21st Simons Physics Summer Workshop: July 29- August 16, 2024

Scientific Organizer: Cumrun Vafa (Harvard), Local Organizer: Martin Rocek (CN Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics) The Simons Physics Summer Workshop is the Sixteenth conducted by the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook and the twenty-first in the series Simons Physics Summer Workshops. The theme of this workshop will be Landscapia—the landscape of … Read more

New Directions in far from Equilibrium Integrability and beyond: March 11, 2024 – May 10, 2024

Organizing by: Alexander Abanov (Stony Brook University) Boris Altshuler (Columbia University) Natan Andrei (Rutgers University) Hrachya Babujian (Alikhanian National Lab, Yerevan Physics Institute) Lea Santos (University of Connecticut) Tigran Sedrakyan (University of Massachusetts) Emil Yuzbashyan (Rutgers University) The field of far from equilibrium many-body quantum systems is on the verge of a breakthrough both theoretically … Read more

Conformal Field Theory, Integrability, and Geometry: March 11-15, 2024

Organized by: Nikita Nekrasov (Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University) Vladimir Korepin (C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stony Brook University) Stefano Negro (University of York) Sergei Lukyanov (Rutgers University) Quantum Field Theory (QFT) is an indispensable tool in modern theoretical physics. It is essential to the study of particle physics and … Read more

Entanglement, thermalization, and holography: April 8-12, 2024

Organized by: Matthias Kaminski (Alabama) Natalie Klco (Duke) Berndt Mueller (Duke) Andreas Schaefer (Regensburg) Sebastian Waeber (Technion) Laurence Yaffe (U Washington) This workshop will survey new insights and future challenges of some foundational problems of theoretical physics, including the evolution of entanglement and complexity in isolated quantum systems. Our aim is to confront recent insights … Read more

Solving N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory via Scattering Amplitudes: January 8, 2024 – March 8, 2024

Organizing by: Benjamin Basso (Ecole Normale Superieure), Lance Dixon (SLAC/Stanford U.) Jaroslav Trnka (UC Davis) Anastasia Volovich (Brown) This program will bring together physicists and mathematicians with expertise in different facets of particle scattering in planar N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory, in order to try to solve the theory for generic values of the coupling and kinematical … Read more

New Directions in Far from Equilibrium Integrability and Beyond: April 29 – May 3, 2024

Organizing by: Alexander Abanov (Stony Brook University) Boris Altshuler (Columbia University) Natan Andrei (Rutgers University) Hrachya Babujian (Alikhanian National Lab, Yerevan Physics Institute) Lea Santos (University of Connecticut) Tigran Sedrakyan (University of Massachusetts) Emil Yuzbashyan (Rutgers University) The field of far from equilibrium many-body quantum systems is on the verge of a breakthrough both theoretically … Read more

Geometric, Algebraic, and Physical structures around the moduli of Meromorphic Quadratic Differentials: May 13, 2024 – June 21, 2024

Organizing by: Tom Bridgeland (University of Sheffield, UK) Samuel Grushevsky (Stony Brook University, USA) Andrew Neitzke (Yale University, USA) Martin Moeller (Universitaet Frankfurt, Germany) This program in Mathematics is inspired by a circle of ideas originating in quantum field theory and string theory, particularly the study of the quantum field theories “of class S”. These … Read more

Symmetric Mass Generation, Topological Phases and Lattice Chiral Gauge Theories: May 20-24, 2024

Organized by: Simon Catterall (Syracuse) Juven Wang (CMSA, Harvard) Yi-Zhuang You (UCSD) David Tong (DAMTP, Cambridge) The most common mechanism for generating fermion masses arises when scalar fields acquire vacuum expectation values in theories with Yukawa interactions. Such a mechanism is necessarily associated with the spontaneous breaking of symmetries. However, recent work in both the … Read more