Simons Foundation

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The Simons Foundation is a private foundation established in 1994 by Marilyn and James Harris Simons with offices in New York City.[1] The foundation funds research in mathematics and the basic sciences.

The foundation makes grants in "four program areas: mathematics and physical sciences; life sciences; autism research; and education & outreach."[2][3] In 2016 the foundation launched the Flatiron Institute, a multidisciplinary academic research entity focused on computation.[4]

The foundation also funds two editorially independent online publications: Quanta Magazine and Spectrum. Quanta reports on developments in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science and the basic life sciences.[5] Spectrum provides news and analysis of advancements in autism research.[6]

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