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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 […]

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] 10:00 am  Coffee Break, Atrium, 1st Floor 10:45 am  Alexander […]