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. Eugenio Calabi is a visionary mathematician whose work has had profound implications beyond his own field of complex differential geometry. Calabi has been on the faculty in the Department of Mathematics since 1964 and is the Thomas A. Scott Professor of Mathematics Emeritus. In 2014, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania.
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.