Using mathematicsto understandthe world


    Welcome, Sarah

    Welcome to our new director of development Sarah Myers Cornaby. She’ll be leading our fundraising and strategy for growing the Institute.


    True scale-free networks

    Naturally occurring networks have an underlying scale-free structure that is often clouded by finite-size effects in the sample data.

  • Events

    Superstrings and AI

    Yang Hui talks about how string phenomenology has led from differential geometry to computational geometry and now to machine learning.


    A singular mind

    In an interview with Thomas Fink, Sir Roger Penrose talks about his Nobel Prize, the beauty of physics—and why AI is nothing to fear.

  • Papers

    The physics of finance

    Complex network theory unlocks systematic understanding of financial stability and climate finance in pursuit of a more sustainable society.


    OS of life

    Bit.Bio CEO Mark Kotter tells how the cell coding company is joining forces with the London Institute to find the operating system of life.


    The value of theory

    From Newton to Penrose, Britain has always excelled at theoretical science — so why doesn't the government do more to support it?

  • Papers

    Loopy random graphs

    The generation of large graphs with a controllable number of short loops paves the way for building more realistic random networks.

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

Porter Foundation

Rose Foundation

Edward Harvist Trust

European Commission Migration and Home Affairs