We accelerate discovery to reach the future faster

  • Papers

    Exact linear regression

    Exact methods supersede approximations used in high-dimensional linear regression to find correlations in statistical physics problems.


    Positions map

    We combine Fellows, postdocs and visitors with staff from coding, design, communication and finance, described in our updated positions map.


    Virtual identity

    At the London Institute, our papers are our products, so we take writing and presenting them seriously. Now our papers have a new look.

  • People

    Welcome, Forrest

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Forrest Sheldon arrives at the London Institute. He studies combinatorial design and models of reprogramming.

  • Papers

    How to count logics

    The fraction of logics that are biologically permitted can be bounded and shown to be tiny, which makes inferring them from experiments easier.

  • Papers

    The rules of life

    The bipartite nature of genetic regulatory networks means their logics are composed, which severely restricts which ones can show up in life.


    Research themes

    Our four research themes, from the nature of the universe to the future of tech, all use mathematics to understand the world and improve it.


    Lessons from the RI

    As the government creates its Advanced Research & Invention Agency, it could learn from the exceptional history of the Royal Institution.


    Our journals

    Our new Journals page provides a guide to the journals we have published in, as well some journals that we haven’t, but would like to.

  • News

    Move to the RI

    We are delighted to announce that we have moved to the Royal Institution, where we will expand our programme of curiosity-driven research.

  • Press

    From zero to IRO

    If the government wants a broader ecosystem of scientific research organisations, it needs to support non-university science. Here’s how.

  • Projects

    Recursively divisible

    Generalizing the divisor function to find a new kind of number that can be recursively divided into parts, for use in design and technology.

Who's funding us


Boston Consulting Group

BCG Henderson Institute


Cancer Research UK

MoD Defence Enterprise



EU Innovation Council

Framework Programme 7

Garfield Weston

Horizon 2020

Invenia Labs

LIMS Ventures

Medical Research Council

Office of Naval Research

Porter Foundation

Rose Foundation

Edward Harvist Trust

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