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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Other Events

Oct. 22, 2018 11:00 am12:30 pm
Chi Jin
Oct. 22, 2018 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Madhu Sudan (Harvard University)
Oct. 24, 2018 10:30 am12:00 pm
Pavel Pudlák
Oct. 24, 2018 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Richard Karp (UC Berkeley)
Oct. 31, 2018 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Michael Stonebraker (MIT)
Nov. 5, 2018 11:00 am12:30 pm
Gregory Valiant, Stanford
Nov. 7, 2018 4:00 pm5:00 pm
William Kahan (UC Berkeley)
Nov. 7, 2018 6:00 pm7:30 pm
Thore Graepel (Google DeepMind)
Nov. 19, 2018 10:30 am12:00 pm
Jonathan Mosheiff

Call for Proposals

We are now accepting proposals for programs to run at the Institute in Fall 2020 and beyond. Deadline: December 31, 2018.

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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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CS 294-152 "Lower Bounds: Beyond the Bootcamp," instructor Ryan Williams. Mon 4-7 in 405 Soda Hall.

CS 294-155 "Law and Cryptography," instructor Shafi Goldwasser. Th 12-2 in 306 Soda Hall.

Research Fellows

The call for 2019/20 Fellowships is open. For more information, please click here.