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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 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 this year.  

May 30, 2016 - Jun 01, 2016
Edinburgh Mathematical Society Postgraduate Meeting for Students 2016

May 30, 2016 - Jun 03, 2016
Geometric rigidity theory and applications

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

Jun 13, 2016 - Jun 17, 2016
NATCOR 2016 : Convex Optimization

Jun 17, 2016
Computational Optimization in Action

Jun 20, 2016 - Jun 24, 2016
Metamaterials beyond photonics

Jun 27, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016
At the Frontiers of Quantitative Finance

Jul 04, 2016 - Jul 08, 2016
Stochastic models of the spread of disease and information on networks

Jul 11, 2016 - Jul 15, 2016
Computation in geometric and combinatorial group theory

Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 22, 2016
Trapped waves and wave radiation in fluid mechanics

Jul 25, 2016 - Jul 29, 2016
Symplectic geometry and topology

Sep 05, 2016 - Sep 08, 2016
MCMC and particle methods: sampling, inference and stochastic approximation

Scientific Directorship

The International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) in Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a scientific director to succeed Professor David Abrahams, from October 2016 or other mutually agreed date. Full details are available here.

Public Events

Symmetry in chemistry and engineering: Maxwell still going strong at 185

Patrick Fowler (Sheffield)

Tuesday 31st May, 6pm
15 South College Street
Tickets are free and available from Eventbrite.

Details of future events will be published on our 2016 Public Events page as they become available.

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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.