That was fast: Director Chaudhari just announced that James Simons, along with partners, has committed to raising $13M for the RHIC run. This is great. I know that I and all of my colleagues are really excited about this. More later.
OK, more now. Here is the statement by the Director.
Information about James Simons can be found here, via Wikipedia. Of course, we all trust Wikipedia as much as we trust...bloggers. Right?