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 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...

Professor Sir Ian Diamond DL, FBA, FRSE, FacSS, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen is to be the new Chair of the Council for the Mathematical Sciences (CMS). It is anticipated that he will take up the post in September...

Early career mathematicians took part in the annual STEM for BRITAIN competition for the fifth time on Monday 12 March. Thirty posters presenting research in the Mathematical Sciences were presented at Parliament to politicians and a panel of...

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the 2018 Abel Prize to Professor Robert P. Langlands, Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton University, ‘for his visionary program connecting representation theory to number theory’....

It is with great sadness that the London Mathematical Society (LMS) has learned of the death of Professor Stephen Hawking. In the history of the development of general relativity, just a few individuals stand out as having contributed in original...

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.