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Announcements from the Simons Foundation
September 2016
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Physics of Feather Color
Hidden in the color of birds and their mating choices, says Junior Fellow Rafael Maia, is information that can help elucidate the evolution of complex behaviors.
Prime Numbers
Prime Numbers Reveal the Practicality of Impracticality

Understanding primes can lead to many applications, but overemphasizing the practicalities of primes has its perils.
Special Holonomy
Announcing the Simons Collaboration on Special Holonomy in Geometry, Analysis and Physics

The collaboration will advance the theory and applications of spaces with special holonomy and the geometric structures, calibrated submanifolds and instantons associated with them.
Bootstrap
Announcing the Simons Collaboration on the Non-Perturbative Bootstrap

The critical challenge for this new collaboration is to map and understand the whole space of quantum field theories, including strongly coupled models.
Events
Dr. Steven Salzberg
Metagenomic DNA Sequencing to Detect and Diagnose Infections

In this lecture, Dr. Steven Salzberg will describe how scientists are using the latest sequencing technology in combination with new, very fast algorithms to sequence a complex mixture of DNA from a sick patient and, in some cases, identify the causative agent of an infection.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016           
5:00pm - 6:15pm
Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium       

Dr. Andrea Ghez
The Monster at the Heart of our Galaxy

Dr. Andrea Ghez will discuss the latest developments in the study of black holes, specifically how the environment around the black hole at the center of the Milky Way is quite different than astronomers expected. She will also describe how studying the orbits of stars at the galactic center could improve our understanding of gravity.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016           
5:00pm - 6:15pm
Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium       

Dr. Ruth O'Hara
Tuberous Sclerosis: Shedding Light on the Neural Circuitry of Autism

Dr. Mustafa Sahin, who studies the basis of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) in cell culture, animal models and the clinic, will present an update on translational research in TSC.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016           
5:00pm - 6:15pm
Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium       

Funding Opportunities

Simons Fellows Program in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

The Fellows Programs provide funds to faculty for up to a semester-long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations.

DEADLINE: September 29, 2016.                 

 

Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) seeks applicants for postdoctoral fellowships. Intended work is at the interface of theory and experiment on the nature, role and mechanisms of the neural activity that produces cognition.

DEADLINE: October 3, 2016.                 

 

Simons Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences

The aim of the Simons Collaborations in MPS program is to stimulate progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in the broad area of mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science.

DEADLINE: October 3, 2016.                 

 

Targeted Grants to Institutes in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

The Targeted Grants to Institutes program is intended to support institutions in the mathematics and physical sciences through funding to centers of excellence, to help establish scientific culture and strengthen contacts within the international scientific community.

DEADLINE: October 13, 2016                 

 

Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards

The purpose of these awards is to help launch the careers of outstanding investigators who use quantitative approaches to advance understanding of marine microbial ecology and evolution. 

DEADLINE: November 7, 2016                 

 

Simons Symposia Program

The program brings mathematicians, theoretical physicists and theoretical computer scientists together to interact and collaborate on one topic, or tightly connected groups of topics, over a series of meetings.

DEADLINE: November 9, 2016                 

 
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