Entrance hall of the ICMSWelcome to ICMS

ICMS supports research in the mathematical sciences. Its core activity is the development and organisation of international workshops and conferences in all areas of mathematics and these attract leading mathematical scientists from the UK and overseas. The Overview of ICMS section of this site contains information about our aims, management structure and gender balance policy.

In addition to workshops, ICMS is involved in a number of other mathematical activities such as small group research programmes, postgraduate training, journal management and outreach. Details of current and past projects are available in the Other Activities section. ICMS also hosts events organised by other mathematical and related organisations. The ICMS Full Calendar lists all workshops, other activities and hosted events.

The Scientific Director of ICMS is Professor David Abrahams.

The headquarters of ICMS is at 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA.

ICMS is wholly owned by Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh. It is funded by its parent universities and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of the UK with additional support from the London Mathematical Society.

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Public Events 

Visit our Public Events page for details and tickets.

Thursday 16th April 5.30pm
Geometry: A secret weapon in the fight against viruses
ICMS Edinburgh International Science Festival Talk 2015
Reidun Twarock, University of York

Wednesday 22nd April, 6pm
Strange gradient flows: The structure of images and novel opportunities in biomedical imaging
Martin Burger, University of Münster

Thursday 7th May, 6pm
2020 Vision: Exploring the Cosmos with the Next Generation of Astronomical Telescopes
Martin Hendry, University of Glasgow 

Join our email list to receive updates about forthcoming events by emailing Dawn.Wasley@icms.org.uk

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Calls for Proposals

ICMS welcomes proposals for workshops and Research in Groups (RiGs) activities in all aspects of mathematical sciences and interdisciplinary areas with significant mathematical content. RiGs enables researchers to spend a short period in intensive research collaboration at ICMS, away from teaching and administration.


  • Workshop proposals: 31 March 2015
  • Research in Groups proposals: 30 April 2015

Full details on all programmes are in our Call for Proposals section.