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  • Festival of Mathematics and its Applications

    Date: 28 and 29 June 2017

    Location: University of Greenwich

    A two-day festival of mathematics with talks, workshops and drop-in activities for school students and others.  Join some of the UK’s top maths communicators for lots of exciting mathematics!  Dr Jen Rogers (Oxford) will give a public talk on the evening of 28th June.  Workshops presenters include Nira Chamberlain, Rob Eastaway, James Grime, Ben Sparks, Katie Steckles and Colin Wright.

  • Message to the EMS

    The following message has been sent to the President of the European Mathematical Society (EMS) to present to the European Mathematical Society Council Meeting in Berlin on 16-17 July (the IMA being a Full Corporate member of the EMS):

    "The IMA, as professional and learned body for mathematicians in the United Kingdom, takes this opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to the study, research and application of mathematics as a fully collaborative venture between mathematicians of all countries, irrespective of political arrangements, and will continue to work in cooperation with other mathematical societies, national and international."

  • Tomorrow's Mathematicians Today 2017

    Date: Saturday 11th February 2017

    Location: Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

    Manchester Metropolitan University, supported by The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), is very pleased to announce the sixth Undergraduate Mathematics Conference which will be held on Saturday 11th February 2017 from 10am to 5pm.  GCHQ have also kindly agreed to sponsor a prize for the best paper.  The keynote speaker will be Dr Stephen Lynch from Manchester Met who has had a long career both using and teaching mathematical software and has published a number of textbooks in this area.  The title and abstract of the keynote talk will be published on the TMT2017 website later this summer.

  • Sandwiches, snakes and stays: interacting with instabilities
    Professor Ahmer Wadee FIMA (Professor of Nonlinear Mechanics at Imperial College London)

    17.30 Thursday 23 June 2016
    Various structures fail because of multiple complex, inter-related instabilities. In a world of increasingly sophisticated computing power, numerical modelling of these structures to optimise their design has grown hugely in prominence.

    But where does this leave the more traditional engineering skills of calculating the forces and strengths in the system themselves? The fact is that software is only as good as the user and, if used carelessly, engineers may end up with designs that behave far more dangerously when in use than initially predicted.

  • Mathematics of the mob
    Professor Pierre Degond (Professor of Nonlinear Mechanics at Imperial College London)

    17.30 Tuesday 21 June 2016
    How do flocks of birds or schools of fish appear to act as one self-aware organism? How do political or social movements spread across populations? And why do many of us continue to spend our commutes stationary in traffic jams?

    Mathematics is guiding us towards answers. The behaviour displayed by each of these phenomenon is underpinned by similar mathematical structures describing self-organisation and collective behaviour. It’s a set of rules that brings together individuals unaware of the broader process they are partaking in, but as a group show collective determined, smart behaviour.

  • Graduation Gift

    Looking for a graduation gift that’s different and useful?  Why not give the gift of professional development?

    It’s easy to apply – just ask them to download the application form, complete and return to: Membership, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson St, Southend SS1 1EF with proof of registration on their degree and payment details.

  • Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment
    Numbers to the rescue: can maths save the planet?

    The Grantham Institute and the Mathematics of Planet Earth Centre for Doctoral Training are hosting a panel discussion where experts will discuss how mathematics can combat environmental problems, and their impact on society and business.

    The discussion will be chaired by Imperial's Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, an esteemed meteorologist and member of the UK Committee on Climate Change. Following the discussion, we would like to offer you the opportunity to meet our academics and PhD students, and see examples of what our research in climate modelling, uncertainty, data assimilation and computational science can do for you.

  • LMS Popular Lectures 2016

    The London Mathematical Society Popular Lectures present exciting topics in mathematics and its applications to a wide audience. The LMS Popular Lectures usually feature two lecturers who have been chosen for their mathematical distinction and communication skills. The Society aims to present a wide range of mathematical topics in the lectures, which are suitable for all who have an interest in mathematics. Registration is now open and tickets are available for the Popular Lectures. Admission is free with registration.

  • ECSTATIC 2016 (Early Career Stage Topologists AT Imperial College)

    ECSTATIC is a two-day conference at Imperial College, aimed at young researchers (Ph.D. students and postdocs) working in or interested in all forms of topology. All participants are encouraged to present their own research or the field they are working on by giving a talk.

