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Big Ideas
Beyond Beauty: The Predictive Power of Symmetry

The Big Ideas Series features innovative programs that inspire and captivate audiences while exploring some of the most complex of scientific questions, including our origins, our fundamental nature, and our place in the cosmos. The John Templeton Foundation is a founding benefactor of the Festival and provides major support for the Big Ideas series.

From a bee’s hexagonal honeycomb to the elliptical paths of planets, symmetry has long been recognized as a vital quality of nature. Einstein saw symmetry hidden in the fabric of space and time. The brilliant Emmy Noether proved that symmetry... Learn More

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