Behind a Huge Math Prize, a Push for Breakthroughs By Linking Up Multiple Fields

Behind a Huge Math Prize, a Push for Breakthroughs By Linking Up Multiple Fields

Simons’ Math+X investigator program is all about collaboration between high-level mathematics and other fields. The 2016 awardee’s ideas have impacted photo sharing, spotting phony art, even fossil hunting.

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The New Recruits in Moore’s Huge Data Program

Since last year, the Moore Foundation has been at the forefront of large funders supporting advances in data science. Its latest burst of funding goes to 14 researchers, with an emphasis on open source approaches. 

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How Does a "Transformative" Gift for Research Happen? Not Overnight

The recent $50 million gift to establish Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory’s new research center is being called a “transformative” sum that will allow expanded work in quantitative biology. But it didn't happen overnight. The gift is the culmination of years of work the lab has done in the field, as well as ongoing funding from Jim and Marilyn Simons. 

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How Sloan’s Data Science Program is Trying to Make Sense of it All

Data science is showing potential to unpack some of the toughest problems in several fields of research. Cheaper and stronger sensors, storage and computing means we have new power to make sense of all the information we're collecting, almost constantly. Few funders are as focused on making it happen as the Alfred A. Sloan Foundation.

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The Data Science Philanthropy Craze

Data science is scorching hot right now, in headlines, board rooms, university plans, and yes, philanthropy. At least five schools have scored multi-million-dollar grants for data science initiatives just in the past year. Here’s where the funding is going.

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