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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 Paul Glendinning.

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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Forthcoming Workshops

Visit ICMS calendar for a complete list of all types of ICMS events this year.  

Feb 27, 2017 - Mar 02, 2017
Workshop on quantum fields, knots and integrable systems

Apr 04, 2017 - Apr 07, 2017
Learning graphical models in high dimensional settings

Apr 10, 2017 - Apr 13, 2017
MIGSAA Special Course on Random Graphs and their Applications

Apr 18, 2017 - Apr 21, 2017
Joint CDT Colloquium

Apr 24, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017
Positivity in algebraic and complex geometry

May 01, 2017 - May 04, 2017
Modelling Camp 2017

May 08, 2017 - May 12, 2017
Applied and computational complex analysis

May 22, 2017 - May 26, 2017
Braids in algebra, geometry and topology

May 29, 2017 - Jun 02, 2017
Nonlinear PDEs, stochastic control and filtering: new methods and applications

Jun 05, 2017 - Jun 09, 2017
Probabilistic perspectives in nonlinear PDEs

Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017
New mathematics for a safer world: wave propagation in heterogeneous materials

Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017
Linking noncommutative rings and algebraic geometry

Jun 26, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017
Applications of operator algebras: order, disorder and symmetry

Jul 03, 2017 - Jul 07, 2017
Workshop on BSDEs, SPDEs and their applications

Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017
New directions in the higher infinite

Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017
Harmonic analysis and its interactions: in honour of Tony Carbery

Jul 24, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017
Matrix factorisations and related topics

Sep 19, 2017 - Sep 21, 2017
Knowledge Exchange Community Meeting - Industrial Maths in Action

Sep 27, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017
Joint meeting of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society and Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques

May 21, 2018 - May 22, 2018
Nonlinear analysis and the physical and biological sciences


Visit the ICMS Blog for news and delegate interviews, reports and photos from our workshops and events. Most recent posts:

Our Autumn 2016 Newsletter for workshop delegates contains a round up of ICMS's events and links to our new initiatives.

Public Events

  • Cause or effect? Looking beyond correlation
    6pm, 6 April 2017
  • Why is life so complicated? Can my computer help?
    5.30pm, 10 April 2017

Full detals of these events here.

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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. Workshop proposals are considered by the Programme Committtee twice yearly.  Proposal deadlines are

  • the last day of October in order to be considered in February;
  • the last day of March in order to be considered in June.

RiGs enables researchers to spend a short period in intensive research collaboration at ICMS, away from teaching and administration. RiGs proposals will be considered by the Programme Committee throughout the year.  

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