The Simons Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Simons Collaboration on Special Holonomy in Geometry, Analysis and Physics, directed by Robert Bryant at Duke University.

# Mathematics and Physical Science

### Foundation Announces Simons Collaboration on the Non-Perturbative Bootstrap

The Simons Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Simons Collaboration on the Non-Perturbative Bootstrap, directed by Leonardo Rastelli of the Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stony Brook.

### Simons Collaboration on the Many Electron Problem Hosts Third Annual Summer School

The third annual Simons Foundation Many Electron Collaboration summer school was held at the Simons Center at Stony Brook University June 20–24, 2016. This year, the focus of the summer school was on tensor networks and was organized by the tensor network group leader Professor Steven White from University of California, Irvine.

### ArXiv.org Marks 25 Years of Making Scientific Preprints Accessible

The pre-publication server established a centralized system for distributing scholarly papers before they are accepted by journals, making the work available to students and less-connected researchers.

### MPS Awardee Spotlight: Subhash Khot

Subhash Khot, a professor of computer science at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, conducts research on hardness of approximation and probabilistically checkable proofs. He is a 2015 Simons Investigator in Theoretical Computer Science and one of 13 principal investigators in the Simons Collaboration on Algorithms and Geometry.