About Our Lectures
The Simons Foundation launched the Simons Foundation Lectures in 2013 with the intention of drawing area scientists and scholars together around diverse and important topics in mathematics, physics, computer science, life sciences and autism research.
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New abilities with laser light have enabled us to create and probe atomic gases at ultralow temperatures, forming the basis of atomic clocks accurate to 18 decimal places. This talk will discuss the history of such advanced clocks and how they are used to test fundamental laws of nature, search for new physics and create a range of technologies.
In this lecture, Subir Sachdev will present a simple model of many-particle entanglement, which has led to new insights into two very different classes of systems.
This talk will introduce an overview of some of the most important concepts and ideas from geometry and topology and then describe the recent interplay between these mathematical subjects and high energy theoretical physics, interactions that have been of a fundamentally different nature from earlier ones.
Humanity has pondered the meaning and utility of randomness for millennia. A computational theory of randomness, developed in the past three decades, reveals (perhaps counterintuitively) that very little is lost in such deterministic or weakly random worlds. In this talk, Avi Wigderson will explain the main ideas and results of this theory.