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

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing is the world's leading 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. The Institute brings 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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Current Programs

Workshops / Symposia

Other Events

Apr. 21, 2018 10:00 am11:00 am
Manuel Blum, Carnegie Mellon University
Apr. 25, 2018 1:30 pm2:30 pm
Hao Zhu  
Apr. 25, 2018 6:00 pm7:30 pm
Eric Horvitz (Microsoft)
Apr. 26, 2018 11:00 am12:00 pm
Xinbo Geng
May 7, 2018 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Balaji Prabhakar (Stanford University)

Call for Proposals

We are now accepting proposals for programs to run at the Institute in the academic year 2019-2020. Deadline: December 31, 2017.

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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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CS294-145 "Approximation Algorithms", instructor David P. Williamson. TuTh 3:30-5:00 in 310 Soda Hall.


Research Fellows

The call for 2018/19 Fellowships has closed. The deadline for receipt of complete application materials (except letters) was December 15, 2017; late applications will not be considered. For more information, please click here.