Bringing Together the World's Leading Researchers and Scholars in Theoretical Computer Science

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing is an exciting new venue for collaborative research in theoretical computer science. Established on July 1, 2012 with a grant of $60 million from the Simons Foundation, the Institute is housed in Calvin Lab, a dedicated building on the UC Berkeley campus. Its goal is to bring together the world's leading researchers in theoretical computer science and related fields, as well as the next generation of outstanding young scholars, to explore deep unsolved problems about the nature and limits of computation.

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Workshops / Symposia

Oct. 13Oct. 16, 2014

Other Events

Oct. 1, 2014 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Michael Forbes (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Oct. 2, 2014 11:00 am12:00 pm
Michael Shub (City University of New York)
Oct. 6, 2014 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Gary Miller (Carnegie Mellon University)

Call for Proposals

We are now accepting proposals for programs to run at the Institute during academic year 2016-17. Deadline: December 31, 2014.

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The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing offers numerous ways for scientists to participate in the life of the Institute.

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Graduate Courses

The following graduate courses taught by Simons Institute visitors are relevant to our Fall programs:


CS 294-99 "Geometry and Complexity Theory", instructor JM Landsberg. TuTh 5:00-6:30 in 540 Cory Hall. Website.


CS 294-103 "Mathematical Foundations of Data Science", instructor Ravi Kannan. Th 3:30-5:00 in 405 Soda Hall. Website TBA.

Research Fellows

The call for applications for fellowships for 2015-16 will be published in Fall 2014. We are currently accepting fellowship applications for the special program on Cryptography in Summer 2015; click here for details. Deadline: September 30, 2014.