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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Alvaro De Rujula, October 25-27, 2022

The Della Pietra Lecture Series is pleased to present a series of lectures by Dr. Alvaro De Rujula, CERN, October 25-27, 2022 General Public Lecture Date and Time: Tuesday, October 25th, 2022, 5:00PM ET Location: Della Pietra Family Auditorium – 103 Reception at 4:15pm, Simons Center Lobby  THE VALUE OF “PURE” SCIENCE The Higgs boson and the […]

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Celebrating Science In A Fractured Society: A Look Inside The Event

Celebrating Science In A Fractured Society took place at the Staller Center on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. With over 900 people in attendance, this panel discussion brought together pioneers in Physics and Astrophysics. A thought provoking conversation among the participants about education, society, and the future of science gave way for a wonderful evening.  The […]

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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: APPLY NOW 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 […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series by Peter Pesic: September 21-23, 2021

General Lecture  This lecture is by invitation only and will be available online for general public viewing. To watch the live stream please visit: Date: Tuesday, September 21 at 5:00pm ETLecture Title: “Music and the Making of Modern Science” Abstract: In the natural science of ancient Greece, music formed the meeting place between numbers and perception. […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series by Dr. Elena Aprile: October 27-29, 2021

General Public Lecture Date: Wednesday, October 27th, 2021Lecture: 5PM ET Location: Della Pietra Family Auditorium – 103   Title: “The Search for Dark Matter with the XENON Project” Abstract: In this lecture, Elena Aprile will discuss the latest efforts to illuminate the nature of dark matter, the dominant form of matter in the Universe. An answer to this fundamental question […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Manjul Bhargava, December 9-11, 2019

The Della Pietra Lecture Series is pleased to present Manjul Bhargava, Fields Medalist and number theorist: General Public Lecture Date: Monday December 9, 2019Reception: 5:00pm, Simons Center LobbyLecture: 5:45pm, Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium, Room 103Title: “Patterns in Numbers and Nature” Abstract: In this lecture I will explore the multitude of beautiful patterns found in the world around […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Adam Riess, August 5 and 6, 2019

The Della Pietra Lecture Series is pleased to present Dr. Adam Riess, Astrophysicist and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute. Riess is widely known for his research in using supernovae as cosmological probes and shared both the 2006 Shaw Prize in Astronomy and the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics with Saul Perlmutter and Brian P. Schmidt for providing evidence that the expansion of the universe is […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Charles Kane, May 7 and 8, 2019.

Image courtesy Charles Kane The Della Pietra Lecture Series is pleased to present Dr. Charles Kane, theoretical condensed matter physicist and Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Pennsylvania.  Title: The Emergence of Topological Quantum Matter General Public Lecture, Wednesday May 8, 2019 at 5:45 pm, Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium (Reception at 5:00pm) Special Presentation for Students, Wednesday May […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Kip Thorne, April 19 and 20, 2018

Date: Thursday April 19, 2018 Lecture: 12:00 pm, Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium Title: Exploring the Universe with Gravitational Waves: From the Big Bang to Black Holes Abstract: There are only two types of waves that can propagate across the universe: Electromagnetic waves and gravitational waves. Galileo initiated electromagnetic astronomy 400 years ago, by pointing a telescope […]

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