The London Institute is establishing an annual prize of £500 for the best short paper in theoretical research written by one of its members.
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Designers and theorists talk about the intersection of design and mathematics in visualisation, architecture, digital design and industry.
Part of our design guide, our writing style guide is a collection of rules for writing and typesetting our website and research papers.
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At the Royal Institution's Friday Evening Discourse, Prof. Yang-Hui He recounts the creation of modern physics at the hands of geometry.
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Our Trustee Martin Reeves explores imagination at its core, rethinking previous romantic notions, asking if we can harness it systematically.
Balancing memory from linear components with nonlinearities from memristors optimises the computational capacity of electronic reservoirs.
The London Institute hosts guest speaker Dr Frank Neumann and the London Algebra Colloquium for their final seminar of 2022.
Mahler measure from number theory is used for the first time in physics, yielding “Mahler flow” which extrapolates different phases in QFT.
As our new science writer, Madeleine Hall will help us to communicate our discoveries, share our joy in insight and promote our mission.
The beautiful game of mathematics, accelerating discovery by seeing patterns among the patterns, deserves a Nobel prize all of its own.
The Ukrainian mathematician Prof. Maryna Viazovska, who won this year’s Fields Medal, joins us for a virtual interview and discussion.
The algorithmic nature of evolution implies an exponential bias towards simpler phenotypes, explaining an observed preference for symmetry.
Prof. Ilya Shkredov is our inaugural Arnold Fellow. He works on additive combinatorics, number theory and combinatorial ergodic theory.
The London Institute is hiring a two-year postdoc in the statistical physics of life, learning and emergence, supervised by Thomas Fink.
The algebra of a toric quiver gauge theory recovers the Bethe ansatz, revealing the relation between gauge theories and integrable systems.
The eigenvalues of the mortality equation fall into two classes—the flower and the stem—but only the stem eigenvalues control the dynamics.
Dr Alexander Ochirov is our inaugural Landau Research Fellow. He works on scattering amplitudes in quantum field theory and higher spins.
We have created the Landau Research Fellowships: five three-year posts for early to mid-career physicists and mathematicians from Russia.
Prof. Alessandro Torrielli talks about integrable quantum field theories and the duality between the 2D Sine-Gordon and 2D Thirring models.
In the Thunderer column of The Times, Thomas Fink argues that Britain should open its doors to Russia’s top physicists and mathematicians.
In Nature, the London Institute argues that its five new Research Fellowships for Russian theorists will be a boost for British science.
The London Institute and LonTI host weekly meetings in theoretical physics and mathematics for young researchers to get to know each other.
The London Institute hosts a day symposium on using AI to speed up mathematical discovery, followed by a panel discussion, drinks and dinner.
At our autumn meeting, we discussed the launch of two new Fellowship programmes, our new rooms at the Royal Institution and upcoming events.
The London Institute is hiring a full-time science writer to lead our digital science communication and help improve and promote our papers.
We are pleased to welcome Alana Ker Mercer, who, as our new coordinator, will orchestrate the efficient running of the organisation.
We’ve doubled our space at the Royal Institution. Our new rooms include Faraday's drawing room and the guest room for Christmas Lecturers.
The London Institute welcomes MIT alumni to the Royal Institution to mark Prof. Peter Fisher’s departure as Head of Physics at MIT.
Certain states in quantum field theories are described by the geometry and algebra of melting crystals via properties of partition functions.
Understanding genetic computation using regulatory motifs, a new kind of structural and functional building block of gene regulatory networks.
Our new wide-format website shows users the big picture, while staying true to our simplicity, modularity and recursively divisible grids.
Like Orpheus in the Underworld, the London Institute is challenging mortality, says our writer Thomas Hodgkinson in The Sunday Telegraph.
In an interview with Springer, Yang discusses his research moving between mathematics, physics, and AI, and his life, in between cultures.
Is there an advantage to ageing? Should we populate space? Is it fun to be a physicist? The London Institute talks to the Takeaway podcast.
The structural and functional building blocks of gene regulatory networks correspond, which tell us how genetic computation is organised.
Our new About section describes our story, research, communication, funding, home in the Royal Institution and organisational intelligence.
The Royal Institution supported scientists fleeing 1930s authoritarianism. Now, thanks to our Arnold Fellowships, history repeats itself.
A neural network learns to classify different types of spacetime in general relativity according to their algebraic Petrov classification.
Breakthroughs in cell programming are kicking off a biological analogue of the silicon revolution, allowing us to predictably engineer life.
The London Institute and the Ditchley Foundation host an afternoon discussion and drinks on the science of innovation and how to speed it up.
History suggests our new posts for physicists and mathematicians from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus will have an enduring impact on UK science.
In support of those affected by the war in Ukraine, we have created five new Fellowships for scientists from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Neural networks find efficient ways to compute the Hilbert series, an important counting function in algebraic geometry and gauge theory.
The bipartite nature of regulatory networks means gene-gene logics are composed, which severely restricts which ones can show up in life.
To mark our Webby nomination, we describe the design principles behind our website and how they evolved in tandem with the Institute itself.
Our website has been nominated for the best science website in the Webby Awards—hailed the “internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times.
The London Institute is creating a portal that connects bit.bio and theorists to accelerate research on the mathematics of cell programming.
One reason that we outperform other research centres is that everyone turns up for work, which makes us more creative, agile and aligned.
Neural networks find numerical solutions to Hermitian Yang-Mills equations, a difficult system of PDEs crucial to mathematics and physics.
Peter Cochrane talks about how quantifying machine intelligence, distinct from biological intelligence, can quell the debate on AI’s future.
Unsupervised machine-learning of the Hodge numbers of Calabi-Yau hypersurfaces detects new patterns with an unexpected linear dependence.
The London Institute and bit.bio host a two-day international meeting to unravel the theory of cell programming at the Royal Institution.
To better benchmark research at the London Institute, we weight our published papers by the fraction of authors that are at the Institute.
During spring, the London Institute hosts weekly lectures in theoretical physics for young researchers who are interested in new fields.
Professor Yang-Hui He tells the captivating story of the holy grail of science: the mathematical quest for a unifying theory of everything.
Circuits of memristors, resistors with memory, can exhibit instabilities which allow classical tunnelling through potential energy barriers.
In our updated landing page, we let our blackboards do the talking: each blackboard illustrates a key concept from one of our best papers.
In 2021, we hired new talent, wrote pioneering papers and moved into Faraday's rooms at the Royal Institution. Here we celebrate the highs.
Our writer Thomas W. Hodgkinson argues that Charles Dickens named his novel David Copperfield in honour of the Royal Institution.
Our new fifth research theme contains projects that explore how different branches of mathematics are intertwined, and how to unify them.