics                   Dates: August 20 – 22, 2013 The LHC has recently finished its 8 TeV run, which represents a factor of … Read more

Facets of Integrability: January 21 – 27, 2013

Facets of Integrability: Random Patterns, Stochastic Processes, Hydrodynamics, Gauge Theories and Condensed Matter Systems Organized by: Ilia Binder, Andrei Okounkov, Alexander Abanov, Eldad Bettelheim, Ilya Gruzberg, Seung-Yeop Lee and Razvan Teodorescu Once mathematicians got interested in random matrix theory two decades ago, it was recognized that methods previously used in integrable non-linear equations, could also … Read more

Symplectic and Low Dimensional Topologies in Interaction December 3 – 7, 2012

Organized by Peter Ozsvath, Yakov Eliashberg, Robert Lipshitz and Mohammed Abouzaid The workshop will explore recent developments in symplectic topology and low-dimensional topology, with an emphasis on connections between the two. Topics will include Heegaard Floer homology and its relation to combinatorial and geometric 3-manifold topology; contact geometry and its interaction with low-dimensional topology; symplectic embedding problems … Read more

Gauge Theory Angle at Integrability Workshop: November 12 – 16, 2012

Organized by Nikita Nekrasov and Samson Shatashvili   This workshop is a part of the Fall 2012 program Integrability in Modern Theoretical and Mathematical Physics Exactly solvable quantum many body systems, lattice models of statistical physics and integrable 1+1 dimensional quantum field theories have very rich and long history which substantially influenced the development of … Read more

String-Math 2013, June 17-21 2013

Conference Announcement:  String-Math 2013 Organizing Committee: Alexander Abanov, Michael Douglas, Ljudmila Kamenova, Claude LeBrun, John Morgan, Nikita Nekrasov, Leonardo Rastelli, Martin Rocek, The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is hosting a third annual meeting of String-Math series of conferences in June 17-21, 2013. Click here for the conference main web page.  

Graduate Workshop on Symplectic and Contact Topology, October 15 -19, 2012

Workshop on Symplectic and Contact Topology – Fall 2012 Organized by Mohammed Abouzaid and Yakov Eliashberg This graduate student workshop will be associated with the program in Symplectic Topology at the Center during the Fall of 2012. The workshop will be organized by Yakov Eliashberg and Mohammed Abouzaid (both in residence at the Center for … Read more

Hyper-Kahler Geometry: October 29 – November 2, 2012

Organized by Ljudmila Kamenova (Stony Brook), Nigel Hitchin (Oxford), Eyal Markman (UMass, Amherst) and Justin Sawon (UNC)   A number of new developments make it timely to hold a workshop on hyperkahler geometry, focussing on: 1. The GMN construction of hyperkahler metrics. 2. Verbitsky’s Torelli Theorem (2009) 3. Simultaneous resolutions of symplectic singularities. 4. Derived … Read more

2012 Summer Simons Workshop in Mathematics and Physics July 30 – August 17

Superconformal Theories in Diverse Dimensions July 30-August 17 Scientific advisor: Cumrun Vafa (Harvard) Local coordinator: Martin Rocek     Schedule of Events: All talks will be held in the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Room 102 Speakers and titles will be added to the schedule throughout the workshop: **Lunch will be served Monday, Tuesday, … Read more

Graduate Summer School on String Phenomenology, July 2 – 13, 2012

July 2 – July 13, 2012 String theory is not just a quantum theory of gravity; it is also a powerful framework to address fundamental questions about our world. String phenomenology attempts to derive testable predictions for our four-dimensional world from the fundamental 10/11 dimensional string/M-theory. Significant progress has been made in this direction in … Read more