University of California, Berkeley, will be home for computer center

May 1, 2012
$60 million grant will establish center for theoretical computer science

From The San Francisco Chronicle: The University of California, Berkeley, has won a $60 million grant to establish a worldwide center for theoretical computer science to explore high-level mathematical algorithms that could help a variety of scientific fields, including health care, climate modeling and economics. The award from the Simons Foundation of New York will be used to start the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, which is expected start operations in July and move into a remodeled Calvin Hall on the Berkeley campus in 2013.

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