New Initiative Ponders Origins of the Universe

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 […]

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 Gödel Prize in theoretical computer science for his joint work with longtime collaborator Dan Spielman of Yale University.