Cyndi Atherton

Director, Science, Heising-Simons Foundation

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Cyndi Atherton

Director, Science, Heising-Simons Foundation

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Biography

Cyndi Atherton oversees discovery-driven projects primarily in the physical sciences and climate change science. Prior to joining the Heising-Simons Foundation in 2013, Atherton was a science program director at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, where she oversaw portfolios that included astronomy, condensed matter physics, seismology, and other physical sciences, as well as large-scale commitments to Caltech and the Thirty Meter Telescope. She earned her Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of California. She has a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree from Caltech in engineering and applied science. Prior to joining the Moore Foundation, she conducted research in atmospheric chemistry and physics at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Sessions as a Speaker

Science’s Billionaire Backers: Philanthropy’s Role in Research

27 October 2017
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Marriott Marquis