The Hamilton Mathematics Institute (HMI) aims to foster and support the economic, cultural and societal benefits of mathematics and fundamental science as drivers of progress in Ireland.
The Simons Foundation has provided funding to the Aspen Center for Physics to support the participation in the Aspen Summer Program of outstanding scientists based in developing countries.
The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) is a multi- and interdisciplinary effort with a mandate to take new initiatives on the frontiers of science, and catalyze and promote collaboration in research.
The Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics (GGI) hosts small-scale advanced workshops in theoretical particle physics and related fields.
The Banach Center, as part of the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IMPAN), fosters mathematical research at the highest level by supporting conferences, workshops, short courses and hosting visits of research groups.
The foundation has extended the support of the Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research, part of Peking University.
Dmitry Budker received his Ph.D. in physics from University of California, Berkeley, in 1993 and was a postdoctoral researcher at the university until his faculty appointment in 1995. Born in the former USSR, Budker was a student at the Novosibirsk…
Scott Aaronson has established fundamental theorems in quantum computational complexity and inspired new research directions at the interface of theoretical computer science and the study of physical systems.
Scott Aaronson is the David J. Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin.
Mina Aganagic applies insights from quantum physics to mathematical problems in geometry and topology. She made deep and influential conjectures in enumerative geometry, knot theory and mirror symmetry using predictions from string theory and from M-theory.
Ian Agol has made major contributions to three-dimensional topology and hyperbolic geometry, completing some of Thurston’s problems elucidating the structure of 3-manifolds. He proved several deep and long-standing conjectures, including the Virtual Haken conjecture, the Marden Tameness conjecture and the…
Dorit Aharonov is a faculty member of the Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
Igor Aleiner is an influential leader of condensed matter theory research, renowned both for his fundamental contributions to our understanding of the quantum mechanical interplay of electron-electron interactions and disorder in condensed matter systems (in particular many-body localization) and for…
Zeyuan Allen-Zhu is a postdoctoral researcher jointly hosted by Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study.
Boris Altshuler is a professor of physics at Columbia University specializing in theoretical condensed matter physics.
Andrea Alù’s work on the manipulation of light in artificial materials and metamaterials has shown how clever designs may surpass what had previously been thought to be limitations on wave propagation in materials. He has developed new concepts for cloaking,…
Rajeev Alur is a leading researcher in formal modeling and algorithmic analysis of computer systems. A number of automata and logics introduced by him have now become standard models with great impact on both the theory and practice of verification.…
Prabhanjan Ananth, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at the University of California, Los Angeles, received B.Eng and M.S. degrees from R. V. College of Engineering and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India, respectively.
Alexandr Andoni is an associate professor at Columbia University and a member of Columbia’s Data Science Institute.
Sanjeev Arora is Charles C. Fitzmorris Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University.
Tim Austin is an assistant professor at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
Eitan Bachmat is a professor of computer science at Ben-Gurion University. He works on problems in the areas of Storage Systems, Performance analysis, Systems engineering, Operations research, Autism, Personalized Medicine and Digital healthcare, using techniques from Physics, Mathematics and CS.
Thomas Baker is a member of the Tensor Networks Group while working as a Ph.D. student with Professors Kieron Burke and Steven White at the University of California, Irvine.
Vijay Balasubramanian is a theoretical physicist at the University of Pennsylvania, where he holds a chair as the Cathy and Marc Lasry Professor.
Boaz Barak has worked on cryptography, computational complexity and algorithms. He developed new non-black-box techniques in cryptography and new semidefinite programming-based algorithms for problems related to machine learning and the unique games conjecture.
Christopher Beck is a Ph.D. student at Princeton University. He graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science with honors in computer science and mathematics.
Andrei Beloborodov applies first-principles physics to astrophysical systems, and his work provides crucial new insights on how exotic astronomical objects work. He has done important research on compact objects like neutron stars and black holes and is particularly well-known for…
Andrei Bernevig is a leader in the lively field of topological electronic states in solids. His initial proposal of the quantum spin Hall effect in HgTe quantum wells was soon followed by dramatic experimental confirmation. He has developed a theoretical…
Aaron Bernstein, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at Columbia University, received a B.S. in mathematics from MIT in 2009.
