The Simons Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of two new Simons Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences: the Simons Collaboration on Homological Mirror Symmetry and the Simons Collaboration on “It from Qubit: Quantum Fields, Gravity, and Information.”
Distinguished scientists from around the world gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the new campus of the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) in Bengaluru (Bangalore), India, on June 20, 2015. The program included sessions for both academic and general audiences, featuring some of the most outstanding scientists of our time, as well as a public lecture by the number theorist Manjul Bhargava titled “Poetry, Drumming and Mathematics.”
Bruce Kleiner, a principal investigator in the Simons Collaboration on Algorithms and Geometry, was also a 2014 Simons Fellow in Mathematics. He received a B.A and Ph.D. in mathematics from the UC-Berkeley, and is currently a professor of mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU.
Sharon Glotzer was appointed a Simons Investigator in Theoretical Physics in 2012. She is the John W. Cahn Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and the Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Glotzer, who has broad research interests in materials science and soft matter physics, also holds the title of professor of materials science and engineering and professor of physics at the University of Michigan.
Randall Kamien is a 2013 Simons Investigator in Physics and the Vicki and William Abrams Professor in the Natural Sciences in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. Kamien conducts research on problems in soft condensed matter theory and incorporates kirigami, a Japanese paper-folding technique that allows cuts as well as folds, into aspects of his work.