Mathematics and Physical Sciences lectures are open to the public and are held at the Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium at the Simons Foundation headquarters in New York City. Tea is served prior to each lecture.
An Excursion Through Geometry, Topology and Analysis in 4 Dimensions and Beyond
Simon K. Donaldson, Ph.D.Stony Brook University and Imperial College London
Hardness of Approximation: From the PCP Theorem to the 2-to-2 Games Theorem
Subhash Khot, Ph.D.New York University
How and Why Is Mercury Different From Its Sibling Rocky Planets?
Sean C. Solomon, Ph.D. Director, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Associate Director for Earth Systems Science, The Earth Institute; William B. Ransford Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, Columbia University