Simons Summer Workshop: July 17 – August 11, 2017

This Workshop is the tenth conducted by the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook and the fifteenth in the series Simons Summer Workshops. This year’s Summer Workshop will focus on strings and QFT without supersymmetry, including non-supersymmetric vacuum constructions in string theory, dualities in nonsupersymmetric theories in 3 and other dimensions, issues … Read more

Continuum and Lattice Approaches to the Infrared Behavior of Conformal and Quasi- Conformal Gauge Theories: Jan. 8 – 12, 2018

Organized by Thomas Ryttov and Robert Shrock The evolution of an asymptotically free gauge theory from large Euclidean momentum in the ultraviolet (UV) to small momentum scales in the infrared (IR) is of fundamental field-theoretic importance. The evolution of the gauge coupling is described by the renormalization-group beta function. There is particular interest in the … Read more

Categorification in Mathematical Physics: April 9 – 13, 2018

Organized by: Eugene Gorsky, Sergei Gukov, Mikhail Khovanov, Andrei Negut, and Piotr Sułkowski Categorification is one of the deepest ideas in contemporary mathematics. As the name indicates, it aims to generalize various statements to a categorical level, replacing sets by categories, functions by functors, etc. It led to important developments in various branches of mathematics, … Read more

Mass in General Relativity: March 26 – 30, 2018

Workshop: Mass in General Relativity March 26-30, 2018 Organized by: Piotr Chrusciel, Richard Schoen, Christina Sormani, Mu-Tao Wang, and Shing-Tung Yau Due to the equivalence principle and the lack of an absolute space, the understanding of the fundamental notion of mass in general relativity has been subtle since Einstein’s time.  Arnowitt-Deser-Misner gave the well-defined definition … Read more

Localization Techniques in Quantum Field Theories: January 16 – February 16, 2018

Organized by: Vasily Pestun and Maxime Zabzine The program will be focusing on the development of localization techniques in quantum field theories and its applications. In particular we want to concentrate on the developments in the field since 2007. The main idea of different localization formulas is that the specific finite dimensional integral can be … Read more

Poisson geometry of moduli spaces, associators and quantum field theory: April 30-June 29, 2018

Organized by: Anton Alexeev and Samson Shatashvili The proposed program will touch upon two topics in Mathematics: Poisson geometry of moduli spaces and the theory of associators, and some of the mathematical aspects of quantum field theory. Both the moduli space theory and the associator theory are intimately related to quantum field theory. In particular, … Read more

Geometrical and statistical fluid dynamics: October 2-27, 2017

Organized by: Uriel Frisch, Konstantin Khanin and Rahul Pandit Some of the most basic questions relating to the Euler and Navier-Stokes equations for the motion of a 3D incompressible fluid are still open. There is a strong belief that answers to these questions cannot be obtained without creative use of geometric/Lagrangian and measure-theoretic/probabilistic tools. This … Read more

Hydrodynamics, ergodicity, entanglement and localization in interacting lattice models and field theories: September 11 – December 15, 2017

Organized by: Alexander Abanov, Kristan Jensen, and Vadim Oganesyan Scientific advisors: Igor Aleiner, David Huse, Anatoli Polkovnikov, Steven Shenker The program aims to highlight and explore recent progress in understanding the emergence of macroscopic dynamical laws in many-body systems. Traditionally, the challenge of connecting macroscopic and microscopic many-body dynamics was addressed by computing hydrodynamic parameters, … Read more

The SCGP Seeks Research Assistant Professors/Postdocs for Fall 2018

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics has openings for several Research Assistant Professors (Postdocs) in the coming academic year in both mathematics and physics. The position is for a fixed term of three years with an expected start date of September 1, 2018.  Stony Brook University’s Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is an … Read more