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Synergy: Dance, Data, Sculpture

Simons Center Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the SYNERGY exhibition featuring the works of sculptor William Duffy and the choreographer William Forsythe’s website based project with The Ohio State University. This multi–media exhibit emphasizes the collaboration between artist and research scientist, while also debuting William Duffy’s most recent work for the Simons […]

Ocean Beasts

July-August 2012 Most of us perceive Origami and kinetic sculptures as distinctly separate art forms. The OCEAN BEASTS exhibition at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, curated by Flo Tarjan, presents both types of artistic vision by the one of the best in their respective fields. This show provides evidence that both creative skills […]

Please Join Us This Tuesday Evening for a Special Performance by the QuadrATOMIC Saxophone Quartet

Tuesday May 15th, 2012 7:00pm Wine and Cheese Reception8:00pm QuadrATOMIC Saxophone Quartet Performance in the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Auditorium, Room 103     Biography QuadrATOMIC Saxophone Quartet brings a refreshing sound and attitude to the world of chamber music through their passion for playing and presenting music to new audiences.  Formed in 2009, […]

The SCGP Cafe Hosts a Transit of Venus Wine and Cheese Event

Transit of Venus  Wine and Cheese Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 5:30pm Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University Enjoy fine wines from Jamesport vineyard expertly paired with locally sourced cheeses by Chef Paolo while gazing at Venus from the Cafe’s outdoor eating area. $55 per person, cash and credit accepted at the door. Call 631-632-2881 or […]

Algebraic Topology, Field Theory and Strings 5/21/12 – 5/25/12

Organized by Dan Freed, Constantin Teleman and Greg Moore This final workshop of the Algebraic Topology with Applications to Physics  program presents recent ideas at the interfaces of topology, higher algebraic structures, representation theory, quantum field theory, and integrable systems.              

String Theory for Mathematicians 5/14/12 – 5/18/12

“In this workshop, we will bring algebraic geometers and string theorists together to discuss these topics and identify new topics of common interest.  We particularly hope to attract algebraic geometers who have not actively worked on string-related topics before, and to this end the workshop will include a series of introductory lectures for mathematicians, one […]

Ari Pakman – Fast Penalized State-space Methods for Inferring Dendritic Synaptic Connectivity, 05/01/2012

Speaker: Ari Pakman (Columbia University) Title: Fast Penalized State-space Methods for Inferring Dendritic Synaptic Connectivity When: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Time: 11:30 am Where: Simons Center, Lecture Hall 102 Abstract: We present fast methods for filtering voltage measurements and performing optimal inference of the location and strength of synaptic connections in large dendritic trees. Given noisy, subsampled […]

When Physics meets Biology

Interviewer Luca Mazzucato William Bialek, from Princeton University, is the distinguished speaker for the second Della Pietra Lecture Series. He is one of the pioneers in the field of Biophysics and his achievements span from Computational Biology to Neuroscience and Information Theory. Setting out to explain to a packed crowd of physicists and mathematicians what […]