James Simons

Eighty-five years ago the founders of the Institute had a very clear vision: to create a place unique in the world, that would attract scholars of the highest quality from all over the world and provide them with the best environment to pursue...

The Institute was invited by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute to cosponsor and promote the country’s first National Math Festival, a three-day celebration held April 16–18 in Washington, D.C., to encourage and support the math of...

In the twentieth century, mathematicians developed a deep theory of knots, which was revolutionized by the discovery of the Jones polynomial—a way to calculate a number for every knot—by Vaughan F. R. Jones in the early...