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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
Nearly 20 years in the making, the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope, or WFIRST, was being designed to investigate the mysterious force dubbed dark energy. But it is in danger of being canceled: President Trump's proposed NASA budget zeroes it out.
In this podcast interview, Ed DeLong, co-director of the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology (SCOPE), describes his work, how he got into science and the challenges and the successes of his career.
Despite being tiny, cyanobacteria have a disproportionately large impact on the ecosystem. Kyle Frischkorn, a member of the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology, describes the efforts to uncover the secret lives of diverse and remarkable microbes.
The study relates to the theory that our bodies co-evolved with bacteria over millions of years. Over that time, microbes gradually came to help regulate bodily processes from digestion to energy processing to immune defenses.