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Public Events at the Simons Center in October

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Film Screening, October 2

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (SCGP) will present a screening of Valerio Jalongo’s new film, The Sense of Beauty, on Tuesday, October 2 at 5:30 pm in SCGP Room 103. The film reveals the secrets of CERN’s underground laboratory and shows how beauty and harmony are the inspiring principles for both scientists and artists.

The movie will be followed by a panel discussion, “Beauty and Science: Encounters and Conversations,” from 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm with distinguished faculty from Stony Brook University representing five disciplines: Mathematics, Physics, Philosophy, Art and Art History.

Panelists include:
Brooke Belisle, Assistant Professor, Art History and New Media
Robert P. Crease, Professor, Philosophy and History of Science
Sir Simon Donaldson, Professor, Fellow of the Royal Society, Mathematics, SCGP
Nobuho Nagasawa, Professor, Site-specific Installation, Interdisciplinary Practice, and Public Art
Peter van Nieuwenhuizen, Distinguished Professor, Physics

The session will be moderated by Luis Alvarez-Gaume, Director SCGP, and Lorraine Walsh, Art Director and Curator SCGP, with an introduction by the film’s director and screenwriter, Valerio Jalongo.

For more information please visit the SCGP website.

Art Exhibit Opening Reception, October 4

An exhibition of drawings and artifacts by Jenny E. Sabin, “Matter Design Computation: Projects 2012-2018,” will be held at the Simons Center Gallery from October 1 through January 15. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 4, at 5 pm in the Gallery and Lobby. An artist talk by Jenny Sabin, “Matter Design Computation: Biosynthesis and New Paradigms of Making,” will be held at 5:30 in SCGP Room 103. The exhibit is curated by Lorraine Walsh, Art Director and Curator, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics and Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Art, Stony Brook University.

“Matter Design Computation” showcases eight new drawings spanning 2012 – 2018. The drawings, along with 3D prints and a section of Lumen (see video below) for The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program 2017 by Jenny Sabin Studio, will be on view at the Simons Center Gallery. The work probes the visualization and simulation of complex spatial datasets alongside issues of craft, fabrication and production in a diverse array of material systems (woven, knitted, and braided textiles, Rapid Prototype and 3D printed ceramics, bio-plastics and hydrogels, water-jet cut metals). The drawings and artifacts express knitted light, immersing visitors in a responsive glow of photo-luminescence.

For more information please visit the SCGP website.

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