Monday September 9, 2019
Participation is by invitation only. All participants must register.
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 17
8:30 AM Check-in & Breakfast 9:30 AM Yanbei Chen | Gravitational Wave Science: from Black Hole Physics to Macroscopic Quantum Mechanics 10:30 AM Break 11:00 AM Amit Singer | Mathematics of Cryo-Electron Microscopy 12:00 PM Lunch 1:30 PM Nigel Cooper | Topology and Dynamics in Quantum Matter 2:30 PM Break 3:00 PM Michael Wolf | Limits of Geometric Structures on Surfaces 4:00 PM Break 4:30 PM Rachel Rosen | Black Holes for Massive Gravitons 6:00 PM Cocktails and Dinner @ Union Park
Friday, October 18
8:30 AM Check-in and Breakfast 9:30 AM Lucy Colwell | Using Evolutionary Sequence Variation to Build Predictive Models of Protein Structure and Function 10:30 AM Break 11:00 AM Scott Aaronson | Gentle Measurement of Quantum States and Differential Privacy 12:00 PM Lunch 1:00 PM Michael Brenner | TBA 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 16th 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 17th will be contacted to arrange transportation directly to the Simons Foundation.
The foundation will arrange transportation for all participants departing on Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th back to their departing airport or train station.
Departure notices will be delivered on Thursday evening. 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.
Personal CarFor 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.
Subway/Bus/TaxiThe 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.
W New York – Union Square
201 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10003
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.
Travel and Hotel Assistance
Elise Volpe, Protravel International
Registration and General Meeting Assistance
Senior Executive Assistant, Simons Foundation
Program Associate, Simons Foundation
Travel & Expense Policy
Expense reimbursement will be handled online via our reimbursement platform hosted by Concur. Receipts are required for any expense over $50 USD. Additional information regarding the foundation’s online reimbursement process will be sent to all participants on Friday, October 18th.