Mock Modular Forms, Moonshine, and String Theory: August 26 – 30, 2013

Organized by Miranda Cheng, Matthias Gaberdiel, and Terry Gannon. Dates: August 26 – 30, 2013 Since 2010, there has been a rapid development in the study of moonshine phenomena relating mock modular forms and finite groups. Following the observation in 2010 on the relation between the elliptic genus of K3 surfaces and the largest Mathieu … Read more

SCGP Spring 2013 Newsletter

The Simons Center is pleased to announce the first of a series of newsletters. Check out our Spring newsletter to find out what’s happening at the Center!   Click here for SCGP Spring Newsletter  

Synergy: Dance, Data, Sculpture

Simons Center Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the SYNERGY exhibition featuring the works of sculptor William Duffy and the choreographer William Forsythe’s website based project with The Ohio State University. This multi–media exhibit emphasizes the collaboration between artist and research scientist, while also debuting William Duffy’s most recent work for the Simons … Read more

Graduate Workshop, 3/5/2012-3/9/2012

Supersymmetric Field Theories and Their Mathematical Implications Organized by Dan Freed, Constantin Teleman and Greg Moore Over the past two decades, ideas and methods from supersymmetric quantum field theory have spearheaded breathtaking advances in geometry and topology. This one-week graduate workshop will offer a basic introduction to the notions and language of the physics underlying … Read more

Sir Michael Atiyah Interview

Sir Michael Atiyah visited the Simons Center in the Fall of 2011 during which time he met with Nigel Hitchin, Robion Kirby, and John Morgan. In this conversation Sir Michael responds to questions which lead him to reflect on his life in mathematics and to expound on his view of mathematics.

Kenji Fukaya to join the SCGP

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is pleased to announce that Kenji Fukaya, currently Professor of Mathematics at Kyoto University, will be joining the Center as a Permanent Member starting April 1, 2013. The Center is slated to have 6 permanent members and Kenji is the second, joining Michael Douglas. Kenji’s recent work has … Read more

SCGP Cafe hosts a Full Moon Wine and Cheese – November 2011

Full Moon Wine and Cheese Thursday, November 10, 2011 6 pm – 9 pm Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University Enjoy fine wines from Jamesport vineyard expertly paired with locally sourced cheeses by Chef Paolo while gazing at the stars from the Cafe’s outdoor eating area. $25 per person, cash and credit accepted … Read more

SCGP in the Edible East End

The SCGP Cafe was featured in the The Edible East. Visit  them on the web @  

Dr. Brian Greene delivered inaugural talks for the Della Pietra Lecture Series, October 4, 2011

October 4, 2011 2:30 Colloquium for Faculty and Graduate Students Location – Simons Center Lecture Hall, Room 102 TITLE:  The State of String Theory ABSTRACT:   I will give various perspectives on the state of string theory, reviewing its numerous achievements—with a particular emphasis on its mathematical contributions–and surveying the hurdles the theory still faces. 5:30 … Read more