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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James H. Simons likes to play against type. He is a billionaire star of mathematics and private investment who often wins praise for his financial gifts to scientific research and programs to get children hooked on math.

Workshops / Symposia

Sept. 2Sept. 5, 2014

Other Events

Sept. 8, 2014 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Peter Bürgisser (Technical University of Berlin)

Call for Proposals

We are now accepting proposals for programs to run at the Institute during calendar year 2016. Deadline: August 1, 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

Graduate courses relevant to our Fall 2014 programs will be announced here shortly.

Research Fellows

The competition for Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowships for academic year 2014-15 is now concluded.  The call for applications for 2015-16 will be published in Fall 2014.  In addition, we will shortly be announcing a call for applications for fellowships for our Summer 2015 program on Cryptography.