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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Adam Riess, August 5 and 6, 2019

The Della Pietra Lecture Series is pleased to present Dr. Adam Riess, Astrophysicist and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute. Riess is widely known for his research in using supernovae as cosmological probes and shared both the 2006 Shaw Prize in Astronomy and the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics with Saul Perlmutter and Brian P. Schmidt for providing evidence that the expansion of the universe is […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Charles Kane, May 7 and 8, 2019.

Image courtesy Charles Kane The Della Pietra Lecture Series is pleased to present Dr. Charles Kane, theoretical condensed matter physicist and Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Pennsylvania.  Title: The Emergence of Topological Quantum Matter General Public Lecture, Wednesday May 8, 2019 at 5:45 pm, Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium (Reception at 5:00pm) Special Presentation for Students, Wednesday May […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Kip Thorne, April 19 and 20, 2018

Date: Thursday April 19, 2018 Lecture: 12:00 pm, Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium Title: Exploring the Universe with Gravitational Waves: From the Big Bang to Black Holes Abstract: There are only two types of waves that can propagate across the universe: Electromagnetic waves and gravitational waves. Galileo initiated electromagnetic astronomy 400 years ago, by pointing a telescope […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Carl Safina, March 19 and 23, 2018

The Della Pietra Lecture Series is pleased to present Dr. Carl Safina, Author, Conservationist and Endowed Professor Title: Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel General Public Lecture, Monday, March 19, 2018: 5:30 pm, Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium (Reception at 5:00pm) Special Presentation for High School Students, Friday, March 23, 2018: 11:00 am, Simons Center Della […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith FRS (Oxford University) May 31 – June 2, 2017

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Lecture: 11:00 am, Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium Title: “Where will our energy come from in the future?” Abstract: Global demand for energy is rising. Today, 80% is met by burning fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas). Will demand go on rising? Will fossil fuels continue to dominate? Will […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Professor Tadashi Tokieda (Cambridge University) February 8-10, 2016

General Public Lecture  Date: NOTE: Due to inclement weather, this event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Wine and Cheese Reception: 5:00 pm, Simons Center Lobby and Art Gallery Lecture: 6:00 pm, Simons Center Auditorium, Room 103 Title: “Science from a sheet of paper” Abstract: Starting from just a sheet of paper, by folding, […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Bonnie Bassler (Princeton University) October 1-2 2015

General Public Lecture Thursday, October 1, 2015 Wine and Cheese Reception: 5:00 pm, Simons Center Lobby and Art Gallery Lecture: 5:45 pm, Simons Center Auditorium, Room 103 Title: “How Bacteria Talk To Each Other” Abstract: Bacteria communicate with one another using small chemical molecules that they release into the environment. These molecules travel from cell […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. David Gross (KITP), March 31, 2015

General Public Lecture Tuesday March 31, 2015 Wine and Cheese Reception: 5:00pm, Simons Center Lobby and Art Gallery Lecture: 5:30pm, Simons Center Auditorium, Room 103 Title:The Frontiers of Fundamental Physics Abstract: At the frontiers of physics we search for the principles that might unify all the forces of nature and we strive to understand the […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Etienne Ghys (ENS Lyon), January 20 – 22, 2015

General Public Lecture Tuesday January 20 Wine and Cheese Reception: 5:00pm, Simons Center Lobby and Art Gallery Lecture: 5:45pm, Simons Center Auditorium, Room 103 Title: “The story of flat surfaces” Abstract: Most surfaces are not flat. Nevertheless we usually try to cover them with flat pieces. Cartographers picture our round Earth in planar maps. Soccer balls […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Eric J Heller (Harvard University), December 4-5 2014

General Public Lecture Thursday December 4 Wine and Cheese Reception: 5:00pm, Simons Center Lobby and Art Gallery Lecture: 5:45pm, Simons Center Auditorium, Room 103 Title: “The Art of Listening. Carefully.” This event is in collaboration with the opening of the ‘Art and the Quantum Moment’ exhibition. For more information please visit:  scgp.stonybrook.edu/archives/12754 ABSTRACT Waves permeate […]

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