Andrea Bertozzi has contributed to many areas of applied mathematics including the theory of swarming behavior, aggregation equations and their solution in general dimension, the theory of particle-laden flows in liquids with free surfaces, data analysis/image analysis at the micro…
Manjul Bhargava pursues algebraic number theory and the geometry of numbers in the tradition of Gauss and Minkowski. Bhargava has inspired an extraordinary resurgence of this field, with wonderful applications. His overarching goal in this work is to count the…
Dan Boneh is an expert in cryptography and computer security. One of his main achievements is the development of pairing-based cryptography, giving short digital signatures, identity-based encryption and novel encryption systems.
Mark Braverman is an assistant professor of computer science at Princeton University.
Simon Brendle has achieved major breakthroughs in geometry including results on the Yamabe compactness conjecture, the differentiable sphere theorem (joint with R. Schoen), the Lawson conjecture and the Ilmanen conjecture, as well as singularity formation in the mean curvature flow,…
Michael Brenner is a versatile theoretical physicist whose diverse contributions involve collaborations with biologists, physicists, and engineers from a variety of subfields.
Joan Camps is a postdoctoral fellow in Physics & Astronomy on gravity and quantum information at University College London.
Sarah Cannon earned a B.A. in mathematics at Tufts University in 2012 and an M.Sc. in mathematics and the foundations of computer science from the University of Oxford in 2013. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the Algorithms, Combinatorics,…
Jacob Cappell joined the Simons Foundation in 2014 with a background in independent web design and production. He is responsible for production of the Mathematics and Physical Sciences section of SimonsFoundation.org.
Paweł Caputa is a member of the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics in Kyoto, Japan.
Horacio Casini is an independent researcher for the National Scientific and Technical Council (CONICET), Argentina, and assistant professor at Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina.
David Ceperley is a theoretical physicist and professor in the physics department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Garnet K.-L. Chan is the Bren Professor in Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
Moses Charikar was a founding PI in the Collaboration during the 2014/15 year. He became a professor of computer science at Stanford University in August 2015.
Eshan Chattopadhyay is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study.
Ngô’s proof of the fundamental lemma, a deep conjecture of Langlands, inaugurated a new geometric approach to problems in harmonic analysis based on arithmetic geometry. His ideas have already inspired work in many areas, including mathematical physics and geometric representation…
Jeff Cheeger is a Silver Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.
Alessandro Chiesa received a B.S. in both mathematics and computer science from MIT in 2009 and an M.E. in computer science from MIT in 2010.
Rajesh Chitnis is a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, College Park, working with Prof. Mohammad T. Hajiaghayi.
Chia-Min Chung, a member of the Tensor Networks Group, works with Steven White at the University of California, Irvine.
Gil Cohen is a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University.
Nigel Cooper has shown how to design optical lattices for cold atoms that provide controllable laboratories for exploring the physics of interacting particles in the presence of gauge fields. He is also known for foundational works on the topological Kondo…
Ben Cousins is a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.
Rachel Cummings is a Ph.D. student in computing and mathematical sciences at the California Institute of Technology.
Ingrid Daubechies constructed the first example of what mathematicians call “wavelets,” which have had an immense impact on pure and applied mathematics. She has made and continues to make creative applications of wavelets to a large variety of problems in…
Youjin Deng has been a Professor of Physics at the University of Science and Technology of China since 2009.
Michael Desai combines theoretical and experimental work to bring quantitative methodology to the field of evolutionary dynamics; he and his group are particularly known for their contributions in the area of statistical genetics.
Daniel Eisenstein is a leading figure in modern cosmology. He is known for utilization of the baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO) standard ruler for measuring the geometry of the universe, which underpins several large upcoming ground and space missions. Eisenstein blends…
Ronen Eldan is a senior researcher at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Alex Eskin is a leading geometer with important contributions to geometric group theory, ergodic theory and number theory. He has applied ideas from dynamical systems to solve counting problems in the theory of Diophantine equations, the theory of the mapping…
Glen Evenbly is a member of the Tensor Networks Group, working with Steven White at the University of California, Irvine.
Meghan Fazzi joined the Simons Foundation in 2008. She assists MPS director Yuri Tschinkel and helps to develop and coordinate the Simons Science Series, Simons Symposia and Science Lives projects.
Uriel Feige is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics in the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Jonathan Feng is recognized as one of the leaders in the theoretical study of dark matter, known for his work in constructing theoretical models, deducing observational consequences, and motivating and interpreting experimental searches for dark matter.
Michel Ferrero is a CNRS researcher based at École Polytechnique in Paris.
Zachary Fisher is a postdoc at the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario.