  • Mentoring African Research in Mathematics (MARM)
    Call for prospective mentors

    The London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the International Mathematical Union (IMU) Commission for Developing Countries in association with the African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) are seeking applications for grants to support mathematics and its teaching in universities in Africa.  Four mentoring partnerships are to be awarded, each for a duration of two years.

  • Special LMS-IMA Lecture
    Hilbert’s Sixth Problem Workshop

    Monday May 2nd 2016 17:00-18:00 at College Court, Leicester

    The historical origins of Hilbert's sixth problem: geometry, mechanics, kinetic theory. The lecture will be delivered in conjunction with International Scientific Conference "Hilbert’s Sixth Problem" to be held at the University of Leicester on 2-4 May 2016. It will be available with the wider audience including undergraduate students and mathematical teachers.

  • Presidential Address 2016 - Professor Chris Linton CMath FIMA
    Cultural challenges facing the mathematical sciences

    Thursday 30 June 2016, 18:00
    Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG
    (registration from 17:30)

    The audience will include Institute members and invited guests from government, industry, education,
    and kindred professional and learned associations. The Address will follow the Institute’s AGM. A separate notice about this will also be circulated with the June issue of Mathematics Today. Entrance to the Presidential Address is free of charge but a ticket is required. A Reception for members and their guests will be available afterwards at a cost of £16.00 per person.

  • The IMA is proud to present an afternoon of mathematics for pupils aged 16+

    Thursday 23 June, 13:00 – 16:00
    Kings College London, Strand Campus, Room S-2.08
    (optional space for schools to eat lunch available from 12:00)

    The afternoon is designed to give pupils an idea of where maths can take you. As well as the talks there will be a choice of workshops (sign-up on the day) delivered by Cardiff University and an opportunity to ask speakers questions about maths careers.

  • LMS Women in Mathematics Days 2016 - Cambridge and Edinburgh

    There will be two LMS Women in Mathematics Days in 2016, held in Cambridge and Edinburgh. The events provide an opportunity to meet and talk with women who are active and successful in mathematics. The events are open to all but would be of particular interest to women mathematicians, particularly PhD students and those at an early stage of their career.

  • Nominations open for IMA Gold Medal 2016

    Institute Gold Medals are awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to mathematics and its applications over a period of years. The call for nominations to the IMA Gold Medal 2016 is now open (with a closing date of 31 March 2016).

  • The David Crighton Lecture 2016

    Thursday 12 May 2016 at 6.15 p.m.
    followed by a reception at The Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

    Professor Frank Kelly CBE FRS lecture, Mathematics and Financial Markets. Professor Frank Kelly will also be presented with the David Crighton Medal which is awarded biennially, for services both to mathematics and to the mathematical community, by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and the London Mathematical Society.

  • Birmingham Mathematics Group (BMG) Meeting

    17 December 2015
    A meeting of the Birmingham Mathematics Group (BMG) will take place on Thursday 17th December, at 7 pm. The place is the Old Joint Stock, a pub near Colmore Row, central Birmingham. This is easy to reach via bus, as many buses stop on Colmore Row.

    The topic of discussion will be: Mathematical Notation and its History

  • Mathematics of Planet Earth Exhibition
    Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus

    24 Oct - 01 Nov 2015
    The MPE CDT has a great pleasure invite you to ‘Mathematics of Planet Earth’ Exhibition which will take place in the main entrance of Imperial’s South Kensington Campus, between Saturday 24 October– Sunday 1 November 2015. Mathematics of Planet Earth is an international exhibition displaying exhibits, videos and computer programs. Collectively these illustrate how mathematics plays a role in answering essential questions that concern our planet. In graphics visualisations and hands-on experiments you will discover the contributions that mathematics makes to topics such as astronomy, fluid dynamics, seismology, glaciology and cartography. The MPE CDT will provide a number of activities and tours available for families and children of all ages.

  • LMS Good Practice Scheme Workshop
    Applying for Athena SWAN: Beyond Bronze

    11:00 am 6 November 2015
    De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4HS
    The workshop will provide individuals and departments with knowledge and tools they can
    use to improve recruitment and retention of women in mathematics.

