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Description: This private foundation advances the frontiers of research in mathematics, theoretical computer science, and theoretical physics. Simons Foundation grants have established post-doctoral fellowships, promoted collaboration between researchers, created professorships that combine mathematics with other fields, and endowed an institute for theoretical computer science. Other projects underway include the Africa Mathematics Project, intended to bolster mathematics scholarship on the African continent; Science Lives, an oral history series of interviews with renowned mathematicians and scientists, such as Egbert Brieskorn, Paul Sally, Yuri Manin, physics Nobel laureate Chen-ning Yang, Friedrich Hirzebruch, Isadore Singer, and Michael Atiyah; and Mathematical Impressions, a series of multimedia videos on math narrated by George Hart. With Simons Foundation funding, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) digitally reproduced John Milnor's seminal lectures, "Topology from the Differentiable Viewpoint," originally filmed soon after Milnor won the Fields Medal in 1962. A major supporter of Math for America, the Simons Foundation was incorporated in 1994 by Jim and Marilyn Simons, and remains based in New York City.

Levels: College, Research
Languages: English
Resource Types: Video, Organizations, Recreations

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