Paul François is known for his work on physical aspects of embryonic development, in particular his analysis of the mechanisms underlying embryonic patterning, for example, the role of genetic oscillators in the development of vertebrae.
Greg Gabadadze joined MPS in 2017 and is professor of physics and chair of the physics department at New York University, where he previously served as director of the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics.
Alexander Gaenko is a member of the Monte Carlo Group and a staff member of the Advanced Research Computing at University of Michigan, working with Emanuel Gull’s Computational Condensed Matter Physics Group.
Victor Galitski is a creative and productive scientist who at an early stage in his career has made many important contributions to diverse areas of quantum many-body physics, including applications of quantum theory to cold atomic gases, the theory of…
Martin Ganahl is a member of the Tensor Networks Group, working with Guifre Vidal at the Perimeter Institute.
Ankit Garg received his bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and is currently a Ph.D. student in the Theoretical Computer Science group at Princeton University.
Mohsen Ghaffari is a Ph.D. student at MIT. He received B.S. degrees in electrical engineering (communications) and in computer science, both from Sharif University of Technology in Iran, and an M.S. degree in computer science from MIT.
Sharon Glotzer is a leader in the use of computer simulations to understand how to manipulate matter at the nano- and meso-scales.
Ara Go works with Professor Andrew Millis at Columbia University as a postdoctoral scientist.
Shafi Goldwasser has had tremendous impact on the development of cryptography and complexity theory. Starting with her thesis on “semantic security”, she laid the foundations of the theory of cryptography.
Mika Göös received his B.Sc. from Aalto University and his M.Sc. from the University of Oxford. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto, where his research focuses on communication complexity. Mika
Peter Graham is interested in discovering the fundamental laws of nature that lie beyond the known standard model. He received an A.B./A.M. from Harvard University in 2002 and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2007. He has been an assistant…
Ben Green is an expert in analytic number theory. Among his achievements is the Green–Tao theorem, establishing that primes contain arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions.
Alice Guionnet has done very important work on the statistical mechanics of disordered systems (and in particular the dynamics and aging of spin glasses), random matrices (with an emphasis on the combinatorics of maps), and operator algebra/free probability. Her work…
Emanuel Gull, who is a Professor at the University of Michigan, works in the general area of computational condensed matter physics with a focus on the study of correlated electronic systems in and out of equilibrium.
Heng Guo graduated with a B.S. in mathematics and M.S. in computer science from Peking University.
Larry Guth is a 2014 Simons Investigator in Mathematics and professor of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he also received his Ph.D.
Christopher Hacon’s works are among the most important contributions to higher-dimensional algebraic geometry since Mori’s in the 1980s.
Felix Haehl is a postdoc at University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Nima Haghpanah received his bachelor’s degree from Sharif University of Technology in Iran and is currently a Ph.D. student at Northwestern University under the supervision of Jason Hartline.
Oskar Hallatschek studies how large-scale patterns such as collective motion, synchronization, random genetic drift or Darwinian selection emerge in populations from the joint actions of heterogeneous individuals. He is particularly known for his work on the influence of spatial structure…
Daniel Harlow is an assistant professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Matthew Hastings’ work combines physical insight and mathematical power to make profound contributions to a range of topics in physics and related fields.
Kristjan Haule was appointed Professor of Physics at Rutgers in 2012.
Markus Hauru is a member of the Tensor Networks Group, working with Guifre Vidal at the Perimeter Institute.
Patrick Hayden is a professor of physics at Stanford University and director of the Simons Collaboration on Quantum Fields, Gravity and Information.
Matthew Headrick is an associate professor of physics at Brandeis University, where he has been since 2008.
Eliot Hijano is a postdoc at the University of British Columbia.
Chris Hirata is an outstanding young cosmologist and astrophysicist whose research ranges from purely theoretical investigations to original data analysis. He is known for his sophisticated analysis of radiative transfer through the epoch of reionization. He has also shown that…
Justin Hsu is a Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania, advised by Benjamin Pierce and Aaron Roth. He did his undergraduate work at Stanford, where he received a B.S. in mathematics with honors.
Wayne Hu has shown how cosmological observations can provide information about fundamental physics topics such as neutrino masses and dark energy.
Zhiyi Huang, a Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania, works in the area of economics and computation.
Mark S. Hybertsen joined the new Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory in late 2006, where he leads the Theory and Computation Group.
