The Simons Foundation is a private foundation established in 1994 by Marilyn and James Harris Simons with offices in New York City. 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." In 2016 the foundation launched the Flatiron Institute, a multidisciplinary academic research entity focused on computation.
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. Spectrum provides news and analysis of advancements in autism research.
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