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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Forthcoming Workshops

Visit ICMS calendar for a complete list of all types of ICMS events in 2015.  

Jul 27, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015
Harmonic Analysis and Partial Differential Equations

Aug 24, 2015 - Aug 26, 2015
Conference on partial differential equations

Sep 07, 2015 - Sep 11, 2015
Prospects for causal set quantum gravity

Sep 21, 2015 - Sep 25, 2015
Computational information geometry for image and signal processing

Oct 01, 2015 - Oct 02, 2015
Knowledge Exchange Community Meeting 2015

Oct 26, 2015 - Oct 30, 2015
Mathematics, mechanics and physics for tomorrow's materials

Feb 29, 2016 - Mar 04, 2016
Multiscale methods for stochastic dynamical systems in biology

Jun 06, 2016 - Jun 10, 2016
Energy Management: Flexibility, Risk and Optimisation

Public Events  

In July, we have two public lectures associated with our summer workshops.

Wednesday 22nd July, 6pm


Pierrette Cassou-Nogues
University of Bordeaux

Tuesday 28th July, 6pm

Fourier blues: how mathematics explains some of the beautiful blue colours in birds and other animals

Rodolfo Torres
University of Kansas

Talks take place in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre, ICMS 15 South College Street, Edinburgh and are generally followed by an informal reception. Full details and ticket reservations can be found on our public events page.

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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.