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  • Organising genius

    Events21 May

    Organising genius

    We are hosting a half-day symposium for scientists, innovators and policymakers to debate the framework within which genius flourishes.

  • Conjuring conjectures

    Press14 May

    Conjuring conjectures

    In a Nature World View piece, our director Thomas Fink argues that mathematics is an ideal testing ground for AI-assisted discovery.

  • Revolutionary innovation

    News7 May

    Revolutionary innovation

    At the Milken Institute Global Conference, our director Thomas Fink talks about the rewards and structures that incentivise discovery.

  • Counting free fermions

    Papers15 Apr

    Counting free fermions

    A link between the statistical properties of free fermions in one dimension when either half- or alternating- states are initially occupied.

  • Talking is thinking

    Press15 Apr

    Talking is thinking

    Talking engages robust muscles of thought—not least when mathematicians take their problems to the blackboard, argues Thomas Hodgkinson.

  • Papers3 Apr

    PCM in arbitrary fields

    The first exact solution for the vacuum state of an asymptotically free QFT in a general external field found for the Principal Chiral Model.

  • Website28 Mar

    Soft power

    Our new soft power page catalogues all we do that doesn’t directly concern research and fundraising, such as our voice, website and building.

  • Press20 Mar

    Congratulations, Sasha

    Congratulations to Oleksandr Gamayun and coauthors, whose paper in Nature extends research on solitons that began in a 19th century canal.

  • Papers20 Mar

    Strange kinks

    A new non-linear mechanical metamaterial can sustain topological solitons, robust solitary waves that could have exciting applications.

  • Press18 Mar

    Creative convergence

    The advertising guru Graham Fink waxes lyrical about equations and working with the London Institute on the How Do You Feel Today? podcast.

  • Press16 Mar

    Let's talk about science

    For its 225th birthday, our writer Thomas Hodgkinson hails the Royal Institution as proof of the vital importance of science communication.

  • Papers8 Mar

    PCM in arbitrary fields

    The journal Physical Review Letters accepts “Large-N principal chiral model in arbitrary external fields” by Evgeny Sobko and coauthors.

  • Press5 Mar

    Elliptic curve mystery

    Quanta reports on work by Yang-Hui He, who co-discovered unexpected patterns in a property related to the curves’ integer roots using AI.

  • Press29 Feb

    Geometry’s dominion

    Following his popular Discourse, our Prof. Yang-Hui He and writer Madeleine Hall chat about the mysteries of geometry on the Ri Podcast.

  • People26 Feb

    Assistant to the director

    Justine Crean is the assistant to the director at LIMS. She helps manage our scientists and staff and coordinate the Institute’s activities.

  • Jobs22 Feb

    Chief graphic designer

    The London Institute is recruiting a world-class graphic designer to visualise our mathematical discoveries and enhance our visual identity.

  • Press20 Feb

    Security and freedom

    A Bloomberg piece names our Arnold and Landau Fellowships as one of the few programmes offering help to Russian and Ukrainian scientists.

  • Papers16 Feb

    Multiplicative loops

    The journal Physical Review Research accepts the paper “Exact dynamics of the critical Kauffman model with connectivity one” by Thomas Fink.

  • Events12 Feb

    A monstrous talent

    In the inaugural Simon Norton Lecture, Prof. Peter Cameron celebrates the mathematician's achievements and talks about Norton algebras.

  • Website12 Feb

    Content types

    We revised our content types page, which describes the building blocks of our site, and added new building blocks, such as jobs and rituals.

  • Events9 Feb

    London Gravity Meeting

    Researchers working on all aspects of gravity, from gravitational waves to black holes, discuss the latest developments in their field.

  • Jobs9 Feb

    A&L Junior Fellowships

    The London Institute recruited Arman Sarikyan as an Arnold Junior Fellow, one of a few we are recruiting this year. He starts on 1 July 2024.

  • Jobs2 Feb

    Finance director

    The London Institute is hiring a full-time finance director to help us take our financial health and capacity for growth to the next level.

  • Press30 Jan

    AI at the Olympiad

    Can AI do maths? In three separate publications, our scientists comment on the latest advances by the researchers at Google DeepMind.

  • People29 Jan

    Chief science writer

    Ananyo Bhattacharya is the chief science writer at LIMS. He writes about our research and our institute in the science and mainstream press.

  • Events26 Jan

    St Scholastica’s Feast

    We hold an annual formal dinner in our rooms, to mark the anniversary of our founding and affirm our belief in the importance of community.

  • Website25 Jan


    Our new Jobs page shows the jobs we are recruiting for and those we have filled, and introduces our standard template for job descriptions.

  • Papers22 Jan

    Strange kinks

    The journal Nature accepts the paper “Non-reciprocal topological solitons in active metamaterials” by Oleksandr Gamayun and coauthors.

  • Papers12 Jan

    Spin-charge separation

    A transformation for spin and charge degrees of freedom in one-dimensional lattice systems allows direct access to the dynamical correlations.

  • Press11 Jan

    The art of blackboards

    In a piece in Nautilus, our scientists talk about why they prefer the 1,000-year-old technology of blackboards to their digital equivalents.

