The mission of the Flatiron Institute

The mission of the Flatiron Institute is to advance scientific research through computational methods, including data analysis, modeling and simulation.

The institute, an internal research division of the Simons Foundation, is a community of scientists who are working to use modern computational tools to advance our understanding of science, both through the analysis of large, rich datasets and through the simulations of physical process.


David Spergel, Ph.D.

David Spergel joined the foundation in 2016 to lead its Center for Computational Astrophysics. He is an astrophysicist with research interests ranging from the search for planets around nearby stars to the shape of the universe.

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Leslie Greengard, M.D., Ph.D.

Leslie Greengard joined the Simons Foundation in 2013 as founding director of the Simons Center for Data Analysis, now called the Center for Computational Biology. Prior to that, Greengard served as director of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at…

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Antoine Georges, Ph.D.

Antoine Georges is a professor of physics at the Collège de France, where he holds the chair in condensed matter physics. He also has joint appointments with École Polytechnique and the University of Geneva. He received his Ph.D. from the…

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Andrew Millis, Ph.D.

Andrew Millis is co-director of the Center for Computational Quantum Physics and associate director for Physics at the Simons Foundation. He has done fundamental research on heavy fermion compounds, quantum phase transitions, ‘colossal’ magnetoresistance materials and high transition-temperature superconductivity.

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Nick Carriero, Ph.D.

Nick Carriero came to the Simons Foundation in 2014 from Yale University, where he was a senior research scientist in computer science and co-director of the W.M. Keck Biotechnology Resource Laboratory’s high-performance computing resource.

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Ian Fisk, Ph.D.

Ian Fisk came to the Simons Foundation in 2014 after working in the computing division at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois since 2003. Fisk was the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment’s computing coordinator at CERN from 2010 to…

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