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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Forthcoming Events

May 20-24, 2019
LMS Invited Lectures 2019

May 27-31, 2019
Big Proof

May 28-30, 2019
EMS Postgraduate Meeting - The Burn

June 3 - 7, 2019
Summer School: Geometric representation theory and low-dimensional topology

June 10
3rd David Finney Lecture

June 10 - 14, 2019
Geometric representation theory and low-dimensional topology

June 17-19, 2019
Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases: Partnership Builidng Workshop

June 10 - 28, 2019
Mathematical and statistical challenges in viral dynamic models: Ebola virus as a paradigm

June 23 - 28, 2019
Integrable systems, special functions and combinatorics

June 23 - 28, 2019
Addressing statistical challenges of modern technological advances

July 1-2, 2019
Advances in linear algebra and huge-scale optimization

July 4-5, 2019
Edinburgh Slow-Fast-Ival

July 7-13, 2019
Category Theory 2019

September 2 - 5, 2019
Optimal Transport and Optimal Patterns

September 9- 13, 2019
Analytical and combinatorial aspects of quantum information theory

October 14-18, 2019
The future of structure-preserving algorithms

June 29 - July 3, 2020
Manifolds and K-theory: the legacy of Andrew Ranicki

Previous Events

January 28, 2019
Stochastic analysis

January 30, 2019

INI-ICMS Joint Correspondents Network Day

January 31 - February 1 2019
Enhancing representation theory, noncommutative algebra and geometry

February 4-6, 2019
SFRA 2019 Colloquium and Workshop

February 19, 2019
IMA Scottish Branch: Ben Leimkuhler: (Re-)learning to stimulate

February 20-22, 2019
Industrial Challenge Strategy Fund and the UK Mathematical Sciences

March 11-15 2019
Mathematical design of new materials: strategies and algorithms for the design of alloys and metamaterials

March 27 2019
55th NBMPS

April 1-5 2019
Mean-field games, energy systems, and other applications workshop and mini-course

April 5, 2019
LMS Good Practice Scheme workshop

April 5, 2019
LMS Mary Cartwright Lecture 2019: Beatrice Pelloni

April 29 - May 3, 2019
LMS Research School: PDEs in Mathematical Biology: Modelling and Analysis

May 7 - May 10, 2019
2019 ICMS Modelling Camp

May 15 - 17, 2019
Modern Applied Probability. A workshop in celebration of Sergey Foss’ 65th birthday

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.