Yang-Hui He co-organises the Nankai Symposium on dialogues between mathematics and physics, with the plenary talk by Sir Roger Penrose.
What is the limit to human achievement? To find out, we sent a team to a Greek island for a week to immerse themselves in a single problem.
At its summer meeting, our board meets our new finance director and discusses fundraising, core funding, research output and 23 challenges.
A one-day symposium of physicists and mathematicians to write down a list of the 23 most important mathematical challenges of our time.
In this in-real-life only event, Yang Hui talks about how string phenomenology has led from differential geometry to computational geometry and now to machine learning.
The London Institute marks the year’s successes at its Yuletide Winterfest, from 4pm on Friday 11 December—if it can get the spirits out.
We’re bringing mathematicians and biologists together to discuss novel techniques for modelling cell biology on Wednesday, 16th September.
Physicists and biologists discuss theoretical models of cell programming and reprogramming, shaped by experimental innovations at Bit Bio.
Scientists discuss the potential of mathematical modelling in biology across problems in cell programming, immunology and gene regulation.
Mathematicians and social scientists discuss quantitative models of group dynamics and emergent behaviour on 30 Jan from 6:30. All welcome.
A dinner and discussion about collective imagination, strategies for acting on multiple timescales and how to respond to distant threats.
Marc Warner talks about how we should manage the safety of embedded artificial intelligence both individually and on a collective scale.
A dinner and discussion about speeding up innovation, forecasting technological change and the collective action problem in climate change.
The Institute’s Christmas Party continued into the small hours as members served their local delicacies and held a Meccano competition.
A dinner and discussion about commitment and flexibility, acting on multiple timescales and learning and forgetting in the age of AI.
Thomas Fink barbeques a Texan lunch in the popular seminar room fireplace as the London Institute celebrates American Independence Day.
A dinner and discussion about applying principles from evolution and ecology to seemingly intractable problems in business and politics.
Scientists and businessmen discuss the use of blockchain technologies across cryptocurrencies, commerce and the analysis of private data.
Leaders in intelligence, defence, business and academia discuss the technology behind ransomware and the cryptocurrencies that fund it.
Physicists and neuroscientists and discuss how artificial neural networks can shed light on the working of their biological counterparts.
Scientists discuss different types of modified gravity and prospects for a consistent theory in our Late Night at London Institute series.
Charles Epstein talks about the longstanding fractious but fruitful relationship between pure mathematics and mathematical physics.
Robin Ball talks about a theoretical model of fibers in which their elasticity and curliness produce the characteristic shape of a ponytail.
Doyne Farmer talks about what technology is and how it evolves and our improving ability to forecast technological change into the future.
Tiziana Di Matteo talks about the interdependence of multifractal financial time series and a new way to understand and forecast them.
Mark Girolami talks about how information, inference and data analysis drives the digital revolution in part 7 of our Grand Tour of Science.
Neil Lambert talks about subatomic particles and the elusive search for a theory of everything in part 6 of our Grand Tour of Science.
Brian Sutton talks about the path to understanding life, molecular biology and synthetic biology in part 5 of our Grand Tour of Science.
Chris Pickard talks about how Nature’s mysterious non-determinism is captured by quantum mechanics in part 4 of our Grand Tour of Science.
Vittorio Loreto talks about the dynamics of correlated novelties in the evolution of biological systems, human society and technology.
Andrew Green talks about the theory of relativity, cosmology and the structure of the universe in part 3 of our Grand Tour of Science.
Thomas Fink talks about radical new mathematical developments that set the stage for modern physics in part 2 of our Grand Tour of Science.
Robert Farr talks about the emergence of science from astronomy and the rise of classical physics in part 1 of our Grand Tour of Science.
John Biggins talks about how he solved the mystery of the chain fountain, in which a chain spontaneously leaps up as it flows out of a jar.
Thomas Fink talks about physicists’ inner drive to systematize the world around them and the role of imagination in building theories.
Chris Pickard talks about materials under conditions so extreme they cannot be studied in the laboratory in our Science and Society series.
Anthonius Coolen talks about a game of motorways, bars and financial markets solved by the statistical mechanics of disordered systems.
Rob Farr talks about the physics of architecture and how self-similar mechanical structures can make seemingly impossible designs a reality.
A two-day workshop funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research on computational topology, game semantics and network security.
A lunchtime symposium of physicists and financiers on banking ecosystems, financial risk and the building blocks of economic complexity.