Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Imperial College London
Today, advances in science and technology increasingly depend on cross–disciplinary work: research may draw on the physical sciences, biology, medicine, computing and engineering. The essential tool that underpins it all is mathematics.
The Institute for Mathematical Sciences brought together leading mathematicians from different disciplines from around the college and was a leading centre for interdisciplinary research with a significant mathematical content.
Programmes spanned emerging areas in finance, geometry and string theory, biostatistics, quantum information theory, turbulence, multiscale phenomena and biology. In addition to the core research, the Institute also prioritised communication and outreach, running conferences, workshops and other activities, and mathematical outreach programmes for schools.