  • LMS Good Practice Scheme Workshop
    ‘Unconscious Bias’

    1:30 pm 14 October 2015
    International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA
    This workshop will particularly focus on ‘Unconscious Bias’ with a training session provided by the Equality Challenge Unit and is organised jointly with the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.

  • 31st Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications

    We are pleased to announce that the 31st Conference on Topology and its Applications will take place between 2nd and 5th August 2016 at The University of Leicester in England.
    There will be a Welcome Reception Buffet on the Monday evening, 1 August in the Restaurant overlooking Leicester’s attractive Victoria Park. This is also the venue for the Conference Dinner, which will be held on Thursday 4 August. 

  • TakeAIM Competition 2015

    The Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering, enabled by the generous sponsorship of Babcock International, BT, EPSRC, Experian, GCHQ, National Nuclear Laboratory, NAG, and Satellite Applications Catapult, is pleased to announce the launch of our 2015 TakeAIM competition.

    The competition is open to all students in the mathematical sciences, (undergraduates and postgraduates) registered for a first or higher degree and studying at a European University.

  • IMA Summer Lecture 2015

    Pure or Applied? - After 150 years of the London Mathematical Society and as a data tsunami sweeps our society, does mathematics have anything to add? - a talk by Professor Terry Lyons CMath FIMA, FLSW, FRSE, FRS
    Professor Terry Lyons, President of the London Mathematical Society, will give the IMA Summer Lecture at 6.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 June 2015, at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1 5AG, with registration opening at 5.40 p.m.

  • BSHM Neumann Book Prize call for nominations

    The British Society for the History of Mathematics is pleased to announce the biennial Neumann Prize for 2015.  The prize is awarded for a book in English (including books in translation) containing historical material and aimed at a non-specialist readership and published in 2013 or later.  The prize is named in honour of Peter M. Neumann O.B.E., a former President and longstanding contributor to the Society.  The value of the prize is £600.

  • Rolls-Royce Science Prize

    The Rolls-Royce Science Prize is an annual awards programme that helps teachers implement science teaching ideas in their schools and colleges. The Prize recognises and rewards excellence in Science teaching across the full spectrum of teaching, from special education needs to high ability pupils. It also promotes innovative and sustainable strategies for teaching science which addresses a specific need in the schools or colleges and at the same time contributes to teachers’ continuing professional development.

  • PROMYS Europe for students 16-18
    Six-week mathematical immersion at Oxford University

    PROMYS Europe is an intensive six-week summer immersion in mathematics at Oxford University for pre-university students in Europe. It is closely modelled on PROMYS, its 26-year-old parent programme at Boston University. We are seeking students aged at least 16 who would be excited at the opportunity to delve deeply into fundamental mathematical questions within a richly stimulating and supportive community of fellow first-year students, returning students, undergraduate counsellors, research mentors, faculty, and visiting mathematicians.

  • Geometry: A New Weapon in the Fight Against Viruses
    Professor Reidun Twarock

    Viruses like the common cold look like tiny footballs and mathematics can therefore help to understand how they form and evolve. Our highly interdisciplinary approach in understanding and combating viruses, in which mathematics plays a key role, provides surprising new avenues in our fight against viral disease.

  • Algorithms from Nature for Practical Optimisation

    Optimisation is the science of getting the best out of our resources. Optimisation problems are, typically, difficult to solve. Unfortunately they arise frequently. Traditional solution approaches are less than satisfactory. Professor Salhi describes new approaches and shows how they are applied to practical problems as arise in container ports and other contexts.

  • LMS Mary Cartwright Lecture

    The London Mathematical Society is pleased to announce Maria Esteban (Université Paris-Dauphine) as the 2015 Mary Cartwright Lecturer. The lecture will take place at De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London, WC1B on Friday 27 February 2015 at 3.30pm. Maria Esteban will give a lecture on ‘Eigenvalue problems in relativistic Quantum Mechanics, theory and applications’. Mathieu Lewin will give a supporting lecture on ‘Bose-Einstein condensation: history, model and recent mathematical results’. The lectures will be followed by a free wine reception.

