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The Geometry and Physics of Scattering Amplitudes: December 9 – 13, 2013

Organized by Zvi Bern, Lance Dixon, Michael Douglas, Alexander Goncharov, and Lionel Mason. Dates: December 9 – 13, 2013   The study of scattering amplitudes in relativistic quantum field theory has undergone a remarkable renaissance and transformation in recent years, with many remarkable and unexpected interactions with diverse areas of mathematics.  This meeting aims to review […]

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Quiver Varieties

  Organized by  Ljudmila Kamenova, Alexander Kirillov, Jr., Nikita Nekrasov, and Olivier Schiffmann September 30 – November 8, 2013 Quivers and quiver varieties, introduced and studied in a series of papers of Nakajima, Lusztig, Ringel and others in 1990s, have since appeared in many areas of mathematics and mathematical physics, from gauge theory, string theory, […]

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Aspects of Supergravity: January 6 – 10, 2014

Organized by Chris Herzog, Leonardo Rastelli, Martin Rocek, and George Sterman. Dates: January 6-10, 2014   Supergravity was discovered in 1976 and continues to be central for M-theory, string theory phenomenology, quantum properties of black holes, and the AdS/CFT correspondence. Applications have ranged from extensions of the Standard Model to supersymmetric black hole solutions and […]

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Physics and Mathematics of Scattering Amplitudes

  Physics and Mathematics of Scattering Amplitudes Organized by Zvi Bern, Lance Dixon, Michael Douglas, Alexander Goncharov, and Lionel Mason Fall 2013 Starting date: August 26, 2013 The study of scattering amplitudes in relativistic quantum field theory has undergone a remarkable renaissance and transformation in recent years, with the advent of new perturbative approaches such […]

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Mock Modular Forms, Moonshine, and String Theory

Mock Modular Forms, Moonshine, and String Theory Organized by Miranda Cheng, Matthias Gaberdiel, and Terry Gannon August 26 – September 27, 2013 Modular functions, Jacobi forms and mock modular forms appear naturally in various contexts in string theory and conformal field theory. In particular, characters of conformal field theories (CFTs) define (vector-valued) modular functions, while […]

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Quiver Varieties: October 14 – 18, 2013

Organized by Alexander Kirillov, Jr., Ljudmila Kamenova, Hiraku Nakajima, and Olivier Schiffmann. Dates: October 14 – 18, 2013 Quivers and quiver varieties, introduced and studied in a series of papers of Nakajima, Lusztig, Ringel, and others in 1990s, have since appeared in many areas of mathematics and mathematical physics, including gauge theory, string theory, noncommutative […]

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Dr. Tony Tyson (LSST, UC Davis) “LSST: New Science Frontiers” Thursday May 2nd, 5:00pm

Featuring Tony Tyson from LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope). When:  Thursday May 2nd, 5:00pm at the Simons Center Auditorium, room 103 Wine and Cheese Reception at 5:00pm, Lecture at 5:30pm Title:  “LSST: New Science Frontiers” Speaker:  Dr. Tony Tyson; LSST, Physics Department, University of California, Davis, CA Homepage:  http://www.lsst.org/lsst/lsst_cs [box, type=”download”]Watch the video.[/box] ABSTRACT: Expected […]

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