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The Mathematics and Physical Sciences Annual Meeting will gather together Simons Investigators, Simons Fellows, Simons Society of Fellows and Math + X Chairs and Investigators to exchange ideas through lectures and informal discussions in a scientifically stimulating environment.
Thursday, October 19
8:30 AM Check-in & Breakfast 9:30 AM Eve Ostriker | The Interstellar Medium: Engine of Cosmic Evolution 10:30 AM Break 11:00 AM Ashvin Vishwanath | Topology and Entanglement in Quantum Matter 12:00 PM Lunch 1:30 PM Oskar Hallatschek | The Role of Chance in the Survival of the Fittest 2:30 PM Break 3:00 PM Bjorn Poonen | Undecidability in Number Theory 4:00 PM Break 4:30 PM Chris Tully | The Universe at One Second After the Big Bang 6:00 PM Dinner @ W Union Square
Friday, October 20
8:30 AM Check-in & Breakfast 9:30 AM Leonardo Rastelli | The Superconformal Bootstrap 10:30 AM Break 11:00 AM Piotr Indyk | Conditional Quadratic-Time Hardness for Big Data Problems 12:00 PM Lunch 1:00 PM Ingrid Daubechies | Image Analysis and Machine Learning Helping Art Conservators 2:00 PM Meeting Concludes
The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the Annual Meeting. Please provide your travel specifications by clicking the registration link above.
Those arriving on Wednesday, October 18th via an NY area airport or train station are asked to take a taxi or public transportation to the W Union Square located in Manhattan. Please retain your cab receipt for reimbursement.
Those arriving on Thursday, October 19th will be contacted by Emily Klein to arrange transportation directly to the Simons Foundation.
The foundation will arrange transportation for all participants departing on Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st back to their departing airport or train station.
Departure notices will be delivered shortly after check-in. Included in the notice will be departure times to New York area airports and train stations. Elise Volpe will be available via email or phone to assist with train and airline issues.
For participants driving to Manhattan, the W Union Square offers valet parking, the fees of which are covered by the foundation. Please note that there are no in-and-out privileges when using the hotel’s garage, therefore it is encouraged that participants walk or take public transportation to the Simons Foundation.
The Simons Foundation will reimburse travel by subway, bus or taxi. Please submit receipts with your expense report following the meeting.
All attendees requiring accommodations are hosted by the foundation for a maximum of three nights at the W Union Square, located at 201 Park Avenue South, NY, NY 10003, between 17th and 18th Streets.
Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense.
To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.
For driving directions to the W Union Square, please click here.
The Simons Foundation will provide the following meals:
- Thursday breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Friday breakfast and lunch
Guests will not be reimbursed for meals purchased at these times.
All other meals outside those listed above are reimbursable per the foundation’s expense reimbursement policy. Receipts are required for any expense over $50 USD.
Elise Volpe, Protravel International
Registration, Hotel and General Meeting Assistance
Senior Executive Assistant, Simons Foundation
Program Associate, Simons Foundation
- Travel Policy