  • 6th Competitive Game, organized jointly by the French Federation of Mathematical Games and Société de Calcul Mathématique

    The topic for this year is "Uncertainties in GPS Positioning", in partnership with: The French Institute for Transportation Science and Technology, Geolocalisation Team (IFSTTAR/CoSys/Geoloc) and The French Ministry of Transportation, Mission for Tarification Pricing (MEDDTL/DIGITIM/SAGS/MT). The game is endowed with 2 000 Euros for prizes. For additional information (pdf)

  • LMS annual prize nominations

    The LMS annual prize nominations are open to help recognise and celebrate achievements in and contributions to mathematics.  In order to nominate please complete the appropriate form on the LMS prize nomination page.

  • LMS Women in Maths Day 2015
    It All Adds Up: Celebrating 150 years of women across the mathematical sciences

    14th-17th April 2015 - Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
    In 2015, the London Mathematical Society's annual Women in Maths day will be expanded to four days, as part of the LMS 150th Anniversary celebrations, with two days for school students and two days for university mathematicians and mathematical scientists.

  • University College London - Turing Gateway to Mathematics
    Coping with Big Data - an Analytics and Computational Perspective

    Wednesday 7th January 2015 - University College London
    As the amount of data collected and generated continues to skyrocket, so do the challenges for effective analysis across a growing range of application areas. Such Big Data analysis now drives nearly every aspect of society, including life and physical sciences, retail, manufacturing, financial services. But with increasing data volumes and an ability to measure and store data on a scale never before seen, comes a number of challenges. New approaches in collection, processing, storage and analysis are required in order to derive new knowledge and deliver benefits from this unprecedented access to information.

  • University of Chester, Faculty of Science and Engineering
    Bubbles: The Bath and Beyond

    17th December, 2014. Thornton Science Park, Pool Lane, Ince, Chester, CH2 4NU
    Bubbles in liquids are a fascinating and important part of our everyday world, but we still associate them mostly with having baths. However did you know that snails blow bubbles, penguins use them to go faster and that there is a precise technical reason why bubbles are a champagne connoisseur’s best friend? Helen Czerski; a Research Fellow in Oceanography at UCL (University College London) and TV presenter, will explore and explain how we study bubbles in the ocean, and the difference that they make to weather and climate.

  • 7th National Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties Conference

    Thursday 25th June 2015 The Cumberland Hotel, London W1H 7DL
    This unique conference brings together the worlds of research, maths teaching and SEN expertise. You will hear two keynote speakers and be able to choose three workshops from eleven themes that will give you access to cutting edge research and opportunities to engage with leading practitioners and trainers. For all teachers of numeracy and maths, SENCos and Learning Support teachers, LA inclusion and numeracy support teams and Educational Psychologists.

  • Cecil King Travel Scholarship

    The London Mathematical Society annually awards a £5000 Cecil King Travel Scholarship in Mathematics, to a young mathematician of outstanding promise.  The Scholarship is awarded to support a period of study or research abroad, typically for a period of three months. The award is competitive and based on a written proposal describing the intended programme of study or research abroad and the benefits to be gained from such a visit.  A shortlist of applicants will be selected for interview.

  • LMS/BCS-FACS Evening Seminar
    Decision Problems for Linear Recurrence Sequences

    22 October 2014 De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4HS
    In association with the British Computer Society Formal Aspects of Computing Science BCS-FACS the LMS hosts an annual evening seminar on aspects of the computer science-mathematics interface. These events are free to anyone who wishes to attend, and have attracted high quality speakers. The 2014 LMS/BCS-FACS Seminar will be held on Wednesday 22nd October at De Morgan House. Professor Joel Ouaknine of the University of Oxford will give a seminar titled, Decision Problems for Linear Recurrence Sequences.

  • LMS Computer Science Colloquium 2014
    Computational and Mathematical Modelling for Improved Understanding of Biological Systems

    29 October 2014 De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4HS
    In recent years the development and application of computational and mathematical models of a range of processes has supported significant advances in our understanding of a wide variety of complex biological systems. The colloquium provides examples of this approach, from biological networks and biochemical signalling pathways through to models of a simple animal and of the human brain. In each case the use of techniques from mathematics and computer science allows basic questions about complex biological processes and systems to be addressed.

  • Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships renewed for third year

    The IMA is delighted to be working with the LMS, RSS, MEI and The MA for a third year to deliver up to 250 Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships worth £25,000 each.

