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.  

 Upcoming LMS Research Schools in 2022

1. Adaptive Methods and Model Reduction, Nottingham, 02 - 06 May 2022.

Lecturers and Plenary Speakers:

Olga Mula (Université Paris-Dauphine) 
Simona Perotto (Politecnico di Milano) 
Serge Prudhomme (École Polytechnique de Montréal)
Gianluigi Rozza (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati(SISSA))
Barbara Wohlmuth (Technische Universität München)

2. Methods of Random Matrix Theory & Applications Reading, 16-20 May 2022

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, 27 June - 01 July 2022.

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.

4. Unimod 2022, Leeds, 18 - 22 July 2022

The three main lecture course topics are:

Stability Theory (Amador Martin-Pizarro, Albert Ludwig Universität in Freiburg)
NIP and o-minimality (Assaf Hasson, Ben Gurion University of the Negev)
Simple and pseudofinite structures (Zoé Chatzidakis, École Normale Supérieure)

Additional speakers:

Katrin Tent (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
Ehud Hrushovski (University of Oxford)

5. Elliptic Curves, Baskerville Hall, Hay-on-Wye, 08 - 12 August 2022


Chantal David (Concordia University)
Wei Ho (University of Michigan)
Chao Li (Colombia University)
Joseph Silverman (Brown University)
Jan Vonk (University of Leiden)
Christian Wuthrich (University of Nottingham)

6. Bicategories, Categorification and Quantum Theory, Leeds, dates to be confirmed
The four main lecture course topics are:

Two-dimensional categories (Richard Garner, Macquarie University, Sydney)
Categorification (Marco Mackaay, University of Algarve)
Quantum Theory (Chris Heunen, Radboud University Nijmegen)
Hopf algebraic structures via Hopf monads (Gabriella Bohm) 

Call for Proposals for LMS Research Schools in 2023 - Now open
The Call for Proposals for Research Schools in 2023 is now open. The deadline is 22 February 2022.
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).
  • Where a Research School subject area fits with the research interests of the Heilbronn Institute of Mathematical Research (HIMR), the LMS will seek a contribution from HIMR to form part of the £15,000 grant. If you would be happy for the LMS to seek this contribution to the grant, in case of award, please indicate this in your proposal. 
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.

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