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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
A study of two-billion-year-old salt found that the rise in oxygen that occurred about 2.3 billion years ago, known as the Great Oxidation Event, was much more substantial than previously indicated: "Instead of a trickle, it was more like a firehose."
The geneticist at Harvard Medical School has retrieved DNA from more than 900 ancient people. His findings trace the prehistoric migrations of our species.
A multi-institutional team has broken its own record and given the cosmology community a world-class simulation, called Illustris, to study how the universe formed.
“Stephen was far from being the archetype unworldly or nerdish scientist — his personality remained amazingly unwarped by his frustrations and handicaps.”