    The recent Vision for Science and Mathematics report produced by the Royal Society argues that “Inspirational teaching begins with teachers who know and love their subject”.  Mathematics Scholars have excellent subject knowledge as well as the potential to inspire their pupils and be inspired by the opportunities offered by the Scholarship scheme and by their initial teacher training.

  • LMS Good Practice Scheme Workshop

    21 October 2014 - De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4HS
    The workshop will provide individuals and departments with knowledge and tools they can use to improve recruitment and retention of women in mathematics.  This may include making an application for Athena SWAN status.  This workshop will particularly focus on ‘Unconscious Bias’ with a training session provided by the Equality Challenge Unit.

  • Techniques for Data Linkage and Anonymisation

    23rd October 2014 - Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge
    Increasing numbers of large databases describing people, their characteristics, and their behaviour are being looked to for analysis by both Government and commercial organisations. Much can be gained from combining or linking data from different datasets leading, for example, to better understanding of the needs of the public and to better public policy decisions. However, a balance needs to be struck between the need to access data and the need to preserve the privacy and confidentiality of personal information.

  • Post-Quantum Research - Addressing Future Challenges and Directions

    18-19 September 2014 - Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge
    This second workshop will take forward ideas generated in the first event which took place in May 2014. It will continue with the key aim to gain consensus in identifying the mathematical challenges in post-quantum cryptography and seek to progress with setting the agenda for future research directions. These activities are set against a background that there is a realistic possibility in the medium term that the power of quantum computation will have the potential to compromise some cyber security systems.

  • Water Waves Theories and the Marine Industries

    Isaac Newton Institute Open for Business Event - 30 July 2014 - Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge
    This Open for Business half day event is part of an Isaac Newton Institute research programme which brings together leading expertise in the multiple disciplines involved in the theory of water waves. These events are structured to enable the formation of new relationships on the business-academic interface and to assist in identifying the common challenges that have greatest potential for research, knowledge transfer, public policy and commercial impact.

  • Small Grant Scheme extended for 2014

    In celebration of its Fiftieth year, the IMA is delighted to announce that an extra £6,000 has been allocated to the Small Grants Scheme, for the remainder of 2014 only.  This extension of the scheme is particularly welcome as we are currently experiencing the busiest year on record for the scheme.  The Small Grants Committee extends it thanks to all who have sponsored the 50th anniversary celebrations and for allowing a greater number of mathematicians to benefit from his scheme.

  • LMS 2014 Popular Lectures

    Wednesday 9th July at the Institute of Education, London (7:00pm)
    Wednesday 24th September at the Haworth Lecture Theatre, University of Birmingham (6:30pm)
    For 2014, the Popular Lecturers will be Professor Kevin Buzzard of Imperial College London and Dr Julia Gog of the University of Cambridge.

  • The Secret Mathematicians

    Wednesday, 21 May 2014 - 6:00pm, Museum of London
    From composers to painters, writers to choreographers, the mathematician’s palette of shapes, patterns and numbers has proved a powerful inspiration. Artists can be subconsciously drawn to the same structures that fascinate mathematicians as they hunt for interesting new structures to frame their creative process.

  • LMS Women In Mathematics Day 2014

    Friday 25 April 2014, De Morgan House, Russell Square, London
    The Women in Mathematics Day is an annual event organised by the London Mathematical Society. This year it will be held on Friday 25 April at De Morgan House in London. As usual, sessions will include talks by women mathematicians at different career stages and a poster session. There will also be a number of practical sessions to help women get the most out of their careers in mathematics. Sessions will include advice on how to get funding for your first postdoc and beyond and discussion groups on topics such as combining family and career, working overseas and making the next step in your career.

  • Using Mathematical Industrial Problems with Undergraduates: A Hands-on Experience

    Wednesday 2 April 2014, University of Bath
    By popular demand, the Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research discipline at the Higher Education Academy is rerunning this event, which first took place in June 2013. Professor Chris Budd will lead this masterclass which will focus on using industrial problems with undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences.

  • The British Museum's Education Conference - Why are sweets by the till? Delivering empowering financial education

    Friday 7 March 2014
    Organised as part of the education programme for the British Museum’s Citi Money Gallery, this conference will provide delegates with models and strategies to deliver empowering financial education, now a compulsory part of Mathematics and Citizenship in the revised secondary National Curriculum.

