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SCGP Cafe hosts a Full Moon Wine and Cheese

Full Moon Wine and Cheese Thursday, November 10, 2011 6 pm – 9 pm 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 the stars from the Cafe’s outdoor eating area. $25 per person, cash and credit accepted […]

Brian Greene on the Status of String Theory

Interviewer Luca Mazzucato Brian Greene is “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today,” according to the Washington Post. He is the co-director of the Center for Strings, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics at Columbia University. In his latest book “The hidden reality,” he brings the reader on a journey through the parallel […]

Dr. Brian Greene delivered inaugural talks for the Della Pietra Lecture Series, October 4, 2011

October 4, 2011 2:30 Colloquium for Faculty and Graduate Students Location – Simons Center Lecture Hall, Room 102 TITLE:  The State of String Theory ABSTRACT:   I will give various perspectives on the state of string theory, reviewing its numerous achievements—with a particular emphasis on its mathematical contributions–and surveying the hurdles the theory still faces. 5:30 […]

The Butterfly Wall

Earth, Air, Fire, Water Toby Buonagurio’s most recent commissioned, public artwork is titled “Earth, Air, Fire, Water.” It is permanently installed on the central lobby wall of the brand new Simons Center for Geometry and Physics on the Stony Brook University campus. The artwork is comprised of eleven, enormous, unique, hand-made, glazed and lustered, sculptural […]

Michael Freedman, Microsoft Station Q – What is quantum computing and why will topology help?

Michael Freedman, Microsoft Station Q What is quantum computing and why will topology help? Friday, September 16, 2011 1 pm Simons Center Main Auditorium Abstract:  We are learning how to move information processing from the classical to the quantum realm.  To complete this transition we will need a way to do certain operations with unprecedented […]

Simons Center Program in Complex Geometry and Generalized Geometry with Applications to Physics

Simons Center Program in Complex Geometry and Generalized Geometry with Applications to Physics Fall 2011 Program Description. In the Fall of 2011 the Simons Center will have a program on complex and differential geometry and its interface with theoretical physics. The topics will include generalized geometry, Poisson geometry, hyperkähler metrics and Higgs bundles. Nigel Hitchin […]