Researchers working on all aspects of gravity, from gravitational waves to black holes, discuss the latest developments in their field.
Experts in holography, gravity and quantum systems discuss advances in our knowledge of quantum field theory and black hole physics.
In the inaugural Simon Norton Lecture, Prof. Peter Cameron celebrates the mathematician's achievements and talks about Norton algebras.
We hold an annual formal dinner in our rooms, to mark the anniversary of our founding and affirm our belief in the importance of community.
Researchers working on all aspects of gravity, from gravitational waves to black holes, discuss recent developments in the field.
The luthier Robert Brewer Young explains the geometry of the violin, with musical accompaniment on two violins made by Stradivari himself.
Experts in holography, gravity and quantum systems discuss advances in our knowledge of conformal field theories and holographic complexity.
The London Institute hosts a two-day workshop for theorists to discuss and explore the links between data science, AI and pure mathematics.
The London Institute brings together experts from the worlds of finance and AI to discuss the potential and the pitfalls of AI-driven markets.
Number theorists gather at the London Institute to discuss cutting-edge research and present their latest work in this branch of mathematics.
The UK premiere of Oliver Stone’s new film, Nuclear Now, takes place in the Lecture Theatre, followed by an interview with the director.
The London Institute hosts a workshop on the Navier-Stokes millennium-prize problem and its connection to fluid computing and machine learning.
Prof. Ilya Shkredov discusses Zaremba’s elegant 1971 conjecture in the theory of continued fractions, and explores the bounds relating to it.
Prof. Daniel Waldram introduces the formalism and tools for characterising geometries in gravitational theories, such as Calabi-Yau manifolds.
At the Royal Institution's Friday Evening Discourse, Prof. Yang-Hui He recounts the creation of modern physics at the hands of geometry.
Our Trustee Martin Reeves explores imagination at its core, rethinking previous romantic notions, asking if we can harness it systematically.
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 hosts guest speaker Dr Frank Neumann and the London Algebra Colloquium for their final seminar of 2022.
The Ukrainian mathematician Prof. Maryna Viazovska, who won this year’s Fields Medal, joins us for a virtual interview and discussion.
Over the course of four lectures, Prof. Alexander Migdal will present 35 years of research concerning his new approach to strong turbulence.
The algorithmic nature of evolution implies an exponential bias towards simpler phenotypes, explaining an observed preference for symmetry.
Prof. Sameer Murthy talks about the thermodynamic entropy of a black hole and how to formulate it within a statistical physics foundation.
Prof. Nicholas Manton will talk about the 60-year history of Skyrme theory, as he launches his new book on the subject.
Prof. Alessandro Torrielli talks about integrable quantum field theories and the duality between the 2D Sine-Gordon and 2D Thirring models.
The London Institute hosts a day symposium on using AI to speed up mathematical discovery, followed by a panel discussion, drinks and dinner.
The London Institution hosts a one-day workshop exploring the role of timelike boundaries in the context of gravity, followed by drinks.
The London Institute welcomes MIT alumni to the Royal Institution to mark Prof. Peter Fisher’s departure as Head of Physics at MIT.
The London Institute and the Ditchley Foundation host an afternoon discussion and drinks on the science of innovation and how to speed it up.
Peter Cochrane talks about how quantifying machine intelligence, distinct from biological intelligence, can quell the debate on AI’s future.
Breakthroughs in cell programming are kicking off a biological analogue of the silicon revolution, allowing us to predictably engineer life.
The London Institute and bit.bio host a two-day international meeting to unravel the theory of cell programming at the Royal Institution.
During spring, the London Institute hosts weekly lectures in theoretical physics for young researchers who are interested in new fields.
Prof. Alison Woollard explores the science of storytelling and storytelling in science—a neglected virtue in modern scientific research.
Professor Yang-Hui He tells the captivating story of the holy grail of science: the mathematical quest for a unifying theory of everything.
Sir Roger Penrose talks about physics, philosophy and art in a conversation with Thomas Fink and Yang-Hui He in the Faraday lecture theatre.
Conrad Wolfram describes how two brothers harnessed machines to do mathematics, changing the way we think about computational thinking.
Princeton and Caltech alumni celebrate Faraday’s birthday at the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences, inside the Royal Institution.
The London Institute is hosting a lunch at the Royal Institution to promote serendipity between leaders in business, finance and physics.
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.
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.
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.