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

Other Events

Apr. 18, 2014 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Greg Valiant (Stanford University)
Apr. 18, 2014 3:30 pm5:00 pm
Thomas Vidick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Xie Chen (UC Berkeley)
May 2, 2014 3:30 pm4:30 pm
Ignacio Cirac (Max Planck Institute, Garching)
May 9, 2014 5:30 pm7:30 pm

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

The following graduate courses on campus may be of interest to participants in our Spring programs:


STAT 298-35: "Composite Likelihood Methods," instructor Rasmus Nielsen

CS 294-56: "Evolution and Computation," instructor Christos Papadimitriou

MATH 243: "*Seq: Methods and Applications," instructor Lior Pachter


Berkeley students may sign up to take these courses for credit.

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.