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Hoberman Installation

Hoberman Associates designed a dynamic installation for the Stony Brook Foundation’s new Center for Geometry and Physics. At once functional shading and art, the installation adorns the south-facing primary facade; its kinetic patterns create dynamic, ever-changing views, lighting and shadow-play […]

Iconic Wall

The Iconic Wall  is a site-specific permanent installation in the lobby of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, of stone carvings illustrating significant equations in math and physics. The work is an impressive 279″ x 240″ x 2″ in […]

ed witten’s take on string theory

Interviewer Luca Mazzucato   An interview with Ed Witten. Witten, at the Institute for Advanced Study, is the father of M-theory and his papers shape the way we understand theoretical physics today. From history to politics, and then to string […]

Building Inauguration Conference

Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Building Inauguration Conference Wednesday, November 3, 2010   9:00 am    Sir Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh From Algebraic Geometry to Physics – a Personal Perspective [video] [pdf] 10:00 am  Coffee Break, Atrium, 1st Floor 10:45 […]

geometry and islamic art

Interviewer Luca Mazzucato   Why is a scholar of Islamic art attending a conference of string theorists? Both disciplines describe geometry, but only one of them makes use of the amazing technique of animated calligraphy. Keep reading if you want […]

entropic gravity

Interviewer Luca Mazzucato   An interview with Erik Verlinde. The Dutch physicist, now at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Amsterdam, was recently awarded the $2.5 million Spinoza Prize for his recent idea on entropic gravity. We sat down […]

the axiverse

Interviewer Luca Mazzucato   An interview with Sergei Dubovsky. The Russian physicist, now at the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics at NYU, is an expert in physics beyond the Standard Model. He is a strong advocate of the Multiverse […]

the formula of love

Interviewer Luca Mazzucato   An interview with Edward Frenkel. After leaving Russia, Frenkel obtained his PhD at Harvard University and he is now at Berkeley. His famous work on affine algebras led to the recent breakthroughs in the Geometric Langlands […]