LMS Research Schools with support from the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (HIMR) and UKRI


The London Mathematical Society Research Schools provide training for research students in all contemporary areas of mathematics. Students and post-docs from both the UK and abroad can meet a number of leading international experts in the topic as well as other early career 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.  

 Upcoming LMS Research Schools in 2023

The three main lecture course topics are:

Pólya urns and other reinforced processes  (Cécile Mailler, University of Bath) 

Computational methods for Lévy models (Søren Asmussen, Aarhus Universitet) 

Self-similar Markov trees (Jean Bertoin, Universität Zürich) 

2. Machine Learning in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Oxford, 17-21 July 2023

Topics will include:

  • A quick review of ML basics
  • Knot Theory with Reinforcement Learning
  • String Theory Compactifications
  • Calabi-Yau Manifolds and Ricci-flat Metrics
  • Genetic Algorithms, Quantum Annealing and Discrete Optimisation Problems
  • Classification of Fano Varieties

Program Lecturers:

Steve Abel (Durham), Lara Anderson (Virginia), Miranda Cheng (Amsterdam), James Gray (Virginia), Alexander Kasprzyk (Nottingham), Magdalena Larfors (Uppsala), Fabian Ruehle (Northeastern)

3. Algebraic Groups and their Representations, Birmingham, 24 - 28 July 2023

The three main lecture course topics are: 

Categorical approaches to representation theory (Jonathan Brundan, University of Oregon)  

Geometry arising from algebraic groups (Martina Lanini, Universit'a degli Studi Roma)  

Representations of reductive algebraic groups (Simon Riche, Universit'e Clermont Auvergne) 

Call for Proposals for LMS Research Schools 2024 had been extended to the 1 June 2023


The Call for Proposals for Research Schools in 2024 had been extended to the 1 June 2023.
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 managing the application process, collection registrations and processes 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 the Research Schools Administrator: research.schools@lms.ac.uk.

Call for Proposals for LMS Research Schools in 2025- opens later in 2023

The Call for Proposals for Research Schools in 2025 will open later in 2023. The deadline will be 22 February 2024.
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.

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