• Welcome, Oleksandr

    people26 May

    Welcome, Oleksandr

    Dr Oleksandr Gamayun is our latest Arnold Fellow. He works on applications of quantum field theory to problems in condensed matter theory.

  • Measuring amoebae

    Papers25 May

    Measuring amoebae

    Advances in Theoretical and Mathematics Physics accepts the paper “Mahler measuring the genetic code of amoebae”, co-authored by Prof. Yang-Hui He.

  • Bundled Laplacians

    Papers24 May

    Bundled Laplacians

    Approximating the basis of eigenfunctions allows for computational determination of the harmonic modes of bundle-valued Laplacians on Calabi-Yaus.

  • The language of maths

    Press22 May

    The language of maths

    A piece in The Times explains how, thanks to our Arnold and Landau Fellowships, mathematicians divided by war find a common denominator.

  • Nuclear Now

    Eventscoming on 14 Jun

    Nuclear Now

    The UK premiere of Oliver Stone’s new film, Nuclear Now, takes place in the Lecture Theatre, followed by an interview with the director.

  • Events16 May

    Towards fluid computing

    The London Institute hosts a workshop on the Navier-Stokes millennium-prize problem and its connection to fluid computing and machine learning.

  • Papers12 May

    Sum-product with few primes

    For a finite set of integers with few prime factors, improving the lower bound on its sum and product sets affirms the Erdös-Szemerédi conjecture.

  • people9 May

    Welcome, Oleksandr

    Prof. Oleksandr Kosyak joins us as our newest Arnold Fellow. His research focus is on representation theory of infinite-dimensional groups.

  • Papers2 May

    Ungrouped machines

    Finite Fields and Their Applications accepts the paper “On a girth–free variant of the Bourgain–Gamburd machine,” by Prof. Ilya Shkredov.

  • Papers1 May

    Complex digital cities

    A complexity-science approach to digital twins of cities views them as interwoven self-organising phenomena, instead of machines or logistic systems.

  • Website28 Apr

    Research paper filters

    We built a new navigation tool that makes it easier to search through all our papers, using filters such as subject, author and journal.

  • Papers24 Apr

    Upscaling memory

    The quadratic complexity of attention in transformers is tackled by combining token-based memory and segment-level recurrence, using RMT.

  • website19 Apr

    Funding news

    We created a new page on our website that gives a human perspective on our different sources of funding, and what each gift is used for.

  • Papers18 Apr

    Random conjectures

    The journal Geometric and Functional Analysis publishes the paper “On the random Chowla conjecture”, co-authored by Prof. Ilya Shkredov.

  • Events12 Apr

    The geometry revolution

    At the Royal Institution's Friday Evening Discourse, Prof. Yang-Hui He recounts the creation of modern physics at the hands of geometry.

  • Events10 Apr

    Re-imagining imagination

    Our Trustee Martin Reeves explores imagination at its core, rethinking previous romantic notions, asking if we can harness it systematically.

  • people5 Apr

    Welcome, Mikhail

    Dr Mikhail Burtsev joins us as a Landau AI Fellow. His research focuses on mathematical tools and ideas that could lead to more intelligent AI.

  • News4 Apr

    What are the chances?

    In The Spectator, our writer Madeleine Hall hails John Venn, who pioneered not only Venn diagrams but also frequentist probability.

  • Website31 Mar

    Semantic paper distance

    For each of our research papers, we show the papers most related to it by using a large language model to compute a distance function.

  • News22 Mar

    Nurse Review

    In Sir Paul Nurse’s review of British science, he names the London Institute as one of five alternatives to the university model for research.

  • News21 Mar

    The big bang

    A century ago, in our rooms in Mayfair, Sir James Dewar died. Our writer Thomas Hodgkinson pays tribute to the inventor of cordite in Nautilus.

  • Events17 Mar

    On Zaremba's conjecture

    Prof. Ilya Shkredov discusses Zaremba’s elegant 1971 conjecture in the theory of continued fractions, and explores the bounds relating to it.

  • News17 Mar

    Nature cover

    Research by Prof. Guido Caldarelli on the renormalisation group in complex networks features on the March 2023 cover of Nature Physics.

  • people14 Mar

    Welcome, Alexander

    Prof. Alexander Esterov is our newest Arnold Fellow. He researches enumerative algebraic geometry, Galois theory and the geometry of polytopes.

  • Events7 Mar

    Geometry and fluxes

    Prof. Daniel Waldram introduces the formalism and tools for characterising geometries in gravitational theories, such as Calabi-Yau manifolds.

  • Papers3 Mar

    Landau meets Kauffman

    A new, simple approach to the critical Kauffman model with connectivity one sharpens the bounds on the number and length of attractors.

  • perspectives21 Feb

    Science without borders

    In the Russian press, we argue that our new Fellowships continue a venerable tradition of friendship between British and Russian scientists.

  • Press21 Feb

    Наука без границ

    Мы в российской прессе о том, почему наши стипендии продолжают традицию дружбы между британскими и российскими учёными.

  • Papers16 Feb

    Cell soup in screens

    Bursting cells can introduce noise in transcription factor screens, but modelling this process allows us to discern true counts from false.

  • Press13 Feb

    Accelerating science

    In a letter in The Times, our Director Thomas Fink argues that supporting independent research centres will accelerate discovery for Britain.

