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Letter from the President

In this holiday week, I wanted to write a note of reflection and thanks to you, our colleagues and friends. We are nearing the end of a tumultuous year. It has been a hard year – a year marked by anger, grief, illness, and loss. It has been a year filled with events that have… Continue Reading

First Mural Complete in “FINDINGS” Series Celebrating Women and Science

On a towering brick wall near the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City, a mysterious class of cosmological objects dance with the diverse women of New York City. “A Cluster of Enigmas” is the first in a series of colorful murals completed by renowned artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, in her new partnership with the Heising-Simons Foundation entitled “Findings.”

Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, September 2020

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see its grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert voice on a timely issue or being highlighted for their accomplishments and hard work. Here are some news items that have featured our grantees in September 2020.

Climate Change and Two Dimensions of Justice

Multiple unfolding crises this year have laid bare, and exacerbated, deep inequities in our society. The poorest people around the world and communities of color here in the U.S. are once again bearing the heaviest burden from the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic crisis, and climate impacts.

Grantee Andrea Ghez Wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Grantee partner Andrea Ghez, UCLA’s Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Professor of Astrophysics, was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics today. Ghez shares the prize with Reinhard Genzel of University of California, Berkeley, and the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics.