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 Society's Charter, Statutes, and By-Laws are currently under review, and draft proposals for amendments have been sent to Members for their comments.

Comments can be made either on the consultation blog which has been set up for the...

The LMS deplores the recent arrest of Professor Betül Tanbay of  Boğaziçi University, Istanbul on spurious and absurd charges, but is relieved to have had news of her speedy and safe release. Professor Tanbay is an active and widely respected...

The David Crighton Medal was established by the Councils of the IMA and LMS in 2002 in order to pay tribute to the memory of Professor David George Crighton FRS.  The silver gilt medal will be awarded to an eminent mathematician for services both...

The 2018 SASTRA-Ramanujan Prize will be jointly awarded to Professors Yifeng Liu (Yale University, USA) and Jack Thorne (Cambridge University, UK). The award recognises outstanding contributions by individuals, not exceeding the age of 32, in...

The 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics has been awarded to Vincent Lafforgue – CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research, France) and Institut Fourier, Université Grenoble Alpes, for ‘ground breaking contributions to several areas of...

The London Mathematical Society would like to invite nominations for the following LMS prizes in 2019, which are intended to recognise and celebrate achievements in and contributions to mathematics:

The DE MORGAN MEDAL, which is the Society’s...

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.