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Simons Foundation Co-Founder, Mathematician and Investor Jim Simons Dies at 86


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What is NSF-Simons NITMB?

The NSF-Simons National Institute for Theory and Mathematics in Biology (NITMB) aims to integrate the disciplines of mathematics and biology in order to transform the practice of biological research and to inspire new mathematical discoveries.


NITMB is a partnership between Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

It is funded by the National Science Foundation DMS-2235451 and the Simons Foundations MP-TMPS-00005320.

The mission of the NITMB is to create a nationwide collaborative research community that will generate new mathematical results and uncover the “rules of life” through theories, data-informed mathematical models, and computational and statistical tools. The NITMB leverages close collaborations between experimentalists and theorists to synergize discovery. The fundamental research done by NITMB will stimulate advances in areas as diverse as the environment, medicine, and technology development. NITMB members and visitors share space in downtown Chicago that is readily accessible to collaborators across the U.S. and the world.

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