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what’s in a name? a century of physics

Interviewer Luca Mazzucato   An interview with C.N. Yang. A long-time member of Stony Brook University, Yang received the Nobel Prize in 1957 for his discovery of parity violation, together with T.D. Lee. In 1966 Yang founded the Institute for […]

Simons Center Cafe Opens

Simons Center Cafe Opens

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics proudly announces the opening of The Simons Center Café. Come and entice your taste buds! We promise that your lunch experience will be one to remember. To see what the buzz is about, […]

quantum gravity is a magnet

Interviewer Luca Mazzucato   News from the March 2011 workshop on “Higher Spins and Holography” at SCGP, organized by Michael Douglas, Shlomo Razamat and the author. We used to believe that string theory was a crucial element in studying quantum […]

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 […]