Perspectives are essays that express our interests and point of view. Their topics range from the value of basic science to how to fund research to the culture of the Institute. Published in leading periodicals, they are shaping the national debate on how to organise discovery.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
History suggests our new posts for physicists and mathematicians from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus will have an enduring impact on UK science.
To mark our Webby nomination, we describe the design principles behind our website and how they evolved in tandem with the Institute itself.
The human impulse to look beyond the horizon, “to boldly go where no man has gone before”, leads us to the most transformative discoveries.
To mark the launch of ARIA, which aims to tackle the toughest problems, we made a list of the top 23 mathematical challenges of our time.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
Showing up for work makes organisations more intelligent, because it let’s workers switch between focus and interaction in an unplanned way.
As the government creates its Advanced Research and Invention Agency, it could learn from the exceptional history of the Royal Institution.
The London Institute has moved into the iconic Royal Institution, where it will expand its programme of curiosity-driven theoretical science.
SCIENCE IN PARLIAMENT
Supporting non-university research institutes with core funding will finally give aspiring researchers an alternative to a university job.
Physicist Roger Penrose discusses the art of science, AI hype and links between playfulness and profundity in an interview with Thomas Fink.
From Newton to Maxwell to Penrose, Britain has always excelled at theoretical science—so why doesn't the government do more to support it?
The cell coding company Bit.Bio has joined forces with the London Institute on their moonshot mission to programme every human cell type.
Basic science—the kind done without consideration of its usefulness—leads to the biggest breakthroughs, which is why we need to protect it.
open access government
EU funding favours applied research over basic science, but Brexit is a chance to redress the bias and protect curiosity-driven research.
TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION
More independent research centres would provide an alternative to the university model of research, where teaching is bolted to science.