Eugenio and Giuliana Calabi & The Simons Foundation

The Calabi-Simons Professorship in Mathematics and Biology was established jointly by The Simons Foundation and Eugenio and Giuliana Calabi to recruit a faculty member to hold a joint appointment between the Departments of Biology and Mathematics. The late Eugenio Calabi was a visionary mathematician whose work has had profound implications beyond his own field of complex differential geometry. Dr. Calabi was recruited to Penn in 1964 and became the Thomas A. Scott Professor of Mathematics in 1967. He spent three decades in the Department of Mathematics and became world-renowned for his pioneering work in differential geometry, geometric flow, string theory research, and other complex mathematical concepts. In 2014 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania. He was named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2012 and received Italy’s highest honor, the Order of Merit, in 2022.

The Simons Foundation is a private foundation incorporated in 1994 by Jim and Marilyn Simons. The foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences, and it sponsors a range of programs that aim to promote a deeper understanding of our world.

Named Professor

Yoichiro Mori, Calabi-Simons Professor in Mathematics and Biology