Russell Impagliazzo has made many deep contributions to cryptography and complexity theory. Russell and collaborators showed that one-way functions exist if and only if pseudorandom generators exist. In other words, one can generate sequences of bits for which it is…
Piotr Indyk is noted for his work on efficient approximate algorithms for high-dimensional geometric problems. This includes the nearest neighbor search, where given a data point, the goal is to find points highly similar to it without scanning the whole…
Paata Ivanisvili is affiliated with Princeton University, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the University of California, Irvine.
Shamit Kachru’s work includes the discovery of string dualities in N=2 supersymmetry, foundational studies of flux compactification of string theory; mathematical studies of connections between automorphic forms, black holes and string vacua; and quantum field theories describing ‘non-fermi-liquid’ behavior in…
Randall Kamien is a leading figure in the theory of topological effects in condensed matter physics, known for the mathematical rigor he brings to his work and in particular for the use of sophisticated and elegant geometrical methods to obtain…
Marc Kamionkowski is one of the leading theorists working at the intersection of particle physics, cosmology and astrophysics. His early work helped found the field of precision cosmology, showing how observations of the angular structure of the cosmic microwave background…
Charles Kane and co-workers showed, extending earlier work by Thouless and collaborators, that the electronic band structures of all crystals could be classified in terms of the momentum space topology of the electronic states, and that as a consequence there…
Anton Kapustin’s work lies at the interface of physics and mathematics. He applied ideas from gauge theory to the study of the geometric Langlands program in mathematics and has applied sophisticated mathematics to the classification of exotic quantum states of…
Nicholas M. Katz is professor of mathematics at Princeton and works in arithmetic algebraic geometry, with particular interest in life over finite fields and in its interaction with life over the complex numbers. He was elected to the American Academy…
Ludmil Katzarkov has introduced novel ideas and techniques in geometry, proving long-standing conjectures (e.g., the Shavarevich conjecture) and formulating new conceptual approaches to open questions in homological mirror symmetry, rationality of algebraic varieties and symplectic geometry.
Richard Kenyon’s central mathematical contributions are in statistical mechanics and geometric probability. He established the first rigorous results on the dimer model, opening the door to recent spectacular advances in the Schramm–Loewner evolution theory. In most recent work, he introduced…
Subhash Khot is a professor of computer science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.
Joe Kileel is a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University in the Program for Applied and Computational Mathematics, working with Amit Singer.
Isaac Kim is a postdoc at Stanford University.
Alexei Kitaev is the Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics at California Institute of Technology.
Emily Klein joined the foundation in 2015 to support programs in Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Previously, she coordinated medical education programs and assisted with grants at the Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Bruce Kleiner is a professor of mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University.
Kirill Korolev works at the interface of biophysics, statistical physics, soft condensed-matter physics and ecology. He develops elegant theories and combines them with the results of controlled experiments to address topics ranging from spreading of cell populations on a 2-D…
Pravesh Kothari is a research instructor in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University.
Gabriel Kotliar currently holds a Board of Governors Professor Chair in the Physics Department at Rutgers University.
Evgeny Kozik is a lecturer in Physics at King’s College London.
Aleksander Kubica is a postdoc at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Waterloo, Canada.
Mrinal Kumar is a Ph.D. student at Rutgers University. He received his B.Tech. in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Nima Lashkari is a postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study.
James LeBlanc is a member of the Monte Carlo Group and he is a member of the Computational Condensed Matter Physics Group at the University of Michigan working with Emanuel Gull.
Euiwoong Lee is a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Venkatesan Guruswami. He received his B.S. (2009) and M.S (2012) degrees from California Institute of Technology.
James R. Lee is one of the leaders in the study of discrete optimization problems and their connections to analysis, geometry and probability. His development of spectral methods and his work on convex relaxations has led to breakthroughs in characterizing…
Euiwoong Lee will start as a postdoctoral research associate at New York University in January 2018.
William Leeb is a postdoctoral research associate in the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University.
Aitor Lewkowycz is a postdoc at Stanford University.
Zhendong Li works with Professor Garnet Chan at Princeton University.
Andrea Liu is making foundational contributions to the field of mechanics, in particular to the behavior of disordered packings of particles ranging in size from atoms or molecules (glass) to sand grains. With Nagel, she introduced the concept of jamming,…
Anand Louis is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014; Professor Santosh Vempala was his doctoral advisor. His…
Tengyu Ma has a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University and is currently a second-year graduate student at Princeton University.
