In the Simons Foundation’s first Wikipedia edit-a-thon, dozens of physicists spend a morning mass-editing the online encyclopedia.

# Foundation News

The Simons Foundation is pleased to share news and announcements about its programs and grantees, as well as organizational news.

### Autism Risk Genes: Success with the Simplex Approach

Studies of simplex families — those that have only one member with autism, rather than multiple members — are providing details of the disorder’s genetic basis.

### Studying the Ocean’s Microbiome

A collaboration looking at the micro-organisms in the seas aims to enhance our understanding of ocean processes and ecology.

### Math Boot Camp Prepares U.S. Team for International Mathematical Olympiad

The Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program teaches students problem-solving techniques that will serve them throughout their mathematical careers.

### Solving the “Many Electron” Problem

The behavior of electrons dictates the properties of materials, but characterizing all their complex interactions has often proved impossible. A concerted effort aims to break that intractability.