2024 Class of Junior Fellows of the Simons Society of Fellows

The Simons Foundation is pleased to announce the 2024 class of Junior Fellows in the Simons Society of Fellows. These grants will be funded by the Simons Foundation International and administered by the Simons Foundation. The 13 researchers are outstanding early-career scientists and mathematicians based in the New York City area. The fellows hold expertise in a diverse range of fields, including neuroimmunology, quantum cryptography and social evolution.

Formed in 2014, the Simons Society of Fellows encourages intellectual interactions across disciplines and research centers around New York City. Fellows attend conferences, workshops, weekly lectures and dinners, and annual retreats. The society comprises both Junior and Senior Fellows, with Junior Fellows receiving support from both the Simons Foundation and the Simons Foundation International for up to three years of independent research with no teaching obligations.

James Bartusek, New York University
Quantum cryptography

Gily Ginosar, New York University
Systems neuroscience

Samra Husremović, Columbia University
Two-dimensional materials

Tomas Kay, Rockefeller University
Social evolution

Zhanat Koshenov, Weill Cornell Medicine
Neuronal bioenergetics

Luke Olsen, Rockefeller University
Evolutionary biology

Benjamin Pineau, New York University
Partial differential equations

Wenzer Qin, New York University
Theoretical cosmology

Hamed Rahimi Nasrabadi, Rockefeller University
Systems neuroscience

Leslie Sibener, Rockefeller University
Neurobiology and behavior

Magdalena Siwek, Columbia University
Gravitational wave astrophysics

Max Wenqiang Xu, New York University
Probability and combinatorics

Anastasia-Maria Zavitsanou, Columbia University
Neuroimmunology, pain, cancer