Fall 2015 – Seminar Series: Mathematics and Physics of Calogero-Moser-Sutherland systems.

Organized by: Nikita Nekrasov, Alexander Turbiner and Alexander Abanov. Timing: Spring 2015/Fall 2015 Abstract: Calogero-Moser-Sutherland many-body systems arose originally in the 1970’s simultaneously in Nuclear Physics, Mathematical Physics and Solid State Physics. Since then they were found in some incarnations in diverse branches of physics and mathematics such as the theory of quantum Hall effect, … Read more

SCGP Weekly Talks – Fall 2015

Organized by Alexander Abanov SCGP Weekly Talks is a colloquium style series of talks aimed at all members and visitors of the Simons Center and the more general math and physics community on Stony Brook campus. The regular time and place for the talks are Tuesday, 1pm. During the workshops at the Center the talks are … Read more

Toric Kahler geometry: October 5 – 9, 2015

Organized by Xiuxiong Chen, Simon Donaldson Following the seminal ideas of Calabi, the existence of extremal and contant scalar curvature is a central problem in Kahler geometry. Over the past 30 years most attention has been paid to the special case of Kahler-Einstein metrics, but there is now renewed interest in the more general situation, … Read more

Symplectic and Algebraic Geometry in the Statistical Physics of Polymers: October 12-16, 2015

Symplectic and Algebraic Geometry in the Statistical Physics of Polymers Organized by Jason Cantarella, University of Georgia, Tetsuo Deguchi, Ochanomizu University, Elizabeth Denne, Washington and Lee University, Alexander Grosberg, NYU, Clayton Shonkwiler, Colorado State University. October 12-16, 2015 Polymer physics has a number of deep unanswered questions about ring polymers such as DNA minicircles and polymers … Read more

Graduate Workshop on Topological Quantum Field Theory: September 14 – 18, 2015

Dates: September 14-18, 2015 Organized by: Anton Kapustin and Alexander Kirillov Topological Quantum Field Theory (TQFT) was first introduced by Witten at the end of 1980s as physical theory. It was immediately followed by an avalanche of works by many authors, both mathematicians and physicists, among them Atiyah, Reshetikhin and Turaev, Segal,.. who showed TQFT … Read more

Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Bonnie Bassler (Princeton University) October 1-2 2015

General Public Lecture Thursday, October 1, 2015 Wine and Cheese Reception: 5:00 pm, Simons Center Lobby and Art Gallery Lecture: 5:45 pm, Simons Center Auditorium, Room 103 Title: “How Bacteria Talk To Each Other” Abstract: Bacteria communicate with one another using small chemical molecules that they release into the environment. These molecules travel from cell … Read more

Seminar in Topology and Symplectic Geometry

Seminar in Topology and Symplectic Geometry Fall 2015, Location Math Tower 5-127 or SCGP 313, Thursday 1PM: (09/03/2015) Michael Sullivan, UMass (Amherst) Legendrian invariants constructed using regular cell decompositions of surfaces, (09/10/2015)  N/A  N/A (09/17/2015) Kenji Fukaya, Simons Center, Stony Brook SO(3)-Floer homology of 3-manifolds with boundary (09/24/2015) Marco Farinati, Universidad de Buenos Aires  Link … Read more

Unification Day 2, October 28-29 2015: Subworkshop of the International Workshop for the Next Generation Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Detector (NNN15) October 28-31, 2015

Unification Day 2, October 28-29, 2015: Subworkshop of the International Workshop for the Next Generation Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Detector (NNN15) October 28-31, 2015 Kaladi Babu, Oklahoma State (UD2)Co-Organized by: Chang Kee Jung, Stony Brook (NNN15, UD2) Steve Kettell, BNL (NNN15) Joe Lykken, Fermilab (UD2) Clark McGrew, Stony Brook (NNN15) The “Unification Day 1” workshop … Read more