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Dr. Tony Tyson (LSST, UC Davis) “LSST: New Science Frontiers” Thursday May 2nd, 5:00pm

Featuring Tony Tyson from LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope). When:  Thursday May 2nd, 5:00pm at the Simons Center Auditorium, room 103 Wine and Cheese Reception at 5:00pm, Lecture at 5:30pm Title:  “LSST: New Science Frontiers” Speaker:  Dr. Tony Tyson; LSST, Physics Department, University of California, Davis, CA Homepage:  http://www.lsst.org/lsst/lsst_cs [box, type=”download”]Watch the video.[/box] ABSTRACT: Expected […]

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Dr. Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University, February 26-27, 2013

What Can Big Data Teach Us About Society and About Ourselves? Jon Kleinberg is the Tisch University Professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Information Science at Cornell University. His research focuses on issues at the interface of networks and information, with an emphasis on the social and information networks that underpin the Web […]

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Dr. Andrei Linde, Stanford University, March 11-12, 2013

UNIVERSE OR MULTIVERSE?   Andrei Linde studied physics at Moscow State University, was a member at CERN and is currently a Professor of Physics at Stanford University. He is an author of more than 250 papers on particle physics, phase transitions and cosmology. As a founding author of the inflationary universe scenario, he has written […]

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Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Robert Kirshner, October 2-3 2012

Dr. Robert Kirshner, Photo credit: Lynn Barry Hetherington Lecture 1 ‘A Nobel Surprise: The Accelerating Universe’ (This lecture is geared for high school and undergraduate students) Title: “A Nobel Surprise: The Accelerating Universe” by Dr. Robert Kirshner Time: Tuesday October 2nd at 11:00 am Place: Simons Center for Geometry and Physics room 103 [box, type=”download”]Watch […]

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Dr. Jeffrey Weeks Della Pietra Lectures, May 3-4, 2012

Watch the Videos: SYMMETRY: FOLDING AND UNFOLDING Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 2 pm In this hands-on workshop participants will see how every symmetrical pattern has an “unfolded form” and a “folded form” and learn an easy way to name symmetry patterns based on their folded forms. Pre-printed copies of symmetrical patterns will be provided. […]

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Dr. William Bialek to give a series of Della Pietra Lectures, April 19-20, 2012

On Thursday, April 19th and Friday, April 20th noted Physicist William Bialek will deliver four talks for the Della Pietra Lecture Series at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University. Dr. Bialek’s first talk, to be held on Thursday, April 19th at 11:00 am in SCGP Lecture Hall, Room 102 is entitled, “150 years […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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