The Simons Foundation has assembled an international group of theoretical physicists to tackle one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in science: What exactly went down at the dawn of the universe around 13.8 billion years ago. Called the Origins of the Universe, the initiative will focus in part on yielding theoretical predictions that will inform […]

# Mathematics and Physical Science

### Foundation Announces Simons Collaboration on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory and Computation

The Simons Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Simons Collaboration on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory and Computation, directed by Brendan Hassett of Brown University.

### MPS Awardee Spotlight: Shang-Hua Teng

Shang-Hua Teng is a 2014 Simons Investigator in theoretical computer science, the Seeley G. Mudd Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Southern California, and a two-time recipient of the GĂ¶del Prize in theoretical computer science for his joint work with longtime collaborator Dan Spielman of Yale University.

### Foundation Announces Simons Collaboration on Special Holonomy in Geometry, Analysis and Physics

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.

### 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.