Monolith Alpha appeared on SFI's Hyde Park campus in the spring of 2018. The first chalk equation is the formula for a quark's electric charge, proposed in 1956 by SFI co-founder Murray Gell-Mann. The kanji for "beauty" and the address of the Bitcoin genesis block appear below the Gell-Mann equation.
In the fall of 2018, Monolith Alpha was joined by Monolith Beta, shown here as the backdrop for a talk during the JSMF-SFI Postdoc Conference in September.
SFI's Monoliths are Miller Omega Program artifacts