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Simons Summer Workshop

Welcome to the webpage of the Summer Simons Workshops in Mathematics and Physics.

These workshops began in 2003 and have been a feature of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook since 2008. 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.

This years workshop focus:

This year’s summer workshop will focus on Diverse Facets of String Theory. String theory has developed in many directions, giving rise to a rich spectrum of subspecialties. In this year’s summer workshop, we hope to help researchers reconnect and cross-fertilize by inviting specialists in different areas to present the underlying stringy basis of their work, and describe the state of the art in the newest developments. Topics will include the AdS/CFT correspondence and operator algebras, SCFTs and topological modular forms, the bootstrap, higher form and non-invertible symmetries and category theory, the Swampland, new developments in stringy phenomenology, etc. Click here for more details!

Links for Local Activities
*Please note that these events are not sponsored by the Simons Center and may clash with other Summer Workshop activities. There will be no transportation to/from these events.

Stony Brook Film Festival at the Staller Center:

Stony Brook Music Department Upcoming Performances and Events:

Village of Port Jefferson Events:

For more information about planning your visit to the center please see: