The Genesis of the Iconic Wall    2010-2015
at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

Initial concept: Nina Douglas

The concept of a limestone wall in the Center lobby, with carvings of significant mathematical
and physical equations and diagrams, was first proposed by Nina Douglas in Spring, 2010.

Initial design as printed and installed for SCGP opening (November 2010)
Nina Douglas and Tony Phillips

Technical assistance in coding, formatting and printing was provided by Kristina Stoyanova,
Kaloian Petkov, ..., and Paul St.Denis.

Installation of printed prototype, October 2010


Rendering of design as elaborated and adapted for carving by Christian White

Final corrected stage

High-resolution image

Key to equations and diagrams

Christian White's Studio in Smithtown, New York

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Mosaic of current state: April 30, 2013, August 28, 2013

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Mosaic of current state: February 26, 2014, May 3, 2014

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Testing fit of cast slabs, May 10, 2014


Final Installation, April 16-21, 2015

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Views of the installed work





Details of the process.