The Mathematics Department of Princeton University will be hosting a “Celebration of the Life and Work of John Nash” on October 24, 2015.

# Mathematics and Physical Science

### MPS Awardee Spotlight: Laura DeMarco

Laura DeMarco is a 2015 Simons Fellow in Mathematics and a professor of mathematics at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on dynamical systems and complex analysis.

### New Simons Collaborations: Homological Mirror Symmetry and It from Qubit: Quantum Fields, Gravity, and Information

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.”

### Campus Inauguration Event: Science at ICTS

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.”

### MPS Awardee Spotlight: Bruce Kleiner

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.