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Is technology a machine for creating itself?

Developing a statistical physics model of recursive innovation in which technologies become the building blocks for new technologies.

The London Institute for Mathematical Sciences uses mathematics to understand the world and improve it.


Fit to print

The London Institute and many of its papers have featured in the popular and scientific press. Our new Press section tells the story.


100 days of Twitter

100 days in, our Twitter feed keeps you up to date on our papers, projects, events, press coverage and the shape of basic science in the UK.


Science post-Brexit

In Science Business, the London Institute welcomes the prospect of a UK DARPA and calls for faster funding schemes to support bold ideas.



As well as research, we create games, build startups, invent traditions and develop tools for research and design—described in Diversions.

Where we publish

Classical and Quantum Gravity
Discrete Mathematics
Journal of Physics A
Journal of Statistical Physics
MIT Sloan Management Review
Nature Communications
Nature Physics
New Journal of Physics
Nature Quantum Information
Science Advances
Physical Review B
Physical Review E
Physical Review Letters
Physical Review Materials
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Proceedings of the Royal Society A
Research Policy
Journal of Chemical Physics
Transactions of the American Mathematical Society

Who's funding us

Boston  Consulting Group
BCG Henderson Institute
Cancer Research UK
Centre for  Defence Enterprise
Defence Advanced  Research Projects Agency
Defence Threat  Reduction Agency
European  Innovation Council
Framework Programme 7
Garfield Weston  Foundation
Horizon 2020
Invenia Labs
LIMS Ventures
Medical Research Council
Office of  Naval Research
Pilgrim Trust
Porter Foundation
Rose Foundation
Edward Harvist Trust
European Commission  Migration and Home Affairs