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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Familiar Lesson of Science Give: Government Looks to Philanthropy to Get Stuff Done

Not along ago, if a president wanted to solve a problem, he invited congressional leaders to the White House. Now he's just as likely to call in top private funders. Boosting science research is the latest example.
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A Major Science Funder Just Did a Cannonball into Ocean Research

The Simons Foundation, one of the country’s largest science research funders, has a mission of promoting a deeper understanding of the world. About four kilometers deep, to be exact, since the foundation just launched a huge new initiative to advance knowledge of the ocean's microbial ecosystems. 

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Latest Collaboration Grant from Simons Will Appropriately Study Swarms

When individual molecules or organisms interact on large scales, whether a swarm of locusts or patterns appearing in fluid, bizarre and amazing things can happen, in ways that we don’t understand all that well. It’s a fitting problem for one of the Simons Foundation’s grants encouraging collaboration in mathematics.  

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Who Are the Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science?

Manjul Bhargava had already gained fame in the mathematics world as a number theorist and the second-youngest person to earn the rank of full professor at Princeton University. But his stock rose again when he was named to a heavyweight list of academics who earned one of the Simons Foundation's first round of awards as part of a new program meant to support theoretical scientists.

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21 Math and Science Scholars Celebrate Christmas in July, Compliments of the Simons Foundation

The Simons Foundation released its list of "Simons Investigator" grant recipients today. Investigators qualify for an annual stipend of $100,000 and an additional $32,000 that goes to their university. The fellows and their departments come under review after five years; they can potentially rack up as much as $1.32 million if they qualify.

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