How do you turn a rubber band into a knot? What happens when you slice a Menger Sponge on a diagonal plane? What is the math behind juggling? In this video series, George Hart illuminates mathematical concepts and surprising hidden geometries that may be found in the world around us.
The Simons Foundation is funding several series of symposia on exciting developments in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science. These weeklong symposia, with about 20 participants each, provide an ideal environment for scientific interactions and collaboration. For our upcoming 2015 symposia, please click here.
The Simons Foundation proudly presents a series of extended interviews with some of the giants of 20th-century mathematics and science. This collection, organized in collaboration with Hugo Rossi of the University of Utah, provides an opportunity to watch these great men and women discuss their lives and their thinking about science and our world. Click here for interview highlights. If you are having difficulty viewing Science Lives, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Simons Foundation launched the Simons Foundation Lectures in 2013 with the intention of drawing area scientists and scholars together around diverse and important topics in mathematics, physics, computer science, life sciences and autism research.