Thursday, October 20th –
Friday, October 21st 2016
Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium
New York, New York
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.
Agenda & Slides
Thursday, October 20
- Keynote Address:
Mina Aganagic, UC Berkeley
String Duality and Mathematics
- Lisa Manning, Syracuse University
Jamming in Biological Tissues
Slides with videos (150MB PDF)
Slides without videos (35MB PDF)
- Julia Hartmann, University of Pennsylvania
Geometry and Algebra: From Local to Global
- Dan Boneh, Stanford University
Recent Developments in Cryptography
- Daniel Eisenstein, Harvard University
Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound
Friday, October 21
- Paul Seidel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Symplectic Topology Away from the Large Volume Limit
- Andrea Alù, The University of Texas at Austin
Breaking Reciprocity and Time-reversal Symmetry with Metamaterials
- Richard Schwartz, Brown University
Five Points on a Sphere
Air and Train
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 19th via an NY area airport or train station are asked to take a taxi or public transportation to The Roger Hotel located in Manhattan. Please retain your cab receipt for reimbursement.
Those arriving on Thursday, October 20th 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 21st and Saturday, October 22nd back to their departing airport or train station.
Departure notices will be delivered to guest rooms 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.
For participants driving to Manhattan, The Roger Hotel 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.
131 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(between 30th and 31st 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 Roger, 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.
Wednesday & Saturday
Guests arriving on Wednesday and departing on Saturday may claim $71 per diem for meals consumed on these days.
Guests may claim $36 per diem for dinner consumed on this day.
No receipts are required when claiming per diem.
Download the documents below:
Elise Volpe, Protravel International
Simons.Foundation(replace this with the @ sign)protravelinc.com
Registration, Hotel and General Meeting Assistance
Senior Executive Assistant, Simons Foundation
mfazzi(replace this with the @ sign)simonsfoundation.org
Program Associate, Simons Foundation
eklein(replace this with the @ sign)simonsfoundation.org