  • LMS Prizes 2014 Call for Nominations

    The London Mathematical Society welcomes nominations for the 2014 prizes, to recognise and celebrate achievements in and contributions to mathematics. The awards provide support for the student at a rate of £180 per week (or £190 per week in London), for a period of between 6 and 8 weeks.

  • London Mathematical Society Undergraduate Research Bursaries in Mathematics 2014

    The purpose of the awards is to give experience of research to undergraduates with research potential and to encourage them to consider a career in scientific research. The awards provide support for the student at a rate of £180 per week (or £190 per week in London), for a period of between 6 and 8 weeks.

  • Analysis of Partial Differential Equations - Symposium in honour of Professor Vladimir Maz’ya, on the occasion of his 75th Birthday

    16th-17th December 2013
    Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool
    The outstanding work of Prof V. Maz'ya has inspired many researchers in Analysis and its Applications worldwide. Prof V. Maz’ya was the recipient of the Humboldt Prize, Verdaguer Prize, Celsius Gold Medal and Senior Whitehead Prize. He has also recently been elected as the foreign member of the Georgian Academy of Sciences.

  • LMS Mary Cartwright Lecture & Society Meeting

    Friday 28 February 2014
    University of York, Ron Cooke Hub, Heslington East, YO10 5GE
    Anne Taormina (University of Durham) - Moonshines
    Reidun Twarock (University of York) - Viruses and geometry: hidden symmetries in virology
    The reception will be followed by a dinner at a restaurant, at a cost of £35 per person, inclusive of wine. If you would like to attend the dinner, please contact Katy Henderson by Friday 21 February.

  • LMS 150th Anniversary Postdoctoral Mobility Grants 2014-15 Awards

    The London Mathematical Society will award grants up to £9,200 to mathematicians of excellent promise. The purpose of the grants is to support a period of study and research in mathematics between three and six months in the academic year 2014-15 at one or more institutions other than the holder’s home institution.

  • IOP/IMA Lecture - Communications and Navigation: Driven by Mathematics - Professor Edward Stansfield

    2nd December 2013
    William Penney Theatre, AWE, Aldermaston, West Berkshire
    The Seventh and final IOP branch lecture of the 2013 series is a joint lecture with the IMA and will be “Communications and Navigation: Driven by Mathematics” by Edward Stansfield and will take place on the 2nd December at the William Penney Theatre at AWE. Tea/Coffee and Biscuits will be served from 7pm and the lecture will start at 7:30pm. The lecture is open to all, including children and non-members.

  • Christopher Zeeman Medal call for nominations

    The Councils of the LMS and the IMA are delighted to invite nominations for the 2014 award of the Christopher Zeeman Medal, which is the UK award dedicated to recognising excellence in the communication of mathematics. The IMA and LMS wish to honour mathematicians who have excelled in promoting mathematics and engaging with the general public. They may be academic mathematicians based in universities, mathematics school teachers, industrial mathematicians, those working in the financial sector or indeed mathematicians from any number of other fields.

  • The Big Bang Fair 2014 - Registration now open!

    13-16 March 2014
    The NEC, Birmingham
    The Big Bang is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK. Everything they do is aimed at showing young people (primarily aged 7-19) just how many exciting and rewarding opportunities there are out there for them with the right experience and qualifications. Through this national event (The Big Bang Fair) which happens at a different location in March every year, and through a series of regional and local events, they work with partner organisations across business and industry, government and academia to try and give a flavour of the real scale of engineering and science in the UK.

  • Public Key Cryptography: Secrecy in Public - Professor Raymond Flood

    13:00 Tuesday 22nd October 2013
    Museum of London, EC2
    For centuries massive intellectual effort has gone into methods of ensuring secure communication, because of its importance in diplomatic, commercial and military affairs. Up until recently these methods have relied on the exchange of a secret key or protocol between correspondents. Now, however, a new approach based on mathematics, called public key cryptography, is used and this underlies much of modern commerce and how you pay over the internet.

  • Mathematics Research Beyond the Blackboard

    Tuesday 29th October 2013
    De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, WC1B 4HS (Nearest tube - Russell Square)
    In recent years computer science has made a variety of contributions to the way mathematics research is done. These range from formal proofs of results too complex for humans to do by hand, such as the Kepler conjecture, to sophisticated computational tools such as chebfun for analysis and GAP for algebra and combinatorics, and even the use of social media to "crowdsource" proofs. The colloquium presents introductory talks, aimed at the level of interested graduate students or postdocs, for those who want to know more about these new ways of doing mathematics research, with ample scope for questions and discussion.

