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Founded in 2014, the Simons Society of Fellows is a community of scholars that encourages intellectual interactions across disciplines and across research centers in the New York City area.
Senior Fellows are distinguished scientists based in New York City. Junior Fellows are outstanding young scientists who receive support from the foundation for three years to conduct independent research at an institution of higher learning in New York City, with no teaching obligations.Learn More
In this heartfelt essay, an MIT graduate student writes of obsessively laboring to understand the intricacies of frog embryos and how his "monomania" affected his personal life. His adviser had a saying: “You have to believe that Sisyphus was happy.”
With the development of an adaptive, multiview light sheet microscope and a suite of computational tools, researchers have captured the first view of early organ development inside the mouse embryo.
A writer finds out she is on the autism spectrum and comes to understand the challenges it has posed as well as the benefits it has offered.
Her work advances new theories of how celestial collisions give birth to planets and their natural satellites.