LMS Research Schools

The London Mathematical Society Research Schools provide training for research students in all comtemporary areas of mathematics. Students and post-docs can meet a number of leading experts in the topic as well as other young researchers working in related areas.
The LMS Research Schools take place in the UK and support participation of research students from both the UK and abroad. The lecturers are expected to be international leaders in their field.  The LMS Research Schools are often partially funded by the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research.  

There will be three research schools in 2020:

1. Graph Packing  , LTC Eastbourne 19 -25 April. Applications are now closed.


Felix Joos (University of Hamburg, Germany) Regularity and absorbing for packing
Diana Piguet (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague) Random processes and packings
Alexey Pokrovskiy (Birkbeck, University of London) Rainbow matchings and packings

Plenary Speakers Penny Haxell   (University of Waterloo, Canada)
• Vojtěch Rödl   (Emory University, USA)
• Peter Keevash   (University of Oxford, UK)
2. Methods of Random Matrix Theory & Applications Reading 11-15 May 2020. Apply here by 8 March 2020
Main Lecturers: 
Estelle Basor (American Institute of Mathematics)
Tamara Grava (University of Bristol and SISSA)
Alexander Its (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis)

Clay Lecturer: Jon Keating (University of Oxford)

Guest lecturer: Diane Holcomb (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Tutorial assistants:
Benjamin Fahs (Imperial College London)
György Gehér (University of Reading)
Kasia Kozlowska (Arup and University of Reading)
3. Point configurations: deformations and rigidity, UCL, 20-24 July 2020, Apply here by 31 March 2020.
The three main lecture course topics are:

Crystallization in classical particle systems (Gero Friesecke, Technical University of Munich)
Discrete Energy on Rectifiable Sets (Douglas Hardin and Edward Saff, Vanderbilt University)
Modular forms, universal optimality and Fourier interpolation (Danylo Radchenko, ETH Zurich)

These lecture courses will be supplemented by tutorial sessions. Additionally, there will be three plenary talks by:

Keith Ball (Warwick University)
Henry Cohn (Microsoft Research New England)
Sylvia Serfaty (New York University)

There will also be an opportunity for the participants to present posters or give short talks on their own research.
Call for Proposals for LMS Research Schools in 2021 - now closed; the deadline was 22 February 2020.
The Call for Proposals for LMS Research Schools in 2020 is now closed. The Call for Proposals for Research Schools in 2021 is now open. Grants of up to £15,000 is available for a LMS Research School which provides training for research students in all contemporary areas of mathematics.
Information for Applicants
How to Apply: 
Proposals should be no more than four sides of A4 and include:
  • The mathematical case for the Research School (not more than one page):
    • The aims of the Research School, its appropriateness to the LMS Research School programme and the likely level of demand for the Research School both nationally and internationally. 
    • An outline of the program, including dates (or potential dates), brief descriptions of the syllabus for each lecture course together with a description of the tutorial arrangements and any other academic support.
    • The names and short CVs (not more than one paragraph each) of the proposed lecturers, tutorial assistants and organisers. Where a proposed lecturers’ participation is not yet confirmed, reserves should also be listed. Organisers should highlight their experience in organising similar events. 
    • Careful consideration should be given to the gender balance. Preference may be given to Research Schools where there is a gender balance among the proposed lecturers, tutorial assistants and organisers.
  • Details of the administrative arrangements, including arrangements for dealing with visa and work-permit issues.
  • A brief description of the proposed location and accommodation for speakers and participants.
  • A draft budget, showing expected costs and proposed sources of funding (including charges made to participants). It is expected that the budget will include provision for need-based financial aid for research students to contribute towards their travel expenses and/or registration fee. The draft budget should include any travel, accommodation and subsistence for lecturers, accommodation and subsistence for participants and cost of social event (not more than one page).
Further details about the Research School can be found in the Notes for Applicants
Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their ideas for Research Schools with the Chair of the Early Career Research Committee, Professor Chris Parker (research.schools@lms.ac.uk).
Proposals should be submitted to Elizabeth Fisher (research.schools@lms.ac.uk).
Clay Mathematics Institute Enhancement and Partnership Program
To extend the international reach of the Research School, prospective organisers may also wish to consider applying to the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) for additional funding under the CMI’s Enhancement and Partnership Program. Further information about this program can be found here. Prospective organisers are advised to discuss applications to this program as early as possible by contacting the CMI President, Martin Bridson (president@claymath.org