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ICMS supports research in the mathematical sciences. Its core activity is the development and organisation of international workshops and conferences in all areas of mathematics and these attract leading mathematical scientists from the UK and overseas. The Overview of ICMS section of this site contains information about our aims, management structure and gender balance policy.

In addition to workshops, ICMS is involved in a number of other mathematical activities such as small group research programmes, postgraduate training, journal management and outreach. Details of current and past projects are available in the Other Activities section. ICMS also hosts events organised by other mathematical and related organisations. The ICMS Full Calendar lists all workshops, other activities and hosted events.

The Scientific Director of ICMS is Professor Paul Glendinning.

The headquarters of ICMS is at 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA.

ICMS is wholly owned by Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh. It is funded by its parent universities and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of the UK with additional support from the London Mathematical Society.

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Forthcoming Workshops

Visit ICMS calendar for a complete list of all types of ICMS events this year.  

Oct 27, 2017
MIGSAA 2017 career day

Jan 21, 2018 - Jan 23, 2018
Agri-Food Study Group with Industry

Apr 30, 2018 - May 04, 2018
Collective dynamics and self-organization in biological sciences

May 07, 2018 - May 10, 2018
Modellling Camp 2018

May 21, 2018 - May 22, 2018
Nonlinear analysis and the physical and biological sciences

May 26, 2018 - Jun 02, 2018
Geometric analysis

Jun 04, 2018 - Jun 08, 2018
Quasicrystals: pattern formation and aperiodic order

Jun 11, 2018 - Jun 15, 2018
Quantum homogeneous spaces

Jun 18, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018
Thermodynamic formalism in dynamical systems

Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 29, 2018
Stochastic networks 2018

Jul 09, 2018 - Jul 13, 2018
Resonances of complex dynamics

Jul 16, 2018 - Jul 20, 2018
Stochastic models of evolving populations: from bacteria to cancer

Jul 23, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018
Particle based methods in materials science

Sep 10, 2018 - Sep 14, 2018
Gradient flows: challenges and new directions

Sep 17, 2018 - Sep 20, 2018
From permutation groups to model theory: a workshop inspired by the interests of Dugald Macpherson, on the occasion of his 60th birthday

Public Events

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Full detals of past events in 2017

Calls for Proposals

ICMS welcomes proposals for workshops and Research in Groups (RiGs) activities in all aspects of mathematical sciences and interdisciplinary areas with significant mathematical content. Workshop proposals are considered by the Programme Committtee twice yearly.  Proposal deadlines are

  • the last day of October in order to be considered in February;
  • the last day of March in order to be considered in June.

RiGs enables researchers to spend a short period in intensive research collaboration at ICMS, away from teaching and administration. RiGs proposals will be considered by the Programme Committee throughout the year.  

Full details on all programmes are in our Call for Proposals section.