Paolo Cascini, Imperial College
Ivan Cheltsov, University of Edinburgh
János Kollár, Princeton University
Rob Lazarsfeld, Stony Brook University
James McKernan, UCSD
Burt Totaro, UCLA
Chenyang Xu, Princeton University
Nick Shepherd Barron
De Qi Zhang
The Simons Conference on Higher Dimensional Geometry will focus on recent developments in the minimal model program and the theory of moduli spaces of varieties. Topics include K-stability, varieties defined in positive and mixed characteristic, Calabi-Yau type varieties, foliations and topology of varieties.
Wednesday, October 25th
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM Nick Shepherd-Barron | TBA 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM Emanuele Macri | TBA 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:00 PM De-Qi Zhang | TBA 2:00 PM BREAK 2:30 PM Yongnam Lee | TBA 3:30 PM BREAK 4:00 PM DAY ONE CONCLUDES
Thursday, October 26th
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM Antonella Grassi | TBA 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM Alexander Perry | TBA 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:00 PM Bernd Siebert | TBA 2:00 PM BREAK 2:30 PM Chen Jiang | TBA 3:30 PM BREAK 4:00 PM Michael McQuillan | TBA 5:00 PM DAY TWO CONCLUDES
Friday, October 27th
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM Chengxi Wang | TBA 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM Meng Chen | TBA 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:00 PM John Lesieutre | TBA 2:00 PM MEETING CONCLUDES
Travel & Hotel
Air and Train
For individuals in Groups A and B the foundation will arrange and pay for round-trip travel from their home city to the conference.
All travel and hotel arrangements must be booked through the Simons Foundation’s preferred travel agency. Travel arrangements not booked through the preferred agency must be pre-approved by the Simons Foundation and a reimbursement quote must be obtained through the foundation’s travel agency. Travel specifications can be provided by clicking the registration link above.
Personal car trips over 250 miles each way require prior approval from the Simons Foundation via email.
The James NoMad Hotel offers valet parking. Please note 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.
Participants in Groups A & B who require accommodations are hosted by the foundation for a maximum of four nights at The James NoMad Hotel. Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense. To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.
The James NoMad Hotel
22 E 29th St
New York, NY 10016
(between 28th and 29th Streets)
For driving directions to The James NoMad, please click here.
Attendance & Reimbursement Policies
In-person participants and speakers are expected to attend all meeting days. Partial participation is permitted so long as the individual fully attends the first day, which is typically Thursday for two-day meetings. Participants receiving hotel and travel support wishing to arrive on meeting days which conclude at 2:00 PM will be asked to attend remotely.
Individuals accessing Simons Foundation and Flatiron Institute buildings must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Entry & Building Access
Upon arrival, guests will be required to show their photo ID to enter the Simons Foundation and Flatiron Institute buildings. After checking-in at the meeting reception desk, guests will be able to show their meeting name badge to re-enter the building. If you forget your name badge, you will need to provide your photo ID.
The Simons Foundation and Flatiron Institute buildings are not considered “open campuses” and meeting participants will only have access to the spaces in which the meeting will take place. All other areas are off limits without prior approval.
If you require a private space to conduct a phone call or remote meeting, please contact your meeting manager at least 48-hours ahead of time so that they may book a space for you within the foundation’s room reservation system.
Meeting participants are required to give 24 hour advance notice of any guests meeting them at the Simons Foundation either before or after the meeting. Outside guests are discouraged from joining meeting activities, including meals.
Ad hoc meeting participants who did not receive a meeting invitation directly from the Simons Foundation are discouraged.
Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to attend meetings at the Simons Foundation. Furthermore, the Simons Foundation does not provide childcare facilities or support of any kind. Special accommodations will be made for nursing parents.
Individuals in Groups A & B will be reimbursed for meals and local expenses including ground transportation. Expenses should be submitted through the foundation’s online expense reimbursement platform after the meeting’s conclusion.
Expenses accrued as a result of meetings not directly related to the Simons Foundation-hosted meeting (a satellite collaboration meeting held at another institution, for example) will not be reimbursed by the Simons Foundation and should be paid by other sources.
Below are key reimbursement takeaways; a full policy will be provided with the final logistics email circulated approximately 2 weeks prior to the meeting’s start.
The daily meal limit is $125 and itemized receipts are required for expenses over $24 USD. The foundation DOES NOT provide a meal per diem and only reimburses actual meal expenses.
- Meals taken on travel days are reimbursable.
- Meals taken outside those provided by the foundation (breakfast, lunch, breaks and/or dinner) are not reimbursable.
- If a meal was not provided on a meeting day, dinner for example, that expense is reimbursable.
- Meals taken on days not associated with Simons Foundation-coordinated events are not reimbursable.
- Minibar expenses are not reimbursable
- Meal expenses for a non-foundation guest are not reimbursable.
- Group meals consisting of fellow meeting participants paid by a single person will be reimbursed up to $65 per person per meal and the amount will count towards each individual’s $125 daily meal limit.
Expenses for ground transportation will be reimbursed for travel days (i.e. traveling to/from the airport) as well as local transportation. While in NYC, individuals are encouraged to use public transportation and not use taxi, Uber or Lyft services.