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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Other Events

Nov. 30, 2015 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Leonard Schulman (California Institute of Technology)
Dec. 4, 2015 11:00 am1:00 pm
Ehud Kalai (Northwestern University)
Dec. 4, 2015 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Robert Berwick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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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CS294-114 Towards Fine-Grained Complexity & Algorithm Design.  Instructor: Russell Impagliazzo.

TuTh 5:00-6:30pm, Room 405 Soda Hall.  Starts Thu Aug 27.  Website.


CS294-117 Randomized Algorithms in Linear Algebra.  Instructor: Ravi Kannan.

Tu 11:00-12:30, Room 320 Soda Hall.  Starts Tue Sept 1.  Website.


Research Fellows

We are now accepting applications for Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowships for 2016-17. For more information, please click here
Deadline: December 15, 2015

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