New Frontiers Beckon Math and Biology in Multimillion Dollar NSF-Simons Project
The National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation have launched a large collaboration of bioscientists and mathematicians to advance both fields. The project will have a total of three centers funded with $30 million, one of which is headquartered at Georgia Tech and will receive a third of the funding. From top left to bottom right: Top row: Greg Bleckerman (math) & Dan Goldman (physics), Francesca Storici (bio) & Natasha Jonoska (math), Christine Heitsch (math) & Annalise Paaby (bio), Matt Torres (bio) & Julie Mitchell (math), Second row: Hang Lu (biochem) & Peter Bubenik (math), Melissa Kemp (bio-eng) & Elena Dimitrova (math), Scott McKinley (math) & Christine Payne (mech-eng)
Credit: Georgia Tech / Rob Felt / Harriss Callahan
A new national project, which includes the Georgia Institute of Technology, aims to convey the benefits of physics’ age-old intertwining with math upon biology, a science historically less connected with it. The National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation have launched four centers to do this, funded with $40 million, one of which is headquartered at Georgia Tech and will receive a quarter of the funding.