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The Simons Center will host a lecture series by Kip Thorne, winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Rainer Weiss and Barry C. Barish “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.” Kip Thorne is an American theoretical physicist known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics. He is one of the world’s leading experts on the astrophysical implications of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. He is the Feyman Professor of Theoretical Physics Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology and continues to do scientific research and scientific consulting, most notably for the…

Does my dog really love me? Consciousness, self-awareness, empathy, non-verbal communication, imitation, teaching, grief — join conservationist Carl Safina as he shows that many non-human minds are rather similar to ours. As part of the Della Pietra Lecture Series, the Simons Center will host Dr. Safina as he discusses “Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel” on Monday, March 19, at 5:30 pm in the Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium. A reception will be held at 5 pm. Safina spent time working with researchers who have spent decades studying particular families of wild elephants, wolves and killer whales. He got to know these…

Professor Zohar Komargodski of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics will be awarded the 2018 Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences. The international prize is given at Tel-Aviv University each year, alternatively in the fields of physics and chemistry. The 2018 honor and $100,000 prize will be given to Professor Komargodski and Professor Pedro Viera from the Perimeter Institute in Canada for their research in physics probing Quantum Field Theory – universal language for theoretical physics – in non-pertubative regimes. The prize is intended to encourage dedication to science, originality, and excellence by rewarding outstanding young scientists. “Quantum Field Theory – Novel Developments” is…