EventsComing on 29 Mar
On Zaremba's conjecture
Prof. Ilya Shkredov presents a marked improvement to the Korobov bound concerning Zaremba’s conjecture in the theory of continued fractions.
Research by Prof. Guido Caldarelli on the renormalisation group in complex networks features on the March 2023 cover of Nature Physics.
Prof. Alexander Esterov is our newest Arnold Fellow. He researches enumerative algebraic geometry, Galois theory and the geometry of polytopes.
Geometry and fluxes
Prof. Daniel Waldram introduces the formalism and tools for characterising geometries in gravitational theories, such as Calabi-Yau manifolds.
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.
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.
Science without borders
In the Russian press, we argue that our new Fellowships continue a venerable tradition of friendship between British and Russian scientists.
Наука без границ
В российской прессе мы написали о том, почему наши новые стипендии продолжают старую традицию дружбы между британскими и российскими учёными.
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.
In a letter in The Times, our Director Thomas Fink argues that supporting independent research centres will accelerate discovery for Britain.
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.
Our Trustee Martin Reeves explores imagination at its core, rethinking previous romantic notions, asking if we can harness it systematically.
Design meets maths
Designers and theorists talk about the intersection of design and mathematics in visualisation, architecture, digital design and industry.
Dr Andreas Stergiou delivers an introduction to the conformal bootstrap method which is used to constrain and solve conformal field theories.
The London Institute is establishing an annual prize of £500 for the best short paper in theoretical research written by one of its members.
Multiplicativity of sets
Expanding the known multiplicative properties of large difference sets yields a new, quantitative proof on the structure of product sets.
Writing style guide
Part of our design guide, our writing style guide is a collection of rules for writing and typesetting our website and research papers.
Applying diffusion-based graph operators to complex networks identifies the proper spatiotemporal scales by overcoming small-world effects.
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.
Balancing memory from linear components with nonlinearities from memristors optimises the computational capacity of electronic reservoirs.
Hochschild and spectral
The London Institute hosts guest speaker Dr Frank Neumann and the London Algebra Colloquium for their final seminar of 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.
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
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.
Evolution and Occam
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.
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.
Bethe versus Gauge
The algebra of a toric quiver gauge theory recovers the Bethe ansatz, revealing the relation between gauge theories and integrable systems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The London Institute hosts a day symposium on using AI to speed up mathematical discovery, followed by a panel discussion, drinks and dinner.
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.
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.
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.
Cheers, Brits and Yanks
The London Institute welcomes MIT alumni to the Royal Institution to mark Prof. Peter Fisher’s departure as Head of Physics at MIT.
Algebra of crystals
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.
Seeing the big picture
Our new wide-format website shows users the big picture, while staying true to our simplicity, modularity and recursively divisible grids.
Price of immortality
Like Orpheus in the Underworld, the London Institute is challenging mortality, says our writer Thomas Hodgkinson in The Sunday Telegraph.
Yang’s Springer podcast
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.
Who we are, updated
Our new About section describes our story, research, communication, funding, home in the Royal Institution and organisational intelligence.
History repeats itself
The Royal Institution supported scientists fleeing 1930s authoritarianism. Now, thanks to our Arnold Fellowships, history repeats itself.
AI classifies space-time
A neural network learns to classify different types of spacetime in general relativity according to their algebraic Petrov classification.
The OS of life
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.
From Russia with math
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.
Learning Hilbert series
Neural networks find efficient ways to compute the Hilbert series, an important counting function in algebraic geometry and gauge theory.
The rules of life
The bipartite nature of regulatory networks means gene-gene logics are composed, which severely restricts which ones can show up in life.
Designing web design
To mark our Webby nomination, we describe the design principles behind our website and how they evolved in tandem with the Institute itself.
Webby Award Nominee
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.