Eliot Quataert, the Thomas and Alison Schneider Professor of Physics and director of the Theoretical Astrophysics Center at the University of California, Berkeley, was appointed a Simons Investigator in Physics in 2012. He has made fundamental contributions to the theory of astrophysical turbulence and transport properties in hot plasmas, as well as to stellar and black-hole astrophysics.

# Mathematics and Physical Science

### Inaugural Conference of the Simons Collaboration on Homological Mirror Symmetry

The inaugural conference of the Simons Collaboration on Homological Mirror Symmetry took place November 5–8, 2015 on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The event attracted over 90 mathematicians and physicists from around the world, at all career stages, ranging from established senior researchers to beginning postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. The […]

### Celebrating the Life and Work of John F. Nash, Jr.

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

### 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.”