We’ve learned many things about how Mathematical science works, and the many differences in how it is conducted. Most postdocs come here for 6 months only, covering a specific topic of mathematics and sharing their thoughts during seminars.
The address of MSRI (17 Gauss way) has to do with polygon construction, and is a recurrent theme in the institution, as an exemplification that math and physical science are just two sides of the same coin.
The Institute was so kind they got us a chance to meet our mathematician counterparts and talk about exotic theories around a few beers and snacks !
We hope to create deeper connections between MSRI and LBNL in the future, and we will be thrilled to have them over anytime, to compare the respective merits of theory and experiment !