Today is Day 52 of the Running Streak. Lately, Saturday's have been my day to get in more than a mile, because I drop my boys off at their Track Practice and I do my own run. I really wish I could workout with them, but the space is limited, I gave up my spot for their teammates.
Today I zigzagged around the Stony Brook University Campus and planned on a 5 mile run. Typically, I would run the outside loop, but I wanted to explore and towards the end of my run I found The Umbilic Torus. It was created by sculptor and mathematician, Dr. Helaman Ferguson. I beleive the Scupture was commissioned by Jim and Marilyn Simons who established the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics. Jim Simons is know for Renaissance Technologies, a leading hedge fund located near the University.
This Umblic Torus is an impressive 24 foot, 10 ton bronze sculpture sitting in the middle of the campus. Unless you are a math or physics student, you would never know this thing was here. My engineering background in me find it a fascinating object and should be seen. I figure an episode of Doctor Who should be shot here!