Crossings: April 12-August 12, 2022

Crossings April 12-August 12, 2022 Curated by Lorraine Walsh The photographs in this exhibition were taken by Jean-François Dars between 2018-2020 to honor the Simons Center’s 10th Anniversary. They were originally compiled in Crossings, a unique publication that tells the story of the Center—a nascent institute in a time-honored tradition representing the fertile interaction between mathematics and theoretical physics. … Read more

Della Pietra Lecture Series Special Event: Celebrating Science in a Fractured Society

Science is one of the most powerful tools we have for meeting the grave challenges that humanity will face in the next decades. However, the recent worldwide increase in obscurantism, denialism, and anti-science movements is a matter of serious concern. They have already severely undermined efforts to address climate change, and the recent global COVID … Read more

Stony Brook University Art Crawl: April 2022

Art Crawl Spotlights Amazing Work in Galleries Across Campus Wednesday, April 13, 20221:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET) Stony Brook University is hosting a campus wide art crawl, Wednesday, April 13 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., starting at the Simons Center Gallery. Join any part of the tour! For more information, please click here. Tentative … Read more

Film Screening: Math Circles Around the World, April 6, 2022

Wednesday, April 6, 20224:00 – 5:30pm ETDella Pietra Family Auditorium, Room 103 of the Simons Center Synopsis: Every week, hundreds of children in different cities of the world meet to solve complex problems. Who they are, why they do it and how, in the movie “Mathematical Circles Around the World”. For more information please visit: … Read more

The TransAtlantic Piano Duo, Tuesday April 26

Simons Center Art and Outreach Program The TransAtlantic Piano Duo  Evelyn Ulex and Pablo Lavandera Tuesday, April 26, 2022 5:00 pm, The Della Pietra Family Auditorium This event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. The TransAtlantic Piano Duo, with German-born Steinway Artist Evelyn Ulex and Argentinian master Pablo Lavandera, from the Piano Faculty at … 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

Simons Center Art and Outreach Program Guest Lecture: Doris Schattschneider, A Mathematician Views Escher

Simons Center Art and Outreach Program is honored to present guest lecturer Doris J. Schattschneider in her lecture: A Mathematician Views Escher. Monday, November 15, 2021 – 4PM ET The Della Pietra Family Auditorium – 103 Doris J. Schattschneider is a mathematician and Professor Emerita of Mathematics at Moravian College. Combining her dual interests in mathematics and art, she … Read more

Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Cumrun Vafa: Puzzles to Unravel the Universe

The Della Pietra Lecture Series is pleased to present Cumrun Vafa, Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in the Physics Department at Harvard University: General Public Lecture Date: Monday May 16, 2022Lecture: 5:00pm, Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium, Room 103Title: “Puzzles to Unravel the Universe”Abstract: Beneath all of the complex and formidable mathematical … Read more

M.C. Escher® : A Mini-Retrospective

October 11 – November 19, 2021Curated by Lorraine WalshThe Simons Center Gallery To view the M.C. Escher: A Mini-Retrospective Catalog, please click here. The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (SCGP) is honored to present 70 works by the world-renowned Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972). The art will be on view at the Simons Center … Read more

Greg Falkovich – Three Part Lecture Series

SCGP guest, Dr. Greg Falkovich from the Weizmann Institute of Science, will present a three part lecture series, both in person and virtual. To participate virtually: Thursday, September 16th, 2021 11AM- 12PM – SCGP Lecture Hall – Room 102 Lecture 1: Thermodynamic and statistical entropy. Asymptotic equipartition. Information as a choice. Entropy as the rate … Read more