About this series
Working to foster communication and enable interactions between experts, volumes in the Simons Symposia series bring together leading researchers to demonstrate the powerful connection of ideas, methods, and goals shared by mathematicians, theoretical physicists, and theoretical computer scientists.
Symposia volumes feature a blend of original research papers and comprehensive surveys from international teams of leading researchers in thriving fields of study. This blend of approaches helps to ensure each volume will serve not only as an introduction for graduate students and researchers interested in entering the field, but also as the premier reference for experts working on related problems.
The Simons Foundation at its core exists to support basic, discovery-driven research in mathematics and the basic sciences, undertaken in pursuit of understanding the phenomena of our world without specific applications in mind. The foundation seeks to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences by creating strong collaborations and fostering cross-pollination of ideas between investigators, leading to unexpected breakthroughs and a deeper understanding of the world around us.