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 Peter Giblin on receiving an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Peter became an LMS member over 50 years ago in 1965 when he was a PhD student at King’s College London. He was a...

The Bond Review on Knowledge Exchange was launched on 26th April. It contains major recommendations including the establishment of an Academy for the Mathematical Sciences and suggests various mechanisms for the development of suitably skilled...

Funded by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and supported by many international scientific bodies including the IMU, the Gender Gap in Science Project is collecting data to develop a broader picture of the status of mathematicians and...

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...

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.