MPS Conferences

 

Conference on Number Theory, Geometry, Moonshine & Strings (September 6-8, 2017)

This is the first in a series of meetings that will bring together mathematicians and physicists to elucidate, synthesize, develop and disseminate these emerging relationships between number theory, geometry, moonshine and string theory. The first meeting will focus on exploring number theoretic and string theoretic aspects of some recently discovered half-integral weight forms of moonshine which exhibit connections to modularity of varieties and the Birch–Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture.

Conference on Birational Geometry (August 21-25, 2017)

On August 21st through 25th, 2017, the foundation will host a five-day mathematical conference on birational geometry.

2017 Many Electron Collaboration Summer School (June 16-23, 2017)

The Simons Collaboration on the Many Electron Problem will hold its fourth annual summer school on June 16-23, 2017.

Simons Collaboration on Algorithms and Geometry Third Annual Meeting (May 19, 2017)

On May 19th, 2017, members of the Simons Collaboration on Algorithms & Geometry will meet at the foundation for their third annual meeting.

2017 Conference on Theory & Biology (April 7, 2017)

The Simons Foundation will hold its fourth annual all-day Conference on Theory and Biology. Scientists in the greater New York area will come together to meet, discuss and hear talks highlighting a few of the many areas where theoretical ideas are having an impact on topics in the life sciences.

Simons Collaboration on Cracking the Glass Problem First Annual Meeting (March 9–10, 2017)

On March 9th and 10th 2017, members of the Simons Collaboration on Cracking the Glass Problem will meet at the foundation for their first annual meeting.

It from Qubit 2016 Annual Meeting (December 8-9, 2016)

It from Qubit: The Simons Collaboration on Quantum Fields, Gravity, and Information met for its first annual meeting Thursday, December 8th and Friday, December 9th, 2016.

2016 MPS Annual Meeting (October 20-21, 2016)

The Mathematics and Physical Sciences Annual Meeting gathered 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.

Conference on Shocks and Particle Acceleration in Novae and Supernovae (June 23—24, 2016 at the Simons Foundation, June 25, 2016 at Columbia University)

This conference brought together scientists working on shocks in novae and supernovae, to better establish the links between these two systems and facilitate cross-disciplinary collaborations.

2016 Conference on Theory & Biology (April 22, 2016)

The Simons Foundation held its third annual all-day Conference on Theory and Biology. The meeting was an occasion for scientists in the greater New York area to come together to meet, discuss and hear talks highlighting a few of the many areas where theoretical ideas are having an impact on topics in the life sciences.

2015 MPS Annual Meeting (October 22–23, 2015)

The Mathematics and Physical Sciences Annual Meeting gathered 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.

2015 Conference on Theory & Biology (April 17, 2015)

The second annual all-day Conference on Theory and Biology brought together scientists in the greater New York area to meet, discuss and hear talks highlighting areas where theoretical ideas are having an impact on topics in the life sciences.

2015 Annual Meeting of the Simons Collaboration on the Many Electron Problem (February 13-14, 2015)

Collaboration scientists, distinguished external speakers and collaboration-supported students and postdocs met to present research and share insights at the annual meeting of the Simons Collaboration on the Many Electron Problem.

Celebrating the Mathematics of Maxim Kontsevich (November 18, 2014)

A day to explore Maxim Kontsevich’s contributions to the field of mathematics.

2014 MPS Annual Meeting (October 23–24, 2014)

The Mathematics and Physical Sciences Annual Meeting brought together Simons Investigators, Simons Fellows and Math+X chairs to exchange ideas through lectures and informal discussions in a scientifically stimulating environment.

Symposium on Evidence in the Natural Sciences (May 30, 2014)

What is the difference between evidence, fact, and proof? Can we quantify evidence; is something more evident than something else? What does it take to convince a scientist, a scientific community, and the general public of the correctness of a scientific result in the era of very complicated experiments, big data, and weak signals?

This symposium, co-hosted by the Simons Foundation and John Templeton Foundation, in collaboration with the World Science Festival, addressed these and related questions.

2014 Conference on Theory & Biology (April 11, 2014)

This day-long conference highlighted areas where theoretical ideas are having an impact on the life sciences.

New York Computer Science & Economics Day (November 1, 2013)

The sixth annual New York Computer Science and Economics (NYCE) day brought together some 240 New York researchers in fields ranging from computer science to marketing and business. The meeting’s goal was to promote a deeper understanding of Internet activity and to analyze its economics.

2013 MPS Annual Meeting (October 10-11, 2013)

The inaugural Annual Meeting of the Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division gathered together Simons Investigators and Simons Fellows for an opportunity for foundation staff to become acquainted with the outstanding mathematicians, theoretical physicists and theoretical computer scientists whom the foundation supports, and for the awardees to get to know each other and their work, stimulating the flow of ideas across disciplines, and perhaps encouraging new interactions and collaborations.

Celebrating the Mathematics of Pierre Deligne (October 5, 2013)

The Simons Foundation hosted a day dedicated to exploring the life and work of Pierre Deligne, winner of the 2013 Abel Prize in recognition of the pioneering contributions to algebraic geometry.

Foliation Theory in Algebraic Geometry (September 9-13, 2013)

This series gathered the top people in the theory of analytic foliations and birational geometry to discuss recent advances and explore recently discovered connections between these two areas.

Science of Privacy: New Directions and Applications (March 4-8, 2013)

This series brought together experts in the social sciences, law and computer science fields to discuss the role of differential privacy in the expanding world of the Internet.