Javier Magán is a postdoc at the Instituto Balseiro, Centro Atómico de Bariloche, Argentina.
Sepideh Mahabadi is a postdoctoral research scientist with an appointment at the Simons Collaboration on Algorithms and Geometry based at Columbia University, working with Alexandr Andoni.
Juan Maldacena is currently a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Alexander Maloney is an associate professor and William Dawson Scholar in McGill University.
Following thesis work on fluid mechanics and soft matter physics, Madhav Mani transitioned to studying the mechanics of development and gene regulation in organisms. In collaboration with experimentalists, he combined mathematical modeling with quantitative analysis of growing tissues to shed…
Lisa Manning started her research career in the physics of glasses, i.e., how a disordered group of molecules or particles freezes into a rigid solid at a well-defined temperature. She then turned her attention to morphogenesis, the process by which…
Vladimir Markovic has made fundamental contributions to the theory of three-dimensional manifolds, resolving several long-standing problems, among them the proof of the Thurston conjecture concerning immersed almost-geodesic surfaces in closed hyperbolic three-manifolds.
Donald Marolf is a professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Henry Maxfield is a postdoc at UC Santa Barbara.
James McKernan, in collaboration with Caucher Birkar, Paolo Cascini, and Christopher D. Hacon, has established one of the cornerstones of the Minimal Model Program: the finite generation of canonical rings in all dimensions.
Pankaj Mehta works on collective behaviors in cell dynamics.
Mirzakhani’s work is focused on Teichmüller theory and dynamics of natural geometric flows over the moduli space of Riemann surfaces. One of her major results, in joint work with Eskin and Mohammadi, is a proof that stationary measures for the…
Joel Moore is one of the leaders in the study of the topological aspects of electronic physics, particularly known for this work with Balents on strong topological insulators and his work with Orenstein and Vanderbilt on magnetoelectric couplings and optical…
Shay Moran is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study.
Jamie Morgenstern is a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Chicago, where she received a B.S. with honors in computer science and a B.A. in mathematics.
Elchanan Mossel became a professor of mathematics at MIT in 2016.
Mario Motta is a member of the Monte Carlo Group while working as a postdoctoral research associate with Professors Shiwei Zhang and Garnet Kin-Lic Chan.
Alfred Mueller is the Enrico Fermi Professor of Physics at Columbia University.
Andrew Mugler works on sensing and information processing in cells. He is particularly known for work demonstrating that spatial effects at the molecular level, such as protein clustering, can alter sensing and computation at the cellular level. His future research…
Arvind Murugan works on how organisms enhance information uptake from the environment by using inference from past experience and has applied such ideas to self-assembly dynamics, olfaction, circadian clocks and stress-response pathways.
Robert Myers is one of the founding faculty members at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, where he is currently chair of the faculty. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University…
Assaf Naor is a professor of mathematics at Princeton University.
Narayan is the Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences at Harvard, a fellow of the Royal Society of London, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the World Academy of Sciences and a member of the…
Piotr Nayar is a postdoctoral researcher at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Oanh Nguyen is an instructor in the Department of Mathematics at Princeton University.
Valeria Nikolaenko received her B.S. degree from St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University and M.S. degree from the Academic University of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Valeria is currently a third-year Ph.D. student at Stanford University.
Aleksandar Nikolov is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University.
Tokiro Numasawa is a postdoc at McGill University.
James O’Dwyer is known for his innovative work bringing new ideas from statistical physics to bear on the analysis of ecological problems. His very recent work on coevolution in microbial communities is recognized as opening a new direction for research.
Andrei Okounkov’s work spans a wide range of topics at the interface of representation theory, algebraic geometry, combinatorics and mathematical physics. He has made major contributions to enumerative geometry of curves and sheaves, the theory of random surfaces and random…
Hirosi Ooguri is a mathematical physicist and string theorist of exceptional creativity and breadth.
Jonathan Oppenheim is a professor of quantum theory in the Department of Physics and Astronomy (Quantum Information Group) at University College London (UCL).
Eve Ostriker has made major contributions to our understanding of the role of the interstellar medium in star formation and galactic structure and evolution, with a focus on the role of turbulence and on the effects of energy returned by…
Omer Paneth is a Ph.D. student at Boston University.
Christos Papadimitriou is the C. Lester Hogan Professor of EECS at the University of California at Berkeley, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering.
Onkar Parrikar is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dimitar Pashov is a member of the Real Materials Group, working with Mark van Schilfgaarde at King’s College London.
