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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Professor Cheryl Praeger (University of Western Australia) has been awarded the 2019 Prime Minister's Prize for Science. Professor Praeger received the Prize for contributions to group theory, permutation groups, combinatorics and the mathematics...

Fiona Nixon, the LMS Executive Secretary, has decided to take early retirement and will be leaving the Society on April 11th next year. Fiona has been with the Society for almost 10 years and has played a major role in enabling the Society to...

It is with great sadness that the London Mathematical Society (LMS) has learned of the death of Professor Elmer Rees. Professor Rees was elected to LMS membership on 18 April 1974. Over the years he served the Society in several capacities...

The London Mathematical Society would like to invite nominations for the following LMS prizes in 2020, which are intended to recognise and celebrate achievements in and contributions to mathematics:

The PÓLYA PRIZE, which is awarded in...

The Louis Bachelier Prize is a biennial prize jointly awarded by the London Mathematical Society (LMS), the Natixis Foundation for Quantitative Research and the Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (SMAI). The winners are...

After much work and effort on the part of the organisers, especially Christiane Rousseau, Chair of the IDM Governing Board, a vote is to be taken at the  40th General Conference of UNESCO (November 12-27 2019)   to proclaim the International Day...

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.