Simons Collaboration:
Harnessing Universal Symmetry Concepts for Extreme Wave Phenomena

News & Events


Updates & Announcements


March 2023 – Demetrios Christodoulides2023 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science Recipient


Alù Andrea 

  • Distinguished Professor – City University of New York – The title of Distinguished Professor is conferred on an individual by the University Board of Trustees in recognition of exceptional scholarly achievement. CUNY Distinguished Professors comprise a small number of exceptional individuals. That number is currently limited to 250. Distinguished Professorships are reserved for faculty with records of exceptional performance by national and international standards of excellence in their profession. This honor is granted in recognition of the quality and impact of the nominee’s scholarship.

May 2022 – Mário Silveirinha was elected as a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon.

April 13th, 2022 – Nader Engheta:  2022 Hermann Anton Haus Lecture, Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), MIT.

August 3, 2021 – The first annual review meeting for the project has been scheduled for October 21-22, 2021. See event details

August 1, 2021 – The project is featured in the 2020 Simons Collaboration Annual Report: Leveraging Symmetries to Invent Exotic Materials

November 12, 2020 – On the same wavelength: Scientists collaborate to explore symmetry, waves (Yale Daily News)

June 18, 2020 – Award Announced by the Simons Foundation


Kickoff Meeting: October 20, 2020

Satellite Workshop: October 19, 2022

Annual Review Meetings will be held on the following dates (additional details TBD)

  • October 19-20, 2023
  • October 24-25, 2024
  • October 23-24, 2025 (pending renewal)
  • October 22-23, 2026 (pending renewal)
  • October 21-22, 2027 (pending renewal)