Fernando Pastawski is a QIM Postdoctoral Scholar alum in Theoretical Physics at California Institute of Technology.
Jill Pipher is Vice President for Research and Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor of Mathematics at Brown University, a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Paolo Pisanti is a Ph.D. student and a member of the Real Materials Group, working with Professor Mark Van Schilfgaarde at King’s College London.
Joe Polchinski is the Yzurdiaga Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a permanent member of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP).
Bjorn Poonen has contributed decisively to many areas revolving broadly around the study of Diophantine equations. Among his achievements are the construction of examples of threefolds without rational points but vanishing local and global obstructions, new heuristics concerning rational points…
Aaron Potechin is a postdoctoral researcher with a joint appointment with the Simons Collaboration on Algorithms and Geometry at Cornell University and the Institute for Advanced Study.
John Preskill is the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, and Director of the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech.
Frans Pretorius has made seminal contributions to the numerical solution of the equations of general relativity, in particular inventing a new computational scheme based on harmonic decomposition of the Ricci tensor, which is now a textbook method in the field.
Eric Price is a fourth-year Ph.D. student at MIT researching theoretical aspects of sparse recovery and compressive sensing.
Nikolay Prokof’ev is Professor of Physics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst since 1999.
Mingpu Qin is a member of the Monte Carlo Group, working with Shiwei Zhang as a postdoctoral research associate at the College of William & Mary.
Eliot Quataert is an outstanding theoretical astrophysicist whose research combines many areas of physics, including gas dynamics, plasma physics, radiative transfer and nuclear physics.
Karin Rabe is a computational materials physicist with a particular interest in the use of first-principles quantum-mechanical calculations for the study of phase transitions and the theoretical design of new materials.
Charles Rabideau is a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania.
Leo Radzihovsky is a condensed matter physicist whose work bridges the divide between the classical and quantum aspects of the subject, using mathematical tools and insights developed in one field to make seminal contributions in the other.
Surjeet Rajendran graduated from the California Institute of Technology in 2004 with a degree in mathematics and subsequently pursued a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University, graduating in 2009. He was the Leon Madansky postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University…
Rastelli is a professor at the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) at Stony Brook University. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 2000. He was a Dicke Fellow (2000-2002) and an assistant professor (2002-2006) at Princeton University before…
Ran Raz is a professor of theoretical computer science at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Currently, he is also a five-year visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
Orit Raz is a postdoctoral researcher hosted jointly by the Institute for Advanced Study and the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science at Rutgers University.
Oded Regev is a professor in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University.
Julian Rincon is a member of the Tensor Networks Group, working with Guifre Vidal at the Perimeter Institute.
Daniel Roberts is a postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.
Igor Rodnianski is a leading figure in the field of partial differential equations. He has recently proven theorems concerning the full nonlinear dynamics of the Einstein equations, in both the weak and strong field regimes, and has obtained new results…
David Rosenbaum is a Ph.D. student in computer science and engineering at the University of Washington. He received his bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Portland State University.
Max Rota is a postdoc at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Raphaël Rouquier has initiated a new field in mathematics, ‘higher representation theory.’ He constructed novel categories of geometric and representation-theoretic interest and applied these to problems in the theory of finite groups, Lie theory, algebraic geometry and mathematical physics.
Elizabeth Roy joined the Simons Foundation in 2010. She worked previously at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) as research administration manager focusing on pre-award grants management. Prior to JDRF, she worked as a systems project leader at Kraft Foods.
Burak Şahinoğlu is a postdoc at IQIM-Caltech.
Michael Saks is a distinguished professor of mathematics at Rutgers University.
Anders Sandvik is widely recognized for his development of stochastic series expansion methods for quantum problems and for his creative applications of these and related methods to topics including deconfined quantum criticality and optimization problems.
Gábor Sárosi is a postdoc shared between the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the University of Pennsylvania.
Gideon Schechtman is a professor of mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.
David Schwab has developed theories of signaling and social aggregation in the social amoeba Dictyostelium and has shown how tensor-network methods from computational quantum physics can be used in machine learning.
Gustavo E. Scuseria is the Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, and Professor of Materials Science & NanoEngineering at Rice University.
Lior Seeman is a Ph.D. student at Cornell University and earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and management from Tel Aviv University.
