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Dennis Sullivan Awarded the 2022 Abel Prize in Mathematics

Congratulations to Dennis Sullivan, a trustee of SCGP, and one of the SCGP’s founding visionaries, on receiving the Abel Prize in mathematics!The Abel Prize in mathematics recognises pioneering scientific achievements in mathematics, and the 2022 Abel Prize in mathematics is awarded to Dennis Parnell Sullivan “for his groundbreaking contributions to topology in its broadest sense, and in particular […]


COVID-19: Advisory and Updates – March 2022

As per NYS, mask mandate is no longer in effect as of March 2, 2022. Masks are optional. For more information, please visit the dedicated page Stony Brook University – STRONGER TOGETHER. We continue to advise mask wearing if you: Develop COVID-like symptoms Receive a positive COVID-19 test while you are at work Are concerned you […]


Zoom Seminar Series: Dynamics and Renormalization Program

The Simons Center program on Renormalization and Universality in Conformal Geometry, Dynamics, Random Processes, and Field Theory is continuing with a series of online ZOOM seminars throughout 2020. For the full schedule of talks please visit: Or our calendar here: In order to be added to our mailing list to receive upcoming talk announcements and […]

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Science Playwriting Competition – Virtual Staged Readings

Update 4/24/2020 – A virtual reading of the winning plays will take place on Monday May 11 at 7:00pm via createtheater.comA special thanks to Director, Steve Marsh, and the Create Theater community, who helped to make this possible. Watch the ZOOM video recording here: *Some plays contain some strong language The Simons Center for […]

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Quintessentially Science Fiction. An Interview with Eugenio Calabi, Hosted by Claude LeBrun, on Behalf of the Simons Center.

Click HERE to watch the video In July 2019, on behalf of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Claude LeBrun, Stony Brook Mathematics Department, conducted an interview with Eugenio Calabi at the University of Pennsylvania Mathematics Department. Calabi is of course primarily famous for his pioneering work on Calabi-Yau manifolds, a class of solutions […]

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Professor Zohar Komargodski Awarded the Tomassoni Chisesi Prize

In honor of Mrs. Caterina Tomassoni and Dr. Felice Pietro Chisesi, the prize is awarded to recognize and encourage outstanding achievements in physics. Dr. Zohar Komargodski has been recognized for his outstanding and influential contributions to Quantum Field Theory and the theories of the fundamental interactions. In particular, for developing a new and deeper insight into the […]

Celebrating Science In A Fractured Society: A Look Inside The Event

Celebrating Science In A Fractured Society took place at the Staller Center on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. With over 900 people in attendance, this panel discussion brought together pioneers in Physics and Astrophysics. A thought provoking conversation among the participants about education, society, and the future of science gave way for a wonderful evening.  The […]


Crossings: April 12-August 12, 2022

Crossings April 12-August 12, 2022 Curated by Lorraine Walsh The photographs in this exhibition were taken by Jean-François Dars between 2018-2020 to honor the Simons Center’s 10th Anniversary. They were originally compiled in Crossings, a unique publication that tells the story of the Center—a nascent institute in a time-honored tradition representing the fertile interaction between mathematics and theoretical physics. […]

Ending Inflation and the Hot Big Bang: June 5-9, 2023

Organized by: Peter Adshead (University of Illinois, )Jonathan Heckman (University of Pennsylvania, Loverde (C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, Meade (C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, Watson (Syracuse University,

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Special Event: Celebrating Science in a Fractured Society

Science is one of the most powerful tools we have for meeting the grave challenges that humanity will face in the next decades. However, the recent worldwide increase in obscurantism, denialism, and anti-science movements is a matter of serious concern. They have already severely undermined efforts to address climate change, and the recent global COVID […]

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Stony Brook University Art Crawl

Art Crawl Spotlights Amazing Work in Galleries Across Campus Wednesday, April 13, 20221:00 PM – 3:00 PM (ET) Join Stony Brook University’s art galleries for a campus wide art crawl, Wednesday, April 13 from 1-3:30pm. Join any part of the tour. For more information visit Tentative Schedule: 1:00 | Simons Center Gallery 1:30 | Melville […]


Film Screening: Math Circles Around the World, April 6, 2022

Wednesday, April 6, 20224:00 – 5:30pm ETDella Pietra Family Auditorium, Room 103 of the Simons Center Synopsis: Every week, hundreds of children in different cities of the world meet to solve complex problems. Who they are, why they do it and how, in the movie “Mathematical Circles Around the World”. For more information please visit: […]


The TransAtlantic Piano Duo, Tuesday April 26

Simons Center Art and Outreach Program The TransAtlantic Piano Duo  Evelyn Ulex and Pablo Lavandera Tuesday, April 26, 2022 5:00 pm, The Della Pietra Family Auditorium This event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. The TransAtlantic Piano Duo, with German-born Steinway Artist Evelyn Ulex and Argentinian master Pablo Lavandera, from the Piano Faculty at […]

Supergravity, Generalized Geometry and Ricci Flow: April 17-21, 2023

Organized by: Mario Garcia-Fernandez (Institute of Mathematical Sciences)Marco Gualtieri (University of Toronto)Jeff Streets (University of California, Irvine)Daniel Waldram (Imperial College London) Recent breakthroughs across physics and mathematics have led to a surge of interest in theories of supergravity and their applications to geometry. Much of this progress has arisen from further investigation into, and application […]

Anomalies: March 8-10, 2023

Organizing by:1. Sally Dawson (BNL)2. Bhupal Dev (WUSTL)3. Aida El-Khadra (UIUC)4. Stefania Gori (UCSC)5. Amarjit Soni (BNL)6. George Sterman (YITP/Stony Brook)For the past several years three key anomalies indicating lepton flavor universality violation (LFUV) have been getting a lot of attention as they each have a significance of more than 3 standard deviations. In the […]