  • Papers13 Feb

    Single-input Boolean networks

    A new, simpler approach to the critical Kauffman model with connectivity one reveals that it has more attractors than previously believed.

  • Events31 Jan

    Design meets maths

    Designers and theorists talk about the intersection of design and mathematics in visualisation, architecture, digital design and industry.

  • Events30 Jan

    Conformal bootstrap

    Dr Andreas Stergiou delivers an introduction to the conformal bootstrap method which is used to constrain and solve conformal field theories.

  • News26 Jan

    Conway Prize

    The London Institute is establishing an annual prize of £500 for the best short paper in theoretical research written by one of its members.

  • Papers22 Jan

    Multiplicativity of sets

    Expanding the known multiplicative properties of large difference sets yields a new, quantitative proof on the structure of product sets.

  • design18 Jan

    Writing rules guide

    Part of our design guide, our writing style guide is a collection of rules for writing and typesetting our website and research papers.

  • Papers30 Dec 2022

    Bounding Zaremba’s conjecture

    Using methods related to the Bourgain–Gamburd machine refines the previous bound on Zaremba’s conjecture in the theory of continued fractions.

  • Papers15 Dec 2022

    Memristive reservoirs

    Balancing memory from linear components with nonlinearities from memristors optimises the computational capacity of electronic reservoirs.

  • Events15 Dec 2022

    Hochschild and spectral

    The London Institute hosts guest speaker Dr Frank Neumann and the London Algebra Colloquium for their final seminar of 2022.

  • Papers14 Dec 2022

    Mahler meets physics

    Mahler measure from number theory is used for the first time in physics, yielding “Mahler flow” which extrapolates different phases in QFT.

  • people13 Dec 2022

    Welcome, Madeleine

    As our new science writer, Madeleine Hall will help us to communicate our discoveries, share our joy in insight and promote our mission.

  • perspectives12 Dec 2022

    The beautiful game

    The beautiful game of mathematics, accelerating discovery by seeing patterns among the patterns, deserves a Nobel prize all of its own.

  • Events22 Nov 2022

    Primal spheres

    The Ukrainian mathematician Prof. Maryna Viazovska, who won this year’s Fields Medal, joins us for a virtual interview and discussion.

  • Events11 Nov 2022

    Evolution and Occam

    The algorithmic nature of evolution implies an exponential bias towards simpler phenotypes, explaining an observed preference for symmetry.

  • people7 Nov 2022

    Welcome, Ilya

    Prof. Ilya Shkredov is our inaugural Arnold Fellow. He works on additive combinatorics, number theory and combinatorial ergodic theory.

  • Papers2 Nov 2022

    Network renormalization

    Nature Physics accepts the paper “Laplacian renormalization group for heterogeneous networks,” by Prof. Guido Caldarelli and coauthors.

  • jobs25 Oct 2022

    Postdoc in stat phys

    The London Institute is hiring a two-year postdoc in the statistical physics of life, learning and emergence, supervised by Thomas Fink.

  • Papers24 Oct 2022

    Bethe versus Gauge

    The algebra of a toric quiver gauge theory recovers the Bethe ansatz, revealing the relation between gauge theories and integrable systems.

  • Papers24 Oct 2022

    Flowers of immortality

    The eigenvalues of the mortality equation fall into two classes—the flower and the stem—but only the stem eigenvalues control the dynamics.

  • people18 Oct 2022

    Welcome, Alexander

    Dr Alexander Ochirov is our inaugural Landau Research Fellow. He works on scattering amplitudes in quantum field theory and higher spins.

  • News17 Oct 2022

    Landau Fellowships

    We have created the Landau Research Fellowships: five three-year posts for early to mid-career physicists and mathematicians from Russia.

  • Events13 Oct 2022

    Integrable QFTs

    Prof. Alessandro Torrielli talks about integrable quantum field theories and the duality between the 2D Sine-Gordon and 2D Thirring models.

  • perspectives12 Oct 2022

    Landau lives on

    In the Thunderer column of The Times, Thomas Fink argues that Britain should open its doors to Russia’s top physicists and mathematicians.

  • News6 Oct 2022

    Boost for British science

    In Nature, the London Institute argues that its five new Research Fellowships for Russian theorists will be a boost for British science.

  • Events5 Oct 2022

    Young theorists connect

    The London Institute and LonTI host weekly meetings in theoretical physics and mathematics for young researchers to get to know each other.

  • Events23 Sep 2022

    AI mathematics

    The London Institute hosts a day symposium on using AI to speed up mathematical discovery, followed by a panel discussion, drinks and dinner.

  • News20 Sep 2022

    Autumn board meeting

    At our autumn meeting, we discussed the launch of two new Fellowship programmes, our new rooms at the Royal Institution and upcoming events.

  • JOBS9 Sep 2022

    Science writer

    The London Institute is hiring a full-time science writer to lead our digital science communication and help improve and promote our papers.

  • PEOPLE6 Sep 2022

    Welcome, Alana

    We are pleased to welcome Alana Ker Mercer, who, as our new coordinator, will orchestrate the efficient running of the organisation.

  • News5 Sep 2022

    Space for science

    We’ve doubled our space at the Royal Institution. Our new rooms include Faraday's drawing room and the guest room for Christmas Lecturers.