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The Flatiron Institute is an internal research division of the Simons Foundation, launched in 2016.[1] It comprises five centers for computational science: the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA); the Center for Computational Biology (CCB); the Center for Computational Quantum Physics (CCQ); the Center for Computational Mathematics (CCM); and the Center for Computational Neuroscience (CCN). It also has a group called the Scientific Computing Core (SCC). The institute takes its name from the Flatiron District in New York City where it's based.

The mission of the Flatiron Institute is to advance scientific research through computational methods, including data analysis, theory, modeling, and simulation. The Flatiron Institute was dedicated with a ceremony on September 6, 2017.[2]

Center for Computational Biology

Center for Computational Astrophysics

Center for Computational Quantum Physics

Center for Computational Mathematics

Center for Computational Neuroscience

Scientific Computing Core



  1. ^ Chang, Kenneth (2016-11-22). "James Simons's Foundation Starts New Institute for Computing, Big Data". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-01-20.
  2. ^ "Gov. Andrew Cuomo Joins Jim and Marilyn Simons to Dedicate Flatiron Institute". Simons Foundation. 2017-09-07. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  3. ^ "'You Get Ideas.' Inside a Top Science Foundation's Most Ambitious Project Yet". Inside Philanthropy. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  4. ^ "Michael Shelley Named Director of Center for Computational Biology". Simons Foundation. April 2019.