Conformal Invariance in Continuous and Discrete Systems: April 8 – 12, 2013

Organized by John Cardy, Greg Lawler and Paul Wiegmann   The workshop will focus on the mathematical and physical understanding of the interrelations between Conformal Field Theory and Schramm Loewner Evolution, as well as their relation to discrete lattice systems such as percolation, Ising models, Potts models, loop models, and dimers. The other topics covered … Read more

Topological Phases of Matter

Topological Phases of Matter Organized by Nick Read, Paul Fendley, Andreas Ludwig, Xiao-Liang Qi, Steven Simon, and Zhenghan Wang April 1, 2013 – June 30, 2013 The subject of Topological Phases of Matter has been building over a number of years, and is currently very active. The field includes many diverse experimental aspects, but this … Read more

Simons Summer Workshop 2013, July 22 to August 16

We are pleased to announce the 2013 Summer Simons Workshop in Mathematics and Physics from July 22 to August 16. This workshop is the sixth conducted by the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook. The Center’s mission is to develop the interaction of geometry in the broadest sense with theoretical physics, and … Read more

Graduate Workshop on Kahler Geometry, June 24 – July 5, 2013

  Workshop in Kahler Geometry-Summer 2013 Recently there have been spectacular developments in Kahler geometry which cut across a wide variety of mathematical fields ranging from the analysis of PDE’s to Algebraic Geometry. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce graduate students and young researchers to some of these developments. The workshop will be … Read more

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

Conformal Geometry

Conformal Geometry Organized by Ilia Binder, John Cardy, Andrei Okounkov, and Paul Wiegmann January 7 – May 3, 2013 The Simons Center will host a program on `Conformal Geometry’ for the Spring semester of 2013. This will cover subjects representing some of the most successful examples of the cross-fertilization between mathematics and physics in this … 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.