Seven Simons-Supported Researchers Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Seven researchers affiliated with the Simons Foundation have been elected as 2021 members of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers are among 120 new members and 30 foreign associates elected to join the academy this year.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private nonprofit organization of some of the leading scientific researchers in the U.S. The organization seeks to provide independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Members are elected to the academy by their peers for outstanding contributions to research. Including its newest class, the academy now has 2,461 active members.

Joan S. Birman
Barnard College
2012 Recipient of a Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians

Donna Blackmond
The Scripps Research Institute
Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life

Peter Constantin
Princeton University
Principal Investigator, Simons Collaboration on Hidden Symmetries and Fusion Energy

Larry Guth
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2014 Simons Investigator in Mathematics

Alexei Y. Kitaev
California Institute of Technology
2015 Simons Investigator in Physics
Principal Investigator, It from Qubit: Simons Collaboration on Quantum Fields, Gravity and Information

Mary Ann Moran 
University of Georgia, Athens
Simons Collaboration on Principles of Microbial Ecosystems

Gigliola Staffilani
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
2017 Simons Fellow in Mathematics 
Principal Investigator, Simons Collaboration on Wave Turbulence

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