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Art and Science Program

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Art and Science Program at Stony Brook University is an ambitious outreach program connecting artists, scientists, and the community at large. The Simons Center Gallery goals include hosting intellectually inquisitive art by internationally acclaimed artists and scientists working at the intersection of art, science, and technology. The exhibitions and events at the Simons Center Gallery feature unique artistic and scientific concepts accessible through a broad range of media for meaningful experiences that ignite imagination and inspire ideas.

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Programs include:

  • Simons Center Gallery Exhibitions
  • Science and Art Speaker Series
  • Science Playwriting Competition
  • Student and faculty outreach with the Art Department
  • Della Pietra High School Student Gallery Talks
  • Community outreach
  • Summer Music Series
  • Science-inspired movies
  • Campus Art Tour Collaboration
  • Publications and Catalogs
  • Visiting Artist Program

Art Program Director/Curator:

Visitor Information:

  • Hours: Simons Center Gallery hours: Monday- Friday 12:00 – 5:00 pm and by appointment; Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays.
  • Directions to Simons Center for Geometry and Physics: http://scgp.stonybrook.edu/about/directions
For more information, please contact Lorraine Walsh at 631-632-2817 or Maria Guetter at 631-632-1816

Special Closing Talk for Controlled Evidence Exhibit – VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE

Simons Center Auditorium, February 19th at 5:30PM 5:30 PM – Reception 6:00 PM – Introduction, by Melissa F. Clarke 6:05 PM – First Presentation, by Melissa F. Clarke and Genevieve Hoffman 6:30 PM – Second Presentation, by Frank O. Nitsche 6:50 PM – Third Presentation, Adam Harvey 7:10 PM – Fourth Presentation, Shimpei Takeda Materializing Information […]

NOWHERE DIFFERENTIABLE: February 12-28, 2013

February 12, 2013 – 6 pm pre-lecture reception in gallery 5:30 pm Lecture by Ethno-Mathematician and Author of African Fractals Ron Eglash, Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute February 20, 2013 – 6 pm pre-lecture reception in gallery 5:30 pm Artist-in-Residence: Saya Woolfalk will give a talk about her work and residency. She will be working on campus  […]

Christine Edison Video – “Origami Tessellations, Corrugations, and Curved 3D Forms”

Christine Edison is a math teacher and origami artist based in Chicago; she blogs about her origami and other interests at cedison.wordpress.com. Eight years ago Ms. Christine Edison needed to start a club with a ten-dollar budget for the entire school year, her solution was origami and that started her paper journey. Rapidly her interest […]

Michael Assis Video – The Complexity of Origami

Michael Assis is a research Assistant in the department of Physics at Stony Brook university pursuing a Phd in physics under Professor Barry McCoy; he earned a bachelors degree in both physics and mathematics from Taylor university and spent a year performing atmospheric physics research at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland studying noctilucent […]

Erik Demaine Video – Folding Paper: Visual Art Meets Mathematics

Origami and Paper Folding Bridging Perspectives of Visual Arts and Sciences Dr. Erik Demaine is a Professor of Computer Science at MIT and was the youngest professor in the history of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology when he joined their faculty in 2001 at the age of 20. In 2003 he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship as a “computational […]