  • Modern Cryptography – Dr Richard Pinch (Cheltenham)

    IMA - London Branch Meeting
    6:30pm Tuesday 29th October
    University of Greenwich
    King William Building KW303
    Traditional symmetric or secret key cryptography has historically been the province of government, diplomatic and military users with a requirement for confidentiality. More recently asymmetric or public key cryptography has been developed and taken up to meet the requirements of life in cyberspace. Private individuals are now using it, often unknowingly, to achieve confidentiality and authentication. In this talk we describe how some of these requirements are met.

  • Views: Compositional Reasoning for Computer Programs with Professor Philippa Gardner

    8th October 2013
    De Morgan House 57-58, Russell Square, London, WC1B 4HS
    Mathematical reasoning has the potential to provide much needed guarantees about what computer programs do. It is important that the reasoning is compositional. Compositional reasoning means that we consider each program component (such as a program fragment, a library function or a concurrent thread) in isolation without having knowledge of the program context (such as the rest of the code, a client program using the library or the environment thread) in which it will be placed. It means that the reasoning scales and can therefore be applied to industrial code.

  • Mentoring African Research in Mathematics (MARM) Call for prospective mentors

    The London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the International Mathematical Union (IMU) in association with the African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) are seeking applications for grants to support mathematics and its teaching in universities in Africa. Four mentoring partnerships are to be awarded, each for a duration of two years.

  • Origami by Numbers with Dr Toshikazu Kawasaki

    27 September 2013
    Russell Square House, 10-12 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5EH
    Origami is a highly regarding and world-famous art of folding. Although it may not be so well known, mathematics, which despite appearing to be at the opposite end of the spectrum, is closely interwoven with this intricate art. The merging of maths and aesthetics has almost created no limits to what origami artists can fold, and has been used to produce spectacular and realistic models of animals, buildings and almost anything you could imagine.

  • The world by numbers: How mathematics explains objects and events

    Mathematician Prof Chris Budd discusses how mathematics seeks to explain and predict real life phenomena -- from the simple movement of objects to complex, “chaotic” systems such as the weather. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington

  • LMS Good Practice Scheme Workshop

    31 October 2013
    De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4HS
    The workshop will provide individuals and departments with knowledge and tools they can use to improve recruitment and retention of women in mathematics.

  • 14 -10 club at the Royal Institution

    Do you work in the finance sector? The Ri’s 14-10 Club is a science and maths club exclusively for finance professionals.

  • Mathematics of Planet Earth

    Scientific societies, universities, research institutes, and foundations all over the world have banded together to dedicate 2013 as a special year for the Mathematics of Planet Earth.

  • 5th National Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties Conference

    27 June 2013
    Cumberland Hotel, London

  • International Conference on Mathematical Sciences

    28-31 December 2012
    Nagpur, India

  • International Congress of Mathematicians

    13 - 21 August 2014
    Seoul, Korea

  • Maths-Art Seminars at London Knowledge Lab

    The seminar programme for 2012-2013 will start in September. The seminar slot remains the same as last year: Second Thursday of each month from 6.00pm to 7.30pm.

  • 'Computing Mathematics' - Free public lectures at Gresham College

    Gresham College, London’s oldest Higher Education Institution, is delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Mann, University of Greenwich, as the new Visiting Professor of Computing Mathematics. In this position, he will carry on the 415-year-old tradition of delivering free public lectures within the City of London.

  • MAFELAP 2013

    11 - 14 June 2013, with an early evening 10 June welcome lecture by J Tinsley Oden
    Brunel University, London, England


    The European Mathematical Society has created a popular mathematical website. It provides information and help for everyone interested in mathematics.

  • How YouTube is popularising science

    James Grime explains how small videos are making a big difference to the reach of science.

  • EPSRC Fellowships

    The Council for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) has written to Professor David Delpy, Chief Executive of EPSRC, requesting that EPSRC should urgently reconsider its decision to exclude from Fellowship support all areas of the mathematical sciences apart from statistics and applied probability.

  • The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

    Call for Proposals