ICMS stimulates and promotes the mathematical sciences through diverse international workshops & conferences. Our vibrant events programme attracts leading mathematical scientists from the UK and internationally - connecting mathematical communities across the world. As a response to COVID, we are now experienced in organising and hosting virtual events, alongside in-person ones.
In addition to workshops, ICMS manages a number of other mathematical activities, such as our very popular Research-in-Groups programme; an extensive knowledge exchange programme; public engagement; and by giving administrative support to a number of mathematical groups.
For information on our aims, governance structure and our gender and diversity policies, see the About page.
Our Principal Aims:
- To advance the mathematical sciences by fostering collaborations between researchers and disseminating their discoveries
- To stimulate the impact of mathematical innovation on the world, promoting interactions with other disciplines, industry and commerce;
- To contribute to the future of the mathematical sciences through the training and support for the next generation of mathematicians;
- To promote an appreciation of the value, beauty and ubiquity of the mathematical sciences;
- To build and connect international research communities, encouraging their diversity and dynamism.
ICMS works closely with its sister institute the Isaac Newton Institute at the University of Cambridge. Together we have a network of correspondents in all departments of Mathematical Sciences throughout the UK.
We are wholly owned by Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh. ICMS is funded by its parent universities and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of the UK.
ICMS is a member of ERCOM, the European Mathematical Society’s committee for European Research Centres on Mathematics.
To see more of what a workshop at ICMS can do for you and your research, click here for examples of research outputs from our workshops.
For a thorough accessibility review of the Bayes Centre, where the ICMS main venue is located, please click here.