Paul Seidel has done major work in symplectic geometry, in particular on questions inspired by mirror symmetry. His work is distinguished by an understanding of abstract algebraic structures such as derived categories, in sufficiently concrete terms to allow one to…
Brandon Seward is an assistant professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University.
Igor Shinkar is a postdoctoral researcher at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University.
Amit Singer is a professor of mathematics and a member of the executive committee of the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics (PACM) at Princeton University.
Christopher Skinner works in number theory and arithmetic geometry. One of his striking recent results is a proof, in joint work with collaborators, that a positive proportion of elliptic curves defined over the rational numbers satisfy the Birch–Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture.
Allan Sly resolved long-standing open problems on the computational complexity of phase transitions and on the dynamics of the Ising model.
Dam Thanh Son is one of the rare theorists whose work has deep impact across several subfields of physics. He has written important papers in quantum chromodynamics, theoretical nuclear physics, condensed matter physics and atomic physics. Perhaps the most significant…
Sandro Sorella has been a professor in physics at the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati in Trieste, Italy, since 2005 and a senior visiting scientist at the Riken Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan, since 2013.
Soundararajan is one of the world’s leaders in analytic number theory and related areas. His work is focused on understanding the zeros and value distribution of L-functions, and on analyzing the behavior of multiplicative functions. In particular, his work (together…
Daniel Spielman’s work has been important to three distinct research communities: theoretical computer science, applied mathematics, and operations research.
Anatoly Spitkovsky’s large-scale computer simulations of astrophysical plasmas have been instrumental in bringing a new level of quantitative precision to the field. His work on particle acceleration in astrophysical shocks is changing the way we understand high-energy astrophysics, and he…
Lorenzo Sponza is a member of the Real Materials Group at King’s College London, where he works as a research associate with Professor Mark van Schilfgaarde, in collaboration with Professor Gabriel Kotliar of Rutgers University.
Douglas Stanford is a postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton, New Jersey.
Noah Stephens-Davidowitz is a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University.
David Steurer is an assistant professor in the department of computer science at Cornell University.
Iain Stewart works in the physics of elementary particles, investigating fundamental questions in quantum chromodynamics, i.e., the interactions of quarks and gluons via the strong force.
Bogdan Stoica is a postdoctoral scholar at Brandeis University.
Madhu Sudan is known for his work in computational complexity theory. He has made fundamental contributions in the areas of probabilistically checkable proofs, nonapproximability of optimization problems and computational aspects of error-correcting codes. More recently, he initiated the study of…
Josephine Suh is a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology.
Xiaorui Sun is a Ph.D. student at Columbia University and received both his B.S. and M.S. in computer science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Alex Sushkov is currently an assistant professor at Boston University, employing magnetic resonance tools to search for axion-like dark matter and using NV centers in diamond for nanoscale magnetic studies of materials and spin systems. He is the author of…
Leonard Susskind is the Felix Block Professor of Theoretical Physics at Stanford University and director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Boris Svistunov joined the Physics Department of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2003.
Brian Swingle is an assistant professor of physics at the University of Maryland.
Vasilis Syrgkanis received his undergraduate degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He is now a Ph.D. student at Cornell University.
Tadashi Takayanagi is a professor at Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University.
Avishay Tal is a postdoctoral researcher in the Theoretical Computer Science and Discrete Mathematics group at the Institute for Advanced Study.
Terry Tao is one of the most universal, penetrating and prolific mathematicians in the world. In over 200 publications (in just 15 years) spanning collaborations with nearly 70 mathematicians, he has established himself as a major player in the disparate…
Tataru’s work on nonlinear waves has been deep and influential. He proved difficult well-posedness and regularity results for many new classes of equations. This includes geometric evolutions such as wave and Schrödinger maps, quasilinear wave equations, some of which are…
Shang-Hua Teng is one of the most original theoretical computer scientists in the world, with groundbreaking discoveries in algorithm design, spectral graph theory, operations research and algorithmic game theory. In joint work with Dan Spielman, Shang-Hua introduced smoothed analysis, a…
Hanna Terletska is a member of the Monte Carlo Group and a member of the Computational Condensed Matter Physics Group at the University of Michigan working with Emanuel Gull.
Konstantin Tikhomirov is an instructor in the department of mathematics at Princeton University.
Tomasz Tkocz is a postdoctoral research associate in the department of mathematics at Princeton University.
