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VIRTUAL/ONLINE EVENTS: In view of the continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus, ICMS has looked at how to continue to support the mathematical sciences community

ICMS and INI have been exploring ways in which we can facilitate more activity within the mathematical sciences. We would like support to the mathematical sciences community in the UK by helping to organize and run online seminars (both one-off events and seminar series). Please see this webpage for more details.  

ICMS, INI and Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are working with various representatives from the mathematical sciences community to develop a virtual forum for knowledge exchange in the mathematical sciences (V_KEMS). The main aim is to identify a range of virtual approaches that will help address challenges from business and industry, the third sector, and other groups outside academia. Please see this webpage for more details.

ICMS events due to be held at Bayes Centre, Edinburgh up to the end of July 2020 have been postponed.


The ICMS staff are now all working remotely. Please refer to the staff contact details page for email addresses.

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 abroad.

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 VIRTUAL Events


A call for virtual events, including seminar series, was launched late March.

Further details are available on this webpage.

Regular Virtual Seminar Series

Mondays at 2pm: One World Numerical Analysis

Tuesdays at 4pm: Geometry and Topology Online Seminar

Tuesdays at 4pm: The RepNet Virtual Seminar

Tuesdays (bi-weekly): Wavinar: Waves in Complex Continua

Wednesdays at 1pm: One World Stochastic Numerics and Inverse Problems

Wednesdays at 2pm: Warwick Combinatorics Seminar Series

Wednedsays at 2pm: Virtual Integrable Systems Seminars

Wednesdays at 3pm: One World Nonlinear Waves and their Applications Seminar Series

Thursdays (variable timings): Research and teaching in statistical and data sciences

Thursdays at 1pm: LAGOON: Leicester Algebra and Geometry Open ONline

Thursdays at 3.30pm: OPSFOTA: Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions, Operator Theory and Applications virtual series

Fridays at 11.30am: Scientific understanding and modelling of the decontamination of COVID-19 infected spaces and surfaces



Forthcoming Virtual Events 

A call for virtual events was launched late March. Further details are available on this webpage. We are working to schedule numerous seminars and other events. We will post details once available.


July 07, 2020, 4pm


The Black Heroes of Mathematics

July 09, 2020, 3pm

Centre for Statistics (University of Edinburgh)


Communicating statistics, risk and uncertainty in the age of Covid

July 13, 2020

Maximizing Impact and Reproducibility of Acoustic Modelling Software Workshop

July 20-24, 2020

ESGI 162

September 2020

UK challenges and capabilities in computational acoustics - 3 day Sandpit

September 21-24, 2020

Stochastic Transport in Upper Ocean Dynamics Workshop

More to follow:

Recent Virtual Events

Details of virtual events since April 2020 is available here.



Events at Bayes Centre, Edinburgh 

Detais of Events POSTPONED due to the global pandemic are available here.

We are working to reschedule Spring/Summer 2020 workshops and will post details once available.

In the meantime, recordings from various seminar series, events, workshops & public lectures are available on the ICMS channel.


Photos from previous 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.