The London Mathematical Society

The London Mathematical Society is the major UK learned society for mathematics. The Society's activities include publishing journals and books, providing grants to support mathematics and organising scientific meetings and lectures.

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The London Mathematical Society (LMS) congratulates Professor Luis Caffarelli (University of Texas at Austin) on his award of the 2018 Shaw Prize in the Mathematical Sciences.

Professor Caffarelli was awarded the Prize for his ‘ground...

The Royal Society has released details of its newly-appointed Fellows, among whom were Professor Alexander Dawid (University of Cambridge), Professor Nancy Reid (University of Toronto), Professor Geordie Williamson (University of Sydney) and...

The London Mathematical Society (LMS) immediate past President, Professor Simon Tavaré FRS, has been elected a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. Another notable mathematician to receive this honour is Professor Gerd Faltings...

The mathematical sciences community welcomes this report, which clearly demonstrates the importance of mathematics and its impact across an exceptionally wide range of disciplines, technologies and industries.

The review has recognised the...

The LMS notes the current crisis in the Higher Education (HE) sector caused by the dispute over proposed changes to the USS pension scheme. The Society wishes to express its deep concern over the planned major downgrades to pensions of academic...

The Learned Society of Wales (LSW) has announced the election of 42 new Fellows, including two new Honorary Fellows, one of which is LMS Honorary Member Professor Sir Vaughan F.R. Jones KNZM FRS FRSNZ FAA HonFLSW (Vanderbilt University). New...

Frames Of Mind

The film features nine UK-based mathematicians offering insights into their mathematical thinking across a broad range of mathematical research fields. Through explorations of their various thought processes, the film portrays mathematicians who are grappling with advanced mathematical ideas. We are presented with the concepts of imagination, intuition, and wonder, as well as rigorous mathematical deduction. Please note that you are not necessarily expected to follow the mathematics being discussed: these extracts are about the mathematicians themselves, and the way they think.