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

Feb. 11, 2016 4:00 pm5:30 pm
Gregory Valiant (Stanford University)
Feb. 12, 2016 2:00 pm3:00 pm
John Lapinskas (University of Oxford)
Mar. 14, 2016 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Katie Pollard (UC San Francisco)

Call for Proposals

We are now accepting proposals for programs to run at the Institute during calendar year 2018. Deadline: December 31, 2015.

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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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CS294-208/CMPBIO290 "Special Topics in Computational Molecular Biology", instructor Nir Yosef. TuTh 5:00-6:30 in 177 Stanley Hall. Starts Tuesday Jan 19. Website.


CS294-109 "Graph Partitioning, Expanders and Spectral Methods", instructor Luca Trevisan. MW 1:00-2:30 in 310 Soda Hall. Starts Wednesday Jan 20.  Website.

Research Fellows

The deadline for Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowships for 2016-17 was December 15, 2015. We are no longer accepting applications.

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