A dinner and discussion about speeding up innovation, forecasting technological change and the collective action problem in climate change.

In an opinion piece in the Times Higher Education magazine, Thomas Fink argues “We need to challenge the university monopoly on research”.

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.

Leaders in defence, business and academia discuss the technology and psychology behind ransomware and the cryptocurrencies that fund it.

Scientists discuss how biological and artificial neural networks shed light on each other 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 intricate interdependence between multifractal financial time series and new ways to describe 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.

The Institute’s Christmas card includes one side to the Möbius strip, five exceptional Lie groups and eight basis vectors of the octonians.

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.

The new entrance hall is a Penrose tiling, an aperiodic crystal that never repeats, made from white Carrara marble and black obsidian.

Thomas Fink talks about physicists’ inner drive to systematize the world around them and the role of imagination in building theories.

Ton Coolen talks about how the mathematics of constrained graph ensembles can extract medical meaning from personalized genetic data.

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.