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A private academic research institute for the mathematical sciences

The London Institute for Mathematical Sciences supports research in physics, mathematics and the theoretical sciences.

It gives scientists the freedom and support to do what they do best: make fundamental discoveries.

The London Institute houses LIMS Ventures, its startup incubator for bringing discoveries to market.

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Times Higher Education


In the Times Higher Education magazine, the London Institute argues that “We need to challenge the university monopoly on research”.

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Becoming an IRO

Becoming an IRO

The London Institute has been awarded Independent Research Organization status, meaning it can now compete for £7bn of annual state funding.

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Faster innovation

Faster innovation

The distribution of product complexity helps explain why some domains tend to exhibit faster innovation rates than others.

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Memristive networks

Memristive networks

A simple solvable model of memristive networks suggests a link between the asymptotic states of memristors and the Ising model.

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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

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Contribute to the future!

The London Institute is different. We’re fully dedicated to curiosity-driven research, which has shaped our present and will shape our future. But this focus comes at a cost. Unlike universities, we don’t receive student fees or subsidies, but rely entirely on grants and donations.