  • Press9 Jan

    A Birch for AI's back

    In a Nature correspondence, our scientists argue that, by the terms of “the Birch test” no AI has yet made a genuine mathematical discovery.

  • Jobs1 Jan

    A&L Junior Fellowships

    The London Institute is hiring four outstanding young physicists and mathematicians from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus to join us in 2024.

  • Jobs1 Jan

    LIMS Junior Fellowships

    The London Institute is recruiting two outstanding physicists and mathematicians in the early stages of their career to join us in 2024.

  • Papers27 Dec 2023

    Kauffman cracked

    Surprisingly, the number of attractors in the critical Kauffman model with connectivity one grows exponentially with the size of the network.

  • Papers18 Dec 2023

    Spin-charge separation

    Physical Review A accepts “Emergence of anyonic correlations from spin and charge dynamics in one dimension” by Oleksandr Gamayun et al.

  • Papers5 Dec 2023

    The limits of LLMs

    It’s a mistake to credit large language models with human levels of reason and other abilities. To use them well, we must know their limits.

  • Press5 Dec 2023

    It’s happening now

    The permanent revolution of AI means companies must do more than just adapt to the latest advance. They must become more adaptable.

  • Papers5 Dec 2023

    Mobile impurity

    Explicit computation of injection and ejection impurity’s Green’s function reveals a generalisation of the Kubo-Martin-Schwinger relation.

  • Papers27 Nov 2023

    Black hole symmetry

    Effective field theories for Kerr black holes show that the 3-point Kerr amplitudes are uniquely predicted using higher-spin gauge symmetry.

  • Website19 Nov 2023


    Our new Rituals page describes the processes and traditions that the London Institute has developed over the years, which form our culture.

  • Papers17 Nov 2023

    Kauffman cracked

    Physical Review Letters accepts “Number of attractors in the critical Kauffman model is exponential” by Thomas Fink and Forrest Sheldon.

  • Events16 Nov 2023

    London Gravity Meeting

    Researchers working on all aspects of gravity, from gravitational waves to black holes, discuss recent developments in the field.

  • Events1 Nov 2023

    Listening to maths

    The luthier Robert Brewer Young explains the geometry of the violin, with musical accompaniment on two violins made by Stradivari himself.

  • People30 Oct 2023

    Welcome, Vyacheslav

    Dr Vyacheslav Lysov is our new Arnold Fellow. He works on tropical mirror symmetry, supersymmetric localisation and asymptotic symmetries.

  • Website11 Oct 2023


    Our values are the fundamental organising principles of the London Institute. They determine what we do, how we do it, and who we recruit.

  • Papers10 Oct 2023

    Black hole symmetry

    Physical Review Letters accepts the paper “Kerr black holes from massive higher-spin gauge symmetry” by Alexander Ochirov and coauthors.

  • Papers27 Sep 2023

    Strange kinks

    A new non-linear mechanical metamaterial can sustain topological solitons, robust solitary waves that could have exciting applications.

  • Papers15 Sep 2023

    Recursively divisible numbers

    “Recursively divisible numbers” is accepted by the Journal of Number Theory, which introduces a recursive analog of the divisor function.

  • People6 Sep 2023

    Welcome, Evgeny

    Dr Evgeny Sobko is our new Landau Fellow. His research focuses on exactly solvable models in quantum field and string theory.

  • Press5 Sep 2023

    Science goes pro

    Professional sport has a lot to teach scientists about pushing the limits of human achievement—so why are we still content to be amateurs?

  • People21 Aug 2023

    Welcome, Federico

    Dr Federico Carta is our new Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow. His research is in string theory, string phenomenology and quantum field theory.

  • Papers15 Aug 2023

    Mobile impurity

    Explicit computation of injection and ejection impurity’s Green’s function reveals a generalisation of the Kubo-Martin-Schwinger relation.

  • Events24-25 AUG


    The London Institute hosts a two-day workshop for theorists to discuss and explore the links between data science, AI and pure mathematics.

  • Papers3 Aug 2023

    Spin diffusion

    SciPost Physics accepts the paper “Finite temperature spin diffusion in the Hubbard model in the strong coupling limit” by Dr Oleksandr Gamayun et al.

  • People27 Jul 2023

    Welcome, Andrei

    Dr Andrei Stepanenko is our new Landau Junior Research Fellow. He works on topological photonics, combining topology and quantum computing.

  • Events25 Jul 2023

    Converging futures

    The London Institute brings together experts from the worlds of finance and AI to discuss the potential and the pitfalls of AI-driven markets.

  • Papers25 Jul 2023

    Counting recursive divisors

    Three new closed-form expressions give the number of recursive divisors and ordered factorisations, which were until now hard to compute.

  • Papers21 Jul 2023

    Bundled Laplacians

    JHEP publishes the paper “Numerical spectra of the Laplacian for line bundles on Calabi-Yau hypersurfaces” co-authored by Prof. Yang-Hui He.

  • Papers20 Jul 2023

    Infinite-dimensional irreducibility

    An analog of quasi-regular representations can be constructed for an infinite-dimensional group, despite the absence of the Haar measure.

  • Papers17 Jul 2023

    Recursive divisor properties

    The recursive divisor function has a simple Dirichlet series that relates it to the divisor function and other standard arithmetic functions.