2024-25 Call for Plays!

Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Science Playwriting Competition Call for Plays due September 15, 2024 The Science Playwriting Competition brings science and theatre together for the dissemination of scientific knowledge through an intriguing lens — providing inspiration for plays that lead to exciting ways of learning about science. Rooted in artistic expression, the best … Read more

Selections from the Collection

Selections from the Collection March 21-June 7, 2024 Curated by Lorraine Walsh Simons Center Gallery The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (SCGP) is pleased to present the exhibition Selections from the Collection, curated by Lorraine Walsh. This exhibit highlights artwork created by artists and scientists from previous shows in the Simons Center Gallery. Exploring themes … Read more

History of Music Concert Series, April 17. Medley: A Historical Sampling of Baroque to Modern Music

The Simons Center is pleased to present a new musical series in collaboration with the Stony Brook University Music Department to showcase local Stony Brook talent and highlight the history of music, Inaugural Performance Wednesday April 17 Reception: 4:30pm, Simons Center Lobby Performance: 5:00pm, Simons Center Della Pietra Auditorium, room 103 Medley: A Historical Sampling … Read more

Guest Lecture–Book Talk, April 24. Chris Quigg: “Grace in All Simplicity: Beauty, Truth, and Wonders on the Path to the Higgs Boson and New Laws of Nature”

Chris Quigg In conversation with George Sterman Grace in All Simplicity: Beauty, Truth, and Wonders on the Path to the Higgs Boson and New Laws of Nature (with Robert N. Cahn, Pegasus, 2023) Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 5:00 pm Della Pietra Family Auditorium, Room 103 Reception at 4:30 pm, Simons Center Lobby How do the … Read more

Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Film

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University is pleased to share a new movie highlighting the Center’s research and faculty. Planned to be initially screened at the APS (American Physical Society) 2020 Conference, it will be aired at the APS Conference in 2021. Directed, produced and edited by Websedge. Script created … Read more

Guest Lecture–Book Talk, March 27. Robert P. Crease: “The Leak: Politics, Activists, and Loss of Trust at Brookhaven National Laboratory”

Robert P. Crease The Leak: Politics, Activists, and Loss of Trust at Brookhaven National Laboratory  (with Peter Bond, MIT Press, 2022). Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 5:00 pm Simons Center Lecture Hall 102 Reception at 4:30 pm, Simons Center Lobby A quarter-century ago, a nonhazardous leak led to permanent closure of a valuable research reactor at … Read more

Artist Talk: Ander Mikalson: “Score for the Big Bang”

Ander Mikalson Score for the Big Bang Thursday, November 9, 2024. 5:30 pm Simons Center Lecture Hall 102 Ander Mikalson discusses her eight-minute Score for A Big Bang featuring speculative sounds the cataclysmic Big Bang might have generated, in the form of a musical score. The composition and performance are sparce, highlighting choral voices and a pipe … Read more

Artist Talk: “Ways of Making—A Dialogue about Processes” with Moira Chas, Johnathan Hopp, and LoVid

Moira Chas, Johnathan Hopp, and LoVid Ways of Making: A Dialogue about Processes Friday, September 30, 2022, 5:30 pm Della Pietra Family Auditorium The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (SCGP) is honored to present artwork by mathematician Moira Chas, industrial designer Johnathan Hopp, and artist duo LoVid. The exhibition shares three distinct methodologies with … Read more

Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Jocelyn Bell Burnell, February 14 and 15

The Della Pietra Lecture Series is pleased to present a series of lectures by Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell, University of Oxford All talks will be streamed live at scgp.stonybrook.edu/live General Public Lecture *NOTE this event has been rescheduled to Wednesday 2/14 due to inclement weather: Wednesday, February 14 at 5:00pm Location: Della Pietra Family Auditorium – … Read more

Lecture by Prof Thomas Allison: Attosecond Optics and Attosecond Physics: the Good, the Bad, and the Maybe, Thursday October 19

Thursday October 19, 1:00pm in SCGP room 102 Speaker: Thomas Allison Title: Attosecond Optics and Attosecond Physics: the Good, the Bad, and the Maybe Abstract: In this lecture I will discuss the work recognized by this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to Pierre Agostini, Anne L’Huillier, and Ferenc Krausz for their pioneering work on … Read more