Simons Math Summer Workshop

Welcome to the webpage of the Simons Math Summer Workshop.

This annual workshop began in 2023 and has been a feature of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook ever since. The Center’s mission is to develop the interaction of geometry in the broadest sense with theoretical physics, and is rooted in a long tradition of engagement between Mathematics and Physics here at Stony Brook, and ultimately in the centuries-long history of these two fields. The Stony Brook tradition is exemplified by the joint ITP-Math seminars initiated by Jim Simons and Frank Yang in the 1970’s; these stimulated interest worldwide in the mathematics of gauge theories.

We are also proud to announce the inauguration of the Simons Math Summer Workshop on August 7, 2023.  For more information on the first Simons Math Summer Workshop, please visit:

2nd Simons Math Summer Workshop: Moduli – July 1 – 19, 2024

Organized by: Jörgen Ellegaard Andersen (The University of Southern Denmark) Steven Bradlow (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) Samuel Grushevsky (Stony Brook University) Daniel Halpern-Leistner (Cornell University) Victoria Hoskins (Radboud University Nijmegen) Frances Kirwan (The University of Oxford) Margarida Melo (Universita Roma Tre) Anna Wienhard (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences) PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Moduli theory … Read more

2023 Simons Math Summer Workshop: Lecture Topics

WEEK 1: THE SYZ CONJECTURE AND COLLAPSING CALABI-YAU MANIFOLDS The Strominger-Yau-Zaslow (SYZ) conjecture dates from 1996. It was proposed as a geometric mechanism underlying mirror symmetry for Calabi-Yau manifolds. The proposal is that, at least near the “large complex structure” limit in moduli space, a Calabi-Yau manifold has a fibration whose generic fibers are Special … Read more

2023 Simons Math Summer Workshop: August 7-25, 2023

The Simons Center is happy to announce the 1st annual Simons math summer workshop.  The workshop will take place from August 7-25, 2023, and will bring together mathematicians working in a circle of related areas, to learn more about the techniques and results of nearby lines of research.