Della Pietra Lecture Series

The Della Pietra Lecture Series was started in the fall of 2011 with a generous donation from brothers, Stephen and Vincent Della Pietra, and their families. The series aims to bring world-renowned scientists to the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics to enhance the intellectual activity of the Center and also bring greater awareness of recent and impactful discoveries in Physics and Mathematics to the Long Island community, in particular to high school, undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in the sciences. Each Della Pietra Lecturer gives a series of talks, including public talks aimed towards the general community and local high school students, as well as a technical seminar to advanced graduate students and faculty.

Upcoming Speakers:

Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith: May 30 – June 2, 2017

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Frank Wilczek, March 4 – 5, 2014

Public Talk Tuesday March 4 at 5:30pm, Simons Center Auditorium, room 103: Title: “Expanding the Doors of Perception” Abstract: Modern physics has taught us that our unaided senses perceive only an infinitesimal portion of physical reality. Within that theme, Frank […]

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Watch the Videos: Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. John H. Schwarz, March 25, 2014

STRING THEORY: PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE Speaker: Dr. John H. Schwarz Public Lecture: Tuesday March 25, 6:00pm in the Simons Center Auditorium, Room 103.  Wine and Cheese Reception at 5:15pm Title:  “STRING THEORY: PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE” Abstract: String theory […]

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Della Pietra Public Lecture by Martinus Veltman: “The Higgs particle”

Professor Martinus Veltman of the University of Michigan (retired) will present a Della Pietra Lecture entitled “The Higgs Particle” at 5:30 pm on Thursday, January 9, 2014 in Room 103 of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics. 5:00pm – Wine and […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Stephen Quake (Stanford University), October 17-18, 2013

On Thursday, October 17th and Friday October 18th Dr. Stephen Quake, of Stanford University, will deliver three talks for the Della Pietra Lecture Series at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University.  Lecture 1 (This lecture is […]

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