This series follows the construction of the Simons Observatory in Chile’s Atacama Desert. The observatory will look for the extremely faint signals of cosmic inflation, a hypothesized exponential expansion of spacetime in the instants immediately following the Big Bang.
Questions and answers from leading mathematicians and scientists, such as mathematician Terence Tao and astrophysicist Eve Ostriker.
The winners of the Fields Medals, Nevanlinna Prize, Chern Prize, Gauss Prize and Leelavati Prize describe their work and process in these videos produced for the International Mathematical Union. They premiered at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians.
How do you turn a rubber band into a knot? What happens when you slice a Menger Sponge on a diagonal plane? What is the math behind juggling? In this video series, George Hart illuminates mathematical concepts and surprising hidden geometries that may be found in the world around us.
A series of extended interviews with some of the giants of 20th-century mathematics and science. Interviews include those of John Nash, Ronald Graham and Vera Sós.
This Wednesday evening lecture program hosts researchers from across science and mathematics disciplines to present their work to public audiences at the foundation’s headquarters in New York City.
The Simons Foundation has supported a select number of organizations that work to advance the awareness and the understanding of the importance of science. Recipients of Simons Foundation support include the World Science Festival Foundation, MSRI’s National Math Festival, the National Museum of Mathematics, the Simons Summer Research Fellows, and the URECA Program at Stony Brook University.