Entrance hall of the ICMSWelcome to ICMS

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 David Abrahams.

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.

EPSRC logoLMS logo

Forthcoming Workshops

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

Feb 29, 2016 - Mar 04, 2016
Multiscale methods for stochastic dynamical systems in biology

Mar 21, 2016 - Mar 24, 2016
Modelling Camp 2016

Mar 28, 2016 - Apr 01, 2016
Complex networks and emerging applications

Apr 04, 2016 - Apr 08, 2016
Representation theory and symplectic singularities

Apr 22, 2016
LMS Women in mathematics day 2016: Edinburgh

May 16, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Nonparametric statistical inference under shape constraints

May 30, 2016 - Jun 03, 2016
Geometric rigidity theory and applications

Jun 06, 2016 - Jun 10, 2016
Energy Management: Flexibility, Risk and Optimisation

Jun 20, 2016 - Jun 24, 2016
Metamaterials beyond photonics

Jun 27, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016
At the Frontiers of Quantitative Finance

Jul 04, 2016 - Jul 08, 2016
Stochastic models of the spread of disease and information on networks

Jul 11, 2016 - Jul 15, 2016
Computation in geometric and combinatorial group theory

Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 22, 2016
Trapped waves and wave radiation in fluid mechanics

Jul 25, 2016 - Jul 29, 2016
Symplectic geometry and topolgy

Sep 05, 2016 - Sep 09, 2016
MCMC and particle methods: sampling, inference and stochastic approximation

Public Lectures 

Our first talk of 2016 is on 1st March as part of that week's workshop.  It's closely followed by the IMA's public talk on Wednesday 2nd March. See our 2016 Public Events page for full details and booking information.

Talks take place in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre, ICMS 15 South College Street, Edinburgh.

Sign up here to join our email list and receive updates about our public events. Alternatively, you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter to find out what's coming up and to interact with us.

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.