Artificial Intelligence Reduces a 100,000-Equation Quantum Physics Problem to Only Four Equations

Simons Foundation, September 2022

Using artificial intelligence, physicists have compressed a daunting quantum problem that until now required 100,000 equations into a bite-size task of as few as four equations — all without sacrificing accuracy. The work, published in the September 23 issue of Physical Review Letters, could revolutionize how scientists investigate systems containing many interacting electrons. Moreover, if scalable to other problems, the approach could potentially aid in the design of materials with sought-after properties such as superconductivity or utility for clean energy generation.

CCA Research Scientist Matteo Cantiello Receives Aspen Institute Italia Award

Simons Foundation, September 2022

A research project studying the afterglow of two neutron stars merging is this year’s winner of the Aspen Institute Italia Award, which recognizes outstanding scientific research and collaboration between Italy and the United States. The project’s members include Matteo Cantiello, a research scientist at the Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Astrophysics. The award ceremony will take place on September 20.

CCQ Director Antoine Georges Awarded the Feenberg Memorial Medal

Simons Foundation, September 2022

Antoine Georges, the director of the Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Quantum Physics (CCQ), received the Feenberg Memorial Medal on September 14 at the International Conference Series on Recent Progress in Many-Body Theories. Georges shares the medal with CCQ long-term visiting scientist Gabriel Kotliar of Rutgers University and Dieter Vollhardt of the University of Augsburg in Germany.

Simons Collaboration on Plasticity and the Aging Brain Announces Inaugural Class of Transition to Independence Fellows

Simons Foundation, July 2022

Three talented early-career scientists in systems and computational neuroscience have been selected as the first Simons Collaboration on Plasticity and the Aging Brain Transition to Independence fellows. The fellowship aims to support neuroscientists from historically underrepresented backgrounds, recognizing that diversity improves scientific innovation and collaboration in the field of cognitive aging.