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 government has announced additional funding for the Mathematical Sciences of up to £300 million, which will more than double the current funding for the Mathematical Sciences delivered by EPSRC.

It includes:

£19 million pa...

The London Mathematical Society is delighted to announce that, thanks to a generous donation from the Liber Stiftung (Liber Foundation), several Emmy Noether Fellowships with a value between £2,000 and £10,000 will be awarded in 2020, up to a...

The London Mathematical Society (LMS) would like to congratulate Professor Sir Simon Donaldson (Imperial College London) who has been awarded the Wolf Prize for Mathematics, jointly with Professor Yakos Eliashberg (Stanford University). Sir Simon...

The deadline to send nominations for LMS Prizes in 2020 is 31st January. Send your nominations to Details at

Date: Thursday 23 April 2020. Registration will open at 6pm and the event will start at 6:30pm.
Location: The Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
Organiser: Alison Penry, IMA (


It is with regret that the London Mathematical Society (LMS) has learned of the death of Professor Walter Hayman FRS on 1 January 2020.  

Professor Hayman was a longstanding member of the LMS, having been elected to membership on 20 March...

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.