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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 […]

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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As per NYS, mask mandate is no longer in effect as of March 2, 2022.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 […]

Relativity, 1953. Wood engraving, 10 7/8 x 11 ½ inches
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M.C. Escher® : A Mini-Retrospective

October 11 – November 19, 2021Curated by Lorraine WalshThe Simons Center Gallery To view the M.C. Escher: A Mini-Retrospective Catalog, please visit Escher Catalog. Relativity, 1953. Lithograph, 10 7/8 x 11 ½ inches Collection of ROCK J. WALKER / WALKER FINE ART , LTD. All M.C. Escher’s Works and Text © The M.C. Escher Company, […]

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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: http://www.math.stonybrook.edu/agenda?LocationID=151 Or our calendar here: https://scgp.stonybrook.edu/calendar/full-calendar 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: https://scgp.stonybrook.edu/video/video.php?id=4516 *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 […]

UPCOMING ART CRAWL: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2022 FROM 1PM TO 3:30PM

Free guided tours of diverse art galleries – join at any point on the tour! Stony Brook University hosts a variety of renowned art galleries that provide unique spaces and opportunities for cultural and artistic exchanges and collaborations. Our art crawls unite our university’s galleries through a series of free guided tours led by expert curators. […]

Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Alvaro De Rujula, October 25-27, 2022

The Della Pietra Lecture Series is pleased to present a series of lectures by Dr. Alvaro De Rujula, CERN, October 25-27, 2022 General Public Lecture Date and Time: Tuesday, October 25th, 2022, 5:00PM ET Location: Della Pietra Family Auditorium – 103 Reception at 4:15pm, Simons Center Lobby  THE VALUE OF “PURE” SCIENCE The Higgs boson and the […]

Fluctuations, Entanglements, and Chaos: Exact Results: August 28, 2023- September 1, 2023

Orgaized by: D. Bernard, B. Bertini, F. H. L. Essler, V. Khemani and T. Prosen Experimental advances in ultra-cold atomic physics and building quantum simulators have opened up new research areas in quantum many-body physics focused on inherently dynamical properties. Examples of fundamental questions that have been investigated in the last few years included characterizing […]

Fluctuations, Entanglements, and Chaos: Exact Results: August 28, 2023-October 8, 2023

Orgaized by: D. Bernard, B. Bertini, F. H. L. Essler, V. Khemani and T. Prosen Experimental advances in ultra-cold atomic physics and building quantum simulators have opened up new research areas in quantum many-body physics focused on inherently dynamical properties. Examples of fundamental questions that have been investigated in the last few years included characterizing […]

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Ways of Making: September 30–December 7, 2022

Moira Chas, Johnathan Hopp, LoVid September 30–December 7, 2022 Curated by Tali Hinkis and Lorraine Walsh The Simons Center Gallery, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (SCGP) Stony Brook University, NY 11794 Opening Reception: Friday, September 30, 2022, 5:00 pm 5:00 pm: Reception, Simons Center Gallery and SCGP Lobby 5:30-6:30 pm: Artist Presentations. Della Pietra […]

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Discovering New Frontiers

Conversation with Samuel Grushevsky Interview by Luis Álvarez-Gaumé Edited by Maria Shtilmark The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics welcomes Samuel Grushevsky, Professor of Mathematics at Stony Brook University, as the second Deputy Director of the SCGP. To ensure a smooth transition, in 2021-2022 Prof. Grushevsky will work in parallel with Prof. Abanov, who will […]

Eden Figueroa in his Quantum Information Technology lab at Stony Brook University. A "twin" version of this laboratory is housed within the Instrumentation Division at Brookhaven National Laboratory. 
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Building the Quantum Internet

Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory are constructing the world’s first quantum-enabled internet By Eden Figueroa, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Stony Brook University; Joint Appointment, Brookhaven National Laboratory