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Dr. Jeffrey Weeks Della Pietra Lectures, May 3-4, 2012

Watch the Videos: SYMMETRY: FOLDING AND UNFOLDING Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 2 pm In this hands-on workshop participants will see how every symmetrical pattern has an “unfolded form” and a “folded form” and learn an easy way to name symmetry patterns based on their folded forms. Pre-printed copies of symmetrical patterns will be provided. […]

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Dr. William Bialek to give a series of Della Pietra Lectures, April 19-20, 2012

On Thursday, April 19th and Friday, April 20th noted Physicist William Bialek will deliver four talks for the Della Pietra Lecture Series at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University. Dr. Bialek’s first talk, to be held on Thursday, April 19th at 11:00 am in SCGP Lecture Hall, Room 102 is entitled, “150 years […]

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Dr. Brian Greene delivered inaugural talks for the Della Pietra Lecture Series, October 4, 2011

October 4, 2011 2:30 Colloquium for Faculty and Graduate Students Location – Simons Center Lecture Hall, Room 102 TITLE:  The State of String Theory ABSTRACT:   I will give various perspectives on the state of string theory, reviewing its numerous achievements—with a particular emphasis on its mathematical contributions–and surveying the hurdles the theory still faces. 5:30 […]

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Michael Freedman, Microsoft Station Q – What is quantum computing and why will topology help?

Michael Freedman, Microsoft Station Q What is quantum computing and why will topology help? Friday, September 16, 2011 1 pm Simons Center Main Auditorium Abstract:  We are learning how to move information processing from the classical to the quantum realm.  To complete this transition we will need a way to do certain operations with unprecedented […]

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