Aimed at advancing cutting-edge investigations, the awards are presented to highly promising early-career scientists.
The reasons for doing basic research go well beyond the creation of new applications and technologies.
In the Simons Foundation’s first Wikipedia edit-a-thon, dozens of physicists spend a morning mass-editing the online encyclopedia.
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.
A collaboration looking at the micro-organisms in the seas aims to enhance our understanding of ocean processes and ecology.