- Organized by
Robert Bryant, Ph.D.Duke University
Monday August 12, 2019
Participation is by invitation only. All participants must register.
The study of the geometry of higher dimensional spaces, important in many applications, both theoretical and applied, has led to an understanding of their properties in terms of *holonomy*, a way of describing global effects of curvature, and those geometric spaces with constrained (i.e., 'reduced') holonomy have come to play a fundamental role in partial differential equations, algebraic geometry, calculus of variations, topology, and theoretical physics, often revealing surprising connections between these subjects that are yielding new insights in both mathematics and physics.
This annual meeting of the Simons Collaboration on Special Holonomy in Geometry, Analysis, and Physics will highlight and explain the fundamental progress in the theory of spaces with special holonomy that has been made in the first three years of the Collaboration and will describe the goals of our continuing research program as well as the challenges that lie ahead.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM TBC 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM TBC 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:30 PM TBC 2:30 PM BREAK 2:30 PM TBC 4:00 PM BREAK 4:30 PM TBC 5:30 PM DAY ONE CONCLUDES
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM TBC 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM TBC 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:00 PM TBC 2:00 PM MEETING CONCLUDES
For those who are attending the Special Holonomy: Progress and Open Problems meeting at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, a shuttle will be available to take participants from Stony Brook to New York City on Wednesday afternoon.
Air and Train
Group AThe foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference for those in Group A. Please provide your travel specifications by clicking the registration link above. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.
Group BThe foundation will arrange and pay for hotel only for those in Group B. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.
Group CIndividuals in Group C will not receive financial support. Please register at the link above so we can capture your dietary requirements. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.
Personal CarFor participants in Groups A & B driving to Manhattan, the Roger 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 three nights at The Roger hotel. Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense.
The Roger New York
131 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(between 30th and 31st Streets)
To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.
For driving directions to The Roger, please click here.
Reimbursement and Travel Policy
Any expenses not directly paid for by the Simons Foundation are subject to reimbursement based on the foundation’s travel policy. An email will be sent within a week following the conclusion of the meeting with further instructions on submitting your expenses via the foundation’s web-based expense reimbursement platform.
Receipts are required for any expenses over $50 USD and are due within 30 days of the conclusion of the meeting. Should you have any questions, please contact Emily Klein.