Welcome 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.

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. ICMS also hosts events organised by other mathematical and related organisations.

The Scientific Director of ICMS is Professor Paul Glendinning.

The ICMS is located at The Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT.

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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ICMS at the Bayes Centre

Here are some recent photos of our new home

There is also a video! You can view the video here

In July 2019, Eugenia Cheng gave a fascinating public lecture entitled, Inclusion-Exclusion in mathematics and beyond. Here is a link to the talk.

As a quick preview here is a video of Eugenia answering some quick questions in advance of the talk.

Below is a collection of 2019 workshop group photos.

In addition here are some photos from 2019 public lectures.

More photos from ICMS events are available on our Flckr page.


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 first of October in order to be considered in March;
  • the first of April 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.

Full details of how to prepare and submit proposals can be found here.