Natural Language: Geometry and Physics

By Nikita Nekrasov Professor of Physics, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics. Founded in 1477, Uppsala University is the oldest university in Northern Europe. The tradition of conferring honorary degrees goes back to the same time yet a different place (Oxford University). It is a tremendous honor to join a long line of scholars linking the centers of knowledge mining and knowledge transfer throughout the globe. Read more…

A Word from the Directors: Remembering Jim

On May 10, 2024, James Harris Simons (Jim), passed away at the age of 86 in New York City. Jim’s lifelong passion for math and basic science were an inspiration for all. An award-winning mathematician, a legend in quantitative investing, and a generous philanthropist, his work and life are a testament to his legacy. Jim’s … Read more

Unveiling the Cosmos. A Journey Through Astrophysics with Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Interview by Neelima Sehgal

In February 2024, Neelima Sehgal, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University met with Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, currently a Visiting Academic at Oxford University. From recounting early challenges to sharing insights into the serendipitous discovery of pulsars, Professor Bell Burnell offers a candid perspective on her journey in the field, and the enduring impact of a pioneering scientist.

Celebrating 20 Years: The Simons Summer Workshop

The 20th Simons Physics Summer Workshop (originally called the Simons Summer Workshop in Mathematics and Physics) was a celebration of the 19 successful workshops that preceded it. Read more…