Senthil Todadri’s work with Fisher on Z2 topological order in models of spin liquid states provided key insights and initiated the systematic investigation of gauge structures in many-body systems, now a vital subfield of condensed matter physics. Senthil and co-workers…
Lan Tran is a postdoc with Professor Dominika Zgid at the University of Michigan.
Tschinkel’s research is at the interface of algebraic geometry and number theory. He studies higher-dimensional algebraic varieties, their hidden symmetries and rational points. He is the author of 125 papers and editor of 18 books.
Christopher Tully earned his Ph.D. in physics (1998) from Princeton University, and his B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Technology. He has been a professor of physics at Princeton University for 14 years and served as associate chair…
Igor Tupitsyn is a member of the Monte Carlo Group, working with Nikolay Prokof’ev and Boris Svistunov at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Christos Tzamos received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
Christopher Umans works on complexity theory, in particular, algorithms and randomness in computations. He has established new upper bounds for the complexity of matrix multiplication and developed a novel algorithm for polynomial factorization.
Salil Vadhan has produced a series of original and influential papers on computational complexity and cryptography. He uses complexity-theoretic methods and perspectives to delineate the border between the possible and impossible in cryptography and data privacy. His work also illuminates…
Mark Van Raamsdonk is a professor of physics at the University of British Columbia.
Mark van Schilfgaarde is Professor of Physics at King’s College London.
S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan is Frank Jay Gould Professor of Science and professor of mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU, a fellow of the Royal Society of London and a member of the U.S. National Academy…
Guifre Vidal is a senior faculty member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada since 2011.
Aravindan Vijayaraghavan is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in NYU and is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University.
Soledad Villar is a Moore-Sloan Research Fellow at the New York University Center for Data Science.
Ashvin Viswanath is a leading quantum condensed matter physicist, known for his work on quantum phase transitions beyond the Landau–Wilson–Fisher paradigm, his recent theoretical prediction of Weyl semimetals and his generalizations of the topological insulator concept beyond the single-particle approximation.
Ettore Vitali is a member of the Monte Carlo Group, working with Shiwei Zhang as a postdoctoral research associate at the College of William & Mary.
Anastasia Volovich’s work on gauge and gravity theories has introduced a new perspective on Feynman diagram calculations along with powerful and extremely efficient methods for their evaluation. Her ongoing work is uncovering deep mathematical structures within the gauge theories of…
Lucas K. Wagner is a professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
Aron Wall is a research associate at Stanford University.
Markus Wallerberger is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan and part of Emanuel Gull’s Computational Condensed Matter Physics Group.
Aryeh Warmflash has developed systems to mimic embryonic development in vitro using human embryonic stem cells and is developing dynamical system models of cell fate patterning and morphogenesis that can be rigorously compared with quantitative data on in vitro development.
Shmuel Weinberger is the Andrew MacLeish Distinguished Service Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago and a fellow of the American Mathematical Society, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His work is primarily in geometry…
Michael Weinstein’s work bridges the areas of fundamental and applied mathematics, physics and engineering. He is known for his elegant and influential mathematical analysis of wave phenomena in diverse and important physical problems. His and his colleagues’ work on singularity…
Omri Weinstein was appointed as Junior Fellow in 2015 as postdoctoral research scientist in the department of computer science at New York University. He resigned his fellowship after accepting a position as an assistant professor in the Theoretical Computer Science…
Daniel Weissman has shown that the generation of ‘irreducible complexity’ happens most frequently in large populations and that the speed of adaptation is limited by the frequency of genetic recombination.
Steven R. White is a Professor of Physics at the University of California, Irvine.
John Wright did his undergraduate education at the University of Texas at Austin and is now is a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University.
Rebecca Wright is a professor in the Computer Science Department and Director of DIMACS at Rutgers, a Fellow of the IEEE and a Distinguished Member of the ACM. Her research is primarily in the area of information security, including cryptography,…
Margaret H. Wright, a numerical analyst, is Silver Professor of computer science in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the…
Wei Wu currently works as a postdoctoral fellow at the Université de Sherbrooke in Québec, Canada.
Matthieu Wyart’s work has created a new scientific understanding of the physics of disordered and glassy systems. His study of soft modes controlled by random geometry in systems of closely-packed particles is recognized as a major advance, and his introduction…
Horng-Tzer Yau is one of the world’s leading probabilists and mathematical physicists. He has worked on quantum dynamics of many-body systems, statistical physics, hydrodynamical limits, and interacting particle systems. Yau approached the problems of the quantum dynamics of many-body systems…